Apple 13.3" MacBook Air with Retina Display (Late 2018, Gold)

Apple 13.3" MacBook Air with Retina Display (Late 2018, Gold)

Apple 13.3" MacBook Air with Retina Display (Late 2018, Gold)

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Product Highlights

  • 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core
  • 16GB of Onboard RAM | 256GB SSD
  • 13.3" 2560 x 1600 Retina IPS Display
  • Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 617
  • Thunderbolt 3 | 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) | Bluetooth 4.2
  • Integrated Touch ID Sensor
  • LED-Backlit Keyboard
  • Force Touch Trackpad
  • macOS
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Color: Gold

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Apple MacBook Air Overview

  • 1Description

The Retina Display has found its way onto the late 2018 gold Apple 13.3" MacBook Air.

With over 4 million pixels, the 13.3" Retina Display features a 2560 x 1600 screen resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio for 227 pixels per inch (ppi). The display also features up to 48 percent more color than the previous generation. The display glass goes right to the edge of the screen for 50% less bezels.

The integrated Touch ID sensor allows you to unlock your MacBook Air with your fingerprint and authenticate your identity. You can also make secure online purchases with Apple Pay. Paired with the Apple T2 security chip, the T2's Security Enclave protects your Touch ID information and also ensures that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with. The T2 also features an SSD controller with on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD for a secure boot process.

The keyboard utilizes Apple's butterfly mechanism for precise and responsive typing. Each key is individually backlit and works with an ambient light sensor for a more uniform illumination. You can also use the Force Touch trackpad, which is 20 percent larger than the previous generation, and has pressure-sensing capabilities as well as haptic feedback. The stereo speakers have also been improved to provide twice the bass and 25 percent more volume than the previous generation.

Featuring a significantly smaller footprint, the MacBook Air takes up 17 percent less volume, is 10 percent thinner measuring just 0.61 inches at its thickest point, and at just 2.75 pounds is a quarter pound lighter than the previous generation. Made from a custom Apple-designed aluminum alloy, the MacBook Air was created out of 100 percent recycled aluminum. This custom aluminum alloy helps reduce the MacBook Air's carbon footprint by nearly 50 percent.

The system is powered by an 8th Gen 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor and has 16GB of onboard 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM and a 256GB PCIE-based SSD. Connect to the internet via Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and use Bluetooth 4.2 to connect wirelessly to compatible peripherals and accessories. The dual Thunderbolt 3 ports provide high bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s and the versatility of USB Type-C.

This Mac comes preloaded with macOS. Updates can be downloaded for free via the Mac App Store. Please check Apple's website for upgrade eligibility.

General Features

13.3" Retina IPS Display
With four times as many pixels as an HD display, the 13.3" Retina IPS Display provides up to 48 percent more color than the previous generation. The Retina Display has a 2560 x 1600 screen resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio for 227 pixels per inch (ppi). The display glass goes right to the edge of the screen, making the bezels 50 percent thinner than before.
Touch ID
The advanced security and convenience of Touch ID is built into the MacBook Air. Simply place your finger on the integrated Touch ID sensor and your MacBook Air unlocks. Use your fingerprint to immediately access locked documents, notes, and system settings. You can also use Apple Pay securely during checkout while online shopping. No need to enter shipping or billing info, and your card details are never shared.
Apple T2 Security Chip
Introducing the Apple T2 chip, a second‑generation custom Mac silicon designed by Apple to make MacBook Air even more secure. The Apple T2 chip includes a Secure Enclave coprocessor that provides the foundation for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities. It also consolidates many discrete controllers, including the system management controller, audio controller, and SSD controller, into one. And the Apple T2 chip brings a familiar voice to MacBook Air - Hey Siri is always ready to open apps, find documents, play music, or answer your questions.
Performance
The MacBook Air features an 8th Gen 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor. It also has 16 of onboard 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM and a 256GB PCIe-based SSD.
Keyboard
The keyboard features the butterfly mechanism, which provides four times more key stability than a traditional scissor mechanism, and has greater comfort and responsiveness. And individual LED-backlit keys with an ambient light sensor help you type in low-light environments.
Force Touch Trackpad
The Force Touch trackpad lets you interact with your MacBook Air in a variety of ways based on subtle differences in pressure. You have precise control and a uniform response — no matter where you click the trackpad — as well as plenty of room for Multi-Touch gestures, like pinch and zoom.
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.
Stereo Speakers
The improved stereo speakers features twice the bass with greater range and has 25 percent more volume than the previous generation. The wider stereo sound creates immersive audio when you're listening to music or watching a movie.
FaceTime HD Camera
The front-facing HD camera allows you to FaceTime with friends and family in HD quality for either one-on-one or group calls. The three integrated microphones form an array that can accurately capture your voice for FaceTime calls, as well as dictation and talking to Siri.
Materials
The MacBook Air is the first Mac to be made of 100% recycled aluminum. The aluminum alloy was created by Apple and it delivers the same strength, durability, and finish — without having to mine any new aluminum from the earth for up to 47% lower carbon emissions compared to the previous generation. It's designed to use shavings of recaptured aluminum that are re-engineered down to the atomic level.
In the Box
Apple 13.3" MacBook Air with Retina Display (Late 2018, Gold)
  • 30W USB Type-C Power Adapter
  • USB Type-C Charging Cable (6.56' / 2m)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty with 90 Days of Technical Support
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    • 1Description

