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MacBook Air 2020 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2022 - 13"

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Apple released two versions of the MacBook Air 13” in 2020. The first was Intel-based and arrived in March 2020, and the second was Apple-silicon-based and arrived in November 2020. The MacBook Air 13” (2022) was released in June 2022. The 2020 models are part of the third generation of the MacBook Air lineup, and the 2022 model is part of the fourth generation of the MacBook Air lineup.

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MacBook Air 2020 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2022 - 13" Pricing

MacBook Air 2020 - 13" prices start at $462, which is cheaper than the MacBook Air 2022 - 13" low price of $798.

Specs Comparison

Apple released two versions of the 13” MacBook Air in 2020. One model features options to get an Intel Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processor, along with Intel Iris Plus graphics, two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, and WiFi 802.11ac. The other model features an Apple M1 chip, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, and WiFi 802.11ax. Both of the 2020 models feature a 13.3” Retina display with True Tone, Touch ID, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, Bluetooth 5.0, stereo speakers, wide stereo sound, support for Dolby Atmos playback, three-mic array, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The key features of the MacBook Air 13” (2022) include a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone technology, an Apple M2 chip, up to 24GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, a four-speaker sound system, wide stereo sound, support for Spatial Audio, a three- mic array, a 3.5mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones, Touch ID, and a MagSafe 3 charging port.

Size

The MacBook Air 13” (2020) measures 0.16 - 0.63” (H) x 11.97” (W) x 8.36” (D). This model weighs 2.8 pounds and features a 13.3” display size. In comparison, the MacBook Air 13” (2022) measures 0.44” (H) x 11.97” (W) x 8.46” (D), weighs 2.7 pounds, and features a 13.6” display size.

Camera

The MacBook Air 13” (2020) features a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and the model with Apple-silicon also features an advanced image signal processor with computational video. The MacBook Air 13” (2022) features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, also with an advanced image signal processor with computational video.

Color Choices

MacBook Air 2020 - 13"

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Air 2022 - 13"

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gray
  • Midnight
  • Silver
  • Starlight

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MacBook Air 2020 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2022 - 13" Colors

The MacBook Air 2020 - 13" introduces three new colors not found in the MacBook Air 2022 - 13" color palette: Starlight, Gray, and Midnight. Both the MacBook Air 2020 - 13" and MacBook Air 2022 - 13" share one color: Silver. However, the MacBook Air 2020 - 13" does away with Gold and Gray, previously seen on the MacBook Air 2022 - 13".
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The MacBook Air 13” (2020) is available in three colors, and the MacBook Air 13” (2022) is available in four colors. The color lineup for the 2020 models is Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. The color lineup for the 2022 model includes Space Gray, Silver, Starlight, and Midnight.

Storage Options

MacBook Air 2020 - 13"

Choose from 5 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

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MacBook Air 2022 - 13"

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

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MacBook Air 2020 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2022 - 13" Storage

Both the MacBook Air 2020 - 13" and MacBook Air 2022 - 13" share four storage options: 2TB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. However, the MacBook Air 2022 - 13" does not have options for 128GB, as seen on the MacBook Air 2020 - 13".
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The MacBook Air 13” (2020) and the MacBook Air 13” (2022) are available in the following storage configurations: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB.

Reviews

MacBook Air 2020 - 13"

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MacBook Air 2020 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2022 - 13" Reviews

The MacBook Air 2020 - 13" is rated by users at 5.0 of 5.0 stars. Review data for MacBook Air 2022 - 13" is not available at this time.

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