Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2018): Specs – Detailed Specifications

Here's what you need to know about the 2018 Apple MacBook Air specifications including display size, resolution, processor, RAM, storage, camera, battery, and more.

Apple MacBook Air 2018 Specs

Apple MacBook Air 2018 Technical Specifications

MacBook Air 13” 2018 image

MacBook Air 13” 2018

Key Features
What's new
New Design
It's now even more compact and portable with the all-new distinct smaller wedge-shaped design. It's 10% thinner, 17% less volume, a quarter pound lighter than the previous generation. It is also available in three different colors.
New Retina Display
Adopting the latest retina display, MacBook Air now displays over 4 million pixels with more color that make text, images, and animation look sharp and smooth.
Touch ID & Apple T2 Chip
You can now log in to your MacBook Air much faster, easier, and more secure than ever before with the latest Touch ID sensor with deep integration with Apple T2's Secure Enclave chip.
Latest Intel Core Processors
It's powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor with faster integrated-graphics, faster 2133 MHz LPDDR3 memory, and faster SSD.
Thunderbolt 3 ports
The most versatile port now arrives in MacBook Air, it allows you to charge your notebook, lightning-fast data transfer, output 5K displays, and the support of external GPU (eGPUs).
  • 3rd generation butterfly keyboard.
  • Large trackpad.
  • More immersive audio experience.
What's missing
  • Fewer ports
  • No MagSafe
AvailabilityMacBook Air 13” 2018
Release Info
  • Available on October 30, 2018
  • $1,199
    Intel Core i5 8210Y | 8GB RAM | 128GB SSD
  • $1,399
    Intel Core i5 8210Y | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
DisplayMacBook Air 13” 2018
Size13.3 Inches
InfoRetina display
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
ExteriorMacBook Air 13” 2018
Dimensions11.97” x 8.36” x 0.16 - 0.61” (304.1 mm x  212.4 mm x 4.1 – 15.6 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.75 pounds (1.25 kg)
GoldSpace GraySilver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) individual LED-backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
PortsTwo Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Internal SpecsMacBook Air 13” 2018
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8210Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.60 → 3.60 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 7W
Integrated Graphics
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8210Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 617
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Discrete GraphicsSupport for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)
Configurable to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Configurable to 512GB or 1TB SSD
ConnectivityMacBook Air 13” 2018
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
BatteryMacBook Air 13” 2018
Size50.3 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 12 hours wireless web
  • Up to 13 hours Apple TV app video playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply30W USB‑C Power Adapter
SoftwareMacBook Air 13” 2018
OSShipped with macOS Mojave
Built-in Apps
PhotosiMovieGarageBandPagesNumbersKeynoteSiriSafariMailFaceTimeMessagesMapsNewsStocksHomeVoice MemosNotesCalendarContactsRemindersPhoto BoothPreviewMusicPodcastsTVBooksApp StoreTime MachineFind MyQuickTime Player
Camera & AudioMacBook Air 13” 2018
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
MiscMacBook Air 13” 2018
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • MacBook Air
  • 30W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Air comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
MoreVideo Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • One external display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at up to 60Hz
    • Up to two external displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at up to 60Hz
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output using adapters (sold separately)

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