Hi Guys Matt from 123myit here Welcome to the channel. I was trying to reinstall Mac OS big Sur and getting the following error No users available for authorisation. In this video, we will show you get past the error No users available for authorisation on an M1 Mac. So people if you followed my other video how to reset an M1 Mac, I show you how to reset an M1 Mac for resale so it doesn’t have any of your personal data left on it. I will put a link to that video in the description. When reset process you might hit a road block error, which says No users available for authorisation. These are the steps to get around that.
Let us get started.
Hit Quit and then go back into Disk Utility. In the Disk Utility sidebar select, the volume called Data or it could be called Macintosh HD data and then select the Volume minus sign.
When it pops up for delete. Go ahead and click delete. Moreover, when it finished quit out of Disk Utility.
Activate your Mac
After you quit it should come up and say your Mac is activated. If it does not make sure you have connected the Mac to your WIFI. Next Click on Exit to Recovery Utilities. Then go in and Try to reinstall your version of MacOS again. In my case its Big Bur.
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Hi guys Matt from 123myIT here. In this video, we will take a look at the Apple MacBook Pro 14 inch and see if it’s still worthwhile in 2022.
There are three different MacBook’s in the MacBook Pro range. There is the entry level 13 Inch MacBook which I already did a video and you can check that out from the link in the description. Then there is the 14-inch MacBook, which is the model we have here today. Last in the line-up is the 16 inch, which has a slightly larger screen.
MacBook Pro Hardware
This MacBook is a 14-inch laptop comes with a M1 Pro processor, which has 8 cores it also has a 14 core GPU and a 16 core Neural Engine. If you do not know what a neural engine is, it controls the AI part of the MacBook. Along with 16GB of Unified Memory and 512 GB of SSD storage.
Pricing for the 14 Inch Pro starts around $1999 USD for the M1 Pro CPU and goes up to $3499 USD for the M1 Max CPU. When buying the laptop on the Apple website you will have a chance to choose bigger storage memory and CPU options. Let’s take a look inside the box.
What’s in the box
First, up you will have the Apple MacBook Pro 14 itself. Along the bottom, it has MacBook Pro Stamped in the aluminum. The chassis is held together by eight-teck screw and It also has four think black rubber feet to improve air flow. In addition, on the top you will have the standard Apple logo.
In terms of accessories, in the box you will get Warranty and setup documentation. It also includes two black Apple stickers. Next, up you have a 67-watt USB C power adapter. I tested the MacBook and it uses around 42 watts when charging and a Max of 60 watts when doing benchmark. However, you can expect to get around 11 hours of general use and up to 17 hours of video playback. Charging the battery from empty to full should take around 1 hour. The plug of the adapter does come off and you can buy an extension cable for it. The last accessory in the box is the USB-c to MagSafe 3 cable.
MacBook Pro Touch ID
When you take the MacBook Pro out and open the lid it will guide you through the setup process. During this process, you will be prompted to setup Touch ID and you will have to train your finger. Now this can used to unlock your MacBook Pro, authenticate payments or authenticate passwords.
If it’s one thing that I feel Apple never skimp on its their screens. The MacBook Pro comes with a 14.2 inch Liquid Retina XDR Display. With a resolution of 3024×1964 at 254 pixels per inch and up to 1000 nits of sustained brightness. It can even go higher to 1600 nits for HDR content.
And it makes for some pretty impressive movie watching. Let’s take a look.
You might have noticed across the top of the display there is a notch. Apple has done well with this design as it gives you more display space without taking up any extra room because it sits in the menu bar. Inside the notch, you have an upgraded 1080p FaceTime HD camera. Which is great for those conference calls. Its upgrade from the 13 inch MacBook that only has a 720p camera.
All the MacBook Pros come with backlit Magic Keyboard and its a delight to type on. The keys do not bend when pressing and don’t tend to wobble too much. One difference between the 13 inch model and the 14 inch model is the touch bar has been remove and the Escape and function keys have been re-added. The backlit keyboard is also controlled by the ambient light sensor so it only turns on when the lights are low. Pretty cool huh!
The trackpad is still pretty much the same, it’s a force touch trackpad and allows for precise cursor control and multi-touch gestures.
