Apple in March 2020 refreshed the MacBook Air, introducing a new Magic Keyboard with scissor switches, faster processors for better CPU and GPU performance, more storage space, and a $999 starting price tag.
The MacBook Air's overall design is unchanged compared to the 2019 MacBook Air, featuring a tapered, wedge-shaped aluminum body with a 13-inch Retina display, slim black bezels, and a Force Touch trackpad. Apple offers the MacBook Air in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.
With over 4 million pixels and a resolution of 2560x1600, the MacBook Air's display is bright and crisp with vivid images and sharp text. The top of the display features a 720p FaceTime HD camera and a three microphone array. The display supports True Tone, which matches the white balance of the screen to the ambient lighting in the room, resulting in a more natural viewing experience.
|Processor||1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, with 4MB L3 cacheConfigurable 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 cache1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB L3 cacheConfigurable to 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 8MB L3 cache|
|Storage||256GB PCIe-based SSDConfigurable to 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD512GB PCIe-based SSDConfigurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Plus GraphicsSupport for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)|
|Audio||Stereo speakersWide stereo soundSupport for Dolby Atmos playbackThree-mic array with directional beamforming3.5 mm headphone jack|
|Camera||720p FaceTime HD camera|
|In the Box||MacBook Air30W USB-C Power AdapterUSB-C Charge Cable (2 m)|
|Display||Retina display13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colorsSupported scaled resolutions:1680 by 1050 1440 by 900 1024 by 640 16:10 aspect ratioTrue Tone technology|
|Charging and Expansion||Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:ChargingDisplayPortThunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)|
|Operating System||macOSmacOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. macOS Catalina brings new, dedicated apps for music, TV, and podcasts. Smart updates to the apps you use most. And Sidecar, which lets you use iPad as a second display. So you can take everything you do above and beyond.|
|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. Features include:Voice Control VoiceOver Zoom Increase Contrast Reduce Motion Siri and Dictation Switch Control Closed Captions Text to Speech|
|Touch ID||Touch ID sensor|
|Memory||8GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memoryConfigurable to 16GB of memory|
|Electrical and Operating Requirements||Line voltage: 100V to 240V ACFrequency: 50Hz to 60HzOperating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)Storage temperature: −13° to 113° F (−25° to 45° C)Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensingOperating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feetMaximum storage altitude: 15,000 feetMaximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet|
|Limited Warranty and Service||Your MacBook Air comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.|
|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 cache1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 8MB L3 cache16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology|
|Battery and Power||Up to 11 hours wireless webUp to 12 hours Apple TV app movie playbackUp to 30 days of standby timeBuilt-in 49.9‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery30W USB-C Power Adapter; USB-C power port|
|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 arrangementAmbient light sensorForce Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures|