One immersive experience.
Easy to bring along. Totally brings it.
MacBook Air packs heavy-duty performance into just 2.8 pounds. The available quad-core Intel Core i7 processor delivers up to 2x faster CPU performance1 and up to 80 percent faster graphics performance,4 to help you power through everything from browsing the web to playing games to editing video. Up to 16GB of high-performance 3733MHz memory lets you work seamlessly even with multiple apps open. The fast SSD storage starts at 256GB — double the capacity of the previous standard configuration. And it can be configured with up to 2TB, providing plenty of room for all your movies, music, photos, files, and games.
KeyboardFeel the Magic.
The advanced security and convenience of Touch ID are built right into MacBook Air. Simply place your finger on the Touch ID sensor and — just like that — your Mac unlocks. Use your fingerprint to immediately access locked documents, notes, and system settings, without entering yet another password. Online shopping is even easier — select Apple Pay at checkout, and with just one touch you’re done. No need to enter shipping or billing info, and your card details are never shared. With Touch ID, your private information stays private.
Instantly authenticate password-protected documents
Apple T2 Security Chip
MacBook Air features the Apple T2 Security Chip — second-generation custom Mac silicon designed by Apple 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, MacBook Air features a familiar voice — Hey Siri is always ready to open apps, find documents, play music, and answer your questions.
Speakers and CameraSound that speaks volumes.
Three-microphone array captures your voice more accurately
FaceTime HD camera for one‑to‑one and group calls
Thunderbolt 3One for all, all in one.
Thunderbolt 3 combines ultra-high bandwidth with the ultra-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 40Gb/s 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 right side up.
Learn more about Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
macOS CatalinaThe power of Mac. Taken further.
Featuring dedicated apps for music, TV, and podcasts, smart new features in the apps you use every day, and Sidecar, which lets you use iPad as a second Mac display.
Mac + iPhoneAll together now.
Copy a photo on your iPhone and paste it on your Mac. Create a shopping list on your Mac and take it with you on your iPhone. Or start an Apple Arcade game on either device and finish it on the other. Your Mac works with your iPhone in ways no other computer can.
MessagesSend and receive text messages on your Mac. All the messages that appear on your iPhone appear on your Mac too, so all your conversations are always up to date.
HandoffStart a document, email, text, note, and more on your Mac and finish it on your iPhone — or vice versa.
Powerful built-in apps.
Every Mac comes equipped with a collection of powerful creativity and productivity apps. So you can get right to work. Or play.
MaterialsMade with 100% recycled aluminum.
MacBook Air is made with an aluminum alloy created by Apple that delivers the same strength, durability, and flawless finish — without mining any new aluminum from the earth. It’s designed to use shavings of recaptured aluminum that are re-engineered down to the atomic level. The result is an enclosure as incredibly beautiful and strong as any we have made.2
6000 series aluminum for strength and durability
Supported scaled resolutions:
1680 by 1050
1440 by 900
1024 by 640
16:10 aspect ratio
True Tone technology
512GB PCIe-based SSD
Configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD
Up to 30 days of standby time
Built-in 49.9‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
30W USB-C Power Adapter; USB-C power port
Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)3
One external 5K display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors, or
Up to two external 4K displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output using adapters (sold separately)
Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networkingIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Support for Dolby Atmos playback
Three-mic array with directional beamforming
3.5 mm headphone jack
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
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
Siri and Dictation
Text to Speech
USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 8MB L3 cache
16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD