Apple Macbook Air 13-inch 1.6GHZ/8GB/i5/256GB - Space Grey (8th Gen)
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Lightness strikes again.
The most loved Mac is about to make you fall in love all over again. Available in silver, space grey and gold, the new thinner and lighter MacBook Air features a brilliant Retina display with True Tone technology, Touch ID, the latest-generation keyboard and a Force Touch trackpad. The iconic wedge is created from 100 per cent recycled aluminium, making it the greenest Mac ever.1 And with all-day battery life, MacBook Air is your perfectly portable do-it-all notebook.
With a resolution of 2560 by 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 48 per cent more colours than the previous generation, everything you see is rich and vibrant. The display glass goes all the way to the edge of the enclosure, making the borders 50 per cent thinner than before. So you can focus on what’s on your screen. And you’re going to love what you see.
-13.3” high-resolution Retina display
-True Tone technology
-Razor-sharp text clarity
-48% more colours than the non–Retina display model
The advanced security and convenience of Touch ID are now built 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 on participating websites in Safari, 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.
-Quickly unlock your Mac without typing a password
-Securely make online purchases with Apple Pay
-Instantly authenticate password-protected documents
Apple T2 Security Chip
MacBook Air features the Apple T2 Security Chip — our second-generation custom‑engineered Mac silicon chip designed 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, a familiar voice comes to MacBook Air — Hey Siri is always ready to open apps, find documents, play music and answer your questions.
The latest-generation MacBook Air keyboard features our butterfly mechanism — providing four times more key stability than a traditional scissor mechanism, along with greater comfort and responsiveness. And individual LED-backlit keys with an ambient light sensor help you type in low‑light environments.
Force Touch Trackpad
The Force Touch trackpad 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.
Even though it weighs just 1.25 kilograms, the new MacBook Air packs quite a punch. An eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor helps you power through daily activities, from reading email and browsing the web to creating Keynote presentations and editing in iMovie. Up to 16GB of memory lets you work seamlessly even with multiple apps open, while up to 1TB of SSD storage lets you launch apps in a flash and provides plenty of room for all your documents, photos and videos.
With up to 12 hours of battery life, MacBook Air is your day‑in, day‑out dynamo. Check email, browse the web, shop online, write documents, watch videos, manage spreadsheets and more, all without plugging in. Taking a long-haul flight? Line up the movies, because MacBook Air is ready to play for up to 13 hours — nonstop.
Thunderbolt 3 combines ultra-high bandwidth with the remarkable 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 40 Gbps 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.
The first Mac made with 100 per cent recycled aluminium
Introducing 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, and the greenest Mac ever created.
- 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colours
- Supported scaled resolutions:
1680 by 1050
1440 by 900
1024 by 640
- 16:10aspect ratio
- True Tone technology
1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz and 4MB L3 cache
- 128GB PCIe-based SSD - Configurable to 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD
- 256GB PCIe-based SSD - Configurable to 512GB or 1TB SSD
- 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory - Configurable to 16GB of memory
Battery and Power
- Up to 12 hours wireless web
- Up to 13 hours iTunes movie playback
- Up to 30 days of standby time
- Built-in 49.9‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
- 30W USB‑C Power Adapter; USB‑C power port
Size and Weight
- Height: 0.41–1.56 cm (0.16–0.61 inch)
- Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)
- Depth: 21.24 cm (8.36 inches)
- Weight: 1.25 kg (2.75 pounds)
- Intel UHD Graphics 617
- Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)
Charging and Expansion
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
- Thunderbolt (up to 40Gbps)
- USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps)
Warranty: 1 year standard limited Apple Australia warranty. Click here for the extended 3 year AppleCare+ warranty, purchased separately.