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Apple MacBook Air (2009) - 2.13GHz DC 2GB 128GB 13" vs. Apple MacBook Air (2020) - M1 OC 7C GPU 8GB 256GB 13" + 5

Built-in microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in speakers
1-channel (Mono)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
2.1
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.1
5.0
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
No
No
No
No
No
No
Mobile broadband (WWAN)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
NFC
No
No
No
No
No
No
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless networking standard (IEEE 802.11)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Adaptive-Sync Technology
Platform
Mac
Mac
PC
Mac
Mac
PC
PC
DisplayPort
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Type of DisplayPort connector
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
HDMI
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other connectors
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Thunderbolt
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Thunderbolt version
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of USB connector
USB (Type A)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (total)
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
USB version
USB 2.0
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
Colour
Silver
Silver, Grey, Gold
Silver, Grey
Silver, Grey
Silver, Grey, Gold
Grey
Silver, Blue, Grey
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
227 mm
212.4 mm
206 mm
212.4 mm
212.4 mm
199 mm
223 mm
Height
19.4 mm
16.1 mm
16 mm
15.6 mm
16.1 mm
17.25 mm
14.51 mm
Width
325 mm
304.1 mm
278 mm
304.1 mm
304.1 mm
268 mm
308 mm
Product weight
1.36 kg
1.29 kg
1.1 kg
1.4 kg
1.29 kg
1 kg
1.25 kg
Aspect ratio
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
3:2
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
3:2
Display technology
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
Backlight
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
Panel type
TN
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
Refresh rate
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
Screen resolution
1280x800
2560x1600
1536x1024
2560x1600
2560x1600
1366x768
2256x1504
Screen size
13.3 inches
13.3 inches
12.45 inches
13.3 inches
13.3 inches
11.6 inches
13.5 inches
Screen surface
Glossy
Glossy
Matte
Glossy
Swivel screen
No
No
No
No
No
No
Touchscreen
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Touchscreen features
Multi touch
Multi touch, Active Digitizer (support for stylus pen)
Eco labels
EnergyStar
EnergyStar, EPEAT
EnergyStar
EnergyStar, EPEAT
EnergyStar
Built-in camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Features
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Fanless design, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard
Numeric keyboard
No
No
No
No
No
No
Security
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Face scanner
Dedicated graphics memory
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Graphics processor
GeForce 9400M G
Apple M1
Intel UHD Graphics G1
Apple M1
Apple M1
Intel HD Graphics 500
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
Brightness
400 cd/m²
500 cd/m²
400 cd/m²
Material (body/chassis)
Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Free memory slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Maximum amount of memory
0 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
4 GB
8 GB
Memory slot
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Number of memory slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
RAM size
2 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
4 GB
8 GB
Type of memory
DDR3
DDR4X
DDR4X
DDR4X
DDR4
DDR4
Release year
2009
2020
2020
2020
2020
2018
2019
Pointing stick
No
No
No
No
No
No
Max battery life
5 h
15 h
13 h
17 h
15 h
10 h
11.5 h
Number of battery cells
2 ​
4 ​
Processor core type
2 (Dual) Core
8 (Octa) Core
4 (Quad) Core
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
2 (Dual) Core
4 (Quad) Core
Processor model
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600
Apple M1
Intel Core i5 1035G1
Apple M1
Apple M1
Intel Celeron N3350
Intel Core i5 1035G7
Processor speed
2.13 GHz
1 GHz
3.2 GHz
1.1 GHz
1.2 GHz
32/64-bit OS
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
Operating system
Mac OS
Mac OS
Windows 10 Home
Mac OS
Mac OS
Google Chrome OS
Windows 10 Home
Flash/SSD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flash/SSD size
128 GB
256 GB
128 GB
512 GB
512 GB
32 GB
128 GB
Protocol
NVMe
Type
SSD
SSD
eMMC
SSD
SSD
eMMC
SSD
Number of SSDs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Hard drive (mechanical/hybrid)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Memory card reader
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Type of memory card
microSDHC, microSD, microSDXC
Optical drive
No
No
No
No
No
No