MacBook Air 2018 & Macbook Air 2017, Which Is Worth?

MacBook Air 2018

After so many years Apple decided to change the look n feel of the MacBook Air 2018. Apple announced the 2018 Air on 13th October 2018 which is currently available on Amazon.com but in India, we should get on hands in early 2019.

Overview of Apple’s latest MacBook Air 2018:

The Pros

Thin and light design; Sharp Retina display; Eco-friendly aluminum chassis; Booming audio; Thunderbolt 3 ports; Touch ID without the Touch Bar

The Cons

Slower than the competition; Expensive starting price; Display could be brighter

Verdict

The new MacBook Air is a welcome upgrade with a sharper display in a thinner and lighter design, but this laptop could use more power.

MacBook Air 2018 vs MacBook Air 2017

Not only the Apple introduced the AIr 2018 but also updated their outdated products like Mac Mini and iPad Pro, the redesigned model of Air 2018 compare from 2017 Air model.

Let me first tell you in short about the MacBook Air 2017 then compare it to Air 2018.

MacBook Air 2017 Model

In the 2017 edition, it is simple same looks like a 2015 Air model, not much difference in design. Same iconic apple logo with lighting on the lid and a backlit keyboard with the smooth keys, awesome for coding and writing.

Let me compare the difference here about:

MacBook Air 2018 (Gold) & 2017 (Silver)

MacBook Air 2018 specification

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 8th-Generation, Turbo Boost to 3.6GHz OC
  • Memory: 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel UHD 617
  • Display: 13.3-inch LED-backlit with IPS technology, 2560 x 1600(2K) resolution
  • Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 3.5mm jack
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, Bluetooth
  • Battery: up to 13 hours, one lithium polymer
  • Weight: 1.25kg
  • Additional features: Touch ID sensor
  • OS: MojaveOS(10.14)

 

MacBook Air 2018

MacBook Air 2017 Specification

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 5th-Generation 1.8GHz, Turbo Boost to 2.9GHz OC
  • Memory: 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel 6000 Generation
  • Display: 13.3-inch LED-backlit, 1440×900 HD resolution
  • Ports: 1x Thunderbolt 3, 3.5mm jack, Magsafe, 2x USB 3.0, Memory card
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, Bluetooth
  • Battery: up to 12 hours, one lithium polymer
  • Weight: 1.35kg
  • OS: Sierra but upgradable to MojaveOS(10.14)

 

Trackpad: MacBook Air 2017 vs Air 2018

Price Comparison:

  • The new MacBook Air has a higher price tag than the outgoing model
    • It starts at $1,199, while the older model started at $999
  • Pricings by various vendors of MacBook Air 2017 and 2018

Upgrade or not?

If you’ve been holding off on a laptop purchase, waiting to see just what Apple had planned, the company’s given you plenty to think about with this MacBook Air update. The improved processor, streamlined design and better screen would be tempting enough, and that’s before we even consider other bonuses like the improved audio and larger trackpad that Apple added to this model.
That’s a lot of improvements, but is it $200 worth of improvements? That’s the question a lot of people will be asking, especially with that $999 MacBook Air still available if a low price remains your primary concern.

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