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Kort testrapport Apple MacBook Air 2020: is de Core i3 de betere keuze?

Langzamer en stiller. Apple rust het instapmodel SKU van de MacBook Air uit met een dual-core processor, maar zijn de prestaties in 2020 nog steeds voldoende? Of moet je een configuratie aanschaffen met een quad-core CPU? En: wat zijn de effecten op de temperaturen en het ventilatorgeluid?

Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3 (MacBook Air 2020 Serie)
Grafische kaart
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
Geheugen
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4X-3733
Beeldscherm
13.3 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, APPA042, IPS, glimmend: ja, 60 Hz
Moederbord
Intel Ice Lake-Y
Opslag
Apple SSD AP0256, 256 GB 
Geluidskaart
Apple Audio Device
Verbindingen
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Verbindingen: Headset, 1 Vingerafdruklezer, Brightness Sensor
Netwerkmogelijkheden
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Afmetingen
hoogte x breedte x diepte (in mm): 16.1 x 304.1 x 212.4
Batterij
49.9 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Batterijduur: 11 h
Besturingssysteem
Apple macOS 10.15 Catalina
Camera
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Bijkomende functionaliteiten
Luidsprekers: Stereo, Toetsenbord: Magic Keyboard - Scissor, Toetsenbordverlichting: ja, 30-Watt USB-C stroomadapter, 12 Maanden Garantie
Released
20-03-2020
Gewicht
1.27 kg, Voeding: 178 g
Prijs
1199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Evaluatie
Datum
Model
Gewicht
Hoogte
Formaat
Resolutie
Best Price
90 %
05-2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
i3-1000NG4, Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.3"2560x1600
88 %
04-2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
i5-1030NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.3"2560x1600
86 %
08-2019
Apple Macbook Air 2019
i5-8210Y, UHD Graphics 617
1.3 kg15.6 mm13.3"2560x1600
89 %
03-2020
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
1.2 kg14.8 mm13.4"1920x1200
87 %
02-2020
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.2 kg16.6 mm13.5"2256x1504
84 %
02-2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.3 kg14.5 mm13.5"2256x1504
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1460 MBit/s ∼100% +128%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1251 (min: 803, max: 1358) MBit/s ∼86% +95%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
641 (min: 554, max: 678) MBit/s ∼44%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
612 (min: 576, max: 636) MBit/s ∼42% -5%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
609 MBit/s ∼42% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (30.9 - 1460, n=146)
565 MBit/s ∼39% -12%
Average 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  (32.9 - 1014, n=311)
376 MBit/s ∼26% -41%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
289 (min: 167, max: 328) MBit/s ∼20% -55%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1484 (min: 1342, max: 1614) MBit/s ∼100% +172%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
906 MBit/s ∼61% +66%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (36 - 1416, n=146)
553 MBit/s ∼37% +1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
550 (min: 546, max: 561) MBit/s ∼37% +1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
545 (min: 414, max: 604) MBit/s ∼37%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
544 MBit/s ∼37% 0%
Average 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  (31.2 - 966, n=311)
349 MBit/s ∼24% -36%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
49.8 (min: 3, max: 102) MBit/s ∼3% -91%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø641 (554-678)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø544 (414-604)
407
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
397
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
401
cd/m²
398
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
Helderheidsverdeling
APPA042
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 416 cd/m² Gemiddelde: 403.4 cd/m² Minimum: 5.3 cd/m²
Helderheidsverdeling: 95 %
Helderheid in Batterij-modus: 414 cd/m²
Contrast: 1224:1 (Zwart: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.9 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9, calibrated: 0.6
ΔE Greyscale 1 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
97.6% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.2
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
APPA042, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.3
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
APPA042, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.3
Apple Macbook Air 2019
APPA041, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.3
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
SHP14CB, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.4
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
BOE, NE135FBM-N41, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.5
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Sharp LQ135P1JX51, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.5
Response Times
-3%
-7%
-57%
-51%
-61%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38.4 (20.4, 18)
38.7 (19.6, 19)
-1%
42.4 (21.2, 21.2)
-10%
60 (28.4, 31.6)
-56%
55 (25, 30)
-43%
59.2 (28.4, 30.8)
-54%
Response Time Black / White *
28.4 (16, 12.4)
30.44 (17.9, 12.6)
-7%
29.6 (16, 13.6)
-4%
33.2 (16.4, 16.8)
-17%
31 (17, 14)
-9%
41.6 (23.6, 18)
-46%
PWM Frequency
119000 (75)
117000 (75)
-2%
111100 (66)
-7%
2500 (20)
-98%
208 (90)
-100%
21740 (51)
-82%
Screen
-45%
-27%
-97%
-95%
-17%
Brightness middle
416
430
3%
421
1%
619
49%
474
14%
403.4
-3%
Brightness
403
405
0%
393
-2%
591
47%
426
6%
397
-1%
Brightness Distribution
95
89
-6%
88
-7%
91
-4%
82
-14%
89
-6%
Black Level *
0.34
0.32
6%
0.34
-0%
0.35
-3%
0.29
15%
0.34
-0%
Contrast
1224
1344
10%
1238
1%
1769
45%
1634
33%
1186
-3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
0.9
1.8
-100%
1.5
-67%
3
-233%
2.38
-164%
0.94
-4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
1.4
4.6
-229%
3.8
-171%
8.2
-486%
5.88
-320%
2.92
-109%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.6
1.6
-167%
1
-67%
2.69
-348%
0.99
-65%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1
1.1
-10%
1.2
-20%
5.2
-420%
3.75
-275%
0.9
10%
Gamma
2.2 100%
2.21 100%
2.14 103%
2.37 93%
2.13 103%
CCT
6629 98%
6644 98%
6694 97%
6340 103%
6466 101%
6620 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.9
64.2
0%
61.3
-4%
66.9
5%
65
2%
62.3
-3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97.6
97.6
0%
94.6
-3%
99.3
2%
100
2%
98.7
1%
Totaal Gemiddelde (Programma / Instellingen)
-24% / -36%
-17% / -23%
-77% / -88%
-73% / -86%
-39% / -26%

