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Apple MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) Technical Specifications

Apple MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) Technical Specifications
$1,199.00
Introductory Price.

Brand: Apple
Category: Apple Computer
  • Processor Dual-core Intel Core i5 (8210Y) ("Amber Lake")
  • Display 13.3-inch (diagonal)
  • RAM 8GB 16GB
  • Storage 128GB 256GB 512GB 1.5TB
  • Web Cam 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • OS macOS

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Apple MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) laptop Review

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

General

Device Type Laptop
Released 30 October, 2018
Status Available
External Buttons and Connectors Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:

Charging
Display Port
Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Processor (CPU)

Processor Type Dual-core Intel Core i5 (8210Y) ("Amber Lake")
Processor Speed 1.6 GHz
Processor Cores Dual Core
Processor Cache Level 1 Cache 128 KB
Level 2 Cache 512 KB
Level 3 Cache 4MB
Base frequency 1.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.60 GHz
Threads 4
Fabrication process 14 nm
64-bit Computing

Memory (RAM)

RAM 8GB 16GB
RAM Type LPDDR3 SDRAM
RAM Speed 2133MHz
RAM Max upto 16 GB
User Upgradable No

Storage

Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Capacity 128GB 256GB 512GB 1.5TB
Technology PCIe
User Upgradable No

Display Info

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
Size 13.3-inch (diagonal)
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
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Extras Retina display
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

Case

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)
Colors Gold
Silver
Space Gray

Graphics Card

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 Type Integrated
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

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 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
Placement Non-removable

Multimedia Features

Audio Features Stereo speakers
Three microphones
3.5 mm headphone jack

Connectivity Info

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
Optical drive No

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
Thunderbolt Yes
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
VGA No
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader No
Backlight Yes

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