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Apple MacBook Air 13.3" w/ Touch ID (Fall 2020) - Gold (Apple M1 Chip / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM) - En

Model Number: MGND3LL/A
Web Code: 15136911

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Overview

Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip. Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with a 7-core GPU. Accelerate machine-learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever -- up to 18 hours.
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Overview

Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip. Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with a 7-core GPU. Accelerate machine-learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever -- up to 18 hours.
  • Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine-learning performance
  • 8-core CPU delivers up to 3.5 times faster performance to tackle projects faster than ever
  • 16-core Neural Engine for advanced machine learning
  • 8GB of unified memory so everything you do is fast and fluid
  • 256GB of super-fast SSD storage launches apps and opens files in an instant
  • 7-core GPU with up to 5 times faster graphics for graphics-intensive apps and games
  • 13.3-inch Retina display with P3 wide colour for vibrant images and incredible detail
  • Next-generation Wi-Fi 6 for faster connectivity
  • Go longer than ever with up to 18 hours of battery life
  • Two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports for charging and accessories
  • FaceTime HD camera with advanced image signal processor for clearer, sharper video calls
  • Three-microphone array focuses on your voice instead of what's going on around you
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard (English) and Touch ID for secure unlock and payments
  • Fanless design for silent operation
  • macOS Big Sur introduces a bold new design and major app updates for Safari, Messages, and Maps

Display

Year of Original Release
2020
Screen Size
13.3 in
Native Screen Resolution
2560 x 1600
Touchscreen Display
No
Convertible/Hybrid Display
No

Processor

Processor Type
Apple M1
Processor Cores
8

Storage & Memory

Solid-State Drive Capacity
256 GB
RAM Size
8 GB

Graphics

Video Memory Configuration
Integrated

Inputs & Outputs

USB Ports
Two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4
Other Input or Output Ports
Headphone

Networking

Integrated Wi-Fi
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
Integrated Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.0

Power

Approximate Battery Life
Up to 15 hours wireless web
Battery Type
Lithium‑polymer
Battery - Capacity
49.9 Wh
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Yes

Software

Pre-loaded Operating System
macOS
Operating System Language
Bilingual

Physical Features

Keyboard Language
English
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Colour
Gold
Dimensions (cm)
30.41 (W) x 1.61 (H) x 21.24 (D) cm
Dimensions (in)
11.97 (W) x 0.63 (H) x 8.36 (D) in
Weight (lbs)
2.84 lb
  • MacBook Air
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)

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Rating Breakdown

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Reviewer Recommendation

96%

Of the 287 reviewers who responded, 275 would recommend this product.

Key Considerations

Averages based on how reviewers feel this product performs.

Quality: Excellent

Value: Excellent

Ease of Use: Excellent

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  • Best Ultrabook you can buy
    Reviewed by  - November 26, 2020

    The new M1 soc is a revolutionary advance in performance and long battery life. This is the first MacBook Air I feel comfortable running Final Cut Pro X on. I can edit 4k video with no problems. I've never been able to use a MacBook Air as a pro video edit machine until now. While editing video it doesn't get any warm then my old MacBook Pro running at idle. I will not be able to use this laptop as a lap warmer in the winter. I've been getting at least an additional 50% extra battery life compared to my previous Macbook. All the apps I normally use run perfect even the old x86 apps translated through Rosetta 2. The only app I can't use temporarily is Parallels. That will change soon since they are about to release a Beta version for the M1. I have a Nitro 5 gaming laptop with the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H and this MacBook Air smokes that laptop in everything but the gpu performance since the Nitro 5 has a dedicated gpu. However, it manages to reach about 75% of the gpu performance of the Nitro 5. That is the best performance I've ever seen from an integrated gpu on any machine. No Windows ultrabook can compare to the M1 MacBook Air in raw performance or extended battery life. Apple is doing to computers what it did to the mobile industry with the original iPhone introduction. It is changing everything by introducing new technology that is several years ahead of what any other company can offer. If you need an powerful Ultrabook with the best battery life available in the segment this is hands down the best option available anywhere. Once you purchase and use the M1 MacBook Air you'll realize what a true ultrabook was meant to be.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Best Mac yet
    Reviewed by  - December 3, 2020

    Purchased for my daughter as a replacement for Mac air 2015 version and she says best Mac yet. M1 chip much faster than i3 version. Don’t need to go higher unless your a heavy user. My daughter uses for school, Netflix, browsing, email, etc so not a heavy user. Also great shout out to bestbuy geek squad at Warden location, great service and very knowledgeable.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • A rock star of ultra-portables
    Verified BuyerReviewed by syketeach - December 19, 2020

    Apple always knows how to make a gorgeous and sleek product. This item is no exception. I am absolutely amazed at how fast it is, the lack of fan noise, and the responsiveness of the touchpad. No one makes a touchpad as well as Apple. This is a wonderful "light-duty" ultra portable laptop that will meet or exceed most individual's daily needs. If you are in the market for one, you will be more than happy with this purchase. It should be noted that I originally purchased the Rose Gold color, but that was a bit harsh on my eyes. The Space Grey is a much more neutral and desirable tone for me. Never any questions about the return - and in and out within a few moments. I will give credit where credit is due.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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