The Apple MacBook Air “M1” 8-Core CPU/7-Core GPU 13-Inch (2020) model features a 5-nm 3.2 GHz Apple M1 processor with 8 cores (4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores), an 8-core GPU, a 16-core Neural Engine, 8 GB of onboard RAM, and a 512 GB onboard SSD. Both the RAM and the SSD can be upgraded at the time of initial system purchase, but not subsequently.
This all is tucked in a thin wedge-shaped aluminum case with an integrated 720p “FaceTime HD” webcam, Touch ID, a backlit “Magic Keyboard” with a “scissor mechanism”, a large “Force Touch” trackpad, and a high-resolution 13.3″ LED-backlit 2560×1600 (227 ppi, 400 nits) “Retina” display with True Tone technology.
The aluminum case is available in three color options — gold (pictured, left), silver, and a darker “Space Gray” (but not other colors) and weighs 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg). Apple estimates battery life at 15-18 hours depending on the task performed.
Connectivity includes 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports (USB-C connector), and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Compared to its predecessor, the “2020, M1” MacBook Air models look nearly identical, but have a completely different internal architecture.