Inside The New Apple MacBook Air 2018


Apple just released its MacBook Air 2018 at Apple event in New York. The new MacBook Air is an ultra thin and ultra light Mac. Apple has added a fingerprint sensor by embedding it in the keyboard. The entire keyboard is low-profile, reducing the travel time and distance of the keys. This should boost speed.

This is Apple’s first Mac made of recycled Aluminum. Apple captures shavings of Aluminum and re-engineers them to the atomic level. The MacBook Air starts at $1,119, this is $200 up from the previous one.


  • It has a 13.3-inch retina display, 2560 by 1600 pixels
  • 48% more colours than the previous one
  • Wide viewing angle
  • Security: secure enclave, encrypted storage
  • Touch sensor for Apple Pay and unlocking the device
  • Keyboard backlight
  • A wider area trackpad with full sensors
  • Two ports that enable the connection of 5K display, transfer data at speed up to 40Gb/s, and charging from either port.

This is the first Retina display for a MacBook Air, giving the screen more than four times the resolution of the prior Air laptops. It looks gorgeous. The jump from a 900p display to a Retina display is the first big change you’ll notice when opening up the lid. Added to this is the wide viewing angle, which gives a feel of immersiveness. The MacBook Air has an 8th generation dual-core Intel core i5 processor inside, the 8210Y processor.

Another big thing about the MacBook Air is its battery, a single charge can carry the device for 12 hours on the web, the company claims. That is a full day, I pray it is so! Preorder is on-going.


  • 8th-gen Intel dual-core i5 processor
  • 8GB or 16GB 2,133MHz memory
  • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1.5TB SSD
  • 3-inch 2560×1600-pixel resolution display
  • 11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2