Apple MacBook Air Notebook Gold 33.8 cm (13.3″)

£1,159.00

  • 13.3″ Retina
  • IPS
  • 2560×1600
  • Intel Core i3
  • 256GB SSD
  • 8GB LPDDR4X
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • macOS
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Retina Display. Four million pixels. One immersive experience.

With a resolution of 2560×1600 for over 4 million pixels, the results are positively jaw-dropping. Images take on a new level of detail and realism. Text is sharp and clear. And True Tone technology automatically adjusts the white point of the display to match the colour temperature of your environment — making web pages and email look as natural as the printed page. With millions of colours, everything you see is rich and vibrant. The display glass goes right to the edge of the enclosure, so you can focus on what’s on your screen. And you’re going to love what you see.

Touch ID. Your fingerprint is your password.

The advanced security and convenience of Touch ID are built directly into MacBook Air. Simply place your finger on the Touch ID sensor and — just like that — your Mac unlocks. Use your fingerprint to immediately access locked documents, notes and system settings, without entering yet another password. Online shopping is even easier — select Apple Pay at checkout, and with just one touch you’re done. No need to enter shipping or billing info, and your card details are never shared. With Touch ID, your private information stays private.

Apple T2 Security Chip.

MacBook Air features the Apple T2 Security Chip — second-generation custom Mac silicon designed by Apple to make MacBook Air even more secure. So when you use Touch ID to unlock your Mac, authenticate a document or pay a merchant online, your information stays safe. With on-the-fly data encryption, all your data stored on the SSD is automatically and fully encrypted. And thanks to the T2 Security Chip, MacBook Air features a familiar voice — Siri is always ready to open apps, find documents, play music and answer your questions.

Keyboard. Feel the Magic.

MacBook Air now features the new Magic Keyboard, first seen on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The refined scissor mechanism with 1mm of travel delivers a responsive, comfortable and quiet typing experience. The inverted “T” arrow keys help you fly through lines of code, spreadsheets or game environments. And the backlit keys with ambient light sensor help you type in low-light settings.

Force Touch Trackpad.

The Force Touch trackpad is one of the best in the world. It lets you interact with your Mac in a variety of ways based on subtle differences in pressure. You have precise control and a uniform response — no matter where you click the trackpad — as well as plenty of room for Multi-Touch gestures like pinch and zoom. Your fingers will feel right at home.

erformance. Works hard. Travels light.

MacBook Air packs heavy-duty performance into just 1.29 kilos. The available quad-core Intel Core i7 processor delivers up to 2x faster CPU performance and up to 80 per cent faster graphics performance, to help you power through everything from browsing the web to playing games to editing video. Up to 16GB of high-performance 3733MHz memory lets you work seamlessly even with multiple apps open. The fast SSD storage starts at 256GB — double the capacity of the previous standard configuration. And it can be configured up to 2TB, providing plenty of room for all your films, music, photos, files and games.

Mac + iPhone. All together now.

Copy a photo on your iPhone and paste it on your Mac. Create a shopping list on your Mac and take it with you on your iPhone. Or start an Apple Arcade game on either device and finish it on the other. Your Mac works with your iPhone in ways no other computer can.

Thunderbolt 3. One for all, all in one.

Thunderbolt 3 combines ultra-high bandwidth with the ultra-versatility of the USB‑C industry standard to create one revved-up universal port — and MacBook Air has two of them. Thunderbolt 3 integrates data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector, delivering up to 40Gb/s of throughput for twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2. Existing devices are easily connected with a cable or adapter. And Thunderbolt 3 is reversible, so no matter how you plug it in, it’s always the right way up.

Speakers and Camera. Sound that speaks volumes.

With the latest in processing and tuning techniques, MacBook Air sounds better than ever. Stereo speakers deliver twice the bass and 25 per cent more volume. And wider stereo sound creates immersive audio when you’re listening to music or watching a film. The FaceTime camera lets one — or many — of your friends and family members see you in high definition. And three microphones form an array that more accurately captures your voice for FaceTime calls, dictation and talking to Siri.

Materials. Made with 100% recycled aluminium.

MacBook Air is made with an aluminium alloy created by Apple that delivers the same strength, durability and flawless finish — without mining any new aluminium from the earth. It’s designed to use shavings of recaptured aluminium that are re-engineered down to the atomic level. The result is an enclosure as incredibly beautiful and strong as any we have made.

macOS Catalina. The power of Mac. Taken further.

Featuring dedicated apps for music, TV and podcasts, smart new features in the apps you use every day, and Sidecar, which lets you use iPad as a second Mac display.

Powerful built-in apps.

Every Mac comes equipped with a collection of powerful creativity and productivity apps. So you can get straight to work. Or play.

Additional information

Weight 1.29 kg
Dimensions 21.24 × 30.41 × 1.61 cm
How long do MacBook Airs last? Can a MacBook Air last 10 years?
In general, a MacBook Air (or any other laptop, for that matter) is going to have a useful life of about 3 to 5 years. After about 3 years, you may notice things seem slower on your computer than it does on newer computers. It would likely receive macOS updates until 2028. The OS released in 2028 would receive support from Apple until 2031, and most third-party tools would work until at least 2033. This means that in general, you can expect about 10 years of life from a Mac, barring any unforeseen hardware issues.

Should I upgrade my Mac or buy a new one?
In most cases it makes more sense to buy a new Mac instead of upgrading your current one. Over the long run you will be using a fast, modern Mac most of the time and be able to use the latest macOS and software.

Can you put an SSD in a MacBook Air?
This is patently false, I have upgraded multiple macbooks successfully, without a lot of difficulty. You just needed the right tools. The new macbooks have everything soldered to the motherboard, so you cannot with newer models.

Is MacBook Air a notebook or laptop?
Macbooks are considered notebooks. They’re called Macbooks because they use OSX as their OS whereas other notebooks use Windows as the primary OS

Is MacBook Air or Pro better?
The M1 MacBook Air is the best option for price and portability, the M1 MacBook Pro for the combination of battery and power. The 2.0GHz MacBook Pro is just so expensive now you can get a decent machine for a lot less. The 16in MacBook Pro is still the ultimate MacBook Pro, for now.

Which brand of laptop is most reliable?
If there’s one thing that nearly everyone agrees on, it’s that Apple laptops are reliable and predictably high-quality. When you buy a MacBook, you know what to expect. You’ll get a fantastic screen, solid battery life, and a beautiful chassis with thin bezels. They do tend to be a little more expensive than their Windows counterparts, and sometimes the hardware doesn’t always quite measure up, but when it comes to style, ease of use, and reliability, Apple laptops are top-notch.