Apple 13.3" MacBook Air M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020, Space Gray)

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Apple 13.3" MacBook Air M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020, Space Gray)
Key Features
  • Apple M1 8-Core CPU
  • 16GB Unified RAM | 512GB SSD
  • 13.3" 2560 x 1600 Retina IPS Display
  • 8-Core GPU | 16-Core Neural Engine
The Apple 13" MacBook Air features Apple's first chip designed specifically for Mac. The Apple M1 integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system on a chip (SoC). Tackle your projects with the fast 8-Core CPU and take on graphics-intensive apps and games with the 8-core GPU. Accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. Complete with a silent, fanless design and up to 18 hours of battery life, the MacBook Air is still portable, but now a lot more powerful. It also has 16GB of unified RAM and a 512GB SSD.
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Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Late 2020 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Apple M1 Chip
  • 313.3" Retina IPS Display
  • 4True Tone Technology
  • 5Touch ID
  • 6Magic Keyboard
  • 7Thunderbolt 3 with USB4 Support
  • 8Software Features

The Apple 13" MacBook Air features Apple's first chip designed specifically for Mac. The Apple M1 integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system on a chip (SoC). Tackle your projects with the fast 8-Core CPU and take on graphics-intensive apps and games with the 8-core GPU. Accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. Complete with a silent, fanless design and up to 18 hours of battery life, the MacBook Air is still portable, but now a lot more powerful. It also has 16GB of unified RAM and a 512GB SSD.

With over 4 million pixels, the 13.3" Retina Display features a 2560 x 1600 screen resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio for 227 pixels per inch (ppi). The display also features up to 48 percent more color than the previous generation. With True Tone technology, the white balance automatically adjusts to match the color temperature of the light around you for a more natural viewing experience.

Connect to the internet via Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and use compatible wireless peripherals and accessories with Bluetooth 5.0. The two Thunderbolt 3 ports provide USB4 support and can even connect to the Apple Pro Display XDR in full 6K resolution. Apple also included studio-quality mics for clear recordings and calls. There is also Apple's latest camera ISP in the M1 chip, which enables sharper images and more details in shadows and highlights in video calls. Keep your MacBook Air secure with Secure Enclave in M1 as well as Touch ID. The backlit Magic Keyboard provides a comfortable typing experience, and the Force Touch trackpad allows for precise cursor control, pressure-sensing capabilities, and Multi-Touch gestures.

Please note that this MacBook Air can only output to a single external display with up to 6K resolution at 60 Hz.

This Mac comes preloaded with macOS. Updates can be downloaded for free via the Mac App Store. Please check Apple's website for upgrade eligibility.

Apple M1 Chip
Packed with 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system on a chip (SoC). Built with 5nm process technology, the Apple M1 delivers the performance you need without sacrificing power efficiency. The Apple M1 features four high-performance cores, each designed to run a single task, which allows for multithreaded workloads. There are also four efficiency cores to handle lighter workloads, using only a tenth of the power while still delivering fast performance. This means the Apple M1 performs up to 3.5 times faster than the previous generation while still delivering battery life up to 15 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 18 hours of video playback.
13.3" Retina IPS Display
With four times as many pixels as an HD display, the 13.3" Retina IPS Display provides up to 48 percent more color than the previous generation. The Retina Display has a 2560 x 1600 screen resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio for 227 pixels per inch (ppi). The display glass goes right to the edge of the screen, making the bezels 50 percent thinner than before. Moreover, True Tone technology automatically adjusts the white balance to match the color temperature of the surrounding light.
True Tone Technology
With True Tone technology, the display delivers a more natural viewing experience for design and editing workflows, as well as everyday tasks like browsing the web and writing email.
Touch ID
The advanced security and convenience of Touch ID is built into the MacBook Air. Simply place your finger on the integrated Touch ID sensor and your MacBook Air unlocks. Use your fingerprint to immediately access locked documents, notes, and system settings. You can also use Apple Pay securely during checkout while online shopping. No need to enter shipping or billing info, and your card details are never shared.
Magic Keyboard
The Magic Keyboard on this MacBook Air features a scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm of key travel. There's also a physical Esc key and an inverted "T" arrangement for the arrow keys. Combined with the Touch ID, the Magic Keyboard provides a comfortable, accurate typing experience.
Thunderbolt 3 with USB4 Support
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also supports USB4, allowing you to connect to more peripherals, including the Apple Pro Display XDR in full 6K resolution.
Software Features
When compared to the previous generation, the M1-powered MacBook Air can:
  • Export a project for the web with iMovie up to 3x faster
  • Integrate 3D effects into video in Final Cut Pro up to 5x faster
  • For the first time, play back and edit multiple streams of full-quality, 4K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro without dropping a frame
  • Export photos from Lightroom up to twice as fast
  • Use ML-based features like Smart Conform in Final Cut Pro to intelligently frame a clip up to 4.3x faster
  • Watch more movies and TV shows with up to 18 hours of battery life, the longest ever on MacBook Air
  • Extend FaceTime and other video calls for up to twice as long on a single charge
  • Future updates are coming to Adobe apps
  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Late 2020 Specs

