MacBook Air Technical Specifications

MacBook Air 13-inch
 
Model 1
Model 2
Model 3
Finish

Silver, Starlight, Space Gray, Midnight

Chip

Apple M2 chip

  • 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
  • 8-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 100GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine

  • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW
  • Video decode engine
  • Video encode engine
  • ProRes encode and decode engine

Configurable to:

M2 with 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU

Apple M2 chip

  • 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
  • 10-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 100GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine

  • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW
  • Video decode engine
  • Video encode engine
  • ProRes encode and decode engine
Display

Liquid Retina display

  • 13.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology;1
    2560-by-1664 native resolution at 224 pixels per inch
  • 500 nits brightness

Color

  • Support for 1 billion colors
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology
Memory

8GB

8GB unified memory

Configurable to:

16GB or 24GB

Battery and Power2
  • Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 15 hours wireless web
  • 52.6-watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M2 with 8-core GPU)
  • 35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter (included with M2 with 10-core GPU and 512GB storage, configurable with M2 with 8-core GPU)
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
  • Fast-charge capable with 70W USB-C Power Adapter
Storage3

256GB

256GB SSD

Configurable to:

512GB, 1TB, or 2TB

512GB

512GB SSD

Configurable to:

1TB or 2TB

Charging and Expansion

MagSafe 3 charging port

3.5 mm headphone jack

Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:

  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
MagSafe 3 3.5 mm headphone jack Thunderbolt / USB 4
Display Support

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:

  • One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz

Thunderbolt 3 digital video output

  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
Video Playback
  • Supported formats include HEVC, H.264, and ProRes
  • HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG
Audio Playback

Supported formats include AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Atmos

Keyboard and Trackpad

Backlit Magic Keyboard with:

  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • Touch ID
  • 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
Wireless

Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 5.3
Camera

1080p

1080p FaceTime HD camera

Advanced image signal processor with computational video

Audio
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
  • Three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones
Operating Requirements
  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 0° 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)
Size and Weight
  • Height: 1.13 cm (0.44 inch)
  • Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)
  • Depth: 21.5  cm (8.46 inches)
  • Weight: 1.24 kg (2.7 pounds)4
Depth: 21.5 cm (8.46 inches)
Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)
Height: 1.13 cm (0.44 inch)
Operating System

macOS

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Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new MacBook Air. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can create and do amazing things.

Learn more

Features include:

  • Voice Control
  • Increase Contrast
  • Switch Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Reduce Motion
  • Zoom
  • Dictation
  • Live Captions
Built-in Apps5
App Store
Books
Calendar
Contacts
FaceTime
Find My
Freeform
GarageBand
Home
iMovie
Keynote
Mail
Maps
Messages
Music
Notes
Numbers
Pages
Photo Booth
Photos
Podcasts
Preview
QuickTime Player
Reminders
Safari
Shortcuts
Stocks
Time Machine
TV
Voice Memos
In the Box
  • 13-inch MacBook Air
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter
    (M2 with 8-core GPU)
    or
    35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter
    (M2 with 10-core GPU and 512GB storage)
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
    (2 m)
Limited Warranty and Service

Your MacBook Air comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty.

MacBook Air and the Environment

13-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:6

Made with better materials

  • 100% recycled aluminum in the enclosure7
  • 100% recycled rare earth elements in all magnets, representing 98% of the rare earth elements in the device
  • 90% recycled steel in the battery tray
  • 100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35% or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy efficient

ENERGY STAR® certified8

Smarter chemistry9

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Mercury-, BFR-, PVC-, and beryllium‑free

Green manufacturing

  • Over 20% of manufacturing electricity sourced from supplier clean energy projects10
  • No established final assembly supplier sites generate any waste sent to landfill11

Responsible packaging

  • 100% of the virgin wood fiber in the packaging comes from responsibly managed forests12
  • 96% or more fiber-based, due to our work to eliminate plastic in packaging13

Apple and the Environment

Today, Apple is carbon neutral for global corporate operations, and we are focused on our Apple 2030 goal to make every product carbon neutral.