Apple MacBook Air (2018) marks a change in Apple MacBooks with its thinner design and lighter weight as compared to its predecessor. This core i5 laptop is also faster and a little bit more expensive than its previous models. It also brings new updates with itself that successfully place it in the list of the best MacBooks.
With a new keyboard, touch ID feature, all day battery life, and a Retina display is this high-end core i5 laptop by Apple any good? Read our Apple MacBook Air 2018 review to find out if you should spend your money on this MacBook or not:
Processor: Intel Core i5 8th Gen Dual-Core Processor
Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz, 3.6 GHz Turbo
Display: 13.3 inch LED backlight WQXGA Resolution (2560×1600) IPS Display
RAM: 16 GB
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Graphics: On-Board/Integrated Graphics
Operating System: Mac OS
Hardware Connectivity: Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.1 Type-C
Most Suitable For: Casual Computing
Apple MacBook Air is armed with a 1.6GHz, Intel Core i5 8th Gen Dual-Core Processor that can be upgraded to a Max Turbo Speed of 3.6 GHz using the Turbo Boost Technology. Paired with 4MB L3 cache, it can easily take on your day to day tasks without showing any signs of lag time or slow down.
And if you still feel that the 3.6 GHz of power is not enough for you, then you can include the Apple T2 security chip to mitigate the performance problem. The Apple T2 security chip solves the issue by working alongside the core i5 processor to offload some tasks.
MacBook Air not only boasts a smaller size and more portability than the models preceding it, but it also has a more prominent screen. The unique selling point that this core i5 laptop of this Apple laptop is that it is the first Air laptop with a Retina Display.
With its super-high resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a pixel density of 227 pixels per inch (PPI), this Apple laptop takes binge-watching to a whole new level. With a pixel density sharper than the MateBook X Pro and a 13 inch IPS display, the MacBook Air delivers an immersive visual experience with bright, vivid colours and lifelike images.
PORTS AND SLOTS
MacBook Air takes connectivity and transfer speed to the next level by offering not one but two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Imagine the ultra-versatility of the USB-C combined with ultra-high bandwidth in two ports instead of one.
The Thunderbolt 3 ports deliver 40Gb/s of throughput by integrating video output, charging, and data transfer in a single connector. The best part is that the Thunderbolt 3 ports are convertible so you can never go wrong with the direction because it is always right side up.
Other than the thunderbolt ports you also get a 3.5 mm headphone jack for listening to music and watching movies.
BLUETOOTH AND WI-FI
Connect to Wi-Fi no matter where you are as long as there is an internet connection around you with the 802.11ac Wi-Fi that connects to the internet in the blink of an eye.
Moreover, with Bluetooth 4.2 you can transfer data and share photos with your friends at lightning-fast transfer speeds.
If you are a frequent traveller in the search of a portable laptop or you are a post-graduate level student who is looking for a device that can handle complex research-based tasks, then this core i5 laptop will serve you well and even lessen your work burden with its intuitiveness and responsiveness.
We found this device to be very versatile and flexible during our apple MacBook air 2018 review. So, if you want to spend your money on the Apple MacBook Air, go for it because with all the new features and updates this core i5 laptop is worth it all.