The MacBook Pro 14-inch comes with a six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers and wide stereo sound. I thought the 13-inch had good speakers but the speakers on this 14-inch MacBook Pro are really the next level. I do not say this lightly. It’s like having a dedicated stereo in your room. Let’s take a listen.
On the left, you have a MagSafe 3 Charging port, two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a headphone jack.
On the right side, you have a HDMI port, Thunderbolt 4 port and a SDXC card reader. The Thunderbolt 4 port doubles as a display port so if you have a USB C to HDMI adapter you can plug in an external display. For me the HDMI port is a necessary addition and I never understood why Apple didn’t include them in the first place. You can have up to two externals displays at 6K resolution running at 60Hz.
The overall build quality is great and there is little to no flex on the MacBook Pro. Also the silver aluminium doesn’t leave finger prints which is great. For me I feel like its almost the perfect size but there is some weight to it. So if you intend to carry the MacBook Pro around allot maybe check the weight because the 13 inch MacBook Pro or MacBook Air range might be better for you.
Underneath on both sides you have an air vent. I get that there are they for airflow, but the position of these vents are right where you would put your hands to carry the MacBook. In addition, while they are not sharp I found them annoying. Better placement for air vents are within the hinge itself like these ones are.
Talking about hinges the display hinge only folds back about 160 degrees, however other laptops go all the way to 180 degrees, so 160 feels a bit awkward.
Lets go ahead and run the Geek Bench Benchmark software. Cool, so the MacBook Pro 14 Inch recorded a single-core score of 1770 and a multi-core score of 9995. Moreover, if we compare that with the scores from the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 inch we see there is not much difference in the single core scores. However, the multi-core scores there is a big difference of 2315.
When running a Benchmark and while the Apple MacBook Pro 14 is under load, it is a really good time to check the temperatures and see where the MacBook Pro is heating up. The room I am in has a temperature of about 27 degrees Celsius at the time of recording. As you can see here, the MacBook Pro really heats up in the middle of the keyboard to about 44 degrees. And about 40 degrees in the hinges of the display. So there is some clever design here as there is no heat where you might be placing your hands and palms when typing.
MacBook Pros are designed with content creators in mind. People who are video editors and music creators. And in doing so they leave out gamers. The hardware just does not support gaming or a native install of Windows. So if you are after a gaming machine then you’re better off going with a gaming laptop. However if you are a content creator then the Apple MacBook Pro 14 is the best all-rounder in my opinion. The display is brilliant and the speakers are the best I have heard on any laptop. And you get all this in 14 inch footprint.
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Hi Guys Matt from 123myit. In this video, I will show you how to download Windows 11 and setup a USB installer drive. Let get started.
Download Microsoft Windows 11
Head over to the Microsoft downloads website I will put a link here. This is where were will download the Windows 11 file for Mac and setup a USB installer drive.
If you are on a Mac, scroll down to where it says Download Windows 11 Disk Image ISO. Click select download, click Windows 11, and then click download. Go down to language and choose your language. In my case, English International is the right one for me. Click confirm and then click on 64-Bit Download. Then you are good to go. You can use that to install Windows 11 on a Mac and if you want to see my video on how to do this, I will put a link in the top of the video now.
Create Windows 11 Install Media
To create and Installer drive, go back up to Create Windows 11 Install media and click download now. You will only be able to do this on a Windows PC. Click open to Run the Media creation tool. And then Accept the Terms and agreements. You will see a checkbox to use the recommended options. If you want to change the language from English then remove the tick and select your language. Click next and we want to select USB flash drive.
Add your USB to the USB slot on your computer and make sure you back up the files as the next step will format the USB drive and wipe any data on the USB. Be careful here to select the right drive and you might accidently wipe the wrong drive. Always do a backup first. I check that my USB drive is the E drive and I then I go back and select the E USB drive and click next.
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Awesome so it has downloaded Windows 11 and now it is creating the USB installer drive. How easy is that? Click finish and they go down and check that the USB drive now has the Windows 11 install files on it.
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Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to install Windows 10 on a M1 Mac.
If you have an app or game, that is Windows only and you do not want to buy a Windows Machine. Then this video might help.
Download Parallels – Windows 10 on a M1 Mac
The first step is to download and install Parallels desktop 16 for Mac. You can do this by opening up Safari and type in paraellels.com. When you get to that page click on Download Free Trial. In addition, on the next screen click download now. This will save the Parallels desktop software to your Mac.
