MacBook Air (New)

1. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with Apple M1 chip and 16GB of RAM. Performance per watt refers to the ratio of peak CPU performance to average power consumed using select industry-standard benchmarks. Comparison made against high-performing CPUs for notebooks and desktops commercially available at the time of testing. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Pro.
2. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systems with Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU, as well as production 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based MacBook Air systems, all configured with 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD. Tested with prerelease Final Cut Pro 10.5 using a 55-second clip with 4K Apple ProRes RAW media, at 4096x2160 resolution and 59.94 frames per second, transcoded to Apple ProRes 422. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Air.
3. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systems with Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU, as well as production 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based MacBook Air systems with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, all configured with 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD. Tested with prerelease Final Cut Pro 10.5 using a 10-second project with Apple ProRes 422 video at 3840x2160 resolution and 30 frames per second. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Air.
4. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systems with Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU, configured with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. The Apple TV app movie playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 1080p content with display brightness set to 8 clicks from bottom. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for more information.
5. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systems with Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU, as well as production 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based MacBook Air systems, all configured with 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD. Tested with prerelease Xcode 12.2 and Create ML 2.0, with an Action Classification model created in the app. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Air.
6. 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
7. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systems with Apple M1 chip, as well as production 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based MacBook Air systems, all configured with 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD. Tested with FIO 3.23, 1024KB request size, 150GB test file, and IO depth=8. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Air.
8. Screen size is measured diagonally.
9. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and may vary.
Connectivity
Charges, chats, streams, works, and plays wellwith others.
Connecting your devices
Data transfer up to 40Gb/s⁹
External display
6K
Charging
Ultra-high bandwidth meets ultra-versatility. Thunderbolt enables data transfer, charging, and video output all through a single port —and MacBook Air has two of them.
Thunderbolt / USB 4
up to 1.2Gb/s throughput9
Wi-Fi 6
The next generation of Wi-Fi isn’t just faster — it keeps MacBook Air going strong even as more and more devices join the network.
Wi-Fi 6
Open
password-protected
documents
Make purchases on the App Store
Unlock your Mac
One touch is all it takes to lock or unlock MacBook Air. Use your fingerprint to buy an app or access things like secure documents and system settings without having to reenter your password.
Touch ID
Precise
control with
plenty of room to swipe, pinch, or zoom.
Force Touch trackpad
The refined scissor mechanism delivers the best typing experience yet on a Mac notebook.
Scissor mechanism
When a keyboard types like a dream and still does a whole lot more:that’s magic. With new preprogrammed shortcuts, useful features are even easier to access. Switch keyboard languages, respond with the perfect emoji, find documents with Spotlight, quickly mute notifications with DoNot Disturb — there’s so much you can do with just a tap. And the backlit keys with ambient light sensor help you type in low-light settings.
Magic Keyboard
Go ahead. Take the keys.
Say “Hello”
to mics that
focus on your voice instead of what’s going on
around you.
Three-microphone array
Get clearer, sharper images. See more detail in shadows and highlights. And face detection uses the Neural Engine to adjust white balance and exposure for even more natural-looking skin tones.
FaceTime HD camera
The image signal processor of the Apple M1 chip helps you look your best for every FaceTime call and video conference. Three built-in microphonesmake sure that what you say gets heard whether you’re on a call,dictating a note, or recording a Voice Memo.
Camera and mics
You’re live on the Air.
Good looking. And easy on the eyes. MacBook Air automatically adjusts the white point of your display to the color temperature of your environment for a more natural viewing experience.
True Tone technology
Pixel density
more colors than sRGB
25%
A wider palette ofcolors on display.
P3 wide color gamut
Images take on new levels of detail and realism on the brilliant 13.3-inch, 2560-by-1600-resolution Retina display. Text is sharp and clear. Colors are more vibrant than ever. And the glass goes right to the edge of the enclosure, so nothing takes away from your gorgeous view.
Retina display
Lifelike colors for unreal beauty.
Macbook Air can
keep a secret.
The Apple M1 chip and macOS Big Sur give MacBook Air advanced security and privacy features beyond anything in its class,working to help keep your system and data protected.
Security
faster SSD7
2x
Up to
SSD storage6
2TB
Up to
SSD storage
The Apple M1 chip brings up to 16GB of superfast unified memory. This single pool of high-bandwidth, low-latency memory allows apps to share data between the CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine efficiently — so everything you do is fast and fluid.
The do-it-all notebook gets do-the-unbelievable memory.
Unified memory
Run powerful apps built for M1. All your existing apps work thanks to Rosetta 2. And for the first time, you can use your favorite iPhone and iPad apps directly on macOS Big Sur. Altogether you’ll have access to the biggest collection of apps ever for Mac.
Biggest collection of apps ever
More

power.


