Here's how a MacBook Air M1 can be almost as fast as a MacBook Pro M1

MacBook Air

With the presentation of the new MacBook Pro M1 and the subsequent tests that have been carried out, we can say that we are facing a true marvel of technology and responsiveness. With abysmal processors, their work capacity has multiplied exponentially. Its little brother, the MacBook Air, does not fare badly either, but it has a long way to go. However with this simple DIY distances may be greatly reduced.

Although some MacBook Air M1 models include the exact same chipset as the 1-inch MacBook Pro M13, but they do not offer the same level of performance. Why? Because the MacBook Pro has a cooling fan and the MacBook Air doesn't. The key, therefore, is in the ability to eliminate the heat generated by working with this computer. For this reason, with a quick and easy thermal mod, you can get the MacBook Air to have a fairly significant speed increase that does it almost as fast as the MacBook Pro. I already tell you something: thermal pads.

As you can see in the youtuber video High on Tech, heating pads They sit on the heatsink that sits on top of the M1 chipset inside the MacBook Air. This closes the gap between the heatsink and the bottom cover of the machine. That way, the bottom cover of the MacBook Air essentially becomes a great heat sink. It draws heat out of the machine, rather than allowing it to circulate within it, forcing the chip to thermally accelerate and slow down.

In Cinebench tests conducted by High on Tech, the modified MacBook Air achieved a score of 7.718. That's just slightly less than the MacBook Pro M7,764's score of 1, and far more than the 6,412 achieved by a MacBook Air M1 without this trick.

Remember to do this, it affects the official Apple warranty on the computer.

The content of the article adheres to our principles of editorial ethics. To report an error click here!.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.



  1. Responsible for the data: Miguel Ángel Gatón
  2. Purpose of the data: Control SPAM, comment management.
  3. Legitimation: Your consent
  4. Communication of the data: The data will not be communicated to third parties except by legal obligation.
  5. Data storage: Database hosted by Occentus Networks (EU)
  6. Rights: At any time you can limit, recover and delete your information.

bool (true)