Go down to your Download menu and click on the Parallels desktop 16 software to install it. When you see the Parallels desktop for Mac box pop up just click on it to start the install. Then click on Open and then ok. Parallels will then go and install. If you get a password prompt, enter your administrator password.
Ok once you see Parallels desktop Permission you can close the installer and click next. Click ok to Allow Parallels access to your folders. This allows you to share documents between MacOS and Windows. Click Finish and then you should see the Install on Mac with Apple M1 chip.
Windows 10 M1 Macs
Ok next you will need to click on How to download Windows 10 for ARM Insider Preview link. Scroll down and click the Windows Insider preview link.
Because the M1 Macs are quite new, to download Windows 10 for M1 Macs you need to Registers for Windows Insider. I will put all the links from this video in the description below. Click on learn more and then click on Register. You can register with any account and it free to do so. Click sign in now and once you have signed it will ask you to agree to the terms and conditions. Put a tick in the check box and then click register.
IF you go back to the Parallels tab and click on the Windows Insider link again. It should now take you directly to the downloads page. Cool if you have done it right go ahead and click the Windows 10 Client ARM64 button and click allow to start the Windows 10 download. Awesome you can check the download by click the downloads button in the top right part of Safari and the download might take some time as it quite large.
Download Windows 10 VHDX
While that’s downloading minimize your windows and go back to the Parallels installation assistant and click continue. Next click on Install Windows or another OS and then click Continue. If the Windows 10 VHDX file does not detect automatically. You can just grab and drag it into the Install Assistant window. Click continue. Next up Parallels will to do some pre-configuration for you. So if want Windows 10 to play game click game only. On the next screen put a tick in the Customized settings before installation and then click Create.
Great you are now in the Windows 10 Configuration screen. You can customise all your settings in here. When finished close that screen and click continue.
IF you have done everything right you should see Windows 10 being installed. Awesome Windows is installed now so just Click to continue. And you will need to setup a Parallels account you get a 14 day trial and then after that you can purchase Parallels if you find it useful.
Windows 10 Finished installed
Congratulations Windows 10 is installed now. Go to the start menu and settings and click on Windows updates. You just want to go ahead and make sure Windows is fully up to date.
While that’s updating go down to the Windows insider program and click on the go to Diagnostics link. And then turn on the Optional diagnostic data button. This will allow you to get the latest update from Microsoft for this build. Make sure you also sign in with your Insider Program address. Once the updates are done, you will be prompted to do a restart. Click Restart now. If you get a prompt for Parallels Desktop access just go into the System preferences and give it access. Parallels might also need to update. Click Restart. Awesome everything is ready to go. Just go ahead now and install any app you might need.
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Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you everything you need to know about the Apple iMac 24 Inch in 2021.
This is the Apple iMac 24 inch, which is the direct successor to the 21.5 inch Intel based 4K iMac. The iMac range has not had a complete redesign since 2012, which is almost a 10 years. So it’s been a long time coming.
The 2021 iMac gets the new Apple Silicon M1 chip and we get an extremely compact internal design. This allowed the designers to reduce the overall size and volume of the iMac while giving us a much larger screen.
Pricing – Apple iMac 24
Pricing for the iMac starts around $1299 USD for the 256 GB base model and goes up to $1699 USD for the 512BG model. Things to note the Base model only has a 7 core GPU while the other models have 8. And the other model come with an extra two USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. The new iMac is very colourful and come in the colour Blue Green Pink Silver Yellow Orange and Purple.
In the box, you will get Warranty and setup documentation. Along with Apple stickers. Also included is a 143 watt power adapter which is external to the iMac. This is better design for cooling and allows you to replace the power supply without opening the iMac. The cable is also colour matched to the colour of iMac. In the upgraded model, you will have an integrated Ethernet port as well.
Magic Mouse – Apple iMac 24
Next up is the magic mouse 2 which didn’t get any update apart from the colour. So, you get the mulitouch gesture service on the top which also has a mechanical click. And you have the lighting port on the bottom of the mouse which means you cannot charge the mouse and use it at the same time. Which remains quite controversial.