* ... kleiner is beter

Responstijd Scherm

De responstijden van het scherm tonen hoe snel het scherm in staat is om van één kleur naar de andere te veranderen. Trage responstijden kunnen aanleiding geven tot 'nabeelden' rond bewegende objecten of het scherm wazig maken (blur). Vooral spelers van snelle 3D-games hebben baat bij een scherm met snelle responstijden.
       Responstijd Zwart naar Wit
28.4 ms ... stijging ↗ en daling ↘ gecombineerd↗ 16 ms stijging
↘ 12.4 ms daling
Het scherm vertoonde relatief trage responstijden in onze tests en is misschien te traag voor games.
Ter vergelijking: alle testtoestellen variëren van 0.8 (minimum) tot 240 (maximum) ms. » 65 % van alle toestellen zijn beter.
Dit betekent dat de gemeten responstijd slechter is dan het gemiddelde (24.8 ms) van alle geteste toestellen.
       Responstijd 50% Grijs naar 80% Grijs
38.4 ms ... stijging ↗ en daling ↘ gecombineerd↗ 20.4 ms stijging
↘ 18 ms daling
Het scherm vertoonde trage responstijden in onze tests en is misschien te traag voor games.
Ter vergelijking: alle testtoestellen variëren van 0.9 (minimum) tot 636 (maximum) ms. » 40 % van alle toestellen zijn beter.
Dit betekent dat de gemeten responstijd vergelijkbaar is met het gemiddelde (39.4 ms) van alle geteste toestellen.

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

Om de schermhelderheid te verlagen schakelen sommige laptops het backlight erg snel aan en uit. Dit gebeurt aan een dergelijk hoge frequentie dat het niet zichtbaar is voor het menselijk oog. Als de frequentie te laag is kunnen personen met gevoelige ogen geïrriteerd geraken, hoofdpijn krijgen en zelfs flickering waarnemen.
Screen flickering / PWM waargenomen 119000 Hz ≤ 75 % helderheid instelling

Het backlight van het scherm flikkert aan 119000 Hz (hoogstwaarschijnlijk met PWM - Pulse-Width Modulation) aan een helderheid van 75 % en lager. Boven deze helderheid zou er geen flickering / PWM mogen optreden.

