Apple suddenly releases M3 chip MacBook Air! Besides emphasizing AI applications, what other highlights are there?

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2 min readMar 5, 2024
Apple released 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air laptops equipped with M3 chips on its official website without warning on the 4th. Taken from Apple

Apple today without warning announced on its official website 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air laptops equipped with M3 chips, equipped with faster Wi-Fi connectivity, capable of supporting up to 2 external monitors, and with a battery life of up to 18 seconds hour.

The market expects that the release of the M3 version of MacBook Air is expected to drive supply chain performance, including wafer foundry TSMC, assembly plant Quanta, metal casing factory Catcher, high-speed transmission interface IC factory Parade-KY, etc.

The M3 chip is built using 3-nanometer technology. Compared with models equipped with M1 chips, the MacBook Air equipped with M3 can be up to 60% faster; compared with the MacBook Air equipped with Intel processors, it can be up to 13 times faster. times.

Apple pointed out that through the new generation graphics processor (GPU) of the M3 chip, the new MacBook Air not only supports hardware-accelerated mesh shading and ray tracing technology but also provides more accurate light, shadow, and reflection effects to enhance the gaming experience.

The new MacBook Air not only supports hardware-accelerated mesh shading and ray tracing technology, but also provides more accurate light, shadow and reflection effects. Taken from Apple

MacBook Air implements optimized artificial intelligence (AI) models, including large language models (LLM), and diffusion models for native image generation. MacBook Air also supports cloud-based solutions such as Microsoft Copilot, Canva, and Adobe Firefly for Microsoft 365.

In addition, the new MacBook Air is the first Apple product to be made with 50% recycled content. The body is made of 100% recycled aluminum metal, all magnets are made of 100% recycled rare earth elements, and the motherboard is made of 100% recycled copper metal.

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