When comparing Pinebook vs MacBook Air ARM 2020, the Slant community recommends MacBook Air ARM 2020 for most people. In the question“What are the best Notebooks based on ARM processors?” MacBook Air ARM 2020 is ranked 3rd while Pinebook is ranked 5th.
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Pro Almost complete mainline linux support
Pro Very low price
Pro Many Linux flavours available and maintained
Archlinux, Manjaro, Debian, Armbian, Ubuntu, DietPi, NetBSD, Q4OS, AOSC ..
Pro Based on the PINE64 SBC
No custom made solution and reasonably well supported by the community.
Pro Great 1920 x 1080 Display
Non-glossy sharp display
Pro 17 Hour + Battery life
Pro Modern ARM based Apple M1 processor
Pro Best performance with battery life
Great battery life wish some else can top that.
Con 2GB RAM max
Con Hardware lock-in
Repair it somewhere else? - forget it.
Like all Apple products.
Con Software lock-in
You are now in the AppStore cage.