De frequentie van 119000 Hz is redelijk hoog en de meeste mensen die gevoelig zijn aan flickering zouden dit dus niet mogen waarnemen of geïrriteerde ogen krijgen.

Ter vergelijking: 51 % van alle geteste toestellen maakten geen gebruik van PWM om de schermhelderheid te verlagen. Als het wel werd gebruikt, werd een gemiddelde van 18247 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz waargenomen.

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Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3 Intel Core i3-1000NG4, Intel Core i3-1000NG4: Ø297 (292.93-332.83)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5 Intel Core i5-1030NG7, Intel Core i5-1030NG7; macOS 10.15: Ø401 (363.09-448.1)
Apple Macbook Air 2019 Intel Core i5-8210Y, Intel Core i5-8210Y: Ø252 (241.29-254.07)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
441 Points ∼100% +27%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
439 Points ∼100% +26%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
425 Points ∼96% +22%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
375 Points ∼85% +8%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
330 Points ∼75% -5%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
348 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
348 Points ∼79% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 460, n=39)
331 Points ∼75% -5%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
Intel Core i5-8210Y
312 Points ∼71% -10%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
1630 Points ∼100% +178%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1533 Points ∼94% +161%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1392 Points ∼85% +137%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 2410, n=39)
1098 Points ∼67% +87%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
987 Points ∼61% +68%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
764 Points ∼47% +30%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
Intel Core i5-8210Y
601 Points ∼37% +2%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
587 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
587 Points ∼36% 0%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
175 Points ∼100% +24%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
172 Points ∼98% +22%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
166 Points ∼95% +18%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
141 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
141 Points ∼81% 0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
140 Points ∼80% -1%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
Intel Core i5-8210Y
127 Points ∼73% -10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (20 - 185, n=301)
118 Points ∼67% -16%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
678 Points ∼100% +104%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
667 Points ∼98% +100%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
659 Points ∼97% +98%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
615 Points ∼91% +85%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
448 (min: 363, max: 448) Points ∼66% +35%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32 - 1051, n=313)
357 Points ∼53% +7%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
333 (min: 293, max: 333) Points ∼49%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
333 Points ∼49% 0%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
Intel Core i5-8210Y
252 (min: 241.29, max: 254.07) Points ∼37% -24%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
1814 Seconds * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
1814 Seconds * ∼100% -0%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
Intel Core i5-8210Y
1680 Seconds * ∼93% +7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (585 - 6277, n=33)
1461 Seconds * ∼81% +19%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
1310 Seconds * ∼72% +28%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
835 Seconds * ∼46% +54%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
771 Seconds * ∼43% +57%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
766 Seconds * ∼42% +58%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4397 MIPS ∼100% +28%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4252 MIPS ∼97% +24%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4087 MIPS ∼93% +19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 15198, n=27)
4045 MIPS ∼92% +18%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
3472 MIPS ∼79% +1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
3438 MIPS ∼78%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
3438 MIPS ∼78% 0%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
Intel Core i5-8210Y
3405 MIPS ∼77% -1%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
19168 MIPS ∼100% +142%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
18535 MIPS ∼97% +134%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
16982 MIPS ∼89% +114%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2692 - 27115, n=27)
14260 MIPS ∼74% +80%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
10924 MIPS ∼57% +38%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
Intel Core i5-8210Y
7936 MIPS ∼41% 0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
7921 MIPS ∼41%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
7921 MIPS ∼41% 0%
Geekbench 5.1 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1316 Points ∼100% +20%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1229 Points ∼93% +12%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
1167 Points ∼89% +6%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
1010 Points ∼77% -8%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
1096 Points ∼83%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
1096 Points ∼83% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (310 - 1324, n=22)
848 Points ∼64% -23%
Geekbench 5.1 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4374 Points ∼100% +116%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4372 Points ∼100% +116%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
2881 Points ∼66% +42%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
2539 Points ∼58% +25%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 4855, n=22)
2555 Points ∼58% +26%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
2028 Points ∼46%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
2028 Points ∼46% 0%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.66 fps ∼100% +109%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Core i5-1035G7
4.632 fps ∼99% +108%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4.27 fps ∼92% +91%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.63 - 6.08, n=29)
3.75 fps ∼80% +68%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
2.95 fps ∼63% +32%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
Intel Core i5-8210Y
2.26 fps ∼48% +1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
2.23 fps ∼48%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
2.23 fps ∼48% 0%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0 - 281, n=12)
117 s ∼100% +20%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
110 s ∼94% +12%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
97.8 s ∼84%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
97.8 s ∼84% 0%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.02 s ∼0% -100%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.682 - 2.43, n=18)
1.076 sec * ∼100% -17%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
0.922 sec * ∼86% -0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7
0.909 sec * ∼84% +1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Core i3-1000NG4
0.918 sec * ∼85%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4
 
