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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (M1, 2020) Specs
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (M1, 2020)
Product Brand: Apple
- Impressive performance with Apple's M1 chip, providing fast and efficient processing power.
- Retina display with True Tone technology delivers sharp and vibrant visuals.
- Backlit Magic Keyboard is comfortable to type on and includes a Touch ID sensor for secure login and purchases.
- Improved sound quality with stereo speakers and wide stereo sound.
- Long battery life, lasting up to 15 hours on a single charge.
- MacOS software provides a streamlined and user-friendly experience.
- Solid build quality with an aluminum body.
- Runs cool and quiet due to the efficient M1 chip design.
- Limited port selection, with only two USB-C ports and a headphone jack.
- Limited support for some legacy software and peripherals that are not yet optimized for the M1 chip.
- Limited upgradeability with only two USB-C ports.
- No built-in SD card reader or USB-A ports.
- No water resistance rating.
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, M1, 2020) laptop Specs and Features
The M1 chip gives the 2020 MacBook Air a significant performance boost over the previous Intel-based model, and it’s more than capable of handling everyday tasks. It’s also very power efficient, which helps to extend battery life.
The 2020 MacBook Air with M1 chip is a powerful and capable ultraportable laptop and a significant upgrade over the previous Intel-based MacBook Air.
The performance improvements are immediately noticeable, and the new MacBook Air easily outperforms its predecessor in speed and battery life. The only downside is the lack of ports, but that’s a minor issue compared to the overall package. If you’re looking for a new MacBook Air, the M1 model is the one to get.
What are the MacBook Air 13-inch (M1, 2020) laptop specifications?
Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the MacBook Air (13-inch, M1, 2020) laptop:
- Processor: 8-core M1 chip with 64-bit architecture and Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
- Memory: 8GB or 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
- Storage: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB SSD
- Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch
- Graphics: Apple custom-made M1 GPU with 7/8 cores
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
- Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
- I/O: Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, USB 3.1 Gen 2, 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Colours: Silver, Space Gray, Gold
Full Technical Specifications
|Device Type||Laptop Computer|
|Released||09 September, 2020|
|External Buttons and Connectors||
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:
Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
3.5 mm headphone jack
|Processor Type||Apple M1 chip|
|Processor Speed||2.1 GHz|
|Processor Cores||Octa Core|
|Base frequency||2.1 GHz|
|Turbo frequency||3.2 GHz|
|Fabrication process||5 nm|
Apple M1 chip
8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
7-core GPU, 8-core GPU
16-core Neural Engine
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
|RAM Type||LPDDR5 SDRAM|
|RAM Speed||4266 MHz|
|RAM Max||upto 16 GB|
|Storage Type||Solid State Drive (SSD)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||Retina display LED-backlit display with IPS technology|
|Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels|
|Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.||227 pixels per inch|
|Refresh rate||60 Hz|
|sRGB color space||99.8%|
|Adobe RGB profile||85.9%|
|DCI-P3 color gamut||98.6%|
|Response time||35 ms|
|Max. brightness||400 nits|
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 colors
Supported scaled resolutions:
Coating - Glossy (Antireflective)
1680 by 1050
1440 by 900
1024 by 640
400 nits brightness
Wide color (P3)
True Tone technology
|Height||0.16–0.63 inch (0.41–1.61 cm)|
|Width||11.97 inch (30.41 cm)|
|Depth||8.36 inch (21.24 cm)|
|Weight||2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)|
|Area||646 cm2 (100.1 inch2)|
|Side bezels||8.8 mm|
|Cooling system||Passive with vapor chamber|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Apple M1 GPU (8-core)|
|Fabrication process||5 nm|
|GPU base clock||450 MHz|
|GPU boost clock||1278 MHz|
|Memory size||System Shared|
|Memory bus||128 bit|
|Memory speed||4.27 Gbps|
|Shading units (cores)||1024|
|Texture mapping units (TMUs)||64|
|Raster operations pipelines (ROPs)||32|
|GPU performance||2.6 TFLOPS|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||macOS|
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||49.9 Wh|
|Weight of AC adapter||172 gramm|
|Cable length||2 meters|
|Charge power||30 W|
|Charging port position||Left|
|USB Power Delivery||Yes|
|Full charging time||2:23 hr|
Wide stereo sound
Support for Dolby Atmos playback
Three-mic array with directional beamforming
3.5 mm headphone jack
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
|Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||v5|
|Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible|
Input and Output
|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 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 sensor
Key travel - 1 mm
|USB Type-C||2x USB 3.1|
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.||No|
|3.5mm Audio jack||Yes|
|SD card reader||No|
|Proprietary charging port||No|