Apple MacBook Air 13" Retina Display

Apple MacBook Air 13" Retina Display

1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB Memory, 128GB Storage, Silver

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Lightness strikes again.

The most loved Mac is about to make you fall in love all over again. Available in silver, space grey and gold, the new thinner and lighter MacBook Air features a brilliant Retina display, Touch ID, the latest-generation keyboard and a Force Touch trackpad. The iconic wedge is created from 100 per cent recycled aluminium, making it the greenest Mac ever. And with an all-day battery life, MacBook Air is your perfectly portable do-it-all notebook.

Retina Displa yFour million pixels.
One brilliant debut.

With four times as many pixels as an HD display, the results are positively jaw-dropping. Images take on a new level of detail and realism. Text is so sharp and clear you’ll feel like you’re reading documents, email and websites on a printed page. And with 48 per cent more colours than the previous generation, everything you see is rich and vibrant. The display glass goes all the way to the edge of the enclosure, making the borders 50 per cent thinner than before. So you can focus on what’s on your screen. And you’re going to love what you see.

Touch ID Your fingerprint is your password.

The advanced security and convenience of Touch ID are now built 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 on participating websites in Safari, 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.

Apple T2 Security Chip

MacBook Air features the Apple T2 Security Chip — second-generation custom‑engineered 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, a familiar voice comes to MacBook Air — Hey Siri is always ready to open apps, find documents, play music and answer your questions.

Keyboard Redesigned from A to Z.

The latest-generation MacBook Air keyboard features our butterfly mechanism — providing four times more key stability than a traditional scissor mechanism, along with greater comfort and responsiveness. And individual LED-backlit keys with an ambient light sensor help you type in low‑light environments.

Force Touch Trackpad

The Force Touch trackpad lets you interact with your Mac in a variety of ways based on subtle differences in pressure. You have precise control and a uniform response — no matter where you click the trackpad — as well as plenty of room for Multi-Touch gestures like pinch and zoom. Your fingers will feel right at home.

Performance Your all‑purpose, all‑day notebook.

Even though it weighs just 1.25 kilograms, the new MacBook Air packs quite a punch. An eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor helps you power through daily activities, from reading email and browsing the web to creating Keynote presentations and editing in iMovie. Up to 16GB of memory lets you work seamlessly even with multiple apps open, while up to 1.5TB of SSD storage lets you launch apps in a flash and provides plenty of room for all your documents, photos and videos.

Battery Life

With up to 12 hours of battery life, MacBook Air is your day‑in, day‑out dynamo. Check email, browse the web, shop online, write documents, watch videos, manage spreadsheets and more, all without plugging in. Taking a long-haul flight? Line up the movies, because MacBook Air is ready to play for up to 13 hours — nonstop.

Thunderbolt 3 One 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 40 Gbps 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 the right way up.

Speakers and CameraSound that speaks volumes.

With the latest in processing and tuning techniques, MacBook Air sounds better than ever. Stereo speakers deliver twice the bass and 25 per cent more volume than the previous generation. And wider stereo sound creates immersive audio when you’re listening to music or watching a movie. The high-definition FaceTime camera lets one — or many — of your friends and family members see you in sharp detail. And three microphones form an array that more accurately captures your voice for FaceTime calls, dictation and talking to Siri.

Materials The first Mac made with 100 per cent recycled aluminium.

Introducing an aluminium alloy created by Apple that delivers the same strength, durability and flawless finish — without mining any new aluminium from the earth. It’s designed to use shavings of recaptured aluminium that are re-engineered down to the atomic level. The result is an enclosure as incredibly beautiful and strong as any we have made, and the greenest Mac ever created.

macOS Simply powerful.

macOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. It lets you do things you simply can’t with other computers. That’s because it’s designed specifically for the hardware it runs on — and vice versa. And macOS Mojave brings new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone.

Retina display

13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colours

Supported scaled resolutions:

  • 1680 by 1050
  • 1440 by 900
  • 1024 by 640

16:10 aspect ratio

Touch ID

Integrated Touch ID sensor

Finish
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Space Grey

Processor

1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz and 4MB L3 cache

Storage

128GB PCIe-based SSD

Configurable to 256GB, 512GB or 1.5TB SSD

256GB PCIe-based SSD

Configurable to 512GB or 1.5TB SSD

Memory

8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

Configurable to 16GB of memory

Battery and Power

Up to 12 hours wireless web

Up to 13 hours iTunes movie playback

Up to 30 days of standby time

Built-in 50.3‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery

30W USB‑C Power Adapter; USB‑C power port

Size and Weight

Height: 0.41–1.56 cm (0.16–0.61 inch)

Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)

Depth: 21.24 cm (8.36 inches)

Weight: 1.25 kg (2.75 pounds)

  • 30.41 cm
  • 1.56 cm

Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics 617

Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)

Video Support

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display in millions of colours and:

One external display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at up to 60Hz

Up to two external displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at up to 60Hz

Thunderbolt 3 digital video output

Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C

VGA, HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 output using adapters (sold separately)

Camera

720p FaceTime HD camera

Charging and Expansion

Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:

Charging

DisplayPort

Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)

USB‑C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology

Audio

Stereo speakers

Three microphones

3.5-mm headphone jack

Keyboard and Trackpad

Full-sized keyboard with:

78 (US) or 79 (ISO) individual LED-backlit keys, including 12 function keys and four arrow keys

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

Electrical and Operating Requirements

Line voltage: 100–240V AC

Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz

Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)

Storage temperature: −25° to 45° C (−13° to 113° F )

Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing

Operating altitude: Tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)

Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 metres (15,000 feet)

Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 metres (35,000 feet)

Operating System

macOS

macOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. macOS Mojave brings new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone. So you can get more out of every click.

Accessibility

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • Text to Speech
 

In the Box

MacBook Air

30W USB‑C Power Adapter

USB‑C Charge Cable (2 m)