MacBook Air Technical Specifications

Finish

Gold

Silver

Space Grey

Gold, Silver, Space Grey

Price
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 colours

Supported scaled resolutions:

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

400 nits brightness

Wide colour (P3)

True Tone technology

Chip

Apple M1 chip

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

Apple M1 chip

  • 8-core CPU with four perform­ance cores
    and four efficiency cores
  • 8-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
Battery and Power1
  • Up to 15 hours wireless web
  • Up to 18 hours Apple TV app 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 40 Gbps)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
Headphone Thunderbolt/USB 4
Memory

8GB

  • 8GB of unified memory

Configurable to:

  • 16GB
Storage2

256GB

  • 256GB SSD

Configurable to:

  • 512GB, 1TB
    or 2TB

512GB

  • 512GB SSD

Configurable to:

  • 1TB or 2TB
Key­board and Track­pad

Backlit Magic Keyboard with:

  • 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including four arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement and 12 function 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
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 in millions of colours 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)
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 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)

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

Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 metres (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
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • Text to Speech
Built-in Apps4
Photos
iMovie
GarageBand
Pages
Numbers
Keynote
Siri
Safari
Mail
FaceTime
Messages
Maps
Stocks
Home
Voice Memos
Notes
Calendar
Contacts
Reminders
Photo Booth
Preview
Books
App Store
Time Machine
TV
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

Products that you purchase in New Zealand are covered by New Zealand consumer law. For more details, click here.

Your MacBook Air also comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one‑year limited warranty from Apple. To learn more about how Apple will service your MacBook Air, click here.

Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to get up to three years of expert technical support and additional hardware coverage from Apple, including up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of NZ$169 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or NZ$499 for other damage. Coverage begins on your AppleCare+ purchase date. For more information, click here.

Config­ure to Order
Configure your MacBook Air with these options, only on the Apple website:
  • 16GB of unified memory
  • 512GB, 1TB or 2TB SSD

MacBook Air and the Environment

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

See the MacBook Air Product Environmental Report

Made with better materials

  • 100 per cent recycled aluminium in the enclosure6
  • 100 per cent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35 per cent 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 per cent renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100 per cent of virgin wood fibre comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fibre packaging

Apple and the Environment

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

See Apple’s commitment

MacBook Air