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  1. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 using preproduction MacBook Air systems with Apple M1 chip and 8-core GPU, configured with 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. The wireless web test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing 25 popular websites with display brightness set to 8 clicks from bottom. The Apple TV app movie playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 1080p content with display brightness set to 8 clicks from bottom. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for more information.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  4. iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are available on the Mac App Store. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID and a device that is compatible with the OS version required for each app.
  5. Data accurate as of product launch.
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MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020) - Technical Specifications

 

Finish 

Display 

  • 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
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • True Tone technology

Touch ID 

Processor 

  • 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
    Configurable to 1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB L3 cache; or 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 8MB L3 cache

Storage1 

  • 256GB PCIe-based SSD
    Configurable to 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD

Memory 

  • 8GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
    Configurable to 16GB of memory

Battery and Power2 

  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 12 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
  • Built-in 49.9‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter; USB-C power port

Size and Weight 

  • Height: 0.16–0.63 inch (0.41–1.61 cm)
  • Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
  • Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)3

Graphics 

  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)

Video Support 

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and: 

  • One external 6K display with 6016-by-3384 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors, or
  • One external 5K display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors, or
  • Up to two external 4K displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors

Thunderbolt 3 digital video output 

  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output using adapters (sold separately)

Camera 

Charging and Expansion 

Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for: 

  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb/s)

Wireless 

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Audio 

  • Stereo speakers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Dolby Atmos playback
  • Three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

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

Electrical and Operating Requirements 

  • Line voltage: 100 to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: −13° to 113° F (−25° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Operating System 

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Accessibility 

Accessibility 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 more about Accessibility

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 (2 m)

Configure to Order 

Configure your MacBook Air with these options, only at apple.com: 

  • 1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB L3 cache
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 8MB L3 cache
  • 16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X 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 about MacBook Air and the Environment 

MacBook Air is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact5

Made with better materials

  • 100% recycled aluminum in the enclosure
  • 100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35% or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy efficient

  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements

Smarter chemistry

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • BFR-, PVC-, and beryllium-free

Green manufacturing

  • Final assembly supplier sites do not generate any waste sent to landfill6
  • All final assembly suppliers are transitioning to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100% of virgin wood fiber comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fiber packaging

Acoustic Performance 

Declared noise emission values in accordance with ECMA-109 

 Sound Power Level
A,m (B)
Sound Pressure Level
Operator Position
A,m (dB)
Idle1.3 (= 0.3)4
Wireless web1.3 (= 0.3)3
  1. A,m is the mean A-weighted sound power level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 B.
  2. A,m is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest 1 dB).
  3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel)
  4. v is the statistical adder for computing upper-limit of A-weighted sound power level.
  5. The quantity, A,c (formerly called Ad) may be computed from the sum of A,m and .
  6. The Wireless web test browses 25 popular websites.
  7. Configuration tested: 1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB memory, 500GB storage, Intel Iris Plus Graphics.

 

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2020 using preproduction 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3-based MacBook Air systems with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The wireless web test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing 25 popular websites with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. The Apple TV app movie playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 1080p content with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. The standby test measures battery life by allowing a system, connected to a wireless network and signed in to an iCloud account, to enter standby mode with Safari and Mail applications launched and all system settings left at default. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for more information.
  3. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  4. iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are available on the Mac App Store. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID and a device that is compatible with the OS version required for each app.
  5. Data accurate as of product launch.
  6. Final assembly supplier sites for the MacBook Air are third-party certified as Zero Waste by UL LLC (UL 2799 Standard).
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MacBook Air with M1 review: Specs

Price: $999 (starting), $899 (education)
CPU: Apple M1
Display: 13.3‑inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel
Battery: 14:41 (tested)
Memory: 8GB to 16GB
Storage: 256GB to 2TB
Dimensions: 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
Weight: 2.8 pounds

The new Apple MacBook Air with M1 took your idea of what a MacBook Air is, and threw it in the recycling bin. Yes, it's still got the same iconic wedge aesthetic, but Apple Silicon makes it far more powerful and capable than ever before. Thus, a new era kicked off for the MacBook Air — one with Pro-grade power that challenges Intel-based Windows PCs — and often beats them.