The keyboard is a Magic keyboard and has a really nice lock button in the top right hand corner. The upgraded model will come with Touch ID sensor, which will do the same functions it did on the older iPad. The only drawback I see with my model is it you pick up the keyboard you might bump the button and lock your screen when you don’t want to. Both the mouse and keyboard are changed with a colour matched USB-C to Lighting Cable. You only get one cable so you would probably need to charge the keyboard and mouse individually. Last accessory is the power supply cable. Thankfully, this makes the total length of the cable long enough for most desks. This is the Australia version but if you were in the US, you would have the US version.
24 Inch Screen
Next, you will have the Apple iMac 24 itself. The biggest upgrade on this iMac is the larger display. You get a 24-inch 4.5K screen instead of a 4K and that allows you to get the pixel density of 218 ppi which is what makes it a Retina Display. It has a resolution of 4480 x 2520 and 500 nits of brightness which is pretty standard on the M1 Macs. True Tone technology also adds a warmer more realistic colour to the display.
In Terms of how heavy the iMac is its 9.83 pounds or 4 kgs which is slightly lighter than the 2012 iMac on 12.5 pounds or 5.68 kgs. And in regards to Dimensions it stands 18.1 inches high and 21.5 inches wide.
On the back of the iMac you have the stunning deep blue colour with a two tone effect. However, for the most part you won’t see this. The glossy Apple logo on the back is colour matched to same colour on the front chin of the iMac. So when you pick your iMac maybe note you wont see much of the colour on the back.
On the back left side of this base iMac, you have two Thunderbolt, USB 4 ports. I would have like to see three as one could be taken up when charging the keyboard. There is no Ethernet on the base model, so this model is WIFI only. And you will be prompted for WIFI password on setup.The USB 4 doubles as a display port so if you have a USB 4 to HDMI adapter you can plug in an external display.
If you are plugging in an external display. Make sure you set the main display to be optimised in the display settings. This should give your main display the best clarity as you can see here.
On the back right side, you have the power button which is concaved so you can feel it when turning the iMac on. Along the side you have an 3.5 Headphone Jack. And there is no SD card reader which I get it, you can buy an Apple Adapter if you need that. However, it does feel limited in terms of connectivity.
The design of the stand is a thing of beauty, however it only tilts back and forth. If you want to raise the height you would need to put a book under it and if you want to mount the screens on a different VESA stand you need to buy the iMac without the stand included.
The iMac comes with a six-speaker system and force-cancelling subwoofers. This improves the performance of the subwoofers without distortion. They sit in the chin of the iMac and there’s a speaker grill along the bottom. Lets take a listen.
The magic keyboard does have a lock computer button which is really handy. Just tap it and the iMac locks itself instantly. Great if you work in an office. The power cable is colour matched and magnetic so it clicks into the power socket on the iMac but isn’t designed to pop out like it does on the MacBook range.
FaceTime HD Camera
Along the top, you will find an integrated 1080p FaceTime HD camera with an indicator light. This replaces the 720p version from the last generation. The improvement here is the image signal processor which is on the M1 chip and it makes a huge difference. Another big upgrade is the microphone on the back of the iMac. Apple calls these Studio grade microphones however that might ne be a bit of a stretch. They are still quite good.
Cool, lets run the benchmarks real quick and I will show you the fan noise. Starting the benchmark software really works the iMac hard. And you can hear the fan spinning its quite loud. To see where all the heat is heres a capture of the heat on the iMac. You can see the bottom right part of the chin is the hottest at 42 degrees. This heat is probably the M1 chip doing it thing.
The Cinebench multicore score on the iMac was 6126. This is better than the MacBook Air M1 we tested which had a score of 5324, but not as good as the MacBook Pro M1 which was 7780. So the 24 inch iMac won’t perform as good as the MacBook Pro M1 laptop.
Here is the benchmark for the disk read and write speeds.
The iMac might seem like is just home desktop PC for the family. However, in Reality it is extremely powerful and can edit multiple streams of 4K video. As well as drive, a 6K external display and edit 100 megapixel photographs. The only drawbacks might be if you want to play games or you need more than 2 USB C ports.
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Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you all the Mac M1 Start-up Modes. These are helpful if you need to troubleshoot or work on your Mac for any reason.
