Power. It’s in the Air.
Our thinnest, lightest notebook, completely transformed by the Apple M1 chip. CPU speeds up to 3.5x faster. GPU speeds up to 5x faster. Our most advanced Neural Engine for up to 9x faster machine learning. The longest battery life ever in a MacBook Air. And a silent, fanless design. This much power has never been this ready to go.
Small Chip. Giant Leap.
It’s here. Our first chip designed specifically for Mac. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 system on 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,1 M1 is not just a next step for Mac — it’s another level entirely.
8-Core CPU Devours Tasks. Sips Battery.
M1 has the fastest CPU we’ve ever made. With that kind of processing speed, MacBook Air can take on new extraordinarily intensive tasks like professional-quality editing and action-packed gaming. But the 8‑core CPU on M1 isn‘t just up to 3.5x faster than the previous generation2 — it balances high-performance cores with efficiency cores that can still crush everyday jobs while using just a tenth of the power.
Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance
Go longer than ever with up to 18 hours of battery life¹
8-core CPU delivers up to 3.5x faster performance to tackle projects faster than ever²
Seven GPU cores with up to 5x faster graphics for graphics-intensive apps and games²
16-core Neural Engine for advanced machine learning
8GB of unified memory so everything you do is fast and fluid
Superfast SSD storage launches apps and opens files in an instant
Fanless design for silent operation
13.3-inch Retina display with P3 wide color for vibrant images and incredible detail³
FaceTime HD camera with advanced image signal processor for clearer, sharper video calls
A three-microphone array focuses on your voice instead of what’s going on around you
Next-generation Wi-Fi 6 for faster connectivity
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports for charging and accessories
Backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID for secure unlock and payments
macOS Big Sur introduces a bold new design and major app updates for Safari, Messages, and Maps
¹ Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for more information.
² Compared with the previous generation.
³ Display size is measured diagonally.