Testing the New 2020 Macbook Air for Video Editing

The new 2020 MacBook Air has been introduced with some new features at a cheaper price than the 2019 model. The new model has the latest 10th generation Intel processor with better graphics, so let’s find out how it handles video editing.  

The MacBook Air might not be the first choice of on-the-go video editors; however, the new 2020 model comes in $100 cheaper than the previous model, with a better keyboard (the one that is used on the new Macbook Pro) and faster graphics. At first glance, the new Intel chips used on the new MacBook Air have low base clock speeds, but the turbo-boost clock speeds are high enough for most of the editing tasks.

Videographer Max Yuryev tests the new Intel i5 MacBook Air by using both processor and graphics-intensive tasks and compares the results with the previous generation i5 version and the 2020 base model that comes with the Intel i3 processor. In addition to the basic benchmarking tests, Yuryev also demonstrates 1080p and 4K editing on the new model and shares his results and thoughts in terms of performance, thermals, and noise.

What do you think about the performance of the new MacBook Air? Would you pick this one or a MacBook Pro for your editing workflow? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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The keyboard does improve every year, eventually it will broken around 2-3 years