MacBook Air Technical Specifications

 
Model 1
Model 2
Display

Retina display

13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors

Supported scaled resolutions:

  • 1680 by 1050
  • 1440 by 900
  • 1024 by 640

16:10 aspect ratio

Touch ID

Integrated Touch ID sensor

Finish
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Space Gray
Processor

1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache

Storage1

128GB PCIe-based SSD

Configurable to 256GB, 512GB, or 1.5TB SSD

256GB PCIe-based SSD

Configurable to 512GB or 1.5TB SSD

Memory

8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

Configurable to 16GB of memory

Battery and Power2

Up to 12 hours wireless web

Up to 13 hours iTunes movie playback

Up to 30 days of standby time

Built-in 50.3‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery

30W USB-C Power Adapter; USB-C power port

Size and Weight

Height: 0.41–1.56 cm (0.16–0.61 inch)

Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)

Depth: 21.24 cm (8.36 inches)

Weight: 1.25 kg (2.75 pounds)3

  • 30.41 cm
  • 1.56 
    cm
Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics 617

Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)

Video Support

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:

One external display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at up to 60Hz

Up to two external displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at up to 60Hz

Thunderbolt 3 digital video output

Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C

VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output using adapters (sold separately)

Camera

720p FaceTime HD camera

Charging and Expansion

Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:

Charging

DisplayPort

Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)

USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology

Audio

Stereo speakers

Three microphones

3.5 mm headphone jack

Keyboard and Trackpad

Full-size keyboard with:

78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) individual LED-backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys

Ambient light sensor

Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures

Electrical and Operating Requirements

Line voltage: 100–240V AC

Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz

Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)

Storage temperature: −25° to 45° C (−13° to 113° F)

Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing

Operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 meters (10,000 feet)

Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 meters (15,000 feet)

Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 meters (35,000 feet)

Operating System

macOS

macOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. macOS Mojave brings new features inspired by its most powerful users but designed for everyone. So you can get more out of every click.

Learn moreabout macOS

Accessibility

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • Text to Speech
Built-in Apps4
In the Box

MacBook Air

30W USB-C Power Adapter

USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)

MacBook Air and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact.

MacBook Air is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Mercury-free display
  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free5
  • Beryllium-free
  • 100% recycled aluminum enclosure6
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold7
 
Model 3
Display

Widescreen display

13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors

Supported resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, and 1024 by 640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio and 1024 by 768 and 800 by 600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio

Touch ID

Finish
  • Silver
Processor

1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz, with 3MB shared L3 cache

Configurable to 2.2GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, with 4MB shared L3 cache

Storage1

128GB PCIe-based SSD

Configurable to 256GB or 512GB SSD

Memory

8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

Battery and Power2

Up to 12 hours wireless web

Up to 12 hours iTunes movie playback

Up to 30 days of standby time

Built-in 54‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery

45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port

Size and Weight

Height: 0.3–1.7 cm (0.11–0.68 inch)

Width: 32.5 cm (12.8 inches)

Depth: 22.7 cm (8.94 inches)

Weight: 1.35 kg (2.96 pounds)3

  • 32.5 cm
  • 1.7 
    cm
Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 6000

Video Support

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz on an external display, both at millions of colors

Thunderbolt digital video output

Native Mini DisplayPort output

VGA, HDMI, DVI, and dual-link DVI output using adapters (sold separately)

Camera

720p FaceTime HD camera

Charging and Expansion

Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)

Thunderbolt 2 port (up to 20 Gbps)

MagSafe 2 power port

SDXC card slot

  • MagSafe 2
  • USB 3
  • Headphone
  • Dual Mics
  • SDXC card
  • USB 3
  • Thunderbolt 2
Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Audio

Stereo speakers

Dual microphones

3.5 mm headphone jack

Keyboard and Trackpad

Full-size backlit keyboard with:

78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)

Ambient light sensor

Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three‑finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Electrical and Operating Requirements

Line voltage: 100–240V AC

Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz

Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)

Storage temperature: –25° to 45° C (–13° to 113° F)

Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing

Operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 meters (10,000 feet)

Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 meters (15,000 feet)

Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 meters (35,000 feet)

Operating System

macOS

macOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. macOS Mojave brings new features inspired by its most powerful users but designed for everyone. So you can get more out of every click.

Learn moreabout macOS

Accessibility

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • Text to Speech
Built-in Apps4
In the Box

MacBook Air

Power adapter

AC wall plug

Power cord

MacBook Air and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact.

MacBook Air is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Mercury-free display
  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free5
  • Beryllium-free
  • Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold7

MacBook Air