    Key Specs
    Operating System
    macOS
    Processor
    Apple M1
    GPU
    Apple (8-Core)
    Total Installed Memory
    16 GB
    Display Size
    13.3"
    Native Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Touchscreen
    No
    Total Installed Capacity
    512 GB
    Inputs/Outputs
    2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 / USB4)
    Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO Support
    Bluetooth
    5.0
    Weight
    2.8 lb / 1.3 kg
    Model Year
    Late 2020
    Performance
    Processor
    Apple M1
    CPU
    8-Core: 
    Performance (4 Cores)
    Efficiency (4 Cores)
    Graphics Type
    Integrated
    GPU
    Apple (8-Core)
    Memory Type
    Embedded DRAM
    Total Installed Memory
    16 GB
    Memory Configuration
    16 GB (Onboard)
    Display
    Panel Type
    IPS-Type LCD
    Display Size
    13.3"
    Aspect Ratio
    16:10
    Native Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Touchscreen
    No
    Finish
    Glossy
    Maximum Brightness
    400 nits / cd/m2
    Color Gamut
    100% DCI-P3
    Storage and Expansion
    Total Installed Capacity
    512 GB
    Storage Expansion
    No
    Inputs / Outputs
    Inputs/Outputs
    2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 / USB4)
    Audio I/O
    1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
    Network I/O
    No
    Built-In Speakers
    Yes
    Built-In Microphones
    Yes
    Media/Memory Card Slot
    No
    Communications
    Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO Support
    Bluetooth
    5.0
    Cellular Support
    No
    GPS
    No
    Webcam
    User-Facing: 720p
    Battery
    Battery Chemistry
    Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
    Capacity
    Non-Removable: 49.9 Wh
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Keyboard
    Built-In Chiclet-Style Keyboard with Backlight
    Pointing Device
    Force Touch Trackpad
    General
    Security
    Fingerprint Reader
    Power Supply
    30 W with USB-C
    AC Input Power
    100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Operating Temperature
    50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
    Operating Humidity
    0 to 90%
    Dimensions
    11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61" / 30.4 x 21.23 x 1.55 cm
    Weight
    2.8 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    5.41 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    13.9 x 10.4 x 4.3"

    Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Late 2020 Reviews

    good affordable macbook

    By Alexandre
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-04

    Perfect for my needs on the go. More computer than what I need it for. It will last years.

    Awesome Product Fast shipping

    By Zitong
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-10-12

    The laptop was at the best price found and shipping is really quick.

    Great for Daily Use

    By Irem
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-10-07

    I have been using my macbook air for last couple of weeks. It has been great so far, no lagging or any display issues. Only thing bothers me is that lack of USB and HDMI connectors, if I need them, I will have to carry extra dock which is the only inconvinence.

    Good machine

    By Aftab
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-10-06

    I purchased this for my daughter starting middle school and i think its a perfect fit, fast and friendly to use.

    Best Service

    By Milton
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-22

    excelente service, bought by the internet, easy exchange, fast fast....thanks

    Glad to be back with a Mac

    By Lindsey
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-21

    This machine is exactly what I'm looking for. I am not a power user, so the base specs are working well for me. It doesn't run hot, there's no touchscreen for the cat's ears to interfere with, the keyboard is smooth, the trackpad isn't too big. Pages et al are a great alternative to Office. I had a 2010 MBP that got me through grad school and then some-it went forever, especially after I upgraded RAM and SSD-but got distracted by a PC I thought was pretty for my next machine. NEVER AGAIN. Macs just work. The M1 Air is an exceptional value and I am glad I took the plunge.

