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Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip. Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with an up to 8-core GPU. And accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever—up to 18 hours.* MacBook Air. Still perfectly portable. Just a lot more powerful.

Battery life varies by use and configuration

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  • Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance
  • Go longer than ever with up to 18 hours of battery life1
  • 8-core CPU delivers up to 3.5x faster performance to tackle projects faster than ever2
  • Up to eight GPU cores with up to 5x faster graphics for graphics-intensive apps and games2
  • 16-core Neural Engine for advanced machine learning
  • 8GB of unified memory so everything you do is fast and fluid
  • Superfast SSD storage launches apps and opens files in an instant
  • Fanless design for silent operation
  • 13.3-inch Retina display with P3 wide color for vibrant images and incredible detail3
  • FaceTime HD camera with advanced image signal processor for clearer, sharper video calls
  • Three-microphone array focuses on your voice instead of what’s going on around you
  • Next-generation Wi-Fi 6 for faster connectivity 
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports for charging and accessories 
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID for secure unlock and payments 
  • macOS Big Sur introduces a bold new design and major app updates for Safari, Messages, and Maps 
  • Available in gold, space gray, and silver 

  • Legal 
    Configurable options are available. 
    1Battery life varies by use and configuration. 
    2Compared with previous generation. 
    3Display size is measured diagonally. 
      Accessi­bilityAccessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new MacBook Air. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can create and do amazing things.Learn moreabout accessibilityFeatures include:Voice ControlVoiceOverZoomIncrease ContrastReduce MotionSiri and DictationSwitch ControlClosed CaptionsText to Speech
        Built-in AppsPhotosiMovieGarageBandPagesNumbersKeynoteSiriSafariMailFaceTimeMessagesMapsNewsStocksHomeVoice MemosNotesCalendarContactsRemindersPhoto BoothPreviewBooksApp StoreTime MachineTVMusicPodcastsFind MyQuickTime Player

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          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 colors
          Supported scaled resolutions:
          1680 by 1050
          1440 by 900
          1024 by 640
          400 nits brightness
          Wide color (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
          • Apple M1 chip
          • 8-core CPU with 4 perform­ance cores and 4 efficiency cores
          • 8-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:
          • Charging
          • DisplayPort
          • Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
          • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
          8GB unified memory
          Configurable to:

          • 2256GB
          • 256GB SSD
          • Configurable to:
          • 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB
          • 512GB
          • 512GB SSD
          • Configurable to:
          • 1TB or 2TB
          • Key­board and Track­pad
          Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
          78 (U.S.) 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
          802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
          IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
          Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

          • 720p FaceTime HD camera
          Video Support
          Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors 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)
            AudioStereo speakersWide stereo soundSupport for Dolby Atmos playbackThree-mic array with directional beamforming3.5 mm headphone jack
              Operating RequirementsLine voltage: 100V to 240V ACFrequency: 50Hz to 60HzOperating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)Storage temperature: −13° to 113° F (−25° to 45° C)Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensingOperating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feetMaximum storage altitude: 15,000 feetMaximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

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