As a prospective MacBook shopper myself, I'm happy to say that the new MacBook Air offers serious performance gains over its predecessor, and many more hours of battery life as well. This MacBook Air with M1 review will show why this is one of the best laptops, period. In fact, it's so good that it won recommendations for best laptop overall and longest-lasting laptop in our Tom's Guide Awards 2021.

Most of the apps I've used on the MacBook Air are still the Intel versions, which macOS Big Sur uses Rosetta 2 to translate for working on its ARM-based processor. Once app developers make Universal versions, their apps will run even faster on the Apple silicon systems, like this M1-based MacBook Air. 

Not only am I going to pit the new M1 MacBook Air against the best PC laptops in this review, I'm also comparing it against the Intel-based MacBook Air released earlier this year, to show how much has changed (or hasn't). And since we've just released our Dell XPS 13 OLED review, we're going to mention how it compares on color output and battery life.

MacBook Air with M1 review: Price and release date

The MacBook Air with M1 starts at $999, though educational customers can get it for $899. That model has an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The $1,249 model is a little more stacked, with 512GB of SSD storage — plus an 8-core GPU.

Currently, you can get $200 off the 512GB MacBook Air M1 at Amazon for $1,099 and $100 off the 256GB MacBook Air M1 for $899.

The MacBook Air with M1 debuted on November 17, 2020, but those who are still waiting may be rewarded. The MacBook Air 2021 is rumored to have thinner bezels and MagSafe charging.

But if you don't need a new laptop right now, you may want to wait a few months. The latest report out of Bloomberg suggests a revamped MacBook AIr will come after the Pros (which is expected as early as this summer). This laptop would have the "direct successor" to the Apple M1 chip, which would have as many computing cores — but running faster. The graphics cores will increase by two: from 7 or 8 to 9 or 10. 

MacBook Air with M1 review: Performance

The MacBook Air's performance — powered by the M1 processor and 16GB of RAM — is phenomenal. When I split its screen between 20 Chrome (Intel, not Universal) tabs and a 1080p YouTube video — plus Apple's Mail and Photos app, Pixelmator (again, an Intel app) and 1Password (Intel, again) in the background, I never saw anything close to a hiccup. Oh, and in the background, 20GB of 4K video was being AirDrop transferred, while everything stayed smooth and stable.

During a group call, I even found time to play around with iOS apps, downloading and opening the Overcast podcatcher, HBO Max and the game Among Us. All while a 4K YouTube video of a chef cooking played on my laptop monitor, I played around in each of those apps, so I could start an Adventure Time episode, download a podcast and drag my lil Among Us guy around on screen. Yes, I'm very good at multitasking.

Most of the time, the MacBook Air with M1 felt — performance-wise — like it was identical (if not faster) than the 2020 Core i5 MacBook Pro I've used to test Big Sur, or the 2017 Core i7 MacBook Pro work computer I replied upon. This includes when I connected an external monitor. Before this, I was a bit skeptical, even with Apple's boasts of 3.5x improved performance vs the Intel MacBook Air released earlier this year, because I've always pushed my MacBooks to the limit, and needed a MacBook Pro, and not an Air, to do my work. This MacBook Air? It feels like a Pro.

And let's see how that shakes out in benchmarks — and I'll note that not all of our tests were done with Universal versions of apps, and Intel versions aren't optimized for the M1. 

The Air scored 5,962 on the Geekbench 5.1 (Intel) multicore test, which was practically in a dead-heat with the 5,925 from the M1 MacBook Pro. The Air soundly beat the 5,084 from the ZenBook 13 and the 5,319 from the XPS 13 (both tested with the Intel Core i7-1165G7 CPU and 16GB of RAM), on the comparable Geekbench 5.2 test. The old Intel MacBook Air Y-series Intel CPU mustered only 2,738.

This MacBook Air? It feels like a Pro.

On our Handbrake (Universal) video conversion test, which transcodes a 4K video to 1080p, the MacBook Air finished the test in 9 minutes and 15 seconds and the MacBook Pro took 7:44 (on a Beta version of Handbrake that's optimized for Apple silicon). Those times obliterate those from the ZenBook 13 (17:51) and XPS 13 (18:22), as well as the 27:10 time from the Intel MacBook Air from earlier this year.

Apple also promised twice as fast storage speeds, and they delivered. The 1TB SSD in the MacBook Air we tested hit a read speed of 2692 MBps on the Black Magic Disk Speed Test (Intel), literally more than twice the 1,301.9 MBps read rate from the Intel MacBook Air. 

