Intel MacBook Air specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2020 Intel MacBook Air including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Intel MacBook Air image

Intel MacBook Air

Availability

Intel MacBook Air
Released2020
Release Date
  • Announced on March 18th, 2020
  • Available on March 18th, 2020
Pricing
  • $999 - Intel Core i3 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,299 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Generations
Intel MacBook Air Price
2017 Apple Macbook Air with 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Silver (Renewed)
2017 Apple Macbook Air with 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$220.00
$239.00 8% OFF
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch Retina display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch Retina display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$373.98
Early 2020 Apple MacBook Air with 1.1GHz Intel Core i3 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Gold (Renewed)
Early 2020 Apple MacBook Air with 1.1GHz Intel Core i3 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Gold (Renewed)
By Apple
$450.54
Early 2020 Apple MacBook Air with 1.1 GHz Intel Core i5 (13 inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
Early 2020 Apple MacBook Air with 1.1 GHz Intel Core i5 (13 inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$565.00
Mid 2017 Apple MacBook Air with 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Silver (Renewed)
Mid 2017 Apple MacBook Air with 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$243.27
$275.00 12% OFF

Exterior

Intel MacBook Air
Dimensions
  • Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
  • Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
  • Height: 0.16–0.63 inch (0.41–1.61 cm)
WeightStarting at 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)
Colors
Gold Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) 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

Display

Intel MacBook Air
Size13.3 Inches
InfoRetina 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 colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • True Tone technology

Ports

Intel MacBook Air
Ports
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)

Internal Specs

Intel MacBook Air
Processor
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1000NG4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.10 → 3.20 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 9W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1030NG7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.10 → 3.50 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 10W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1060NG7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 3.80 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 10W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Intel MacBook Air1
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1000NG497887.40%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1030NG71,05694.37%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1060NG71,119100.00%
01,119

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Intel MacBook Air1
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1000NG41,94264.35%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1030NG72,81893.37%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1060NG73,018100.00%
03,018
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1000NG4
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1030NG7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1060NG7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
8GB
Configurable to 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
Storage
256GB 512GB
Configurable to 1TB and 2TB SSD

Connectivity

Intel MacBook Air
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Battery

Intel MacBook Air
Size49.9 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 12 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply30W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

Intel MacBook Air
OSShipped with macOS Catalina
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

Intel MacBook Air
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Stereo speakers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Dolby Atmos playback
  • Three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

Misc

Intel MacBook Air
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • MacBook Air
  • 30W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Air comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
MoreVideo Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • One external 6K display with 6016-by-3384 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors, or
    • One external 5K display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors, or
    • Up to two external 4K displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Key Features

Intel MacBook Air
At Glance
Released in Early
2020
16:10 QHD+
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
2.8 lb
1.27 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1060NG7
4C/8T, 1.20 → 3.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,119
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,018
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Intel MacBook Air.

Great battery life of up to 12-hours

According to Apple, the Intel MacBook Air lasts up to 12 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 12 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Intel MacBook Air.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Intel MacBook Air is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemoryIntel MacBook Air
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR4X
Speed3733 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1060NG7 inside Intel MacBook Air has a 107% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i5-8210Y inside MacBook Air 13” 2019.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Intel MacBook Air - Intel Core i7-1060NG7
3,018
Intel MacBook Air - Intel Core i5-1030NG7
2,818
Intel MacBook Air - Intel Core i3-1000NG4
1,942
MacBook Air 13” 2019 - Intel Core i5-8210Y
1,455
Supports faster memory

Intel MacBook Air supports a faster memory speed than the MacBook Air 13” 2019. It supports up to 3733MHz versus 2133MHz of system memory on the MacBook Air 13” 2019.

Memory type and speed
Intel MacBook Air - LPDDR4X
3,733 MHz
MacBook Air 13” 2019 - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz

FAQs

To further help, here are some frequently asked questions you may have about the 2020 Intel MacBook Air: