MacBook Air Technical Specifications

Finish

Gold

Space Gray

Silver

Gold, Space Gray, Silver

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

True Tone technology

Touch ID

Touch ID sensor

Processor

1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, with 4MB L3 cache

1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB L3 cache

Storage1

256GB PCIe-based SSD

512GB PCIe-based SSD

Memory

8GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory

Battery and Power2

Up to 11 hours wireless web

Up to 12 hours Apple TV app movie playback

Up to 30 days of standby time

Built-in 49.9‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery

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

Size and Weight

Height: 0.16–0.63 inch (0.41–1.61 cm)

Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)

Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)

Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)3

  • 11.97"
  • 0.63"
Graphics

Intel Iris Plus Graphics

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 6K display with 6016-by-3384 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors, or One external 5K display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors, or Up to two external 4K displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors

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 40Gb/s)

USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)

Wireless

Wi-Fi

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

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Audio

Stereo speakers

Wide stereo sound

Support for Dolby Atmos playback

Three-mic array with directional beamforming

3.5 mm headphone jack

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

Electrical and Operating Requirements

Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC

Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz

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

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

Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing

Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet

Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet

Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Operating System

macOS

macOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. macOS Catalina brings new, dedicated apps for music, TV, and podcasts. Smart updates to the apps you use most. And Sidecar, which lets you use iPad as a second display. So you can take everything you do above and beyond.

Learn moreabout macOS

Accessibility

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • 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

We take responsibility for the environmental footprint of our products throughout their life cycle. Learn more

MacBook Air is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact5:

Made with better materials

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

Energy efficient

  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements

Smarter chemistry

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

Green manufacturing

  • Final assembly supplier sites do not generate any waste sent to landfill6
  • All final assembly suppliers 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 how to recycle your Mac

Learn more

Read the MacBook Air Environmental Reports for detailed information on these devices’ environmental performance.

Accessories

Mac Software

Displays and Adapters

    • LG UltraFine 4K Display
    • LG UltraFine 5K Display
    • USB-C to USB Adapter
    • USB-C to SD Card Reader
    • USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
    • USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter
    • USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
    • Power Adapter Extension Cable
    • World Travel Adapter Kit

Other Accessories

    • USB-C to Lightning Cable
    • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
    • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable (0.8 m)
    • 30W USB-C Power Adapter
    • Blackmagic eGPU
    • Blackmagic eGPU Pro
    • 13-inch Leather Sleeve
    • Magic Mouse 2
    • Magic Trackpad 2
    • Magic Keyboard
    • Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad

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