Wakes

instantly.
The Apple M1 chip and macOS Big Sur work together to make the entire system snappier. MacBook Air wakes instantly from sleep. Everyday tasks from flipping through photos to browsing Safari are faster. And your hardest-working appsall have access to the power they need.
Speed and responsiveness
Developed to unlock the potential of the Apple M1 chip, macOS Big Sur transforms Mac with major performance benefits and so much more. Powerful updates for apps. A beautiful new design. Industry-leading privacy features and best-in-class security. It’s Apple’s most powerful software ever — running on Apple’s most advanced hardware yet.
The power of macOS Big Sur on M1.
macOS Big Sur
Apps on MacBook Air can use machine learning (ML) to automatically retouch photos like a pro, make smart tools such as magic wands and audio filters more accurate at auto-detection, and so much more. That’s not just brain power — that’s the power of a full stack of ML technologies.
Up to 9x faster. Even for a 16-core Neural Engine, that’s a lot to process.
Machine learning
No fan.
No noise.
Just Air.
Thermal efficiency
Up to 18 hours of battery life. That’s 6 more hours, free of charge.4
All-day battery life
faster graphics3
5x
Up to
7- or 8-core GPU
Plays hard.Works wonders.
GPU
M1 has the fastest CPU Apple has ever made. With that kind of processing speed, MacBook Air can take on new extraordinarily intensive tasks like professional-quality editing and action-packed gaming. But the 8-core CPU on M1 isn’t just up to 3.5x faster than the previous generation² — it balances high-performance cores with efficiency cores that can still crush everyday jobs while using just a tenth of the power.
8-core CPU

Devours tasks.

