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Released in November 2020, the 13" MacBook Air features Apple's Arm-based M1 SoC with an 8-core CPU and up to an 8-core GPU. (Model A2337 / EMC 3598 with two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

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Is the lid too tight?

Has anyone had slight difficulty opening their lid? I’ve noticed that i have to do it with two hands—one on the base of the MBA and one opening the lid. Just seems a like a couple of screws are a little too tight or something. When i use one hand, the front kicks up slightly. Not a major issue at all, just a minor annoyance.

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Surprisingly! The newer Retina MacBook Airs are so light you do indeed need two hands to open or use your finger to wedge the lid up enough to break the magnetic seal.

Apple didn’t alter the design between the Intel CPU models to the Apple M1

I’ve found the 2018 and newer are all difficult to open with one hand.

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Macbooks usually have that one hand opening I think. So your hinges could be binding and need replaced. Or they have come loose, the screws could be slightly stripped but if your comfortable enough opening it up remove the screws keeping track of where they go, remove the frame around the screen and first off check every screw connecting the hinges to the top and bottom and make sure they're tight with no play at all. Then there should be a screw goin through the middle connecting the top and bottom of the hinges together. It'll have washers, spring, etc and usually is a hex head or different type of screw head then the rest. Take a fine tip marker first and draw a small line from right to left across the head of the screw and the washers etc after it. This is your reference line so you can always start over. Loosen the screw very little at a time until it opens smoother. You should not have to fully rotate these screws even half way around. Very little goes a long way. This is from my experience with laptops in general, not macbooks so I hope it's similar. Hope this helps.

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