MacBook Air

Power. It’s in the Air.

MacBook Air with M1 is an incredibly portable laptop — it’s nimble and quick, with a silent, fanless design and a beautiful Retina display. Thanks to its slim profile and all‑day battery life, this Air moves at the speed of lightness.

Supercharged by the Apple M1 chip

M1 Chip

Small chip. Giant leap.

M1 is our first chip designed specifically for Mac. Apple silicon integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and so much more onto a single tiny chip. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, M1 delivers exceptional performance, custom technologies, and unbelievable power efficiency — a major breakthrough for Mac.

CPU

8-core CPU Devours tasks. Sips battery.

The CPU on M1 isn’t just astonishingly fast — it balances high-performance cores with efficiency cores that crush everyday jobs while using far less energy. With that kind of processing power, MacBook Air can take on intensive tasks like professional-level video editing and action-packed gaming.

GPU

7-core GPU
Plays hard. Works wonders.

The GPU in M1 delivers lightning‑fast integrated graphics. So you can create, edit, and seamlessly play back multiple streams of full‑quality 4K video without dropping a frame.

All-day battery life

Up to 18 hours of battery life. Go long — free of charge.1

Thermal efficiency

No fan.
No noise.

Just Air.

Thermal efficiency

With the incredible efficiency of the M1 chip, MacBook Air delivers amazing performance without a fan. An aluminum heat spreader dissipates the heat the system generates, so no matter how intense the task, MacBook Air runs completely silently.

Machine learning

A 16-core Neural Engine capable of 11 trillion operations per second. Process that. Apps on MacBook Air can use machine learning (ML) to automatically retouch photos like a pro, make smart tools such as magic wands and audio filters more accurate at auto‑detection, and so much more. That’s not just brainpower — that’s the power of a full stack of ML technologies.

macOS

The power of macOS on M1.

macOS unlocks the potential of the M1 chip and transforms Mac with all-new ways to work and play. Connect, share, and create like never before using FaceTime and Messages. Explore the web on the streamlined Safari, the fastest browser in the world.2 And work across Mac and your other Apple devices with Universal Control. macOS also includes industry-leading privacy features and best‑in‑class security.

Speed and responsiveness

The M1 chip and macOS work together to make the entire system snappier. MacBook Air wakes instantly from sleep. Everyday tasks from flipping through photos to browsing Safari are faster. And your hardest-working apps all have access to the power they need.

More power. Wakes instantly.

A massive collection of apps

All your go-to apps run lightning fast in macOS — including Microsoft 365 and many of your favorite iOS apps. And with over 10,000 apps and plug-ins optimized for Apple silicon, your creative future is wide open.

Unified memory

The do‑it‑all notebook gets do‑the‑unbelievable memory. The M1 chip brings up to 16GB of superfast unified memory. This single pool of high‑bandwidth, low‑latency memory allows apps to share data between the CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine efficiently — so everything you do is fast and fluid.

SSD storage

Up to2TBSSD storage3

Bring your photos, movies, music, and documents with you — and open them in a flash.

Security

MacBook Air

can
keep a

secret.

Security

The M1 chip and macOS give MacBook Air advanced security and privacy features beyond anything in its class, helping to protect your system and data.

Secure Enclave coprocessor Provides a silicon-level foundation for critical security features like Touch ID — and with M1, it’s superfast.

Dedicated AES storage encryption engine Keeps encryption keys safe while delivering incredible performance for encrypted storage and data protection.

Secure boot and runtime security features Ensures that only trusted Apple software loads at startup and helps protect macOS while running.

Activation Lock Helps keep your Mac secure if it‘s ever lost, stolen, or misplaced, and can improve your chances of recovering it.

Retina display

Lifelike colors

for unreal beauty.

Images take on new levels of detail and realism on the brilliant 13.3‑inch, 2560‑by‑1600-resolution Retina display. Text is sharp and clear. Colors are bright and vibrant. And the glass goes right to the edge of the enclosure, so nothing takes away from your gorgeous view.

P3 wide color gamut

A wider palette of colors on display.

25%more colors than sRGB

Pixel density

razor sharp text

clarity.

True Tone technology

Good looking. And easy on the eyes. MacBook Air automatically adjusts the color temperature of your display to your environment for a more natural viewing experience.

Camera and mics

You’re live on the Air.

The image signal processor of the M1 chip helps you look your best for every FaceTime call and video conference. Three built-in microphones make sure what you say gets heard.

FaceTime HD camera

Get clear, sharp images. See amazing detail in shadows and highlights. And face detection uses the Neural Engine to improve tone mapping and color accuracy for natural‑looking skin tones.

Three-microphone array

Say “Hello” to mics that focus on your voice instead of what’s going on around you.

Magic Keyboard

Go ahead.

Take the keys.

When a keyboard types like a dream and still does a whole lot more, that’s magic. With preprogrammed shortcuts, useful features are easy to access. Switch keyboard languages, respond with the perfect emoji, find documents with Spotlight — there’s so much you can do with just a tap. And the backlit keys with ambient light sensor help you type in low‑light settings.

Scissor mechanism

The refined scissor mechanism delivers the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.

Deconstructed view of the Magic Keyboard scissor mechanism

Force Touch trackpad

Precise control with plenty of room to swipe, pinch, or zoom.

Touch ID

One touch is all it takes to unlock MacBook Air. Use your fingerprint to rent a movie, buy an app, or access things like secure documents or system settings without having to reenter your password.

  • Icon of a fingerprint

    Unlock your Mac

  • App Store logo icon

    Make purchases on the App Store

  • Icon representing a locked document

    Open password-protected documents

  • Apple TV logo icon

    Make
    purchases

    on the Apple TV app

Connectivity

Charges, chats, streams, works, and plays well

with others.

Wi‑Fi 6

The next generation of Wi‑Fi isn’t just faster — it keeps MacBook Air going strong even as more and more devices join the network.

Wi‑Fi 6

up to 1.2Gb/s throughput4

Thunderbolt

Ultra‑high bandwidth meets ultra‑versatility. Thunderbolt enables data transfer, charging, and video output all through a single port — and MacBook Air has two of them.

Charging

6K

External
display

Data transfer
up to 40Gb/s4

Connecting your
devices

Which Mac notebook is right for you?

Compare all Mac models
Available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold

MacBook Air

M1 chip

13.3-inch Retina display5

Apple M1 chip

  • Up to
    16GB memory
  • Up to
    2TB storage3
  • Up to
    18 hours battery life1
  • Touch ID
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Available in Midnight, Starlight, Space Gray, and Silver

New MacBook Air

M2 chip

13.6-inch Liquid Retina display5

Apple M2 chip

  • Up to
    24GB memory
  • Up to
    2TB storage3
  • Up to
    18 hours battery life6
  • Touch ID
Available in Space Gray and Silver

New MacBook Pro 13”

13.3-inch Retina display5

Apple M2 chip

  • Up to
    24GB memory
  • Up to
    2TB storage3
  • Up to
    20 hours battery life7
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
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Available in Space Gray and Silver

MacBook Pro 14” and 16”

14.2-inch or 16.2-inch
Liquid Retina XDR display5

Apple M1 Pro chip or
Apple M1 Max chip

  • Up to
    64GB memory
  • Up to
    8TB storage3
  • Up to
    21 hours battery life8
  • Touch ID
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