Apple MacBook Air 2020

Apple launches New MacBook Air for £999

Most Popular Mac Now Has Up to 2x Faster Performance, the New Magic Keyboard and Twice the Storage

Apple today launched an updated MacBook Air with faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, twice the storage and a new lower price of £999, and £899 for education.

The new MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster CPU performance and up to 80 percent faster graphics performance.

Now starting with 256GB of storage, MacBook Air allows customers to store even more movies, photos and files. With its brilliant 13-inch Retina display for vivid images and sharp text, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, spacious trackpad, and all-day battery life combined with the power of macOS Catalina, it’s the best MacBook Air ever made.

Apple MacBook Air 2020 Storage

“From students and consumers buying their first computer to customers looking to upgrade, everyone loves the Mac, and they especially love MacBook Air. Today we’re giving it a huge update, with two times faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, double the storage, a new lower price of $999 and an even lower price of $899 for education,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing.

“With its stunning, thin and light design, brilliant Retina display, all-day battery life and the power and ease-of-use of macOS, MacBook Air is the world’s best consumer notebook.”

Apple MacBook Air 2020 Performance

Faster Everyday Performance

Offering quad-core processors for the first time, MacBook Air now delivers even more speed across everyday activities, from organizing photos and creating presentations to editing videos. Featuring the latest 10th-generation Intel Core processors up to 1.2GHz quad-core Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8GHz, MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster performance when compared to the previous generation. And with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, MacBook Air now delivers up to 80 percent faster graphics performance, so graphics-intensive activities like playing games and editing video are faster than ever.

New Magic Keyboard

Apple MacBook Air 2020 Magic Keyboard

MacBook Air now features the new Magic Keyboard, first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. A redesigned scissor mechanism delivers 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel, while the new inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys makes them easier to find without looking down.

Apple MacBook Air 2020 iPhone

MacBook Air features a stunning unibody wedge design made from 100 percent recycled aluminum and comes in three finishes — gold, silver and space gray. The 13-inch Retina display delivers over 4 million pixels and millions of colors, so whether customers are reading an email, enjoying a movie or editing their photos, text is razor sharp and images are more true to life.

MacBook Air now starts with 256GB of storage, double that of the previous generation, so customers can store even more movies, photos and files. And for those who need even more storage capacity, MacBook Air offers up to a 2TB SSD, double the previous maximum storage.

MacBook Air comes with the Apple T2 Security Chip, Apple’s own custom-designed second-generation silicon, which checks that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with and provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD. This allows MacBook Air and any Mac with the T2 chip to deliver the most secure boot process and storage of any notebook. The T2 also protects Touch ID information, so whether customers are unlocking their Mac, entering an online password or making online purchases, their information stays safe.

Additional Features

  • A three-mic array for more clear voice capture for FaceTime calls with friends and family.
  • The industry-best Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and multi-touch navigation.
  • Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector.
  • Support for up to a 6K external display, a first for MacBook Air.
  • Advanced stereo speakers for immersive, wide stereo sound for activities like watching Apple TV+ content or playing games in Apple Arcade.
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MacBook Air 2020 Specifications

Display

Retina display

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

Supported scaled resolutions:

  • 1680×1050
  • 1440×900
  • 1024×640

16:10 aspect ratio

True Tone technology

Touch ID

Touch ID sensor

Processor

1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, with 4MB L3 cache

Configurable to 1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB L3 cache; or 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 8MB L3 cache

1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB L3 cache

Configurable to 1.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 8MB L3 cache

Storage

256GB PCIe-based SSD

Configurable to 512GB, 1TB or 2TB SSD

512GB PCIe-based SSD

Configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD

Memory

8GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory

Configurable to 16GB of memory

Battery and Power

Up to 11 hours wireless web

Up to 12 hours Apple TV app film playback

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

Graphics

Intel Iris Plus Graphics

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

Video Support

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

One external 6K display with 6016×3384 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colours, or 
One external 5K display with 5120×2880 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colours, or 
Up to two external 4K displays with 4096×2304 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colours

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 40Gb/s)

USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)

Wireless

Wi‑Fi

  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Audio

Stereo speakers

Wide stereo sound

Support for Dolby Atmos playback

Three-mic array with directional beamforming

3.5mm headphone jack

Keyboard and Trackpad

Backlit Magic Keyboard with:

78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted “T” arrangement

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

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