The MacBook Air 2020 swaggers onto the market with brand new components and a higher minimum storage capacity, making it a big step up from the MacBook Air 2019. Finally, Apple’s thinnest and lightest laptop isn’t only getting a decent uptick in performance over its predecessor, but also double the storage over the previous generations, making it a better investment overall.
For the first time, the line now has configurations with quad-core processors and up to 16GB of RAM, which makes this 2020 model far more powerful than its predecessors. That’s without raising the price or compromising that all-important thin and light design it’s famous for. And, with all the fun and exciting new features and functionalities that the macOS 11 Big Sur is rolling in later this year, the MacBook Air 2020 will deliver an even richer and more seamless experience.
CPU: 1.1GHz Intel Core i3-1000NG4 (dual-core, 4 threads, 4MB cache, up to 3.2GHz)
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus
RAM: 8GB (3,733MHz LPDDR4X)
Screen: 13.3-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 Retina True Tone display (backlit LED, IPS)
Storage: 256GB PCIe SSD
Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-F, Bluetooth 5
Camera: 720p FaceTime HD webcam
Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.29kg)
Size: 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.63 inches (30.41 x 21.24 x 1.61cm; W x D x H)
When it comes to price, Apple has pleasantly surprised us by releasing the MacBook Air 2020 at a starting price that’s lower than what the 2019 model launched at: $999 / £999 / AU$1,599. Not only is this cheaper, but the specs are better than last year’s model, with the entry-level model featuring a dual-core 10th-generation 1.1GHz Intel Core i3 processor with a boost of 3.2GHz, 256GB storage and 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.