Sips battery.
CPU
It’s here. Apple’s first chip designed specifically for Mac. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 system on a chip (SoC) integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and so much more onto a single tiny chip. With incredible performance, custom technologies, and industry-leading power efficiency,¹ M1 is not just a next step for Mac — it’s another level entirely.
Small chip. Giant leap.
Supercharged by the Apple M1 chip
Apple’s thinnest, lightest notebook, completely transformed by the Apple M1 chip. CPU speeds up to 3.5x faster. GPU speeds up to 5x faster. Apple’s most advanced Neural Engine for up to 9x faster machine learning. The longest battery life ever in a MacBook Air. And a silent, fanless design. This much power has never been this ready to go.
Power. It’s in the Air.
1. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with Apple M1 chip and 16GB of RAM. Performance per watt refers to the ratio of peak CPU performance to average power consumed using select industry-standard benchmarks. Comparison made against high-performing CPUs for notebooks and desktops commercially available at the time of testing. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Pro.
2. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systemswith Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU, as wellas production 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based MacBook Air systems, all configured with 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD. Tested with prerelease Final Cut Pro 10.5 using a 55-second clip with 4K Apple ProRes RAW media, at 4096x2160 resolution and 59.94 frames per second, transcoded to Apple ProRes 422. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Air.
3. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systemswith Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU, as wellas production 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based MacBook Air systems with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, all configured with 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD. Tested with prerelease Final Cut Pro 10.5 using a 10-second project with Apple ProRes 422 video at 3840x2160 resolution and 30 frames per second. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systemsand reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Air.
4. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systems with Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU, configured with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. The Apple TV app movie playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 1080p content with display brightness set to 8 clicks from bottom. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for more information.
5. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systemswith Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU, as wellas production 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based MacBook Air systems, all configured with 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD. Tested with prerelease Xcode 12.2 and Create ML 2.0,with an Action Classification model createdin the app. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflectthe approximate performance of MacBook Air.
6. 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formattedcapacity less.
7. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systems with Apple M1 chip, as well as production 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based MacBook Air systems, all configured with 16GB RAM and2TB SSD. Tested with FIO 3.23, 1024KB request size, 150GB test file, and IO depth=8. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Air.
8. Screen size is measured diagonally.
9. Speeds are based on theoretical throughputand may vary.
Connectivity
Charges, chats,streams, works,and plays wellwith others.
Connectingyour devices
Data transferup to 40Gb/s⁹
External display
6K
Charging
Ultra-high bandwidth meets ultra-versatility. Thunderbolt enables data transfer, charging, and video output all through a single port — and MacBook Air has two of them.
Thunderbolt / USB 4
up to 1.2Gb/s throughput
Wi-Fi 6
The next generation of Wi-Fi isn’t just faster — it keeps MacBook Air going strong even as more and more devices join the network.
Wi-fi 6
Open password-protecteddocuments
Make purchaseson the App Store
Unlock your Mac
One touch is all it takes to lock or unlock MacBook Air.Use your fingerprint to buyan app or access things like secure documents and system settings without having to reenter your password.
Touch ID
Precise
control with plenty of room to swipe, pinch, or zoom.
Force Touch trackpad
The refined scissor mechanism delivers the best typing experience yet on a Mac notebook.
Scissor mechanism
When a keyboard types like a dream and still does a whole lot more: that’s magic. With new preprogrammed shortcuts,useful features are even easierto access. Switch keyboard languages, respond with the perfect emoji, find documents with Spotlight, quickly mute notifications with Do Not Disturb — there’s so much you can do with just a tap. And the backlit keys with ambient light sensor help you type in low-light settings.
MagicKeyboardGo ahead. Take the keys.
Say “Hello” to mics that focus on your voice instead of what’s going on around you.
Three-microphone array
Get clearer, sharper images. See more detail in shadows and highlights. And face detection uses the Neural Engine to adjust white balance and exposure for even more natural-looking skin tones.
FaceTime HD camera
The image signal processorof the Apple M1 chip helpsyou look your best for every FaceTime call and video conference. Three built-in microphones make sure that what you say gets heard whether you’re on a call, dictating a note, or recording a Voice Memo.
Camera and mics
You’re live on the Air.
Good looking. And easy on the eyes. MacBook Air automatically adjusts the white point of your display to the color temperature of your environment for a more natural viewing experience.
True Tone technology
Pixel density
more colors than sRGB
25%
A wider palette of colors on display.
P3 wide color gamut
Images take on new levelsof detail and realism on the brilliant 13.3-inch, 2560-by-1600-resolution Retina display. Text is sharp and clear. Colors are more vibrant than ever. And the glass goes right to the edge of the enclosure, so nothing takes away from your gorgeous view.
Retina display
Lifelike colors for unreal beauty.
Macbook Air cankeep a secret.
The Apple M1 chip andmacOS Big Sur give MacBook Air advanced security and privacy features beyond anything in its class, working to help keep your system and data protected.
Security
faster SSD7
2x
Up to
SSD storage6
2TB
Up to
SSD storage
The Apple M1 chip bringsup to 16GB of superfast unified memory. This single pool of high-bandwidth, low-latency memory allows apps to sharedata between the CPU, GPU,and Neural Engine efficiently— so everything you do isfast and fluid.
The do-it-all notebook gets do-the-unbelievable memory.
Unified memory
Run powerful apps built for M1. All your existing apps work thanks to Rosetta 2. And for the first time, you can use your favorite iPhone and iPad apps directly on macOS Big Sur. Altogether you’ll have access to the biggest collection of apps ever for Mac.
Biggest collection of apps ever
Morepower.
Wakesinstantly.
The Apple M1 chip andmacOS Big Sur work togetherto make the entire system snappier. MacBook Air wakes instantly from sleep. Everyday tasks from flipping through photos to browsing Safari are faster. And your hardest-working apps all have access to the power they need.
Speed and responsiveness
Developed to unlock the potential of the Apple M1 chip, macOS Big Sur transforms Mac with major performance benefits and so much more. Powerful updates for apps. A beautiful new design. Industry-leading privacy features and best-in-class security. It’s Apple’s most powerful software ever — running on Apple’s most advanced hardware yet.
The power of macOS Big Sur on M1.
macOS Big Sur
Apps on MacBook Air can use machine learning (ML) to automatically retouch photos like a pro, make smart tools such as magic wands and audio filters more accurate at auto-detection, and so much more. That’s not just brain power — that’s the power of a full stack of ML technologies.
Up to 9x faster. Even for a 16-core Neural Engine, that’s a lot to process.
Machine learning
No fan.
No noise.
Just Air.
Thermal efficiency
Up to 18 hours of battery life. That’s 6 more hours, free of charge.4
All-day battery life
faster graphics³
5x
Up to
7- or 8-core GPU
Plays hard. Works wonders.
GPU
M1 has the fastest CPU Apple has ever made. With that kindof processing speed,MacBook Air can take on new extraordinarily intensive tasks like professional-quality editing and action-packed gaming.But the 8-core CPU on M1 isn’t just up to 3.5x faster than the previous generation² — it balances high-performance cores with efficiency cores that can still crush everyday jobs while using just a tenthof the power.
8-core CPU Devours tasks. Sips battery.
CPU
It’s here. Apple’s first chip designed specifically for Mac. Packed with an astonishing16 billion transistors, theApple M1 system on a chip (SoC) integrates the CPU, GPU,Neural Engine, I/O, and so much more onto a single tiny chip.With incredible performance, custom technologies, and industry-leading power efficiency,¹ M1 is not just a next step for Mac — it’s anotherlevel entirely.
Small chip. Giant leap.
Supercharged by the Apple M1 chip
Apple’s thinnest, lightest notebook, completely transformed by the Apple M1 chip. CPU speeds up to 3.5x faster. GPU speeds up to 5x faster. Apple’s most advanced Neural Enginefor up to 9x faster machine learning. The longest batterylife ever in a MacBook Air.And a silent, fanless design.This much power has never been this ready to go.
Power. It’s in the Air.
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