It’s here. Our first chip designed specifically for Mac. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 system on a chip (SoC) integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and so much more onto a single tiny chip. With incredible performance, custom technologies, and industry-leading power efficiency, M1 is not just a next step for Mac — it’s another level entirely.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Magic Keyboard on this MacBook Air features a scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm of key travel.
Thunderbolt 3 with USB4 Support
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector.
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not compatible with graphics tablet.
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
The only problem was Apple Tech Support could not make this computer compatible with existing, name brand drawing tablet. Had to return the MacAir. Best Buy was great and deserves 5 stars for ordering and accepting the return with ZERO problems. BB staff were pleasant and efficient throughout the process.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about portability, performance, design and sound. Editors are less positive about price and have mixed opinions about touchpad. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
TechRadarRating, 4.5 out of 54.5Matt Hanson on November 18, 2021
Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) reviewSame, but different
PCMagMatthew Buzzi Tom Brant Matthew Buzzi John Burek W on November 17, 2020
Apple MacBook Air (M1, Late 2020) ReviewThe M1-equipped MacBook Air now packs far better performance than its predecessors, rivaling at times the M1-based MacBook Pro. At $999, it's the best value among macOS laptops.