MacBook Air 2018 Review: Specifications

The MacBook Air 13-inch is a new laptop by Apple which house more flash store and it is two times faster than its predecessor MacBook Air 11-inch.

This MacBook Air is available in two different configuration which start at the price of £849 ($999, AUS$1,399) for 1.8GHz (Turbo Boost to 2.9GHz) Core i5 CPU, 128GB of flash memory and 8GB of RAM.

The 2015 model of this laptop price start from £999 ($1,199/AUS$1,699) having spec of 1.6GHz (Turbo Boost to 2.7GHz) CPU, 4GB of RAM and 256GB of flash memory.

The new Air is thinner and has lighter profile to reflect it name better and 13.3-inch display size.

The MacBook Air is not as cheap like before but the price really worth it. It has the advantage of more ports over the MacBook 12-inch and more cheaper.


MacBook Air 2018 Description

On the left-hand side you have MagSafe 2 connector for power, a USB 3.0 port and headphone jack.

A Thunderbolt 2 port is located on the right side with a full-sized SDcard slot.

The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro has twice number of Thunderbolt ports compared to the Air, and adds HDMI.

The Apple’s best entry-level MacBook is cheaper than the 12-inch MacBook and have a larger screen size.

It has 17% less volume than the previous and weighs just 2.75 pounds (1.25kg).

BATTERY LIFE

This MacBook Air has a very strong and long lasting battery life which is rated for about 12 hours of wireless web use.

The battery will last long wit 1080p display and quad-core processor behind it. Every other Retina MacBook can last for just 10 hours of battery life, according to Apple’s estimate.

SPEAKER

The new MacBook Air 2018 has stereo speakers and three-microphone array, which Apple claims to have have enhance stronger volume and bass response.

COLOUR

The Apple gives you the chance to choose your colour ranging from; Space Gray, Gold, and traditional Silver but you’re going to have to finally give up Apple logo on it.

MacBook Air 13-inch specification sheet

CPU: 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000

RAM: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3

Screen: 13.3-inch, LED-backlit glossy widescreen display (1440 x 900)

Memory: 256GB PCIe-based flash storage (it is configurable to 512GB flash storage)

Optical Drive: Not available

Ports: Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5Gbps); Thunderbolt 2 port (up to 20Gbps); MagSafe 2 power port; SDXC card slot

Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible; Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera

MacBook Air Weight in kg: 1.35kg (2.96 pounds)

Size: 32.5 x 22.7 x 1.7 cm (W x D x H)


MacBook Air 2018 Price

The MacBook Air price is $999, the MacBook Air 2018 price is $1,119 (£1,199) which is an affordable laptop by Apple. It starts at $200 (£200) more than before.

The price above will get you a new Retina display with 8th-generational Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 128GB of SSD storage inside.

This price will be higher if you decide to upgrade things like the memory and storage (16GB and 1.5TB respectively).

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