The MacBook Air is capable of being a MacBook Pro and these tests prove it

The MacBook Air has managed to position itself as an intermediate (powerful) alternative between a device that offers power and a large screen size, without necessarily having to spend the money that a MacBook Pro costs, or go for oversized internal specifications. , which we are not always going to take advantage of 100% for the uses that we are going to end up giving them. Now, however, something has been discovered that may be revealing, regarding the power that these devices are capable of providing, and it is exactly what we are going to tell you in this article.

In addition to its light weight and thinness, the MacBook Air is characterized by the absence of fans. Although, with the redesign that we saw in the MacBook Air a few years ago this element was removed from the equation, it was again surprising to see a computer of that size without one of the most standardized cooling systems in the world of computing.

This absence of a fan, at first, led to a barrage of criticism over the issue of how heating could be managed in a computer that incorporates an Apple M2 processor, among others. However, although many of us have already gotten the idea of ​​the design of this equipment, now the fans are back in the news, due to this discovery.

You will be amazed by what this company has done

As explained by the English-speaking news outlet 9to5Mac, “a solid-state cooling system called AirJet has been able to cool a MacBook Air enough to put it on par with a MacBook Pro with M2 when running a demanding benchmark for a sustained period of time.

In other words: a fan has been put into the computer, and it has been able to lower the temperature enough for the Apple M2 chip to unleash its power and for it to reach the figures of a MacBook Pro, but with the same processor.

In addition to this milestone, they also announce some bad news. This ventilation system, AirJet, is not for sale to the public. “It is very unlikely that Apple will use it to eliminate one of the biggest differences between the two models.” However, this system would not have been wasted, since they also announce that this “could help Apple reduce the size of the cooling fans in the future,” they explain.

This system is installed inside the MacBook Air, and in order to mount it inside the equipment, a modification had to be carried out on a physical level, within the components. Therefore, if we take into account that we are applying a new type of technology in a computer that is already in force on the market, we are talking about applying a retrofit to these computers.

«Using the Cinebench R3 benchmark, a MacBook Air M2 was 7% slower than a MacBook Pro M2. but with the modified MacBook Air M2, with the AirJet installed, it has equaled the Cinebench score of the MacBook Pro,” they report.