MacBook Air

8-core CPU Devours tasks. Sips battery.

The CPU in the M1 is the fastest we’ve ever made. However, the M1’s 8-core CPU isn’t just 3.5 times faster than the previous generation. With that kind of processing power, the MacBook Air is capable of taking on new, extremely demanding tasks such as professional-quality editing and action-packed gaming. 2 — it strikes a balance between high-performance cores and efficiency cores, allowing it to crush everyday tasks while using a tenth of the power.

8-core GPU Plays hard. Works wonders.

Up to
faster graphics7


Up to 8-core GPU M1 has the fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer in the world. The GPU in the MacBook Air M1 puts it in a league of its own. 8 In comparison to the previous generation, this represents a 5x increase in graphics performance.7

Incredible graphics performance Content creators can now edit and play back multiple streams of full-quality 4K video without losing a frame for the first time. More graphics-intensive projects can now be completed on the MacBook Air than ever before. 9

MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip

Previous-generation MacBook Air (Baseline)

faster 3D title render speed7

MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip

Previous-generation MacBook Air (Baseline)

faster game performance10

MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip

Previous-generation MacBook Air (Baseline)

faster GPU raster performance11

MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip

Previous-generation MacBook Air (Baseline)

faster real-time 3D performance12

Battery life of up to 18 hours. That’s an additional 6 hours of free time.13

No fan. No noise.Just Air.

Thermal efficiency

MacBook Air delivers incredible performance without a fan thanks to the M1 chip’s industry-leading efficiency. An aluminum heat spreader now dissipates the heat generated by the system, allowing MacBook Air to run completely silently no matter how demanding the task.

Up to 9x faster.14 That’s a lot of data to process, even for a 16-core Neural Engine. Machine learning (ML) can be used in apps on the MacBook Air to automatically retouch photos like a pro, improve the accuracy of smart tools like magic wands and audio filters, and much more. That’s the power of a full stack of machine learning technologies, not just brainpower.

The power of macOS Big Sur on M1.

Best-in-class security and industry-leading privacy features. macOS Big Sur transforms Mac with major performance benefits and so much more, thanks to its development to unlock the potential of the M1 chip. A stunning new design. App updates with a lot of punch. It’s our most powerful software yet, running on the most cutting-edge hardware we’ve ever seen.

More power. Wakes instantly.

Up to
SSD storage15
Up to
faster SSD16

MacBook Air can keep asecret.


The M1 chip and macOS Big Sur give MacBook Air advanced security and privacy features that are unrivaled in its class, ensuring that your system and data are kept safe.

Secure Enclave coprocessor Provides a silicon-level foundation for important security features like Touch ID and Apple Pay, and it’s faster than ever with M1.

Dedicated AES storage encryption engine Encryption keys are kept secure while providing outstanding performance for encrypted storage and data protection.

Secure boot and runtime security features Assists in the protection of macOS while it is running by ensuring that only trusted Apple software loads at startup.

Activation Lock If your Mac is ever lost, stolen, or misplaced, this feature can help keep it safe and increase your chances of recovering it.

A wider palette of colors on display.



more colors than sRGB

Good looking. And easy on the eyes.
For a more natural viewing experience, MacBook Air automatically adjusts the white point of your display to the color temperature of your surroundings.

Face detection, meanwhile, employs the Neural Engine to adjust white balance and exposure for even more natural skin tones. Improve the clarity and sharpness of your images. In the shadows and highlights, there is more detail to be seen.

Say hello to microphones that concentrate on your voice rather than what’s going on around you.

With plenty of room to swipe, pinch, or zoom, you have precise control.

To lock or unlock MacBook Air, all you need is a single touch. Touch ID also fills in your shipping and billing information without sharing your credit card information when you shop online with Apple Pay. Without having to reenter your password, use your fingerprint to rent a movie, buy an app, or access secure documents or system settings.

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  • 13.3-inch Retina display18
  • Apple M1 chip
  • Up to 16GB memory
  • Up to 2TB storage15
  • Up to 18 hours battery life19
  • Touch ID

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