The MacBook Air scored a 653 on the PugetBench Photoshop (Intel) test, which beats the 588 from the XPS 13, but falls to the 743 from the ZenBook 13 (a rare wn for the x86 crowd). The MacBook Pro came pretty close, with a 649. 

MacBook Air with M1 review: Graphics

Our test MacBook Air has the 8-core GPU configuration, which (by the feel of it) could reshape the Mac in the minds of some gamers. I started it off easy, running Bioshock 2 Remastered (at the native 2560 x 1600 resolution) and that game played smoothly, as rippling water flowed through the rooms I navigated, electro shocks hit enemies and all the underwater life outside the hallways I explored moved without a glitch. 

But since that's an older game, I brought out Rise of the Tomb Raider (also at 2560 x 1600, and set to Medium graphics) which looked great on the MacBook Air — and I never thought I'd see a MacBook Air run a demanding AAA game at all. Whether I was climbing a snowy arctic mountain, or exploring the deserts of Syria, Lara Croft moved as she should. Oh, and both of these games are Intel versions running via Rosetta 2, so they're not Universal versions (yet).

When we benchmarked Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm (Intel) on the MacBook Air (where 1440 x 900 was the highest resolution supported), it ran at 37 frames per second, walloping the 7 fps score we got from the Intel MacBook Air and coming in slightly under the M1 MacBook Pro's 38 fps time. The ZenBook 13 and XPS 13 (which could run that game at a slightly sharper 1080p) posted rates of 21 and 16 fps, respectively.

Interestingly, the GFXBench Metal Aztec Ruins graphics benchmark (Universal) gave the Air and Pro practically similar scores: a 54 on High and 60 on Normal (both rounded down).

MacBook Air with M1 review: Battery Life

On the Tom's Guide web browsing battery test, the new MacBook Air lasted an epic 14 hours and 41 minutes.

Apple declared its M1 chip would enable all-day battery life, and the company has hit that mark. On the Tom's Guide battery test (web browsing at 150 nits), the new MacBook Air lasted an epic 14 hours and 41 minutes (while the new MacBook Pro hit 16:32) — times that beat both the ZenBook 13 (13:47) and XPS 13 (11:07). The OLED XPS 13 (7:59) put in a much lower time.

And for those who just want to compare against the previous Intel Macs — they're left in the dust. The Intel MacBook Air (9:31) and MacBook Pro (10:21) times have now been beaten by 5 and 6 hours, respectively.

MacBook Air with M1 review: Webcam

I've wanted Apple to give its MacBooks a higher-resolution camera, but they found another way to improve the MacBook for the Zoom era. The M1 chip features an image signal processor that makes you look better in a couple of ways. 

I put the New MacBook Air's webcam in a head-to-head face-off with the early-2020 Intel-based MacBook Pro, with both joining the same Google Meet call. My boss, looking at two of me at the same time, noted that the video from the M1-based MacBook Air offered better colors, including skin tones, and an overall brighter picture. Other calls I made on the MacBook Air, where we didn't have a live comparison, didn't wow anyone with the video quality, which goes to show that a better webcam would still be welcome.

MacBook Air with M1 review: Design

The MacBook Air with M1 looks and feels exactly like the early 2020 MacBook Air I reviewed back in March. And that's arguably the point. This MacBook Air has the same wedge-shaped machined-aluminum chassis (available in gold, silver and space gray) that we're used to, as Apple seems to want to ease users into the Apple Silicon era.

So, the 12 x 8.4 x 0.6-inch, 2.8 pound M1 MacBook Air looks exactly like its Intel-based predecessor (11.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches and 2.8 pounds). And to be honest, it still has room to shrink. The 2.5-pound Asus ZenBook 13 (11.9 x 8 x 0.5 inches) is a bit lighter, while the 2.8-pound Dell XPS 13 has a smaller 11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6-inch footprint, thanks in part to its razor-thin InfinityEdge bezels.

Apple sells the MacBook Air in gold, silver and space gray. I prefer gold, so much so that I really wish Apple would offer it for the MacBook Pro (which it does not).

MacBook Air with M1 review: Ports

The M1 MacBook Air has 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB 4 ports, just like its Intel-based predecessor, plus a headphone jack on the side (which I pray Apple never removes). While its USB-C ports are both on the left side, the XPS 13 splits them between the left and right side, making it easier to connect devices on your right.

