The incredibly thin and light MacBook Air is now more powerful than ever. It features a brilliant Retina display, new Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, processors with up to twice the performance, faster graphics and double the storage capacity. The sleek wedge-shaped design is created from 100 per cent recycled aluminium, making it the greenest Mac ever. And with all-day battery life, our most popular Mac is your perfectly portable, do-it-all notebook
- Intel i5
- 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 128GB Flash Storage
- 2560 x 1600 Display
The Apple MacBook Air “Core i5” 1.6 13-Inch (Retina, Late 2018) model features a 14-nm “Amber Lake Y” 1.6 GHz Intel “Core i5” processor (8210Y) with two independent processor “cores” on a single chip, a 4 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 2133 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of onboard PCIe-based flash storage, and an “integrated” Intel UHD Graphics 617 graphics processor that shares system memory. Both the RAM and the SSD could be upgraded at the time of initial system purchase, but not subsequently.
This all is packed in a thin wedge-shaped aluminum case with an integrated 720p “FaceTime HD” webcam, Touch ID, a thin, backlit “third generation” butterfly mechanism keyboard, large “Force Touch” trackpad, and a high-resolution 13.3″ LED-backlit 2560×1600 (227 ppi) “Retina” display.
The aluminum case was sold in three color options — gold (pictured, left), silver, and a darker “Space Gray” (but not other colors) and weighs 2.75 pounds (1.25 kg). Apple estimates battery life at 12-13 hours depending on the task performed.
Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, two Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C connector), and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Compared to its predecessor, this MacBook Air looks similar at first glance, but has a higher resolution display, a different keyboard design and newer connectivity as well as a more advanced processor and architecture.