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MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

The MacBook Air (M1, 2020) was introduced at Apple's 'One More Thing' event on 10 November 2020, and is one of the first Macs to feature Apple Silicon as part of the transition from x86_64-based Intel processors.

It was made available for preorder on 10 November 2020, and for purchase on 17 November 2020.

The firmware identifier is MacBookAir10,1.

Application Processor[edit source]

This model of the MacBook Air uses the M1 SoC.

Operating System[edit source]

Specifications[edit source]

Color options[edit source]

  • Gold, Silver or Space Gray

Processor, Memory and Storage options[edit source]

  • Processor: M1 with 7- or 8-core GPU
  • Memory: 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4X-4266 (68.256 GB/s)
  • Storage: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB

Size and Weight[edit source]

  • Size: 0.16-0.63 inches (0.41-1.61 cm) (height) x 11.97 inches (30.41 cm) (width) x 8.36 inches (21.24 cm) (depth)
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)

Display[edit source]

  • 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

Camera[edit source]

  • 720p FaceTime HD camera

Input[edit source]

  • 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

Audio[edit source]

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

Display Support[edit source]

  • 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

Charging and Expansion[edit source]

Wireless[edit source]

  • Wi-Fi
    • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
      IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
  • Bluetooth

Battery and Power[edit source]

  • Built-in 49.9-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
    • Current: 4,379 mA⋅h
    • Power: 49.9 W⋅h
    • Voltage: 11.4 V
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter

External Links[edit source]

MacBook Air on Apple's website
MacBook Air (M1, 2020) on Wikipedia