8-Core CPU available in 512GB only. The 256GB version has a 7-core CPU
Power. It’s in the Air.
Our thinnest, lightest notebook, completely transformed by the Apple M1 chip. CPU speeds up to 3.5x faster. GPU speeds up to 5x faster. Our most advanced Neural Engine for up to 9x faster machine learning. The longest battery life ever in a MacBook Air. And a silent, fanless design. This much power has never been this ready to go.
Small chip. Giant leap.
It’s here. Our first chip designed specifically for Mac. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 system on a chip (SoC) integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O and so much more onto a single tiny chip. With incredible performance, custom technologies and industry-leading power efficiency,M1 is not just a next step for Mac — it’s another level entirely.
8-core CPU Devours tasks. Sips battery.
M1 has the fastest CPU we’ve ever made. With that kind of processing speed, MacBook Air can take on new extraordinarily intensive tasks like professional-quality editing and action-packed gaming. But the 8‑core CPU on M1 isn‘t just up to 3.5x faster than the previous generation— it balances high-performance cores with efficiency cores that can still speed through everyday jobs while using just a tenth of the power.
All-day battery life
Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using pre-production MacBook Air systems with Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU, configured with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Battery life varies by use and configuration.
With the industry-leading efficiency of the M1 chip, MacBook Air delivers amazing performance without a fan. Now an aluminium heat spreader dissipates the heat the system generates, so no matter how intense the task, MacBook Air runs completely silently.
Up to 9x faster. Even for a 16‑core Neural Engine, that’s a lot to process. 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 brain power — that’s the power of a full stack of ML technologies
Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using pre-production MacBook Air systems with Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU,configured with 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Air.
The power of macOS Big Sur on M1.
Developed to unlock the potential of the M1 chip, macOS Big Sur transforms Mac with major performance benefits and so much more. Powerful updates for apps. A beautiful new design. Industry-leading privacy features and best‑in‑class security. It’s our most powerful software ever — running on our most advanced hardware yet.
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.
Lifelike colours for unreal beauty.
Images take on new levels of detail and realism on the brilliant 13.3‑inch, 2560x1600-resolution Retina display. Text is sharp and clear. Colours are more vibrant than ever. And the glass goes right to the edge of the enclosure, so nothing takes away from your gorgeous view.
A wider palette of colours on display.
MacBook Air automatically adjusts the white point of your display to the colour temperature of your environment for a more natural viewing experience.
Camera and mics
You’re live on the Air.
The image signal processor in 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 whether you’re on a call, dictating a note or asking Siri about the weather.
Get clearer, sharper images. See more detail in shadows and highlights. And face detection uses the Neural Engine to adjust white balance and exposure for even more natural-looking skin tones.
Say “Hello” to mics that focus on your voice instead of what’s going on around you.
Get down to it. Write away.
When a keyboard types like a dream and still does a whole lot more: that’s magic. With new pre-programmed shortcuts, useful features are even easier to access. Get help from Siri, 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.
Precise control with plenty of room to swipe, pinch or zoom.
One touch is all it takes to lock or 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 re-enter your password. And when you shop online with Apple Pay, Touch ID fills in your shipping and billing information without sharing your card details.
Charges, chats, streams, works and plays well with others.
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.
Thunderbolt / USB 4
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.
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:
400 nits brightness
Wide colour (P3)
True Tone technology
Apple M1 chip
- 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
- 7-core GPU
- 16-core Neural Engine
Battery and Power
- 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:
- Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
8GB unified memory
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
- 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
- IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
- Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
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)
- Stereo speakers
- Wide stereo sound
- Support for Dolby Atmos playback
- Three-mic array with directional beamforming
- 3.5mm headphone jack
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)
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.
In the Box
30W USB‑C Power Adapter
USB‑C Charge Cable (2m)
APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13.3" M1