0.918 sec * ∼85% -0%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.722 sec * ∼67% +21%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.691 sec * ∼64% +25%

* ... kleiner is beter

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9257
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5771
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
9615
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.72 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
31.45 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.49 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.3 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
39.25 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
141 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
333 Points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
3817 Points ∼100% +151%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3281 Points ∼86% +116%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3260 Points ∼85% +114%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 4338, n=115)
2544 Points ∼67% +67%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
2174 Points ∼57% +43%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
UHD Graphics 617, i5-8210Y, Apple SSD AP0256
1637 Points ∼43% +8%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
1521 Points ∼40%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
 
1521 Points ∼40% 0%
Productivity
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
6766 Points ∼100% +87%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
6765 Points ∼100% +87%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
6301 Points ∼93% +74%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1014 - 7281, n=115)
5238 Points ∼77% +45%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
UHD Graphics 617, i5-8210Y, Apple SSD AP0256
4458 Points ∼66% +23%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
3620 Points ∼54%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
 
3620 Points ∼54% 0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
3033 Points ∼45% -16%
Essentials
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
9086 Points ∼100% +66%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
8568 Points ∼94% +57%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8302 Points ∼91% +52%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2062 - 9664, n=115)
6915 Points ∼76% +27%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
6746 Points ∼74% +23%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
UHD Graphics 617, i5-8210Y, Apple SSD AP0256
5752 Points ∼63% +5%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
5464 Points ∼60%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
 
5464 Points ∼60% 0%
Score
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
4421 Points ∼100% +98%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4122 Points ∼93% +85%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3975 Points ∼90% +78%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (743 - 4609, n=118)
3205 Points ∼72% +44%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
2540 Points ∼57% +14%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
UHD Graphics 617, i5-8210Y, Apple SSD AP0256
2491 Points ∼56% +12%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
2229 Points ∼50%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
 
2229 Points ∼50% 0%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4832 Points ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
4802 Points ∼99%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
4755 Points ∼98%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1283 - 5363, n=232)
4090 Points ∼85%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3988 Points ∼100% +48%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
3759 Points ∼94% +39%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
3725 Points ∼93% +38%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1027 - 4235, n=261)
3064 Points ∼77% +13%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
2701 Points ∼68%
Average Intel Core i3-1000NG4, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
 
