Appleâ€™s new M1 processor took the laptop world by storm, with many proclaiming it had ended the PCâ€™s whole career.
Hyperbole and irrational fanboy flexing aside, Appleâ€™s M1 is indeed a powerful chip. But to get a better feel against its contemporaries we sat down and retested a pile of current Windows 10 laptops to get an idea where the M1 MacBook Air 13 lands in the pecking order of laptops.
While we donâ€™t have direct access to an MacBook Pro M1, our sister publication, Macworld does, so we cribbed from its glowing review of the 13-inch MacBook Pro M1.Â Macworld also graciously ran a couple of additional tests for our analysis. For two other results, we relied on published results from Puget Systems,Â a bespoke system builder that manufactures workstations and rolls its own productivity-focused benchmarks.