This video will show you how to open Startup Options. Start the Mac with Diagnostics, Recovery and Safe Mode. Also show you how to set a default Startup Volume.
Lets get started. I am using a MacBook Pro M1 computer. First step is to shut down the Mac.
Once your Mac is shutdown to get into Startup Options press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo with Continue holding for Startup Options menu. When you see the Options cog you can let go of the power button. This is the Startup Options menu and you can do things like select bootable disks.
To get into Diagnostics Mode we want to press and hold Command and D keys until your Mac Restarts and you will see the Diagnostics Menu load. Now you might need to connect the Mac to your WIFI to start the diagnostics. Once you have connected to WIFI the Diagnostics will download and you can use the Diagnostics to see if you have a hardware problem with your Mac.
Just click Run Offline and the Mac will check all your hardware to see if its ok. I get an error with my power adapter because its not plugged in. If you click get started it will show you a list of error codes. So if you have faulty hardware you can contact Apple for help.
If I plug my cable back in and run the test again I don’t get any error codes. This means that the Mac hardware is fine and working correctly.
If you want to check startup disk, reinstall MacOS, restore from backup or change security settings go into Recovery mode by pressing the Options Cog. So in Recovery menu you have Restore from Time Machine. Reinstall Mac OS. Disk Utility and Browse Apple support.
Safe Mode allows you to Flush user cashes and disable third-party extensions. TO get into Safe Mode go back into Startup Menu and press and hold the Shift key. Then click continue in Safe Mode underneath it. You Mac will restart and then you should be able to see the top right hand menu. Simply logon and your Mac will be in safe mode.
If you want to set a default startup disk go back into the Startup Menu and press and hold the Option key. Under the Disks it will show Always Use option. This allows you to set the default Startup disk. Helpful if you have multiple disks.
Guys don’t forget to check out my other videos such as Fix Broken Bricked Mac with Restore Revive. This will show you how to put a M1 Mac into DFU mode. And do me a favour if you know anyone who might need this video please share it will them, hit the subscribe button and smash the bell icon.
Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to fix a bricked mac or broken MacBook with revive or restore.
Guys if you are like me and you have bricked your new Mac M1 or other MacBook’s then you can try to do a restore or revive process to get it working again. You might be getting the black screen with exclamation mark and the restore URL on it. This video will show you how to fix it.
Restore Revive Bricked Mac
To do a restore or revive you will need another Mac or MacBook. This Mac will push the restore to software to the broken Mac. IF you are like me and did not have a second Mac try borrowing one from a friend or you might have to go to an Apple store.
Let us get started. I am using two MacBook Pro M1 computers. You need to plug the power cable into the working MacBook on the right USB C port. In addition, plug the second USB C cable from the second MacBook to the left port. Then plug the cable from the left port into the left port of the broken Mac. Here’s a picture you might find helpful for the different Macs.
Next up download and app called Apple Configurator 2 from the App Store. Go ahead and open Apple configurator 2. Once that is done, you will need to put the MacBook in DFU mode. This can be a bit tricky.
You need to:
1. Press the power button.
2. While holding down the power button, at the same time press all three of the following keys for about 10 seconds:
The right Shift key
The left Option key
The left Control key
Other things to know are revive will revive the firmware and reinstall the latest version of recoveryOS.
Restore will restore the firmware, erase all data, and reinstall the latest version of recoveryOS and MacOS. Bricked Mac.
Therefore, if you do it wrong it will come up like this. It has the padlock there and you cannot revive or restore this Mac. Ok so let try again. Press and hold the Power button then press and hold the Right shift, Left Option and Control keys.
3. After 10 seconds, immediately release the three keys but continue to hold down the power button until it appears in Apple Configurator 2.
Your Mac in DFU mode – Bricked Mac
Awesome, you have now just put your Mac in DFU mode. Just like an iPhone. Now depending on how you broke your Mac you will need the Revive option or the restore option. To find these menus right click on the DFU sign on the first Mac and go to Advanced. Under Advanced you will have the revive option otherwise I will use the restore option.
Ok the restore revive will start and may take some time so go ahead and hit the like button and subscribe guys!
Cool, if everything goes well then you should see the DFU replaced with a padlock. Moreover, your broken Mac should now be fixed. You can go ahead and setup your Mac again.
