The Apple M1 chip gives the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch with M1 chip / 8-core GPU / 512GB SSD - Gold (2020) speed and power beyond belief. With up to 3.5x CPU performance. Up to 5x the graphics speed. Apple's most advanced Neural Engine for up to 11x faster machine learning. And up to 18 hours of battery life. It’s Apple's MacBook Air. Still perfectly portable. Just a lot more powerful..
Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip, enter the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch with M1 chip / 8-core GPU / 512GB SSD - Gold (2020). Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with an up to 8-core GPU. And accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever.
MacBook Air is Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook—now transformed by the powerful Apple M1 chip. For a giant leap in CPU and graphics performance and up to 18 hours of battery life. MacBook Air. Still perfectly portable. Just a lot more powerful.
The Apple M1 is the first chip designed specifically for Mac by Apple. 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.
The M1 chip and macOS Big Sur give MacBook Pro advanced security and privacy features beyond anything in its class, helping to keep your system and your data protected.
Apple's M1 chip makes MacBook Pro outrageously fast and powerful. Its 8‑core CPU rips through complex workflows and heavy workloads, with up to 2.8x faster processing performance than the previous generation — all with unbelievable energy efficiency.
The 8-core CPU in M1 is the highest-performing CPU Apple has ever built, by far. It combines four performance cores and four efficiency cores that work together to tackle demanding multithreaded tasks, resulting in a quantum leap in performance at a fraction of the power — and a significant boost to battery life.
Four performance cores
The high-performance core is the world’s fastest CPU core when it comes to low-power silicon — and M1 has four of them combining their efforts for a massive boost in performance.
Four efficiency cores
Four efficiency cores deliver outstanding performance for everyday tasks using just a tenth of the power. These e‑cores are the most efficient place to run lightweight tasks, allowing the performance cores to tackle the most demanding workloads.
The 8-core GPU in M1 is Apple's most advanced graphics processor. And it brings the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer, delivering a ridiculous 5x boost in graphics horsepower.
Eight dedicated graphics cores
Get ready to create and play beyond your wildest dreams. With eight powerful GPU cores tasked with making graphics smoother, faster, and breathtakingly beautiful — it’s a MacBook Pro you have to see to believe.
Incredible graphics performance
Render 3D titles up to 5x faster in Final Cut Pro. Fluidly design intricate scenes in Unity with up to 3x faster graphics. And blast through games with supersmooth frame rates when it’s time to play. Feast your eyes on the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer.
Developed to unlock the potential of the M1 chip, macOS Big Sur transforms your Mac with major performance benefits and so much more. Powerful updates for apps. A beautiful new design. Industry-leading privacy features and best‑in‑class security.
Instant Computing | Drastically reduced load times
The M1 chip and macOS Big Sur work together to make the entire system snappier. MacBook Pro wakes instantly from sleep. Everyday tasks from flipping through photos to browsing Safari are faster. And your hardest-working apps all have access to the power they need.
Biggest collection of apps ever | Supports iPhone and iPad apps
Run powerful apps built for M1. All your existing apps work thanks to Rosetta 2. And for the first time, you can use your favourite iPhone and iPad apps directly on macOS Big Sur. Altogether you’ll have access to the biggest collection of apps ever for Mac.
The M1 chip with 16‑core Neural Engine and a full stack of technologies bring task‑smashing speed and automation to video analysis, voice recognition, image processing, and more.
How does it work?
Machine learning lets apps build and apply models based on massive amounts of data — to do things like identify friends and family in photos and videos, interpret natural language for dictation, and even analyze the audio to recognize laughter, applause, and more.
With the brilliant Retina display, images take on an incredible level of detail and realism. Text is sharp and clear. Bright LED backlighting delivers deep blacks and bright whites. P3 wide colour brings even more vibrant greens and reds than sRGB. And every MacBook Pro features True Tone technology, so the white balance automatically adjusts to match the color temperature of the light around you — for a more natural viewing experience.
Thanks to M1, the FaceTime HD camera can now take full advantage of Apple's latest image signal processor — improving image quality in video conferences and pulling out more details in both shadows and highlights. And whether you’re running a meeting, hosting a podcast, or connecting with friends and family, new studio-quality mics will make sure everyone hears you loud and clear.
Magic Keyboard lets you do everything faster and more efficiently. The refined scissor mechanism delivers a responsive, comfortable, and quiet typing experience. The Touch Bar puts the commands you need most right where you need them, saving time and keystrokes. And Touch ID provides fast, easy authentication for secure logins and purchases.
The next generation of Wi‑Fi isn’t just faster — it keeps MacBook Pro going strong even as more and more devices join the network.
Thunderbolt / USB 4
Ultra‑high bandwidth meets ultra‑versatility. Thunderbolt enables data transfer, charging, and video output all through a single port — and MacBook Pro has two of them.
|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:||680 by 1050
1440 by 900
1024 by 640
|True Tone technology||Yes|
|Apple M1 chip||8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
16-core Neural Engine
|Capacity||Built-in 49.9‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery|
|Charging||30W USB-C Power Adapter|
|Battery Life||Up to 15 hours wireless web
Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback
|Size||8GB unified memory|
|Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:||Charging
Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
|Backlit Magic Keyboard with:||65 (U.S.) or 66 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys in an inverted‑T arrangement
Touch ID sensor
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
|Wi-Fi||802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology|
|Type||720p FaceTime HD camera|
|Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colours and:||One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz|
|Thunderbolt 3 digital video output||Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
|Audio Features||Stereo speakers
Wide stereo sound
Support for Dolby Atmos playback
Three-mic array with directional beamforming
3.5-mm headphone jack
|Line voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Frequency||50Hz to 60Hz|
|Operating temperature||50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)|
|Storage temperature||−13° to 113° F (−25° to 45° C)|
|Relative humidity||0% to 90% noncondensing|
|Operating altitude||tested up to 10,000 feet|
|Maximum storage altitude||15,000 feet|
|Maximum shipping altitude||35,000 feet|
|Height||0.63 inch (1.61 cm)|
|Width||11.97 inches (30.41 cm)|
|Depth||8.36 inches (21.24 cm)|
|Weight||2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)|
|macOS||macOS is the most advanced desktop operating system in the world. macOS Big Sur introduces a bold new design and major updates to apps — taking macOS to a new level of power and beauty.|
|Accessibility||Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new MacBook Pro. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can create and do amazing things.|
|Features Include||Voice Control
Increase in Contrast
Siri and Dictation
Text to Speech