Apple MacBook Air 13"

Apple MacBook Air 13"

Apple MacBook Air 13"

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MacBook Air

Power. It’s in the Air.

Our thinnest, lightest notebook, completely transformed by the Apple M1 chip. CPU speeds up to 3.5× faster. GPU speeds up to 5× faster. Our most advanced Neural Engine for up to 9× 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.

Supercharged by the Apple M1 chip

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-engineered technologies and industry-leading power efficiency1, M1 is not just a next step for Mac — it’s another level entirely.

CPU

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 3.5× 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.

 

8-core GPU Plays hard. Works wonders.

Up to5×faster graphics

 

All-day battery life

Up to 18 hours of battery life. That’s six more hours, free of charge.

 

Thermal efficiency

No fan.
No noise.
Just Air.

 

Machine learning

Up to 9× 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.


macOS Big Sur

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.


Speed and responsiveness

The M1 chip and macOS Big Sur 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.


Biggest collection of apps ever

Run powerful apps built for M1. All your existing apps work thanks to Rosetta 2. And for the first time, you can use your favourite iPhone and iPad apps directly on macOS Big Sur. Altogether you’ll have access to the biggest collection of apps ever for Mac.

 

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 to2TBof SSD storage

Up to2×faster SSD

Security

MacBook Air
can keep a
secret.

 

Retina display

Lifelike colours
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. Colours are more vibrant than ever. And the glass goes all the way to the edge of the enclosure, so nothing takes away from your gorgeous view.

P3 wide colour gamut

 

A wider palette of colours on display.

25%more colours than sRGB


Pixel density

clarity.

 

True Tone technology

Good looking. And easy on the eyes. 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.

FaceTime HD camera

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.

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 new preprogrammed shortcuts, useful features are even easier to access. Get help from Siri, switch keyboard languages, respond with the perfect emoji and 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.

 

Force Touch trackpad

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


Touch ID

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.

  • Unlock your Mac
  • Use Apple Pay
  • Open password-protected documents
  • 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 1.2 Gbps of throughput

Thunderbolt/USB 4

Ultra‑high bandwidth meets remarkable 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 at

up to 40 Gbps

Connecting your devices

 

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 colours

Supported scaled resolutions:

  • 1680 by 1050
  • 1440 by 900
  • 1024 by 640

400 nits brightness

Wide colour (P3)

True Tone technology

Chip

Apple M1 chip

  • 8-core CPU with four perform­ance cores
    and four efficiency cores
  • 7-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine

Apple M1 chip

  • 8-core CPU with four perform­ance cores
    and four 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 40 Gbps)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
HeadphoneThunderbolt/USB 4

Memory

8GB

  • 8GB of unified memory

Configurable to:

  • 16GB

Storage

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 four arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement and 12 function keys
  • 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 in 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
  • 3.5-mm 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% noncondensing

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 inch)

Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)

Depth: 21.24 cm (8.36 inches)

Weight: 1.29 kg (2.8 pounds)

Operat­ing System

macOS

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.

Learn moreabout macOS

Accessi­bility

Learn moreabout accessibility

Features include:

  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • Text to Speech
 

In the Box

MacBook Air

30W USB‑C Power Adapter

USB‑C Charge Cable (2 m)

Limited Warra­nty and Service

Products that you purchase in Australia are covered by Australian consumer law. 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+ for Mac to get up to three years of expert technical support and additional hardware coverage from Apple, including up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of A$149 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or A$429 for other damage. Coverage begins on your AppleCare+ purchase date. For more information, click here.

Config­ure to Order
Configure your MacBook Air with these options, only on the Apple website:
  • 16GB of unified memory
  • 512GB, 1TB or 2TB SSD
MacBook Air and the Environment

 

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

See the MacBook Air Product Environmental Report

 

Made with better materials

  • 100 per cent recycled aluminium in the enclosure6
  • 100 per cent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35 per cent or more recycled plastic in multiple components

 

Energy-efficient

  • ENERGY STAR® certified7

 

Smarter chemistry

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

 

Green manufacturing

  • Apple’s Zero Waste Program helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
  • All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy for Apple production
 

Mac Software

    • Final Cut Pro
    • Logic Pro