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MacBook Air
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  12” Retina display1
  13.3” display1
  13.3” Retina display1
Up to 2-core Intel Core i7 processor
Up to 2-core Intel Core i7 processor
Up to 2-core Intel Core i5 processor
Up to 16GB memory
  8GB memory
Up to 16GB memory
Up to 512GB storage2
Up to 512GB storage2
Up to 1.5TB storage2
Up to 10 hrs battery life4
Up to 12 hrs battery life4
Up to 12 hrs battery life4

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Touch ID

Processor
1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3
1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
2.2GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 615
Intel HD Graphics 6000
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Memory
8GB
16GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
Storage2
256GB SSD
512GB SSD
128GB SSD
256GB SSD
512GB SSD
128GB SSD
256GB SSD
512GB SSD
1.5TB SSD
Display
12-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Retina display
Widescreen display
Retina display
2304 by 1440 pixels
1440 by 900 pixels
2560 by 1600 pixels
300 nits brightness
300 nits brightness
400 nits brightness
Full standard color (sRGB)
Standard color (sRGB)
Full standard color (sRGB)

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Size and Weight3
Height
0.35–1.31 cm (0.14–0.52 inch)
Height
0.3–1.7 cm (0.11–0.68 inch)
Height
0.41–1.56 cm (0.16–0.61 inch)
Width
28.05 cm (11.04 inches)
Width
32.5 cm (12.8 inches)
Width
30.41 cm (11.97 inches)
Depth
19.65 cm (7.74 inches)
Depth
22.7 cm (8.94 inches)
Depth
821.24 cm (.36 inches)
Weight
0.92 kg (2.03 pounds)
Weight
1.35 kg (2.96 pounds)
Weight
1.25 kg (2.75 pounds)
Camera
480p FaceTime camera
720p FaceTime HD camera
720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
Stereo speakers
Stereo speakers
Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
Dual microphones
Three microphones
3.5 mm headphone jack
3.5 mm headphone jack
3.5 mm headphone jack

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Keyboard and Trackpad
Full-size backlit keyboard with:
Full-size backlit keyboard with:
Full-size backlit keyboard with:
78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys

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Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor
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
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
Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
Wireless
802.11ac Wi-Fi
802.11ac Wi-Fi
802.11ac Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
Ports
USB-C port
Two USB 3 ports

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Thunderbolt 2 port
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

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SDXC card slot

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Secure Authentication

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Touch ID

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Integrated Touch ID sensor
Video Calling
FaceTime video
FaceTime video
FaceTime video
Initiate video calls over Wi-Fi to any FaceTime-enabled device
Initiate video calls over Wi-Fi to any FaceTime-enabled device
Initiate video calls over Wi-Fi to any FaceTime-enabled device
Audio Calling
FaceTime audio
FaceTime audio
FaceTime audio
Initiate audio calls over Wi-Fi to any FaceTime-enabled device
Initiate audio calls over Wi-Fi to any FaceTime-enabled device
Initiate audio calls over Wi-Fi to any FaceTime-enabled device
Wi-Fi calling
Wi-Fi calling
Wi-Fi calling
Power and Battery4
Up to 10 hours wireless web
Up to 12 hours wireless web
Up to 12 hours wireless web
Up to 12 hours iTunes movie playback
Up to 12 hours iTunes movie playback
Up to 13 hours iTunes movie playback
Integrated 41.4-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
Integrated 54-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
Integrated 50.3-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
30W USB-C Power Adapter
45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
30W USB-C Power Adapter
USB-C power port
MagSafe 2 power port
USB-C power port

MacBook Air

MacBook Air (Retina)