2701 Points ∼68% 0%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2701 punten
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3619 punten
Help
Apple SSD AP0256
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1512.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 969.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 556.73 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 178.44 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1109.01 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1026.35 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 28.48 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 34.57 MB/s
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G7
4279 Points ∼100% +120%
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4138 Points ∼97% +113%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1030NG7
2924 Points ∼68% +51%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (1941 - 3228, n=3)
2797 Points ∼65% +44%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
2578 Points ∼60% +33%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i3-1000NG4
1941 Points ∼45%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
Intel UHD Graphics 617, Intel Core i5-8210Y
1509 Points ∼35% -22%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 10699, n=386)
1403 Points ∼33% -28%
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2743 Points ∼100% +198%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G7
2692 Points ∼98% +192%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1030NG7
1846 Points ∼67% +100%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (922 - 2230, n=3)
1787 Points ∼65% +94%
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
1755 Points ∼64% +90%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 3726, n=267)
1117 Points ∼41% +21%
Apple Macbook Air 2019
Intel UHD Graphics 617, Intel Core i5-8210Y
1047 Points ∼38% +14%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i3-1000NG4
922 Points ∼34%
Unigine Valley 1.0 - 1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1030NG7
8.4 (min: 5.8, max: 13.8) fps ∼100% +18%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (7.1 - 9.3, n=2)
8.2 fps ∼98% +15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.7 - 12.2, n=9)
8.02 fps ∼95% +13%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i3-1000NG4
7.1 fps ∼85%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 - Extreme Preset OpenGL
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
  (8.1 - 11.8, n=2)
9.95 fps ∼100% +23%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1030NG7
8.3 (min: 5.6, max: 16.6) fps ∼83% +2%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i3-1000NG4
8.1 fps ∼81%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2.2 - 11.8, n=6)
7.98 fps ∼80% -1%
3DMark 06 Standard
6413 punten
3DMark Vantage P Result
5516 punten
3DMark 11 Performance
1980 punten
3DMark Fire Strike Score
839 punten
Help
lage gem. hoge ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 34 22.6 20.3 9.1 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 9.1 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 48.2 23.4 14.7 14.1 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 10.2 fps
Overwatch (2016) 8 fps
Rocket League (2017) 53.2 22.7 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 17.8 9.32 9.16 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 9 fps

Geluidsniveau

Onbelast
29 / 29 / 29 dB (A)
Belasting
31.6 / 39.4 dB (A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
stil
40 dB(A)
hoorbaar
50 dB(A)
luid
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm afstand)   environment noise: 29 dB(A)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i3-1000NG4, Apple SSD AP0256
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1030NG7, Apple SSD AP0512
Apple Macbook Air 2019
UHD Graphics 617, i5-8210Y, Apple SSD AP0256
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1035G7, SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG
Noise
-12%
-3%
3%
0%
3%
off / environment *
29
30
-3%
29.5
-2%
29.3
-1%
30.3
-4%
28.5
2%
Idle Minimum *
29
30
-3%
29.5
-2%
29.3
-1%
30.3
-4%
28.5
2%
Idle Average *
29
30
-3%
29.5
-2%
29.3
-1%
30.3
-4%
28.5
2%
Idle Maximum *
29
30
-3%
29.5
-2%
29.3
-1%
30.3
-4%
28.5
2%
Load Average *
31.6
45.5
-44%
34
-8%
30
5%
31.7
-0%
28.5
10%
Load Maximum *
39.4
45.8
-16%
41
-4%
32.4
18%
32.7
17%
40.4
-3%
Witcher 3 ultra *
40.4