Other laptops simply offer more ports. The XPS 13 also has a microSD reader, which the MacBook Air does not. The ZenBook 13 has a full HDMI-out and a USB-A port, but no headphone jack.

Annoyed that the MacBook Air doesn't have the old MagSafe charging? Worry no more, rumor has it that the MacBook Air 2021 will pack the more convenient charging standard.

Plus, the ZenBook is also designed for serious durability, having passed multiple MIL-STD 810G certifications (including extreme temperatures and altitudes, drops, shocks, and vibrations).

MacBook Air with M1 review: Display

As I watched Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse on the MacBook Air M1, I noticed how the pinks, yellows and blues of the graffiti popped off the screen, as did the greens of the arachnid that bit into young Miles Morales. As for detail, the MacBook Air's 2,560 x 1600-pixel Retina display provided fine details, with the hairs on that spider, the myriad of Ben-Day dots in the entire film, as well as the grains of the wood floors in Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite. The starting configurations of the ZenBook 13 and XPS 13 both rock 1080p screens, which are not as sharp.

We're still waiting on an OLED MacBook, as the Dell XPS 13 OLED just came out to get tons of applause for its gorgeous panel. That said, its improved screen comes at a big downside, as I mention in the battery life section.

According to our Klein K10-A colorimeter, the MacBook Air with M1 produces 114.3% of the sRGB spectrum, which is slightly above the scores of the M1 MacBook Pro (110.6%) Asus ZenBook 13 (107.5%) and the Dell XPS 13 (97.9%). The Intel MacBook Air posted a similar 113%, and the OLED XPS 13 hit a hair higher, at 117.3%

Our colorimeter also rates the new MacBook Air's display as producing up to 365.8 nits of brightness (a bit below the company's 400-nit estimate), which makes it similar to the display of the Intel-based MacBook Air (386 nits) and the ZenBook 13 (370 nits). The M1 MacBook Pro (434.8 nits) and the XPS 13 (469.2 nits) get brighter. That extra brightness could help it prevent colors from darkening a bit when you view the panel 30 degrees to the left and right.

MacBook Air with M1 review: Keyboard and touchpad

Testing out the MacBook Air's Magic Keyboard on the 10fastfingers typing test, I clicked my way to 74 words per minute, not far from my 80 wpm average. As was the case with the early 2020 MacBook Air, this keyboard was the upgrade Apple needed, after its too-shallow Butterfly-switch keys proved controversial, with many arguing they were prone to sticking when small detritus or dust got into the keys.

The MacBook Air's 4.8 x 3.2 glass Force Touch trackpad offers accurate input recognition, and smooth scrolling. Apple continues to substitute haptic feedback for clicks, a decision that seems to have been a success (though I preferred it the old way).

MacBook Air with M1 review: Audio

Turning on Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls on Parade" I noted how the MacBook Air's stereo speakers get loud enough to fill my pretty-large living room with sweet sound. Synths and guitar riffs sounded accurate, Zach De La Rocha's vocals came out clearly and the speakers have a decently large soundstage, giving a somewhat immersive feel.

Also, the MacBook Air supports Dolby Atmos, so when I watched Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse on the Air, I felt like I heard the movie's booming score more than I have on previous laptops. Whether that was Post Malone and Swae Lee's "Sunflower" or the timbre of Nicolas Cage's voice for the Spider-Noir character, the movie just sounded better.

When you’re making video calls, and the trio of built-in microphones means that Siri can hear you (correctly) even when you're speaking away from the laptop.

MacBook Air with M1 review: Heat

When I used the MacBook Air in my lap, while writing this review, watching video, and syncing my personal and professional email in Mail.app I noticed the Air get a little warm. Not to an unpleasant degree, though. That’s good news, since the new Air doesn’t have a fan. 

After we streamed 15 minutes of full HD video on the MacBook Air, our heat gun picked up low readings on its touchpad (78 degrees Fahrenheit), keyboard (80.5 degrees) and underside (83 degrees), which all fall under our 95 degree comfort threshold.

