MacBook Air features the Apple T2 Security Chip — our second-generation custom‑engineered Mac silicon chip designed to make MacBook Air even more secure. So when you use Touch ID to unlock your Mac, authenticate a document or pay a merchant online, your information stays safe. With on-the-fly data encryption, all your data stored on the SSD is automatically and fully encrypted. And thanks to the T2 Security Chip, a familiar voice comes to MacBook Air — Hey Siri is always ready to open apps, find documents, play music and answer your questions.
The latest-generation MacBook Air keyboard features our butterfly mechanism — providing four times more key stability than a traditional scissor mechanism, along with greater comfort and responsiveness. And individual LED-backlit keys with an ambient light sensor help you type in low‑light environments.
The Force Touch trackpad lets you interact with your Mac in a variety of ways based on subtle differences in pressure. You have precise control and a uniform response — no matter where you click the trackpad — as well as plenty of room for Multi-Touch gestures like pinch and zoom. Your fingers will feel right at home.
Even though it weighs just 1.25 kilograms, the new MacBook Air packs quite a punch. An eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor helps you power through daily activities, from reading email and browsing the web to creating Keynote presentations and editing in iMovie. Up to 16GB of memory lets you work seamlessly even with multiple apps open, while up to 1TB of SSD storage lets you launch apps in a flash and provides plenty of room for all your documents, photos, and videos.
With up to 12 hours of battery life, MacBook Air is your day‑in, day‑out dynamo. Check email, browse the web, shop online, write documents, watch videos, manage spreadsheets and more, all without plugging in. Taking a long-haul flight? Line up the movies, because MacBook Air is ready to play for up to 13 hours — nonstop.
Thunderbolt 3 combines ultra-high bandwidth with the remarkable versatility of the USB‑C industry standard to create one revved-up universal port — and MacBook Air has two of them. Thunderbolt 3 integrates data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector, delivering up to 40 Gbps of throughput for twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2. Existing devices are easily connected with a cable or adapter. And Thunderbolt 3 is reversible, so no matter how you plug it in, it’s always the right way up.
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 colours
Supported scaled resolutions:
- 1680 by 1050
- 1440 by 900
- 1024 by 640
- 16:10 aspect ratio
Integrated Touch ID sensor
1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz and 4MB L3 cache
256GB PCIe-based SSD
8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Battery and Power
Up to 12 hours wireless web
Up to 13 hours iTunes movie playback
Up to 30 days of standby time
Built-in 50.3-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
30W USB-C Power Adapter; USB-C power port
Size and Weight
Height: 0.41-1.56 cm (0.16-0.61 inch)
Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)
Depth: 21.24 cm (8.36 inches)
Weight: 1.25 kg (2.75 pounds)
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Support for Thunderbolt 3-enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display in millions of colours and:
One external display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at up to 60Hz
Up to two external displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at up to 60Hz
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
VGA, HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 output using adapters (sold separately)
720p FaceTime HD camera
Charging and Expansion
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
3.5-mm headphone jack
Keyboard and Trackpad
Full-sized keyboard with:
78 (US) or 79 (ISO) individual LED-backlit keys, including 12 function keys and four arrow keys
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
Electrical and Operating Requirements
Line voltage: 100-240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)
Storage temperature: -25° to 45° C (-13° to 113° F )
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
Operating altitude: Tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)
Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 metres (15,000 feet)
Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 metres (35,000 feet)
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