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Apple MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) Specs
Apple MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
Product Brand: Apple
- Sleek and lightweight design makes it easy to carry around.
- Retina display with True Tone technology delivers sharp and vibrant visuals.
- MacOS software provides a streamlined and user-friendly experience.
- Solid build quality with an aluminum body.
- Features a Touch ID sensor for secure login and purchases.
- Good battery life, lasting up to 12 hours on a single charge.
- Features two Thunderbolt 3 ports for high-speed data transfer and charging.
- 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor provides good performance.
- Limited port selection, with only two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack.
- Non-upgradeable components such as RAM and storage make it difficult to improve performance over time.
- Relatively high price point compared to other laptops in its class.
- No water resistance rating.
- No SD card reader or USB-A ports.
Apple MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) laptop Specs and Features
Apple’s 2018 MacBook Air with a Retina display is a significant upgrade over the previous MacBook Air and is one of the best values in the laptop market. It’s not as powerful as a MacBook Pro, but it’s much less expensive and still has a very capable Intel Core i5 processor.
The new MacBook Air also has a much higher-resolution Retina display, which makes it a great choice for anyone who wants a portable Mac with a great screen. The only downside is that the battery life isn’t quite as good as the previous MacBook Air, but it’s still very good.
What are the specifications of the MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) laptop?
Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) laptop:
- Processor: 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
- Memory: 8GB or 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
- Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1.5TB SSD
- Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 617
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
- Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
- I/O: Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Colours: Silver, Space Gray, Gold
Full Technical Specifications
|Released||30 October, 2018|
|External Buttons and Connectors||
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
|Processor Type||Dual-core Intel Core i5 (8210Y) ("Amber Lake")|
|Processor Speed||1.6 GHz|
|Processor Cores||Dual Core|
Level 1 Cache 128 KB
Level 2 Cache 512 KB
Level 3 Cache 4MB
|Base frequency||1.6 GHz|
|Turbo frequency||3.60 GHz|
|Fabrication process||14 nm|
|RAM Type||LPDDR3 SDRAM|
|RAM Max||upto 16 GB|
|Storage Type||Solid State Drive (SSD)|
|Storage Capacity||128GB 256GB 512GB 1.5TB|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology|
|Resolution||2560 by 1600 (native)|
|Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.||227 pixels per inch|
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
Supported scaled resolutions:
1680 by 1050
1440 by 900
1024 by 640
16:10 aspect ratio
|Height||0.16–0.61 inch (0.41–1.56 cm)|
|Width||11.97 inch (30.41 cm)|
|Depth||8.36 inch (21.24 cm)|
|Weight||2.75 pounds (1.25 kg)|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Intel UHD Graphics 617 (GT2), Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)|
|GPU Memory||System Shared|
|Fabrication process||14 nm|
|GPU base clock||300 MHz|
|GPU boost clock||1050 MHz|
|Memory size||System Shared|
|Shading units (cores)||192|
|Texture mapping units (TMUs)||24|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||macOS|
Battery or Power Info
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||4379 mAh, 49.9-watt-hour|
3.5 mm headphone jack
|Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible|
|Fingerprint||Yes, Integrated Touch ID sensor|
Input and Output
|Keyboard and Trackpad||
Full-size keyboard with:
78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) individual LED-backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
Ambient light sensor
Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.||No|
|3.5mm Audio jack||Yes|
|SD card reader||No|