MacBook Air with M1 review: Software and iOS apps

As you've doubtlessly noticed, multiple applications we used to test and benchmark the MacBook Air were applications made for Intel processors. The Apple M1 chip, and all upcoming Apple silicon, will not natively run these applications. Fortunately, Rosetta 2 — Apple's tool for translating applications to run smoothly — is here and it performs that action up upon installation, so those applications can run unhindered. Hopefully, developers will create Universal versions of these apps sooner, rather than later, so the M1 Macs can run to their potential.

Apple silicon chips like the M1 will also allow you to run iPhone and iPad apps on your Mac. They'll be distributed in the Mac App Store, but look for the text "Not verified for macOS" — if you see that, the developer hasn't confirmed that their app runs smoothly on the Mac. Apps will default to arrive on the Mac App Store, but developers can opt out, so don't expect everything. I've tried out some of my favorites, including Overcast, and it's nice to get the HBO Max app on the Mac, so you can save movies for watching offline. Playing Among Us without a touch screen had a bit of a learning curve.  

Finally, macOS Big Sur is at the heart of the new MacBook Air, and I've enjoyed it as I spent the summer playing around with it in betas. Its bright interface uses transparency and translucency a lot, which might require some adjustments based on your personal preferences. The biggest update to Big Sur is how Safari is getting competitive with Chrome, by gaining a customizable home screen and new tab previews.

MacBook Air with M1 review: Verdict

This MacBook Air with M1 review has shown why its amazing endurance and shockingly good speed combine to take the MacBook Air to new heights. If only it packed a couple more ports and slimmed down its bezels, the new MacBook Air might be 5-star perfect.

The Dell XPS 13 has much smaller bezels, but it trails behind the MacBook Air in performance and battery life. You could save $650 with a similarly configured $999 Asus ZenBook 13, and get a few ports too, but you'd be sacrificing performance and around an hour of endurance. For those who live and work in the Apple ecosystem, though, the new MacBook Air is the easiest buying decision you've had in ages.

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.

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MacBook Air

Line of ultraportable notebook computers by Apple

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The MacBook Air is a line of notebook computers developed and manufactured by Apple Inc. It consists of a full-size keyboard, a machinedaluminum case, and, in the more modern versions, a thin light structure. The Air was originally positioned above the previous MacBook line as a premium ultraportable.[2] Since then, the original MacBook's discontinuation in 2011, and lowered prices on subsequent iterations, have made the Air Apple's entry-level notebook.[3] In the current product line, the MacBook Air is situated below the performance range MacBook Pro.

The Intel-based MacBook Air was introduced in January 2008 with a 13.3-inch screen, and was promoted as the world's thinnest notebook, opening a laptop category known as the ultrabook family. Apple released a second-generation MacBook Air in October 2010, with a redesigned tapered chassis, standard solid-state storage, and added a smaller 11.6-inch version. Later revisions added Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and Thunderbolt.[4] The third generation was released in October 2018, with reduced dimensions, a Retina display, and combination USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports for data and power. An updated model was released in February 2020 with the Magic Keyboard and an option for an Intel Core i7 processor.

In November 2020, Apple released the first MacBook Air with Apple silicon based on the Apple M1 processor.

Intel-based[edit]

Main article: MacBook Air (Intel-based)

First generation (Unibody)[edit]

The original 2008 MacBook Air

Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air during Apple’s keynote address at the 2008 Macworld conference on January 15, 2008.[5] The first generation MacBook Air was a 13.3" model, initially promoted as the world's thinnest notebook at 1.9 cm (a previous record holder, 2005's Toshiba Portege R200, was 1.98 cm high).[6][7] It featured a custom[8]IntelMerom CPU and Intel GMA GPU which were 40% as big as the standard chip package.[9] It also featured an anti-glare LEDbacklitdisplay, a full-size keyboard, and a large trackpad that responded to multi-touch gestures such as pinching, swiping, and rotating.[10]

The MacBook Air was the first subcompact notebook offered by Apple after the 12" PowerBook G4 discontinued in 2006. It was also Apple's first computer with an optional solid-state drive.[11] It was Apple's first notebook since the PowerBook 2400c without a built-in removable media drive.[12] To read optical disks, users could either purchase an external USB drive such as Apple's SuperDrive or use the bundled Remote Disc software to access the drive of another computer wirelessly[13] that has the program installed.[14][15] The MacBook Air also did without a FireWire port, Ethernet port, line-in, and a Kensington Security Slot.[16]

On October 14, 2008, a new model was announced with a low-voltage Penryn processor and NvidiaGeForce graphics.[17] Storage capacity was increased to a 128 GB SSD or a 120 GB HDD,[18] and the micro-DVI video port was replaced by the Mini DisplayPort.[19] A mid-2009 version featured slightly higher battery capacity and a faster Penryn CPU.[20]

Second generation (Tapered Unibody)[edit]

Left side of Second generation MacBook Air. From left to right, MagSafe 2power connector, USBport, headphone jack and built-in microphone.

