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Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5

Specifications

Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5 (MacBook Air 2020 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 4 x 1.1 - 3.5 GHz, Ice Lake Y
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4X-3733
Display
13.3 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, APPA042, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Ice Lake-Y
Storage
Apple SSD AP0512, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Apple Audio Device
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.1 x 304.1 x 212.4 ( = 0.63 x 11.97 x 8.36 in)
Battery
49.9 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 11 h
Operating System
Apple macOS 10.15 Catalina
Camera
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Magic Keyboard - Scissor, 12 Months Warranty
Released
03/20/2020
Weight
1.289 kg ( = 45.47 oz / 2.84 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.53% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 46 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 77%, features: 72%, display: 90% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5

88% Apple MacBook Air 2020 Core i5 Review – The best MacBook you can get? – No | Notebookcheck
The new 2020 MacBook Air is better thanks to an improved keyboard as well as more powerful CPUs. Many reviews even say it is the best MacBook you can get right now. If you have a closer look, however, you will still see the big problem with the performance and the cooling solution. Apple definitely missed an opportunity here.
90% MacBook Air (2020) review: Nobody does it better
Source: The Indian Express English
If your need is regular computing with portability and reliability, then the MacBook Air is really the device you should look at. Yes, I know a lot of you will feel the price is beyond you, but I’ve now convinced the longer product life of this device will more than make up for that in the long run. Those who need more power for high-end tasks and a larger screen should look at the MacBook Pro instead. In the realm of the thinnest, lightest and most portable computers, the MacBook Air still blows the competition away.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: It’s a kind of Magic
Source: It Pro English
Battery life disappointment aside, it’s never been clearer as to why the MacBook Air remains Apple’s most popular laptop. The 2020 model is the one we’ve been longing for too, particularly in this newfound era of working from home where a comfortable keyboard, desk-to-sofa portability and a clear, crisp screen are at the top of our feature wish-list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
2020 Apple MacBook Air review: A premium laptop for the masses
Source: Android Authority English
The 2020 Apple MacBook Air has an amazing design, great keyboard, a best-in-class trackpad, and plenty else to love. It's not for the power-hungry, but it makes for an amazing experience when you favor general quality over raw performance. It will do well for most people unless you require some real brawn.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2020
2020 MacBook Air Long-term Review: After the 2020 Pro..
Source: Max Tech English
Apple's 2020 MacBook Air has some pretty great new features like the new Magic Keyboard, the 10th-Gen processors, incredibly good graphics power and an awesome price, but now that the 2020 MacBook Pro is out, things have changed.. We take a look at how good the Macbook Air is and we take a look at a pretty big flaw that causes us to have doubts about the value of the new Air. We show lots of performance charts and tests to show you guys the differences. We also let you know who the new MacBook Air makes sense for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2020
85% MacBook Air (2020) Review: Apple’s laptop for everyone
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The MacBook Air (2020) with a 1.1GHz dual-core i3 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storagestarts at $1,299 , while the 1.1GHz quad-core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz and 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage costs $1,699 and the 1.2GHz quad-core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage comes to $1,929.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: The best MacBook Air yet
Source: Hardware Zone English
If you ask me, all things considered, the only thing I wished it had was support for Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6 routers are getting plentiful these days and with the iPad Pro, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro already supporting this new wireless standard, it makes sense only for Apple’s newest notebooks to do the same. But that’s just a small blemish on an otherwise fantastic notebook. This is easily the best MacBook Air yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Apple's Macbook Air Finally Reclaims Its Place As The Best Macbook For Most People
Source: Reviewed.com English
That said, for people that can upgrade a bit, the 2020 MacBook Air with a quad-core i5, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD is a fantastic option for its $1,300 street price. It’d be even better if doubling the RAM didn’t add another $200 to the price, but it’s the one I’d buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2020
80% MacBook Air (2020) review: The default option, again
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The price tag is good and the keyboard is excellent. For those shopping at the low end, the 2020 MacBook Air is the true successor to the famous old Air, and the one you should buy today to replace your ageing old model. It also makes it a no-brainer choice for first-time or student MacBook buyers.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
MacBook Air 2020 vs DELL XPS 13 - Pick the Right One!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Review of the MacBook Air 2020 vs the Dell XPS 13 2020. Both Amazing laptops but have a very similar price point. Hopefully this video helps you decide which one is the better choice for you!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2020
MacBook Air 2020 vs The Best Windows Ultrabooks!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
The MacBook Air 2020 is a great laptop but at the same price there are some amazing Windows Laptops that offer much better performance assuming you don't mind Windows 10!
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2020
MacBook Air 2020 vs The Best Windows Ultrabooks!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
The MacBook Air 2020 is a great laptop but at the same price there are some amazing Windows Laptops that offer much better performance assuming you don't mind Windows 10!
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2020
MacBook Air 2020 Review - What it Can & Can't Do!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Review of the MacBook Air 2020 I5 Model. Apple's most affordable laptop. A bunch of tests and my suggestions on what exactly this Macbook Air can do. I also compare it to the MacBook Air 2019 and talk about "overheating". Watch for the full review!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2020
Why you should WAIT for the 2020 MacBook Pro!
Source: Max Tech English
The 2020 MacBook Air has been out for almost three weeks, and while we initially thought it would be a great alternative to the MacBook Pro because of its new quad-core CPU, we discovered a MASSIVE flaw with it. Instead, there's the 13" MacBook Pro which is great for performance. However, there are a few reasons why you shouldn't buy this model right now, and just wait for the refreshed 13" MacBook Pro, or maybe even the 14" MacBook Pro with Mini-LED display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2020
90% Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: The best MacBook Air yet
Source: Hardware Zone English
If you ask me, all things considered, the only thing I wished it had was support for Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6 routers are getting plentiful these days and with the iPad Pro, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro already supporting this new wireless standard, it makes sense only for Apple’s newest notebooks to do the same. But that’s just a small blemish on an otherwise fantastic notebook. This is easily the best MacBook Air yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% MacBook Air 2020 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
As this MacBook Air 2020 review shows, the quest to pick the right MacBook has gotten a lot easier. With a comfortable keyboard, amazing sound quality and lengthy battery life, the MacBook Air is now the default MacBook for most — though some will find themselves wishing for more speed and performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Air 2020: Near perfect
Source: Bill Bennett English
What my experience says does not work, is attempting to do things on the cheap. Skimping saves you dozens or maybe hundreds of dollars. Being unable to work productively will cost you thousands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2020
2020 MacBook Air Honest Review - It could have been great..
Source: Max Tech English
In this video, we do a detailed review of the 2020 MacBook air after two weeks of thorough testing and use. We have an i5 Quad-Core model with 8GB of RAM and though it scored really high in Geekbench 5 it has issues when we do various tasks, and especially test Cinebench R20 and Gaming with Unginie Heaven. We tested fan noise and temps, video editing, photo editing, web use, watching videos and much more and packed a ton of info into our long term review so if you enjoyed it let us know!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2020
87% Apple MacBook Air review (2020): A return to form
Source: Engadget English
The MacBook Air is easier to recommend than before, thanks to a lower starting price, double the base storage and, most importantly, a redesigned keyboard that’s actually pleasant to type on. Other brands offer either a full-size USB port or longer battery life but all told, the Air is a well-rounded machine that gets most things right.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 87%
86% Magic Keyboard makes the new $999 MacBook Air
Source: CNet English
Take a 2019 13-inch MacBook Air. Now take the brand-new 2020 version. Put them next to each other and try to tell the two apart. You can't; they're identical. Until, that is, you open both lids. It's a subtle thing, but if you look closely there's a new look and feel to the keyboard. The flat, island-style keyboard is slightly raised on the new model versus the older one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
2020 MacBook Air vs. The Rest
Source: Dave 2D English
My review of the 2020 MacBook Air against the MacBook Pro, XPS 13, HP Envy and Surface Laptop 3. It's great, but be aware of what you're actually getting with macOS.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2020
Hands-on with the new MacBook Air with Magic Keyboard
Source: Hardware Zone English
As a recap, prices start at S$1,449 for the base model with a Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. A more powerful configuration is available for S$1,899 and that comes with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2020
85% Apple Macbook Air (2020) Review: The Best Mac For Most People
Source: The Verge English
But really, the most important thing is that, for the first time in several years, I feel confident saying that most people in the market for a Mac laptop can just buy a MacBook Air and expect it to competently and reliably do most things for a long time to come. That’s a big win and a solid return to form.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
2020 Apple MacBook Air Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Lisa Gade reviews the 2020 refresh of the MacBook Air, with a 13.3” IPS Retina display, Magic Keyboard with scissor keys (goodbye Butterfly keyboard!), and Intel 10th gen Ice Lake CPUs with Intel Iris Plus graphics. The laptop ships with macOS Catalina, has Touch ID with a T2 chip and 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. It’s available in 3 colors and your choice of Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. We review the quad core i5 model. Starting price is $999.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2020
70% MacBook Air 2020 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
It seems that Apple has checked off most of the boxes on its fans' MacBook Air wish list. You get the fantastic Magic keyboard and Touch ID in the beautiful svelte chassis we've come to expect from the brand. Plus, for $1,299, you can get a quad-core 10th Gen Intel CPU, a first for the series. And the laptop lasts over 9 hours on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Hands-on with the new MacBook Air with Magic Keyboard
Source: Hardware Zone English
As a recap, prices start at S$1,449 for the base model with a Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. A more powerful configuration is available for S$1,899 and that comes with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2020
80% Apple MacBook Air (2020)
Source: PC Mag English
If you're a macOS fan who primarily uses a laptop to write and browse the web, the 2020 Apple MacBook Air's redesigned keyboard and lower price make it easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
2020 MacBook Air review: No news is good news
Source: Six Colours English
If you don’t really need a new Mac laptop, maybe you should wait to see what happens with ARM. But if you’re someone who has been holding out for a new MacBook Air—and ideally one without that infamous keyboard—I wouldn’t recommend that you wait. This is the MacBook Air that you’ve been waiting for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2020
2020 MacBook Air review roundup: Magic Keyboard makes all the difference
Source: Cult of Mac English
Based on these early impressions, however, it seems the 2020 MacBook Air is — yet again — the kind of ultraportables. It’s amazingly thin and lightweight, lasts all day, is fast enough for common tasks, and is a joy to type on again.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2020
MacBook Air (2020) first look: The go-anywhere laptop just got better
Source: Mobile Syrup English
I need to spend more time testing out the MacBook Air (2020), particularly when it comes to pushing its hardware to the limits. I plan to use the new Air as my main laptop over the next few days to see if it’s really capable of performing the same tasks my current mid-2017 13-inch MacBook Pro is.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2020
2020 MacBook Air Impressions: A Clean Refresh!
Source: Marques Brownlee English
The new MacBook Air! What a time to be alive... and releasing new products.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2020
MacBook Air 2020 with twice the performance
Source: Gadgetguy English
MacBook Air users will be happy to have more power in a familiar, lightweight package. The new keyboard is good news too. Also, they’ll enjoy the peace of mind that it uses 100% recycled aluminium and 100% recycled tin in the circuit board solder.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2020

