The MacBook Air vs. the competition: The M1 hits the ground running

We’ve known for a while that Apple was working on its own processor for Mac. Today we finally got a look at the new chip, M1, and the computers it will live in. However, while Apple boasts about the new Air’s fanless design and long battery life, how does this thin and light machine compare to some of the more popular portables powered by Intel chips? We’ve lined up the MacBook Air up against this year’s Dell XPS 13 and HP Envy 13, two machines that are also slim and powerful. Check out the specs below, and be sure to check back here at Engadget for our full review of the new MacBook Air later this year.