HT TECH wants to start sending you push notifications. Click allow to subscribe

MacBook Air, Pro with M1 Silicon and macOS Big Sur can now run Windows apps

The developers add that they were able to use graphical performance of M1-based MacBook to play Windows titles like Among Us and Team Fortress 2.

By: HT TECH
Updated on: Nov 19 2020, 16:42 IST
MacBook Air (Unsplash)

Apple’s MacBook Air and Pro laptops with M1 processor are the talk of the town these days. But not just that, a lot is being said about the macOS Big Sur, which rolled out to end users a few days ago. Although the new operating system tunes well with M1 and has some new features along side visual changes, as it turns out, the OS can now also run Windows apps without having to install Windows operating system. 

The MacBook M1 supports CrossOver 20, a Rosetta 2 based platform that emulates Windows Intel binaries on macOS. Rosetta 2 is Apple’s tech in Mac devices that lets you run Intel-based apps on M1-based macOS Big Sur machines easily. 

You may be interested in

Laptops Tablets
21% OFF
Acer Swift Go SFG14 41 NX KG3SI 002 Laptop
  • Pure Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹58,990₹74,999
Buy now
41% OFF
Acer Aspire 5 A515 57G Laptop
  • Gray
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹52,990₹89,999
Buy now
Acer Aspire 3 A315 24 NX KDESI 004 Laptop
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹34,990
Check details
40% OFF
Asus VivoBook 15 X515JA BQ322WS Laptop
  • Transparent Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹31,380₹51,990
Buy now
Xiaomi Pad 6
  • Mist Blue
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹26,498
Check details
55% OFF
Lenovo Tab M10 5G
  • Abyss Blue
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹20,999₹47,000
Buy now
32% OFF
Realme Pad 2
  • Imagination Grey
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹19,674₹28,999
Buy now
Honor Pad X9
  • Gray
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹14,999
Check details

Also read: Google releases new Chrome version for Apple’s ARM Macs

Not sure which
laptop to buy?

“We also installed the beta version of Big Sur 11.1, because we know it has some critical fixes to Rosetta. After we did that, we were able to fire up CrossOver and install and run a wide range of Windows applications,” said the blog post of CodeWeavers, developers behind CrossOver 20.

The developers add that they were able to use graphical performance of M1-based MacBook to play Windows titles like Among Us and Team Fortress 2. This was tested on the most affordable M1 laptop, MacBook Air. “Imagine - a 32-bit Windows Intel binary, running in a 32-to-64 bridge in Wine / CrossOver on top of macOS, on an ARM CPU that is emulating x86 - and it works!” they said.

Apple’s MacBook M1, based on reviews by critics and benchmarks, is turning out to be one of the most powerful laptops right now. According to 9to5 Mac’s Stephen Hall, the M1 MacBook Air started showing signs of slowing down after he worked on multiple heavy software, something that MacBook air users are not meant to do.

“OK I finally got it to slow down. Here's where it maxed before grinding to a halt: 12 apps, 2 of which x86 on Rosetta, 24 Safari tabs + 6 Safari windows (all of which playing YouTube videos at 2160p), Slack running full screen, Spotify playing, Monosnap to take the screenshot,” Hall tweeted.

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on ,Twitter, Facebook, , and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 19 Nov, 16:42 IST
Trending:

Sale

Laptops Tablets
38% OFF
Acer Aspire 3 A315 24 NX KDESI 004 Laptop
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹32,790₹52,999
Buy now
28% OFF
Infinix INBook X1 Neo XL22 Laptop Intel Celeron Quad Core 8 GB 256 GB SSD Windows 11
  • Blue
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD
₹21,490₹29,990
Buy now
36% OFF
Infinix INBook X1 Pro Laptop
  • Black
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
₹44,990₹69,999
Buy now
29% OFF
Asus VivoBook 15 X515JA EJ522TS Laptop
  • Grey
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹44,689₹62,889
Buy now
38% OFF
Lenovo Tab M10 5G
  • Abyss Blue
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹20,999₹34,000
Buy now
31% OFF
Realme Pad 2
  • Imagination Grey
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹19,999₹28,999
Buy now
57% OFF
Honor Pad X8
  • Blue Hour
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Storage
₹10,498₹24,294
Buy now
13% OFF
Apple iPad Air 11 2024 WiFi 256GB
  • Blue
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
₹64,900₹74,900
Buy now
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS