MacBook Air M1 13-inch 2020


The Apple MacBook Air M1 13-inch 2020 is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2020 as part of the MacBook Air computers. The computer has been introduced on November 10, 2020, released on November 17, 2020, and its price started at $799.

The all-new MacBook Air for the first time is powered by Apple Silicon and features a 3.2 GHz 8-Core Apple M1 processor, a 16-Core Neural EngineSecure Enclave coprocessor, 7-Core or 8-Core integrated Apple GPU, 13.3″ Retina LED-backlit LCD IPS Display with True Tone, aluminum unibody case in three color options: Silver, Space Gray, and Gold, 8 or 16 GB of RAM, 128 / 256 GB or 512 GB of SSD memory, Bluetooth 5.0, two USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (Thunderbolt 3) ports, FaceTime HD camera, illuminated keyboard with scissor mechanism, Touch ID, ambient light sensor, Multi-Touch trackpad with Force Touch technology, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and up to 18 hours of battery life.

This MacBook has been partially discontinued on June 6, 2022, when Apple introduced the new MacBook Air M2 2022. From that date, in Apple Store available is only a 7-Core GPU option while the 8-Core version has been discontinued. Another thing is that the MacBook Air with 7-Core GPU was available for $799, and the new price is $999.

Today MacBook Air M1 13-inch 2020 is 1 years old!

MacBook Air M1 2020
Source: apple.com – MacBook Air M1 2020

MacBook Air M1 13-inch 2020 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedNovember 10, 2020
ReleasedNovember 17, 2020
DiscontinuedJune 6, 2022 (8-Core GPU)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir10,1
Model NumberA2337
EMC3598
Order NumberMGN53LL/A (128 GB Space Gray)
MGN83LL/A (128 GB Silver)
MGN63LL/A (256 GB Space Gray)
MGN93LL/A (256 GB Silver)
MGND3LL/A (256 GB Gold)
MGN73LL/A (512 GB Space Gray)
MGNA3LL/A (512 GB Silver)
MGNE3LL/A (512 GB Gold)
Original Price$799
$999
$1,249
ColorsSilver Aluminum
Space Gray Aluminum
Gold Aluminum
Weight2.8 Ibs.
1.270 KG
Dimensions0.16 – 0.63” H x 11.97” W x 8.36” D
0.4 – 1.6 cm H x 30.4 cm W x 21.23 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorApple M1
Processor Speed2.1 GHz (high-efficiency)
3.2 GHz (high-performance)
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores8 (4 – high-performance and 4 – high-efficiency)
Security ChipSecure Enclave coprocessor
Cache4 MB L2 (high-efficiency)
12 MB L2 (high-performance)

Storage & Media

Storage128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
1 TB SSD
2 TB SSD
MediaNone

Memory

Built-in Memory8 GB 4266 MT/s LPDDR4X
16 GB 4266 MT/s LPDDR4X
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory SlotsNone

Display

Built-in Display13.3″ Retina LED-backlit LCD IPS Display with True Tone
Pixel Density227 ppi
Brightness400 cd/m2
Resolutions1024 x 640
1440 x 900
1680 x 1050
2560 x 1600 (native)

Graphics

Graphics CardApple GPU
Number of Cores7 or 8
Graphics MemoryShared with the system through Unified Memory Architecture
Display ConnectionThunderbolt 3
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
Display SupportOne external 6K display with 6016 x 3384 pixels at 60 Hz
External ResolutionUp to 6016 x 3384 pixels at 60Hz
CameraFaceTime HD camera (720p)

Expansion

Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive Interface8.0 GT/s NVMe PCIe x4
BaysNone

Connections

Wi-Fi802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
InfraredNone
USBThunderbolt or USB 4 ports support USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Thunderbolt2 – Thunderbolt 3 / USB 4 (Up to 40 Gbps)
Audio In3 – Microphones
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
2 – Speakers
DisplayThunderbolt 3 port
Security SlotNone

Sensors

Motion SensorNone
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardFull-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys
Touch IDIntegrated Touch ID sensor
TrackpadMulti-Touch trackpad with Force Touch

Software

Original OSmacOS 11
Maximum OSThe latest release of macOS
FirmwareApple iBoot
AirDropSupported
Power NapSupported
HandoffSupported
Unlock with Apple WatchSupported
Bundled SoftwaremacOS 11
iPhoto
iMovie
GarageBand
Pages
Numbers
Keynote

Power

System BatteryIntegrated 49.9 W Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity4379 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 18 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter30 W USB-C Power Adapter

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