    Up to date at a relatively low cost

    By Michael
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-17

    Software advances had outpaced my 2013 iMac. It still works fine, as does the software on it. But advances in Lightroom and Photoshop - and in some video and audio editing programs were unavailable. The M1 MacBook Air makes it all compatible and portable at an affordable cost.

    Premium Performance in a Small Package

    By Josh
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-08

    I needed to upgrade my 2017 MacBook Pro and recently got into shooting and editing video. Knowing I needed more horsepower than what I had traditionally purchase-a middle of the road graphic design setup-I sprung for a top-of-the-line M1 Max build with a 13 screen. I also have a larger, 16 model as a work-issued computer, and I have to say I don't notice an exponential difference with the larger display. I usually keep my laptop plugged into an external monitor at home but like the portability a laptop offers when needed. Even if you just use the screen of the laptop as your main display, I would still recommend saving a few bucks and going with the 13. I like to keep my laptop in a padded sleeve inside of my backpack for extra protection while traveling and the extra size of the 16 gets to be unwieldy. Even without the extra protection, the smaller platform will travel better and more easily fit into most backpacks than the larger 16 model. The new M1 Max chip hasn't disappointed and screams through footage way faster than my previous machine. Thank you Apple for bringing back all the ports thus streamlining the download of footage and photos while on the go without the need for another dongle or adapter. Overall, a solid upgrade over previous models.

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    Can I use my late 2013 iMac as a monitor? if so ...

    Can I use my late 2013 iMac as a monitor? if so what do I need for connections to my iMac ?
    Asked by: Mickey
    The Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter (BH #APMMEL2AMA) can be used to connect the Macbook Air 2020 Thunderbolt 3 output ti the Thunderbolt 2 input of the iMac 2013.
    Answered by: Raymond B
    Date published: 2021-11-02

    Is the RAM not upgradeable because it is a custom ...

    Is the RAM not upgradeable because it is a custom build? Or are all apple computers that way?
    Asked by: Mackenzie
    All Apple laptops do not have upgradeable RAM since the introduction of the Macbook Pro Retina in 2012. With M1, all of them are SOC so they do not have upgradeable RAM.
    Answered by: Miguel
    Date published: 2021-11-30

    What is the speed of this MacBook

    What is the speed of this MacBook
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Apple does not specify frequency for the CPU or the GPU on the M1 Chip. Third party research clocks it in at up to 3.2Ghz Max clock speeds but we could not verify this information. What I can tell you is that it is the fastest CPU on any Mac that Apple has ever shipped.
    Answered by: Miguel
    Date published: 2022-03-30

    Will Bluetooth connect to two speakers ...

    Will Bluetooth connect to two speakers simultaneously ?
    Asked by: Kevin
    Yes, the 13.3" MacBook Air M1 will connect to two speakers simultaneously.
    Answered by: Michael
    Date published: 2021-08-29

    Is this new or refurbished?

    Is this new or refurbished?
    Asked by: Allen
    This Apple 13.3" MacBook Air M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020, Space Gray) is new in a box not used or refurbished. All items on our site are new unless specifically marked as used, with a condition rating. You will also notice the "Used" tab highlighted at the top of our page.
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2022-05-02

    Apple says MGN63LL/A is educational discounting ...

    Apple says MGN63LL/A is educational discounting model. Is this what it is? Do I need to get verification with this?
    Asked by: Bear
    To obtain an educational discount verification would be required. We would recommend starting the process at https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/eduAdvantage.jsp.
    Answered by: dariusb
    Date published: 2021-04-26

    Does it come with a mouse.

    Does it come with a mouse.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This Macbook Air would have a built in trackpad. This is the computers mouse.
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2020-12-16

    Can this handle 4K video editing in Adobe ...

    Can this handle 4K video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro?
    Asked by: Matt
    You can edit 4k video with this laptop.
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2021-08-13
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