On October 20, 2010, Apple released a redesigned 13.3-inch model with a tapered enclosure, higher screen resolution, improved battery, a second USB port, stereo speakers, and standard solid state storage. An 11.6-inch model was introduced, offering reduced cost, weight, battery life, and performance relative to the 13.3-inch model, but better performance than typical netbooks of the time. Both 11-inch and 13-inch models had an analog audio output/headphone minijack supporting Apple earbuds with a microphone. The 13-inch model received a SDXC-capable SD Card slot.[21][22][23][24][10]

On July 20, 2011, Apple released updated models, which also became Apple's entry-level notebooks due to lowered prices and the discontinuation of the white MacBook around the same time.[3] The mid-2011 models were upgraded with Sandy Bridge dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 3000, backlit keyboards, Thunderbolt, and Bluetooth was upgraded to v4.0.[25][26] Maximum storage options were increased up to 256 GB. This revision also replaced the Expose (F3) key with a Mission Control key, and the Dashboard (F4) key with a Launchpad key.

On June 11, 2012, Apple updated the line with Intel Ivy Bridge dual-core Core i5 and i7 processors, HD Graphics 4000, faster memory and flash storage speeds, USB 3.0, an upgraded 720pFaceTime camera, and a thinner MagSafe 2 charging port.[27]

On June 10, 2013, Apple updated the line with Haswell processors, Intel HD Graphics 5000, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The standard memory was upgraded to 4 GB, with a maximum configuration of 8 GB. Storage started at 128 GB SSD, with options for 256 GB and 512 GB. The Haswell considerably improved battery life from the previous generation, and the models are capable of 9 hours on the 11-inch model and 12 hours on the 13-inch model; a team of reviewers exceeded expected battery life ratings during their test.[28]

In March 2015, the models were refreshed with Broadwell processors, Intel HD Graphics 6000, Thunderbolt 2, and faster storage and memory.[29] In 2017 the 13-inch model received a processor speed increase from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz and the 11-inch model was discontinued. The 2017 model remained available for sale after Apple launched the next generation in 2018. It was discontinued in July 2019. Before its discontinuation it was Apple's last notebook with USB Type-A ports, MagSafe, a non-Retina display, a backlit rear Apple logo, and the startup chime.[30]

Third generation (Retina)[edit]

MacBook Air (Third generation)

On October 30, 2018, Apple released the third generation MacBook Air, with Amber Lake processors, a 13.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, Touch ID, and two combination USB-C 3.1 gen 2/Thunderbolt 3 ports plus one audio jack. The screen displays 48% more color and the bezels are 50% narrower than the previous generation, and occupies 17% less volume. Thickness was reduced to 15.6mm and weight to 1.25 kg (2.75 pounds). It was available in three finishes, silver, space gray, and gold. Unlike the previous generation, this model could be configured with an Intel Core i7 processor, possibly because Intel never released the i7-8510Y CPU that would have been used In the previous generation.

The base 2018 model came with 8 GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, 128 GB SSD, Intel Core i5 processor (1.6 GHz base clock, with Turbo up to 3.6 GHz) with Intel UHD Graphics 617.[31]

Apple released updated models in July 2019 with True Tone display technology and an updated butterfly keyboard using the same components as the mid-2019 MacBook Pro.[32][33] A test found that the 256 GB SSD in the 2019 model has a 35% lower read speed than the 256 GB SSD in the 2018 model, though the write speed is slightly faster.[34]

Updated models were released in March 2020 with Ice Lake processors, updated graphics, support for 6K output to run the Pro Display XDR and other 6k monitors, and replaced the butterfly keyboard with a Magic Keyboard design similar to that found in the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro.[35][36]

Apple silicon[edit]

Main article: MacBook Air (Apple silicon)

