MacBook Air (2019)
13.3" high-resolution Retina display
True Tone technology
Razor-sharp text clarity
Integrated Touch ID sensor
Precise, more stable keys
Force Touch Trackpad
802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2
Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
Three-microphone array captures your voice more accurately
FaceTime HD camera for one-to-one and group calls
Made with 100% recycled aluminum
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 with True Tone technology, 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.1 And with all-day battery life, MacBook Air is your perfectly portable, do-it-all notebook.
Retina Display . Four million pixels. One brilliant debut.
With a resolution of 2560x1600 for over 4 million pixels, the results are positively jaw-dropping. Images take on a new level of detail and realism. Text is sharp and clear. And True Tone technology automatically adjusts the white point of the display to match the colour temperature of your environment — making web pages and email look as natural as the printed page. With 48 per cent more colours than the previous generation, everything you see is rich and vibrant. The display glass goes right 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 directly 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 at checkout, 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.
Keyboard. A real hands-on experience.
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. 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 kilos, 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 1TB of SSD storage lets you launch apps in a flash and provides plenty of room for all your documents, photos and videos.
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 40Gb/s 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 Camera. Sound 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 film. The FaceTime camera lets one — or many — of your friends and family members see you in high definition. 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% 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.
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560x1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colours
Supported scaled resolutions:
16:10 aspect ratio
True Tone technology
Integrated Touch ID sensor
1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
128GB PCIe-based SSD
256GB PCIe-based SSD
8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Battery and Power
Up to 12 hours wireless web
Up to 13 hours Apple TV app video 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
Size and Weight
Height: 0.41–1.56 cm (0.16–0.61 inches)
Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)
Depth: 21.24 cm (8.36 inches)
Weight: 1.25 kg (2.75 pounds)
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colours and:
One external display with 5120x2880 resolution at up to 60Hz
Up to two external displays with 4096x2304 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)
720p FaceTime HD camera
Charging and Expansion
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
USB‑C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
3.5mm headphone jack
Keyboard and Trackpad
Full-size keyboard with:
78 (US) or 79 (ISO) individual LED-backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 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: 100V to 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% non-condensing
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)
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Siri and Dictation
Text to Speech