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Everything on Apple MacBook Air 2018

The Apple MacBook Air 2018 is the generation of MacBook Air that Apple announced in 2018. The MacBook Air 2018 is even thinner and lighter than before. It's also the first MacBook Air with a Retina display. Curious what else is new? I'll tell you everything we know about the Apple MacBook Air 2018.

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Note: You can buy a newer version of this model with better specifications.

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inches (2018)

Powerful enough for photo editing | Intel Core i5 - 8GB - 128GB SSD | Nearly edgeless Retina display
no longer available
  • The new MacBook Air has a Retina Display, which gives you a 4 times sharper image in comparison to previous MacBook Air models.
  • The 13.3-inch Retina Display is nearly edgeless, which means you have relatively more screen space than with thicker edges.
  • With Touch ID, you can log in to macOS without having to type a password.

In short

MacBook Air 2018
Processor 1,6‑GHz dual‑core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3,6 GHz
Display 13,3 inch Retina display (4 million pixels)
VIdeo card Intel UHD Graphics 617
RAM 8GB 2133‑MHz LPDDR3 memory (expandable up to 16GB)
Storage capacity PCIe-SSD of 128 or 256GB (expandable up to 1.5TB)
Touch ID Yes
Battery life 12 hours
Dimensions 21.24 x 30.41 centimeter and 1.56 cm thin
Weight 1.25kg
Connectors 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) and Mini-jack connector
Colors Gold, Silver, and Space Gray

What's new?

New functionalities MacBook Air 2018

Retina display: For the first time on MacBook Air: a Retina display. The display contains 4 times more pixels than a HD display. This makes images look more realistic and it brings details to life.

Processor: The MacBook Air only weighs 1.25kg, but it's super fast. The MacBook owes this to the 8tj generation Intel Core i5 processor, the 16GB memory, and the storage capacity that's expandable up to 1.5TB.

Touch ID: You'll never have to enter your password again. From now on, you can use your fingerprint as your password thanks to Touch ID.

Most energy-efficient MacBook ever:** MacBook Air 2018 is the first Mac made from 100% recycled aluminum.

Difference with the previous generation MacBook Air

difference MacBook Air 2018 and previous generations

Although the MacBook Air 2018 is now thinner and lighter than ever before, it's also more powerful than ever. The MacBook Air has a 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5 processor so you can do everything even faster than you used to. For the first time, the MacBook Air has a Retina display. This means the screen can now level with the screens of other Apple notebooks. The MacBook Air had 4 times more pixels than before, and 48% more colors than the previous generation. MacBook Air also has a new generation of butterfly keys and the Force Touch TrackPad is 20% bigger than before. Unlike the previous generation, the MacBook Air has 3 Thunderbolt 3 ports. This is the most versatile port ever. Listening to music is more enjoyable than before, thanks to the 25% volume increase and 100% more bass.


Colors MacBook Air

The Apple MacBook Air 2018 comes in 3 different colors: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray. You can also choose the storage capacity that fits your use best, 256GB, 512GB or 1.5TB.

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