Is the MacBook Air really faster than 98% of laptops?

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In the December issue

In the December issue of PCWorld, find out if the MacBook Air is really faster than 98% PC laptops. We also review the Ryzen 5000, the best mainstream processor ever. Find out if you need to upgrade. In addition, our editor selects the best games of this generation of consoles.

Other highlights include:

  • News: How Google’s new policy affects your free storage space in Photos and Drive. Plus, Why Microsoft Blocked Hundreds of Sites in Internet Explorer
  • Asus ZenBook Flip 13 review: A beautiful OLED laptop with one thing missing
  • Acer Nitro 5 review: This budget gaming laptop just keeps getting better
  • LG Ultra PC 17 review: A great, lightweight laptop with graphics pep
  • Google Pixel 4a 5G review: stuck in the middle
  • Xbox Series X (and xCloud): How they saved me from buying a gaming PC
  • Here’s how: Can you build a PS5 or Xbox Series X PC for $800?

Video Highlights

Look: Apple announced three new Macs last month, and of course we have to assess the competition. The company made its own M1 chip (although it still has Intel chips in other products), and it claims high performance. The tests will tell!

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Amanda P. Whitten