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Hi Guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you comparison between the Apple MacBook Air M1 vs MacBook Pro M1.
Before I start I already have done a video on the MacBook Air and Pro M1 model and if you want to see that video I will put a link in the top of the video and the description below.
Dirsplay – MacBook Air M1 vs MacBook Pro M1
Both the MacBook Air and Pro M1 come with a 13.3-inch LED Backlit Retina Display with IPS technology. They both a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and 227 pixel per inch, but the Air has 400 nits of brightness and the Pro has 500 nits of brightness. This means you should be able to see the slightly brighter display on the Pro on the right. Its not a massive difference but if you are looking buy the Air or Pro, its something you should consider. True Tone technology also adds a warmer more realistic colour to the display.
In Terms of how heavy the MacBook Air and Pro are the Air is 2.8 pounds, which is lighter than the MacBook Pro on 3 pounds. The Dimensions are very simular for both models .16-.63 inches high on ther Air compared with .61 inches on the Pro and the are the same in width at 11.97 inches. When talking about portability the Air is slightly lighter but I don’t think the difference between 2.8 pounds and 3 pounds is noticeable.
Pricing – MacBook Air M1 vs MacBook Pro M1
Pricing for the MacBook Air M1 starts at $999 USD and the Pro is $300 more expensive on $1299. You can get the Air in three different colours Space Grey, Gold, Silver and the Pro in Silver and Space Grey. Storage options start at 256GB and go up to 2TB. Using the 256 GB model, I found the upgrade to 512 GB is probably worthwhile as I started having disk space issues after installing the Fortnite game, which requires about 90 GB. I started to wish I had the extra space. So consider this when buying the new MacBooks.
On the left side, you have two Thunderbolt, USB 4 ports. I would have like to see three as one could be taken up with a power adapter. There is No Ethernet, so this model is WIFI only. The USB 4 doubles as a display port so if you have a USB 4 to HDMI adapter you can plug in an external display.
On the right, you have a 3.5 Headphone Jack and there is no SD card reader so it does feel limited in terms of connectivity.
The design of the MacBook Air is different from the Pro as the palm rests slope down slightly at the front. This does make resting your palms on the MacBook Air slightly more comfortable. The Backlit Magic keyboard is a delight to type on and does not bend when pressing the keys. And there is very little flex on the keyboard too. The MacBook Pro does come with a touch bar which replaces the Function keys
Both models have Stereo speakers with Wide Stereo sound. However the MacBook Pro M1 has Stereo speakers with high dynamic range. They sit both side of the keyboard and are designed to point upwards towards your ears. The speakers have the best sound on any laptop I have heard so far. They are truly amazing. Here’s a comparison. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
The Force Touch trackpad is nice and wide on both models however the Trackpad is smaller on the MacBook Air but I never find myself missing a click or having to click twice.
Along the top, you will find an integrated 720p FaceTime HD camera with an indicator light. This is the same webcam on both models and there is no button to manually close the webcam. MacBook Air and Pro have Touch Id built into the power button. This allows you to set a finger print which negates the need for a password and you can log in to your Mac by tapping the power key.
Also included in the box is a 30 watt USB C power adapter for the MacBook Air and the Pro has a 61 watt adapter. You can expect to get up to 18 hours of battery life on the Air and up to 20 hours on the Pro, which is outstanding.
Cool, let us run the benchmarks. Starting the Cinebench software really works the MacBook Air hard. But you wont hear the fan spinning because there is none.
Heres the Cinebench multicore score for the Air which was 5324 this is not as good as the MacBook Pro score which was 7780.
Here is the Geekbench CPU single core score and the Mulitcore score.
Heres the GeekBench Compute score. As you can see the MacBook Pro did much better.
One other thing I noticed too. If you have two Macs and plug them in together via the USB C cable you only need to press the power button on one Mac and it starts up the other Mac Automatically.
You should buy the MacBook Air M1 if you want an affordable Apple Mac computer. It’s a powerful thin light laptop that runs Mac OS Big Sur. It’s very portable and it has amazing battery life and runs whisper silent as it doesn’t have a fac.
You should buy the MacBook Air M1 if you need even better performance and battery life. However it does have a loud fan which can be annoying. Which even model you decide to get I would defiantly recommend getting the 512GB storage model.
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