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MacBook Air 2018 teardown: What’s inside?

MacBook Air 2018 teardown: What’s inside?

Today we see inside the MacBook Air 13-inch Retina (late 2018), behind the keyboard, and under the metal. This is the model with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS "Retina" display with 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor under the hood. The version we're looking at here is GOLD - though compared to some of the more standard "yellow" golds, this one's positively rosy. You'll be happy to find that the color of the screws holding this device together are matched with the color of the casing.

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MacBook Air 2018 review roundup: The good, the bad, the Intel

MacBook Air 2018 review roundup: The good, the bad, the Intel

The first new MacBook Air 2018 reviews are out, and if you were expecting a clean sweep of universal acclaim, think again. Apple's more affordable notebook may have addressed many of the complaints users had about the old MacBook Air, but changes in pricing and what your money actually gets you in terms of specifications is prompting some arguments.

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I love the MacBook but it’s getting lost

I love the MacBook but it’s getting lost

Creatives have a shiny new iPad Pro, while MacBook Air die-hards have an all-new Retina model, but where does that leave the 12-inch MacBook? Apple's thinnest, lightest laptop has been controversial from day one, its single USB-C port and low-profile keyboard forcing some not-insignificant compromises in return for its extreme portability.

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The winning iPhone strategy is shifting to Mac and iPad

The winning iPhone strategy is shifting to Mac and iPad

Apple tested its strategy out on the iPhone, took a risk, and it paid off: now, it’s the turn of the Mac - and specifically the new MacBook Air - to go next. For long-time MacBook Air fans, the late-2018 update to the ultraportable addressed a lot of complaints. Faster processors, more storage, and a Retina display all checked off boxes long-overdue. However there was one change we were hoping not to see.

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Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

Blackmagic eGPU Pro makes many Macs more powerful

The new Blackmagic eGPU Pro was revealed today, aiming to lend AMD graphics power to a number of new Apple computers using Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C). This product is unique in its execution and presentation. While it's a Blackmagic-branded device, it was "designed in collaboration with Apple." This eGPU device will be available straight through Apple Stores and Apple dot com.

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Everything Apple just announced at their iPad/Mac event

Everything Apple just announced at their iPad/Mac event

Today we're looking at everything Apple just announced during their event for October 2018. This event played host to a new set of iPad Pro units, one with an 11-inch display, the other with a 12.9-inch display. The rest of the products revealed today were Mac OS in nature. There was a new iteration of the MacBook Air and a new Mac mini.

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MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

What explains the perennial popularity of the MacBook Air? That might seem like a pointless question, given the 2018 MacBook Air has just been revealed to us, but if Apple's newest ultraportable is to be a success then it can't just count on branding to buoy sales.

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MacBook Air 2018 detailed with Retina display and Touch ID

MacBook Air 2018 detailed with Retina display and Touch ID

Today Apple revealed a new MacBook Air in New York City, a MacBook Air for the year 2018 and beyond. This new MacBook Air was revealed to roll with a new set of colors, including gold and silver, along with two USB-C ports and a headphone port. This MacBook Air was revealed to have a 13.3-inch display with "4 million pixels" and a 50% narrower bezel around its face.

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Kuo Apple event predictions: iPad mini, Pro, Macs

Kuo Apple event predictions: iPad mini, Pro, Macs

This week the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared a list of products Apple was likely to launch at the event set for October 30th, 2018. Kuo generally gets this sort of stuff nearly perfect, so we're having a peek. This event might well play host to a two-or-more-tiered approach for the iPad. Much like we saw with the most recent iPad release - a new device made with old parts - this event might bring the iPad mini back into the limelight.

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Apple October 30 event confirmed: iPad Pro likely the focus

Apple October 30 event confirmed: iPad Pro likely the focus

Apple's next big event is on October 30, with the company confirming today that it will show us its latest wares in Brooklyn, New York. The event is expected to feature new iPad Pro models, though all Apple is saying for now is the tagline for the day is "There's more in the making."

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I’m worried about Apple’s MacBook Air replacement

I’m worried about Apple’s MacBook Air replacement

The MacBook Air is about to get its hotly-anticipated replacement, and I doubt I'm alone in being worried. The Retina hold-out has long been on borrowed time, looking increasingly out of place in Apple's shiny - and controversial - notebook range. My big question is, as it crafts its successor, will Apple forget the reasons the MacBook Air is still so popular despite its age?

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New Mac mini and entry-level 13″ MacBook tipped for October

New Mac mini and entry-level 13″ MacBook tipped for October

A new Mac mini and an entry-level laptop replacement for the MacBook Air could follow the 2018 iPhones as Apple's big hardware news for the year. The new products, though unconfirmed by the Cupertino company itself, would finally bring updates to some of the oldest products in Apple's portfolio.

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