* ... kleiner is beter

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.230.233.2292532.127.82729.13130.235.632.730.9403231.731.6315034.533.735.235.86326.52424.424.38025.323.223.924.110025.922.823.224.312525.921.622.426.516024.923.221.724.320024.122.522.224.525025.222.322.425.131525.522.22125.740028.52219.729.250030.224.219.530.363031.525.51931.380029.72318.829.9100027.319.417.727125029.919.91729.4160029.418.916.429.2200027.917.915.927.6250027.31815.827.2315026.918.515.727.1400026.11615.326500023.515.515.223.4630021.315.615.320.9800017.915.415.317.81000016.715.215.316.71250016.315.115.116.31600016.11514.816.1SPL39.431.62939.3N3.21.61.23.2median 25.9median 19.4median 17median 26Delta2.92.82.72.630.732.334.439.534.540.341.64230.529.630.431.129.732.33030.829.729.729.429.631.431.629.529.928.831.131.332.229.92831.630.432.630.132.336.228.229.62927.62728.129.429.328.42729.628.228.226.927.42929.228.426.527.92826.627.42730.625.827.826.22827.627.226.225.229.624.527.627.629.527.625.824.826.230.324.728.12628.727.926.324.424.324.924.826.525.428.427.325.823.322.124.622.226.527.83128.626.722.622.224.62228.331.434.231.528.923.221.326.921.831.235.935.63429.823.820.431.720.635.432.735.333.427.821.819.629.519.532.834.239.335.829.322.119.332.118.834.333.934.533.12820.418.43018.434.435.433.633.329.519.418.428.818.435.738.235.432.728.222.11832.718.138.334.836.334.325.419.918.129.918.235.431.833.930.624.621.319.131.517.731.831.531.529.422.120.917.932.417.832.131.132.429.7241917.730.917.931.432.933.229.324.220.319.132.917.73330.132.725.822.518.718.231.317.830.329.13024.32320.619.528.817.929.422.723.620.421.820.619.421.718.12320.721.919.520.820.519.419.218.120.62020.919.419.520.619.418.418.119.12020.119.119.320.219.11818.219.14545.845.543.137.932.83142.630.545.355.45.34.331.91.54.21.45.1median 31.1median 32.4median 29.3median 25.8median 20.9median 19.4median 29.6median 18.2median 31.23.933.82.81.51.63.41.93.54241.629.732.731.131.232.33029.330.129.227.625.825.824.526.224.727.724.825.622.226.92230.421.834.220.63719.533.518.836.618.436.518.434.318.137.218.23517.732.217.831.517.931.717.732.117.830.217.927.918.121.518.119.218.118.518.218.230.545.31.45.1median 0median 0median 0median 0median 0median 0median 0median 0median 06.84.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseApple MacBook Air 2020 i3Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Max. Belasting
 38.2 °C44.3 °C38.9 °C 
 32.2 °C34.9 °C32.3 °C 
 28.7 °C26.5 °C29.1 °C 
Maximum: 44.3 °C
Gemiddelde: 33.9 °C
39.6 °C40.9 °C37.2 °C
35 °C35.5 °C32.7 °C
30 °C30.2 °C29.7 °C
Maximum: 40.9 °C
Gemiddelde: 34.5 °C
Stroomadapter (max.)  35.7 °C | Kamertemperatuur 21 °C | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.9 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.3 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 35.8 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.9 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 39.8 °C / 104 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.4 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 29.1 °C / 84.4 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.5 °C / 83.3 F (-0.6 °C / -1.1 F).
Stroomgebruik
Uit / Standbydarklight 0.045 / 0.24 Watt
Inactiefdarkmidlight 2.1 / 6.2 / 7 Watt
Belasting midlight 24.7 / 30.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
i3-1000NG4, Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Apple SSD AP0256, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.3
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
i5-1030NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Apple SSD AP0512, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.3
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.4
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.5
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.5
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
Power Consumption
-15%
-43%
11%
-64%
-38%
-81%
Idle Minimum *
2.1
2.4
-14%
3.4
-62%
1.8
14%
4.4
-110%
3.3 (2.1 - 4.5, n=2)
-57%
6.51 (1 - 36, n=626)
-210%
Idle Average *
6.2
6.8
-10%
6
3%
4.6
26%
7.5
-21%
7.7 (6.2 - 9.2, n=2)
-24%
9.71 (2.06 - 39, n=626)
-57%
Idle Maximum *
7
10.5
-50%
10.2
-46%
6.1
13%
7.8
-11%
8.3 (7 - 9.6, n=2)
-19%
12 (3.9 - 55, n=626)
-71%
Load Average *
24.7
25.7
-4%
36.6
-48%
27.4
-11%
41.9
-70%
33.4 (24.7 - 42, n=2)
-35%
33.4 (6.3 - 75, n=616)
-35%
Load Maximum *
30.6
30.4
1%
49.3
-61%
27
12%
63.9
-109%
47.1 (30.6 - 63.5, n=2)
-54%
40.5 (7.6 - 111, n=619)
-32%
Witcher 3 ultra *
24.5
40.8