Foreign Reviews

Macbook Air
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2020
Apple Macbook Air 2020 Weg mit der defekten Tastatur!
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2020
83% Recensione MacBook Air (2020)
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 75% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 85%
Recensione Apple MacBook Air 2020: basta finte ventole, scalda troppo!
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; fast system; excellent display; good touchpad; comfortable keyboard; decent speakers. Negative: Overheats while using; outdated design; high price.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2020
100% Apple MacBook Air 2020 13,3" i5 1,1GHz, 8GB, 512GB (Qwerty) Spacegrijs Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
Prise en main du MacBook Air 2020 : premières impressions sans révolution
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; long battery life; decent ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2020
91% Aşkın yeni tanımı; MacBook Air (2020) incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 91%
Обзор MacBook Air (Early 2020): обновленный ультрапортативный ноутбук Apple
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; beautiful design; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2020
Обзор ноутбука Apple MacBook Air (Early 2020): теперь четырехъядерный
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; comfortable keyboard; powerful processor; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2020
86% MacBook Air 2020 recenze: jablečná evoluce
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 78% display: 96% mobility: 91% workmanship: 92%
35 triệu đồng, mức giá quá hời cho MacBook Air 2020 Core i5/8GB/512GB
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; good price; high performance; modern keyboard; slim size; light weight; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2020
5 lý do khiến MacBook Air 2020 chắc chắn sẽ được người dùng săn đón
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high GPU performance; comfortable keyboard; slim size; light weight; great trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2020
Đánh giá nhanh Macbook Air 2020: Mang nhiều cải tiến mới liệu có đủ hấp dẫn?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; high performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2020
75% Test Apple Macbook Air (Tidlig 2020)
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Anmeldelse: Apple MacBook Air 2020
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

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Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i5-1030NG7: Ice-Lake based low power quad core processor for thin and light laptops and tablets. Integrated four Sunnycove cores clocked at 1.1 - 3.5 GHz that support Hyperthreading (8 threads). Furthermore, the SoC integrates a powerful Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 graphics card clocked at 1.05 GHz and Wifi 6 / Thunderbolt partly integrated. The chip is manufactured in the modern 10nm process at Intel. Compared to the normal Core i5-1030G7, the i5-1030NG7 offers a smaller package size (22 x 16.5 versus 26.5 x 18.5 mm) and a higher base clock of 1100 versus 800 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.289 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


84.53%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-04-14 (Update: 2020-04-14)