MacBook Air Retina 13-inch 2018

The Apple MacBook Air Retina 13-inch 2018 is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2018 to 2019 as part of the MacBook Air computers. The computer has been introduced on October 30, 2018, and its price started at $1199.

The all-new MacBook Air features a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 13.3″ Retina LED-backlit IPS Display, new aluminum unibody case in three color options: Silver, Space Gray, and Gold, security chip Apple T2, 8 or 16 GB of RAM, 128 / 256 or 512 GB of flash memory, built-in Bluetooth 4.2, two USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (Thunderbolt 3) ports, FaceTime HD camera, illuminated keyboard with the butterfly mechanism, Touch ID, ambient light sensor, Multi-Touch trackpad with Force Touch technology, and integrated 1.5 GB Intel UHD Graphics 617 graphics in the base model.

This Macbook has been discontinued on July 9, 2019.

Today MacBook Air Retina 13-inch 2018 is 5 years old!

MacBook Air 2018
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MacBook Air Retina 13-inch 2018 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 30, 2018
DiscontinuedJuly 9, 2019
Model IdentifierMacBookAir8,1
Model NumberA1932
Order NumberMRE82LL/A (128 GB Space Gray)
MREA2LL/A (128 GB Silver)
MREE2LL/A (128 GB Gold)
MRE92LL/A (256 GB Space Gray)
MREC2LL/A (256 GB Silver)
MREF2LL/A (256 GB Gold)
Original Price$1,199
ColorsSilver Aluminum
Space Gray Aluminum
Gold Aluminum
Weight2.75 Ibs.
1.247 KG
Dimensions0.16 – 0.61” H x 11.97” W x 8.36” D
0.4 – 1.54 cm H x 30.4 cm W x 21.23 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core i5 8210Y “Amber Lake”
Processor Speed1.6 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 3.6 GHz
Number of Cores2
Security ChipApple T2
System BusOn Package Interface (OPI) at 4 GT/s
Cache4 MB L3

Storage & Media

Storage128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
1.5 TB SSD


Built-in Memory8 GB LPDDR3 PC3-17000 SDRAM 2133 MHz
16 GB LPDDR3 PC3-17000 SDRAM 2133 MHz
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory SlotsNone
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display13.3″ Retina LED-backlit IPS Display
Pixel Density227 ppi
Resolutions1024 x 640
1440 x 900
1680 x 1050
2560 x 1600 (native)


Graphics CardIntel UHD Graphics 617
Graphics MemoryUp to 1.5 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Display ConnectionThunderbolt 3
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
Display SupportOne external display with 5120 x 2880 resolution at up to 60 Hz
Up to two external displays with 4096 x 2304 resolution at up to 60 Hz
External ResolutionUp to 5120 x 2880 pixels at 60Hz
CameraFaceTime HD camera (720p)


Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive Interface8.0 GT/s NVMe PCIe x4


BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
USB2 – Thunderbolt ports with support USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Thunderbolt2 – Thunderbolt 3 (Up to 40 Gbps)
Audio In3 – Microphones
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
2 – Speakers
DisplayThunderbolt 3 port
Security SlotNone


Motion SensorNone
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardFull-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys
Touch IDIntegrated Touch ID sensor
TrackpadMulti-Touch trackpad with Force Touch


Original OSmacOS 10.14.1
Maximum OSThe latest release of macOS
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Power NapSupported
Unlock with Apple WatchSupported
Bundled SoftwaremacOS 10.14


System BatteryIntegrated 49.9 W Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity4379 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours
Standby TimeUp to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter30 W USB-C Power Adapter

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Apple Support – MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018): Technical Specifications