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; 2560x1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colours

Supported scaled resolutions:

  • 1680x1050
  • 1440x900
  • 1024x640

400 nits brightness

Wide colour (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 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 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Headphone Thunderbolt / USB 4
Memory

8GB

  • 8GB 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 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 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
  • 3.5mm 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% non-condensing

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 inches)

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 inches)
Operating System

macOS

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Accessi­bility

Learn more

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
News
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 (2m)

Limited Warranty and Service

In the United Kingdom, consumers are entitled to a free-of-charge repair or replacement, by the seller, of goods that do not conform with the contract of sale. Under English law, consumers have up to six years from the date of delivery to exercise their rights; however, various factors may impact your eligibility to receive these remedies. 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+ to get up to three years of expert technical support and hardware coverage, including up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to an excess fee. For more information, click here.

Config­ure to Order
Configure your MacBook Air with these options, only at apple.com:
  • 16GB unified memory
  • 512GB, 1TB or 2TB SSD

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 impact:5

See the MacBook Air Product Environmental Report

Made with better materials

  • 100% recycled aluminium 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 Programme 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 fibre comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fibre packaging

Apple Trade In

Trade in your eligible device for credit towards your next purchase, or get an Apple Gift Card you can use anytime.9 If your device isn’t eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it for free.

See how it works

Learn more

Read the MacBook Air Environmental Report for detailed information on its environmental performance.

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.

See Apple’s commitment

MacBook Air