MacBook Air 2018 13-inch review

Apple MacBook Air 2018 gets a new retina display but this time  it also gets more expensive and is now far too close to the powerful beast  MacBook Pro.

HIGHLIGHTS

The new MacBook Air 2018 has an improved design language and better 13-inch retina screen than previous macbook air.

The new MacBook 2018 features 8GB RAM and 128GB  ssd storage costs Rs 1,14,900.

the new MacBook Air is the best light laptop you can buy internationally right now if you don’t mind the price.

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But side by side this is a smaller, it has  only two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports and one headphone jack . USB-C port is the industry standard port in the market now, with Thunderbolt 3 port is  greater  and future proofing, but the lacking  of an SD card slot reader is dispointting factor of this laptop.

Opening  up we look at is the screen and keyboard position  of a MacBook Pro lacking  Touch Bar. in second gen macbook has large grey bezels around the 13.3in screen ,now  replaced with thinner black bezels  .

The MacBook Air 2018 has Apple’s third-gen butterfly keyboard, huge  force-touch trackpad and speakers placed on the either side. on  top right side there is the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which is noticeably faster than Apple’s previous touch ID’s, but it has F keys insted   of a Touch bar .

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The Touch ID fingerprint scanner is on the top right corner of the keyboard is excellent.

Some persons  will love the keyboard, some persons will hate it because it is still beautiful clicky  keys. It is not my favourite keyboard on a laptop but it is responsive and I have no problem typing for long  time on it. Everyone will like  the trackpad. It is huge, smooth, responsive and totally solid it has the Taptic Engine haptic motor below to provide haptic feedback.

Build quality is awesome, with no  flex in any part of the laptop. Weighing 1.25kg, the Air 2018 is about the same  as Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 and so slim enough that you will not really notice when it is in a backpack.

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Specifications

Screen: 13.3inch LCD 2560×1600 (227 ppi)

Processor: dual-core Intel  i5-8210 Y-series (8th gen)

RAM: 8 or  16GB

Storage: 128, 256, 512GB or 1.5TB SSD

Operating system: macOS Mojave ( latest mac OS)

Camera: 720p  HD camera for FaceTime

Connectivity: Intel UHD 617, wifi Ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE , 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, headphone jack

Dimensions: 212.4 mm* 304.1 mm *15.6mm

Weight: 1.25 kilograms

With a fast SSD and RAM, therefore, the MacBook Air 2018 feels snappy in its all tasks and will easily  can handle most day-to-day activities

The MacBook Air has a great battery life without having to be plugged in, lasting about nine   hours after charge. That was got with the brightness set about two-thirds,

The MacBook Air  2018 ships with a  small 30W USB-C charger. The smaller the charger is physically the better but 30W is  low-powered one, taking  2.5 hours to fully charge from  20% to 100% . Using a 45W USB-C charger will save a hour of time MacOS Mojave

 MacOS mojave is a  stable operating system than windows 10 & Linux.

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Pros: a good keyboard& brilliant trackpad, USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, headphone jack, Retina display, Touch ID & a good battery life

Cons: so expensive, no SD card slot, only two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, only a 30W charger in the box, butterfly keyboard has  problems with longevity in previous versions

MacBook Air 2018 India price,

— In India, the MacBook Air 2018 price starts at Rs 1,14,900. This is for the variant with 128GB storage ssd model.

— The price of the MacBook Air 2018 256GB storage in India for  Rs 1,34,900.

— In India, Apple Macbook Air  2018 features  with  Core i5 8210Y processor. It has least speed of 1.6GHz and turbo speed of 3.6GHz.

— The new MacBook Air 2018 is available in 3 colours: Gold, Silver & Space Grey.

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