MacBook Air Technical Specifications

Finish

Gold

Silver

Space Gray

Gold, Silver, Space Gray

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

400 nits brightness

Wide color (P3)

True Tone technology

Chip

Apple M1 chip

  • 8-core CPU with 4 perform­ance cores and 4 efficiency cores
  • 7-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine

Apple M1 chip

  • 8-core CPU with 4 perform­ance cores and 4 efficiency cores
  • 8-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
Battery and Power1
  • Up to 15 hours wireless web
  • Up to 18 hours iTunes movie playback
  • Built-in 49.9‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter
Charg­ing and Expan­sion

Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:

  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Headphone Thunderbolt / USB 4
Memory

8GB

  • 8GB unified memory
Storage2

256GB

  • 256GB SSD

512GB

  • 512GB SSD
Key­board and Track­pad

Backlit Magic Keyboard with:

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

Wi-Fi

  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Camera
720p FaceTime HD camera
Video Support

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of 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, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
Audio
  • Stereo speakers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Dolby Atmos playback
  • Three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
Operating Requirements

Line voltage: 100V to 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 3000 meters (10,000 feet)

Maximum storage altitude: 4500 meters (15,000 feet)

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

Size and Weight

Height: 0.41–1.61 cm (0.16–0.63 inch)

Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)

Depth: 21.24 cm (8.36 inches)

Weight: 1.29 kg (2.8 pounds)3

  • 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)
  • 1.61 cm (0.63 inch)
Operat­ing System

macOS

macOS is the most advanced desktop operating system in the world. macOS Big Sur introduces a bold new design and major updates to apps — taking macOS to a new level of power and beauty.

Learn moreabout macOS

Accessi­bility

Learn moreabout accessibility

Features include:

  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • Text to Speech
Built-in Apps4
Photos
iMovie
GarageBand
Pages
Numbers
Keynote
Safari
Mail
FaceTime
Messages
Maps
Stocks
Home
Voice Memos
Notes
Calendar
Contacts
Reminders
Photo Booth
Preview
Books
App Store
Time Machine
Music
Podcasts
Find My
QuickTime Player
In the Box

MacBook Air

30W USB-C Power Adapter

USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)

Limited Warra­nty and Service

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

Learn moreabout limited warranty and service

MacBook Air and the Environment

MacBook Air is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:5

Made with better materials

  • 100% recycled aluminum in the enclosure6
  • 100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35% or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy efficient

  • ENERGY STAR® certified7

Smarter chemistry8

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

Green manufacturing

  • Apple’s Zero Waste Program helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
  • All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100% of virgin wood fiber comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fiber packaging

Recycling

Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization.

Learn more about recycling

Apple and the Environment

We're committed to making our products without taking from the earth, and to become carbon neutral across our entire business, including products, by 2030.

MacBook Air