MacBook Air 13” 2013 vs. MacBook Air (M1, 2020) - Detailed Specs Comparison
Here is a side by side comparison between MacBook Air 13” 2013 and MacBook Air (M1, 2020) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.
The MacBook Air 13” 2013 features the 15W 4th Generation Intel Haswell dual-core Intel Core i5-4250U up to dual-core Intel Core i7-4650U with the boost speed up to 3.30 GHz. While the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) features the 10W Apple M-Series ARM 64-bit 8-core Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores) up to 8-core Apple M1 with a clock speed of 3.20 GHz.
If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 13.3″ MacBook Air 13” 2013 and the 13.3″ MacBook Air (M1, 2020) , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.
MacBook Air 13” 2013 vs. MacBook Air (M1, 2020): Specs Comparison
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MacBook Air 13” 2013
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MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Better PerformanceWith the new Apple M1 Chip, it now 3x times faster in exporting a project in iMovie, 5x times faster applying 3D effects in Final Cut Pro, editing multiple streams 4K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro with no frame drop, 2x times faster in exporting photos in Lightroom, and more.
Better Battery LifeIt's a MacBook Air with the longest battery life ever made, with up to 18-hours of watching movies and 15 hours of web browsing.
Better FaceTime HD cameraWith the latest Apple Image Single Processor (ISP) in the M1 chip, image quality is better in noise reduction, greater dynamic range, and improved auto white balance.
Better DisplayIt now supports P3 wide color with 400-nits of display brightness.
|Availability||MacBook Air 13” 2013||MacBook Air (M1, 2020)|
|Release Info||Announced on November 10th, 2020|
|Display||MacBook Air 13” 2013||MacBook Air (M1, 2020)|
|Size||13.3 Inches||13.3 Inches|
|Exterior||MacBook Air 13” 2013||MacBook Air (M1, 2020)|
|Dimensions||12.8” x 8.94” x 0.11 - 0.68” (325 mm x 227 mm x 3 - 17 mm)|
|Weight||Starting at 2.96 pounds (1.35 kg)||Starting at 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)|
|Keyboard and Trackpad||Full-size backlit keyboard with:
||Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
|Ports||Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
|Internal Specs||MacBook Air 13” 2013||MacBook Air (M1, 2020)|
4GBConfigurable to 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
128GB256GBConfigurable to 512GB flash storage.
|Connectivity||MacBook Air 13” 2013||MacBook Air (M1, 2020)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology||Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology|
|Battery||MacBook Air 13” 2013||MacBook Air (M1, 2020)|
|Size||54 Wh lithium‑polymer battery||49.9 Wh lithium‑polymer battery|
|Power Supply||45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter |
With cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port.
|30W USB‑C Power Adapter|
|Software||MacBook Air 13” 2013||MacBook Air (M1, 2020)|
|OS||Shipped with OSX Mountain Lion||Shipped with macOS Big Sur|
Mail Messages Contacts Calendar Safari Reminders Notification Center Notes Dictation iCloud Time Machine FaceTime Photo Booth AirPlay Game Center the Mac App Store iTunes Gatekeeper Twitter and Facebook integration
PhotosiMovieGarageBandPagesNumbersKeynoteSiriSafariMailFaceTimeMessagesMapsNewsStocksHomeVoice MemosNotesCalendarContactsRemindersPhoto BoothPreviewMusicPodcastsTVBooksApp StoreTime MachineFind MyQuickTime Player
|Camera & Audio||MacBook Air 13” 2013||MacBook Air (M1, 2020)|
|Camera||720p FaceTime HD camera||720p FaceTime HD camera|
|Misc||MacBook Air 13” 2013||MacBook Air (M1, 2020)|
|In the box|
|Warranty||Limited Warranty and Service Your MacBook Air comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple Support or call 800-823-2775.||Your MacBook Air comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.|
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