* ... kleiner is beter

Batterijduur
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Safari 13.1)
11h 01min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Safari 13.1)
7h 17min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
11h 06min
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3
i3-1000NG4, Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 49.9 Wh
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
i5-1030NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 49.9 Wh
Apple Macbook Air 2019
i5-8210Y, UHD Graphics 617, 49.9 Wh
Dell XPS 13 9300 i5 FHD
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), 52 Wh
Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-71Y7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 54.5 Wh
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
i5-1035G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 45 Wh
Average of class Subnotebook
 
Batterijduur
-6%
4%
18%
-6%
-25%
-27%
Reader / Idle
1281
2064
628 (87 - 2735, n=556)
H.264
666
640
-4%
866
30%
627
-6%
486 (182 - 1174, n=123)
-27%
WiFi v1.3
661
617.7
-7%
689
4%
703
6%
620
-6%
495
-25%
489 (206 - 991, n=245)
-26%
Load
173
205
139
112
122 (40 - 347, n=569)

Pro

+ uitstekende behuizing
+ zeer goede invoerapparatuur
+ lange batterijduur
+ goede weergave
+ verbeterde luidsprekers
+ lagere emissies in vergelijking met de quad-core SKU

Contra

- zwak en luid koelsysteem
- slechte webcam
- slechts twee USB-C-poorten en slechts één is geschikt voor opladen.
- nauwelijks geschikt voor gaming
- geen Wi-Fi 6
- geen upgrade-opties - alles is gesoldeerd

Verdict – The Core i3 is the better choice for everyday tasks

In review: Apple MacBook Air 2020 Core i3. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.
In review: Apple MacBook Air 2020 Core i3. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.

Dit is de verkorte versie van het originele artikel. Het volledige, Engelse testrapport vind je hier.

Bij alle discussies over de prestaties van de nieuwe quad-core CPU's moet je niet vergeten dat de MacBook Air nog steeds in de eerste plaats een apparaat is voor gemiddelde gebruikers met een eenvoudige werklast. Dit geldt ook voor basiszaken als het schrijven van mails, het afspelen van video's of het surfen op het web. De MacBook Air is hier uitstekend geschikt voor, mede dankzij de snelle SSD-opslag. Door de beperkte TDP-configuratie is de instapmodel MacBook Air zelfs gelijk aan de theoretisch snellere quad-core i5 als het gaat om de single-core prestaties, die nog steeds belangrijk zijn voor alledaagse taken. Er zijn ook merkbare voordelen op het gebied van de emissies, en vooral de ventilator is veel stiller met een lagere maximumsnelheid. Dit betekent dat de i3 MacBook Air voor langere tijd stiller is, zelfs als je deze belast.

De MacBook Air met de dual-core i3-processor is het betere apparaat voor basiswerk. De subjectieve prestaties zijn in deze scenario's erg goed, de ventilator is stiller en je kunt nog steeds genieten van het goede beeldscherm en het verbeterde toetsenbord.

Er zijn nog steeds nadelen, omdat het algemene prestatieniveau gewoonweg erg laag is. Dit zou geen groot probleem zijn, maar waarom slaagt Apple er niet in om een volledig passief gekoeld apparaat te maken? Een stille MacBook Air zou geweldig zijn, maar we hebben het vermoeden dat Apple de Air met opzet beperkt. Deze stap zou kunnen worden voorbehouden aan toekomstige modellen met de zwaar gespeculeerde ARM SoC's.

De prijs is een ander probleem, omdat je voor 1200 euro (~$1298) Windows laptops met veel meer prestaties kunt aanschaffen. Toch is de MacBook Air, dankzij de hoogwaardige behuizing, het goede paneel en de goede optimalisatie voor macOS, een zeer uitgebalanceerd optie voor je basistaken. Als je meer prestaties nodig hebt of als je al weet dat je de nadruk op de specificaties legt, dan moeten de duurdere quad-core modellen van de Air volgens ons worden overgeslagen en moet je gewoon een MacBook Pro 13 (of iets soortgelijks krachtigs) aanschaffen.

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Apple MacBook Air 2020 i3 - 13-05-2020 v7
Andreas Osthoff

Behuizing
89 / 98 → 90%
Toetsenbord
92%
Aanwijsapparaat
100%
Aansluitmogelijkheden
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