2020 Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Retina Display, M1 Processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD

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2020 Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Retina Display, M1 Processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD

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Product description

Product code: 86010502

The updated (2020) MacBook Air has been transformed by Apple’s powerful M1 processor, yet still remains to be Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook. Created with 8GB RAM, a solid state drive and a quiet, fanless design, there’s also Touch ID, Apple’s Magic Keyboard and up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Keep in contact
Thanks MacBook Air’s on-board 720p HD camera and three-mic array, this device, once connected to Wi-Fi, will let you to take part in video chats or virtual meetings, enabling the fun or the office to come to you.

Apple M1 Processor
Apple’s M1 system on a chip (SoC) processor features a single pool of high?bandwidth, low?latency memory – allowing apps to share data between the 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine efficiently, so you’ll be able to power through complex workflows, fast and fluidly.

What is RAM?
RAM (Random Access Memory) is different to the permanent storage provided by hard disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD) or memory cards in your equipment. RAM is used by your device to temporarily store data to carry out everyday operations. The more RAM your machine has, the faster you can expect it to open and run programs.

This device has 8GB RAM.

Solid State Drive
The Solid State Drive (SSD) in this computer gives you capacity to store your documents and media, while ensuring speedy and dependable access to your files and programs. SSDs are much faster than regular hard drives and don't use moving parts to work, making them more reliable and quieter.

Magic Keyboard
Created to provide a comfortable and stable key feel, Apple’s Magic Keyboard features pre-programmed shortcuts, and useful features that are even easier to access. You can receive assistance from Siri, switch keyboard languages, respond with the perfect emoji, or find documents with Spotlight. Additionally, there’s a backlit option – an ambient light sensor will help you type in low?light settings.

Touch ID
A dedicated Touch ID button lets you unlock your MacBook Air with a single touch of a finger or access things like secure documents or system settings without having to re-enter your password. It also allows you to use Apple Pay to make secure online payments without too much hassle.

Retina display
Featuring 400 nits brightness, the MacBook Air 13” delivers deep blacks and bright whites. It supports wide colour for even more vibrant pictures, with realistically vivid details.

Connecting your other devices
The two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports allow for fast data transfer, as well as the option for dual screen working, whilst Bluetooth can help your send data wirelessly between devices.

Additional information: manufacturers often update their Operating System (OS) software over the course of a device’s lifespan – this means that your product might ship with a more advanced OS than specified.

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We can help you get set up
Our specialist in-store Partners can help you to get set up on your new device right away. We can help with anything from transferring personal data from your old device to setting up any essential features.

Visit your local shop with your new device, or simply Click & Collect from a John Lewis & Partners when purchasing and an available Technical Support Partner can set it up for you.

Find out more details and pricing for our tech support services.

Product specification
Accessories Included
30W USB‑C Power Adapter, USB‑C Charge Cable (2m)
Audio Details
Stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos playback. Three-mic array with directional beamforming
Battery life
Up to 18 hours (media usage)
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes - 5.0
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive
Camera (front-facing)
720p FaceTime HD camera
Camera (rear-facing)
Computing Features
H0.41–1.61 x W30.41 x D1.24 cm
LED-backlit display with IPS technology, 400 nits brightness, Wide colour (P3), True Tone technology
Ethernet Port
Graphics card type
Hard drive
Includes Intel Optane
No additional memory
Apple Magic Keyboard
Location Services
via Wi-Fi
Memory (RAM)
Memory (RAM)
Memory Card Slots
Model name / number
2020 Apple MacBook Air
Operating System
Operating System Version
macOS 11.0 Big Sur
2x Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, 3.5mm audio jack
Apple M1
Processor Type
Apple Silicon
Screen Resolution
2560 x 1600 pixels
Screen Type
Screen size
Sensors & Trackers
Fingerprint Recognition, Microphone
TV tuner card
Force Touch trackpad
Voice Recognition
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Wireless Display
No Wireless Display
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi 6