MacBook Air 2018 – Most Portable & Lightest Laptop Ever


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Apple Special Event that happened today (October 30, 2018) is a big day for Apple and other Apple Laptop fans. The features in all new MacBook Air 2018 shows that Apple is listening to customers’ feedback actively. In the all-new MacBook Air 2018, there are a lot of features that facilitate the most portable and lightest laptop ever.

MacBook Air 2018

MacBook Air 2018 is Lighter than HP Spectre

A few years back, HP introduced world’s thinnest and lightest laptop ever, but now Apple, being one of the competitors of HP has introduced MacBook Air which weighs lighter than the HP Spectre launched in 2016. The weight of MacBook Air 2018 is 1.25 Kg which is otherwise  2.75 pounds. HP Spectre weighed 1.5 Kg which is 3.3 pounds. This is one of the greatest breakthroughs in portable computers. The new MacBook Air is 10% thinner than the previous version of MacBook Air.

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MacBook Air 2018

Memory & Storage

The all-new MacBook Air 2018 features 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD. The laptop is configurable up to 16 GB of RAM which is double the times compared to the previous model of MacBook Air. The SSD is configurable up to 1.5 TB. This option might be customizable at the United States only if you are buying at Apple website. If you are in India, MacBook Air 2018 is offered at two variants: 128 GB SSD and 256 GB SSD. Both features 8 GB of RAM only.

Battery

As the size of the laptop decreases, we should understand that the battery size is also going to be decreased. However, that is not the case with MacBook Air 2018. The all-new Air can last up to 13 hours of iTunes Movie playback which is higher than the previous model and can withstand up to whopping 30-hours of standby time.

CPU

MacBook Air 2018 is powered by Intel Core i5 processor that runs at a clock speed of 1.5 GHz – Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz with  4  MB L3 cache. A perfect CPU for those who do basic activities on a laptop and the one who travels a lot.

Retina Display

The biggest requirement for every previous version MacBook Air user was Retina Display. Tim Cook happily announces the integration of Retina Display into MacBook Air 2018 that features 4 million pixels. It features a 13.3 inch Retina Display.

Thunderbolt 3

The MacBook Air 2018 features 2 Thunderbolt 3 port that can connect to a 5K display, an external graphics controller or any other external devices. Reduction of ports is a way to reduce the space inside the device thereby making the laptop weigh less.

Audio

MacBook Air features 3 microphone arrays which are powerful enough for voice recognition for Siri and improved voice recording quality. No worries, a good news, Apple did not remove the headphone jack from the new MacBook Air. It features blazing stereo speakers.

Touch ID

Touch ID on the new MacBook Air is not just helpful for log in but also for purchasing through Apple Pay. Touch ID is also integrated with apps, for instance, a password manager app can use your Touch ID to open the app.

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