On November 10, 2020, Apple announced an updated MacBook Air with an Apple-designed M1 processor, launched alongside an updated Mac Mini and 13-inch MacBook Pro as the first Macs with Apple's new line of custom ARM-based Apple silicon processors.[37] The device uses a fanless design.[38] It also adds support for Wi-Fi 6, USB4 / Thunderbolt 3 and Wide color (P3).[39] The M1 MacBook Air can only run one external display; the previous Intel-based model was capable of running two 4K displays.[40] The FaceTime camera remains 720p but Apple advertises an improved image signal processor for higher quality video.[41]

Supported operating systems[edit]

Supported macOS releases[edit]

macOS Big Sur, the current release of macOS, will work with Wi-Fi and graphics acceleration on unsupported MacBook Air computers with a compatible patch utility.[42]

Boot Camp–supported Windows versions (Intel models only)[edit]

There is no Boot Camp support for Apple silicon models.[49]

Timeline of the MacBook family

See also: Timeline of Macintosh models

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Windows XP can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 3 or earlier. This includes Mac OS X 10.6 or earlier and copies of Mac OS X 10.7 that have not been updated to Boot Camp 4.
  2. ^ abWindows Vista can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 3 or earlier. This includes Mac OS X 10.6 or earlier and copies of Mac OS X 10.7 that have not been updated to Boot Camp 4.
  3. ^The 32-bit version of Windows 7 can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 3.1 to 6.0. This includes OS X 10.11 and earlier.
  4. ^The 64-bit version of Windows 7 can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 3.1 or later, running macOS High Sierra or earlier. Later versions of macOS no longer support Windows 7.
  5. ^Windows 8 can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 5.0 to 6.0. This includes OS X 10.11 and earlier.
  6. ^Only 64-bit versions of Windows are supported for Windows 8 and later.
  7. ^Windows 8.1 can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 5.1 or later, running macOS High Sierra or earlier. Later versions of macOS no longer support Windows 8.1.
  8. ^Windows 10 can only be installed on Macs with Boot Camp 6.0 or later. It is the only supported version of Windows on macOS Mojave and later.

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MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) has been launched in 2017.
MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) have macOS Mojave

Device Size

MacBook Air 2017 screen size is 13.3 inch screen . Physical dimensions for MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) device is 0.11 x 12.8 INCH or ( 0.3 x 32.5 MM).

Displaying of Units are in this order "Height x Width"

Screen Pixel Density and CSS Pixel Ratio

"Pixel" is smallest unit/element of any display.

The total number of pixels that fit into an inch is referred to as "Screen Density" or "Pixel Density" and it measured as "Pixels Per Inch".
Pixel Desnsity have limits to display Pixels Per Inch depends on different screen sizes. When number of pixels per inch increases than it's screen-size limit, the Display resolution will increase but actual device width/height in pixels remain same. Actual device pixels are known as Device Independent Pixels or CSS Pixel Ratio.


MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) resolution is 1440 x 900 PX with ~ 128 pixel desnsity.
MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) viewport size is 1440 x 900 PX with ~ 128 actual pixel density, which means it have 1.0 mdpi display pixel density.

Is MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) have Retina ?

The answer is simple "No". MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) does not have retina.

Screen Resolution and Viewport

The sum of pixels which are displaying on a device is called as "Screen Resolution". and sum of actual pixels of any device is reffered to as "Viewport".

MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) have 13.3" physical screen size with IPS technology and it's native resolution is 1440 x 900 Pixels with approximately 128 PPI pixel density. MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) has viewport size 1440 x 900 Pixels and its pixel ratio is about 1.0.

MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) supports scaled lower resolutions listed below:
- 1152 x 720
- 1280 x 800
- 1024 x 640

MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840 x 2160 resolution at 60Hz on an external display, both at millions of colors..

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CSS Media Queries

MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) Media Queries (In terms of Mobile only)

MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) Min-Width Media Queries

MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) Min-Height Media Queries

MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) Landscape Media Queries

MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) Portrait Media Queries

MacBook Air 2017 (13 Inch) Device Width Media Queries

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When was the first computer invented?

The first mechanical computer was invented in 1822 by Charles Babbage. This computer does not resemble the computer that we know today. Babbage developed this model, Difference Engine, with the help of Ada Lovelace, considered to be the first computer programmer for her work and notes on the Difference Engine. Babbage never complete a full-scale functional version of the Difference Engine.

What is computer science?

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