    Apple MacBook Air Specs

    Operating System macOS
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    CPU 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.6 GHz
    Memory Type 2133 MHz LPDDR3
    Total Installed Memory 16 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 16 GB
    Available Memory Slots None
    Graphics Type Integrated
    GPU Intel UHD Graphics 617
    Display
    Panel Type IPS
    Size 13.3"
    Aspect Ratio 16:10
    Resolution 2560 x 1600
    Touchscreen None
    Finish Glossy
    Refresh Rate 60 Hz
    Adaptive Sync Technology None
    Storage and Expansion
    Total Installed Capacity 256 GB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 256 GB Integrated PCIe
    Expansion Slots None
    Optical Drive None
    I/O
    USB Type-C Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
    Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
    Built-In Speakers 2
    Built-In Microphones 3
    Media Card Slots None
    Communications
    Ethernet None
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Bluetooth 4.2
    GPS None
    NFC None
    Webcam User-Facing: 720p
    Battery
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
    Watt Hours / Type 50.3 Wh Non-Removable
    Maximum Runtime 12 Hours
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Keyboard 78-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight
    Pointing Device Force Touch Trackpad
    General
    Security Fingerprint Reader
    Power Supply 30 W
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Dimensions 12 x 0.6 x 8.4" / 30.5 x 1.5 x 21.3 cm
    Weight 2.8 lb / 1.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 10.0 x 4.0"

    Apple MacBook Air Reviews

    13.3" MacBook Air with Retina Display (Late 2018, Gold) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge improvement! Very happy with this machine.  Kind of a pain to deal with the new ports though but have gotten around it with adapters.  The Gold color is really more like a Rose Gold so it definitely looks a bit pinkish.  The keyboard is very lively and responsive.  Love the Touch ID button to logon.
    Date published: 2018-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Quality Computer for my Needs and Budget Confidence in ordering, shipping and receipt describes the purchase of the MacBook Air. I love having the convenience and power of a stylish computer with me. It is a great computer with security that eases my mind and yes, I will do this again.
    Date published: 2018-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Beautiful color, fast, great price. Wish it didnt need adaptor for USB, but Ill get used to it. B&H is great. We ordered two and got the first one very quickly. The second was on backorder but came as soon as the stock arrived. Happy!
    Date published: 2018-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect We got our perfect and beautiful MacBook Air from B&H with a holiday savings which made it the best deal for Apple products this year. Prompt and easy shipping. Thank you very much
    Date published: 2019-01-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My First Apple PC Im Still fumbling around a bit.  But, I am taking a Mac class at an Apple Store next week.  But I have identified some Pros and Cons regarding this machine.  Having only Thunderbolt ports and only 2 is somewhat of a pain.  Especially when the rest of the world is used to USB.  Apple seems to always take two steps forward with a new product and one step back.  I like the keyboard and back lighting is really good.  the display is awesome.  THE APP called Time Capsule backs up the entire pc. with just a click.  However I had to not only buy an external drive with of course I expected, but I had to buy a dongle which plugs into the Thunderbolt port which gives me two USB ports.  Another great feature that I love is the track pad automatically shuts off if I boot the machine with an Apple Magic Mouse on.  I prefer the mouse.    Not sure about the battery life because so far Ive been using it plugged in.  Its light, good speakers, and they left the earphone connection alone so I can use my. normal Apple iPhone earbuds when needed.  Doing business with B&H was a pleasure, the website was easy and the PC was delivered in about 4 days.
    Date published: 2019-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend The new MBA is good in every way. It is light, it is powerful, it looks great. The display is awesome. Best used laptop ever.
    Date published: 2019-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unexpected Color The Gold color is a bit pinkish than I expected, but the overall experience is great!
    Date published: 2019-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Great and quick service and unbeatable prices as always with B&H!! ??
    Date published: 2019-01-03
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