Apple unveiled the first ever Apple Silicon Mac on November 10, kicking things off with a new MacBook Air.

So we’ve put together a quick look at the technical specifications for the MacBook Air equipped with the brand new M1 processor under the hood. On the outside, there’s not much different between the early-2020 MacBook Air with an Intel processor inside, and the new late-2020 MacBook Air with the M1. However, the core changes are what matters.

In any event, let’s dig in.

The tech specs for the new MacBook Air with M1 processor

Finish

  • Space Gray
  • Silver
  • Gold

Price

  • $999
  • $1,249

Display

  • 13.3-inch Retina display
  • 2560 x 1600 native resolution
  • 227 pixels per inch
  • Supported resolutions, scaled:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • Wide color (P3) support
  • True Tone technology
  • 400 nits brightness

Size and weight

  • Height: 0.16–0.63 inch (0.41–1.61 cm)
  • Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
  • Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)

Chip options

  • 8-core CPU (4 performance cores/4 efficiency cores
  • 7-core or 8-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine

Battery and power

  • Up to 18 hours video playback in Apple TV app
  • Up to 15 hours wireless web usage
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Built-in 49.9-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

Charging and expansion

  • A pair of Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports that allow for:
    • Charging
    • DisplayPort
    • Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
    • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)

Storage

  • 256GB SSD
    • Configurable to: 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD
  • 512GB SSD
    • Configurable to: 1TB or 2TB SSD

Memory

  • 8GB unified memory
    • Configurable to: 16GB unified memory

Touch ID

  • Touch ID sensor

Wireless

  • Wi-Fi 6
    • 802.11ax
    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
  • Bluetooth 5

Built-in keyboard and trackpad

  • Magic Keyboard that features:
    • 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

Camera

  • 720p FaceTime HD camera

Video support

  • Supports full native resolution with millions of colors and an external display up to 6K at 60Hz
  • With Thunderbolt 3 digital video out:
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Audio

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

Operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: −13° to 113° F (−25° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Operating System

  • macOS

Accessibility

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

Built-in apps

  • Photos
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • Siri
  • Safari
  • Mail
  • FaceTime
  • Messages
  • Maps
  • News
  • Stocks
  • Home
  • Voice Memos
  • Notes
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Reminders
  • Photo Booth
  • Preview
  • Books
  • App Store
  • Time Machine
  • TV
  • Podcasts
  • Music
  • QuickTime Player
  • Find My

What’s in the box!?

  • MacBook Air with M1 processor
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)