Apple MacBook Air 13 (Late 2020)

Apple MacBook Air 13 (Late 2020) - Specs

  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 16GB
  • OS
  • Mac OS X, Chrome OS
  • Battery
  • 49.9Wh
  • Body material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 304.1 x 212.4 x 4.1 ~ 16.1 mm (11.97" x 8.36" x 0.16")
  • Weight
  • 1.29 kg (2.8 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • Card reader
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • Speakers
  • 2 Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • optional
  • Security Lock slot
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Apple MacBook Air 13 (Late 2020) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Apple MacBook Air 13 (Late 2020) in-depth review

For years on, the MacBook Air was left behind - looking dated, having inferior TN panels, and featuring significantly less capable hardware. However, after Apple has solved the first two aspects of the MacBook Air in 2019, things took an immediate turnaround, when they introduced the M1 chip. Its low-voltage ARM nature enabled Apple to completely remove the fan from the chassis, thus resulting in a completely silent laptop, that happens to be extremely capable. So, for the lowly $999, you can get a fast laptop that will breeze past your daily work, and can actually be used for productiv[...]

Pros

  • Exceptional performance from the Apple M1 SoC
  • The Touch ID is quick and accurate
  • Full sRGB coverage and accurate color representation
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6 and features two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Doesn't use PWM
  • Great build quality
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Loud and dynamic speakers

Cons

  • I/O is limited to two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Soldered RAM and storage
  • Thermal throttling at long heavy loadss

[Video] What's inside the Apple MacBook Air (M1, Late 2020)

Read our Disassembly Guide