MacBook Air Retina 13-inch 2020

The Apple MacBook Air Retina 13-inch 2020 is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2020 as part of the MacBook Air computers. The computer has been introduced on March 18, 2020, and its price started at $999.

The new MacBook Air features a 1.1 GHz Intel Core i3 or 1.1 GHz Intel Core i5 or 1.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 13.3″ Retina LED-backlit LCD IPS Display with True Tone, aluminum unibody case in three color options: Silver, Space Gray, and Gold, security chip Apple T2, 8 or 16 GB of RAM, 256 or 512 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 5.0, two USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (Thunderbolt 3) ports, FaceTime HD camera, illuminated keyboard with the new scissor mechanism, Touch ID, ambient light sensor, Multi-Touch trackpad with Force Touch technology, and integrated 1.5 GB Intel Iris Plus Graphics graphics in the base model.

This computer has been discontinued on November 10, 2020.

Today MacBook Air Retina 13-inch 2020 is 2 years old!

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

IntroducedMarch 18, 2020
DiscontinuedNovember 10, 2020
Model IdentifierMacBookAir9,1
Model NumberA2179
Order NumberMWTJ2LL/A (Core i3 Space Gray)
MWTK2LL/A (Core i3 Silver)
MWTL2LL/A (Core i3 Gold)
MVH22LL/A (Core i5 Space Gray)
MVH42LL/A (Core i5 Silver)
MVH52LL/A (Core i5 Gold)
Original Price$999
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


ProcessorIntel Core i3 1000NG4 “Ice Lake” (1.1 GHz)
Intel Core i5 1030NG7 “Ice Lake” (1.1 GHz)
Intel Core i7 1060NG7 “Ice Lake” (1.2 GHz)
Processor Speed1.1 GHz
1.2 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 3.2 GHz (Core i3)
Up to 3.5 GHz (Core i5)
Up to 3.8 GHz (Core i7)
Number of Cores2 (Core i3)
4 (Core i5 and Core i7)
Security ChipApple T2
System BusOn Package Interface (OPI) at 4 GT/s
Cache4 MB L3 (Core i3)
6 MB L3 (Core i5)
8 MB L3 (Core i7)

Storage & Media

Storage256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD


Built-in Memory8 GB LPDDR4X PC4-29800 SDRAM 3733 MHz
16 GB LPDDR4X PC4-29800 SDRAM 3733 MHz
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory SlotsNone
Interleaving SupportYes


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 CardIntel Iris Plus Graphics
Graphics MemoryUp to 1.5 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Display ConnectionThunderbolt 3
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
Display SupportOne external 6K display with 6016 x 3384 resolution at 60 Hz
One external 5K display with 5120 x 2880 resolution at 60 Hz
Up to two external 4K displays with 4096 x 2304 resolution at up to 60 Hz
External ResolutionUp to 6016 x 3384 pixels at 60Hz
CameraFaceTime HD camera (720p)


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


BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
USB2 – Thunderbolt ports with support USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Thunderbolt2 – Thunderbolt 3 (Up to 40 Gbps)
Audio In3 – Microphones
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
2 – Speakers
DisplayThunderbolt 3 port
Security SlotNone


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


Original OSmacOS 10.15.3
Maximum OSThe latest release of macOS
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Power NapSupported
Unlock with Apple WatchSupported
Bundled SoftwaremacOS 10.15


System BatteryIntegrated 49.9 W Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity4379 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours
Standby TimeUp to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter30 W USB-C Power Adapter

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