Apple MacBook Air: M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU & 7-Core GPU - 256GB, 13", Gold
Apple M1 Chip
Apple's 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.
Fastest CPU 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 3.5x faster than the previous generation - it balances high-performance cores with efficiency cores that can still crush everyday jobs while using just a tenth of the power.
Up to 9x 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.
macOS Big Sur
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.
Images take on new levels of detail and realism on the brilliant 13.3-inch, 2560x1600-resolution Retina display. Text is sharp and clear.
Camera & Mics
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.
- Finish: Gold
- Storage: 256GB SSD
- Memory: 8GB
- Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
- Operating System: macOS
- 8-core CPU with 4 perform-ance cores and 4 efficiency cores
- 7-core GPU
- 16-core Neural Engine
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560x1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colours.
Supported scaled resolutions:
400 nits brightness
Wide color (P3)
True Tone technology
Battery & 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
Key-board & Track-pad
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
78 (US) 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
- Wi-Fi: 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
- IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
- Stereo speakers
- Wide stereo sound
- Support for Dolby Atmos playback
- Three-mic array with directional beamforming
- 3.5mm headphone jack
Size & Weight
- Height: 0.41 - 1.09cm
- Width: 30.41 cm
- Depth: 21.24 cm
- Weight: 1.29kg