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Apple MacBook Air 2018

Specifications

Apple MacBook Air 2018
Apple MacBook Air 2018
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 617, Core: 1050 MHz
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133, soldered
Display
13.3 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, APPA039, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Apple SSD AP0256, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Broadcom 802.11ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.6 x 304.1 x 212.4 ( = 0.61 x 11.97 x 8.36 in)
Battery
50.3 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Apple macOS 10.14 Mojave
Camera
Webcam: 720p FaceTime HD camera
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet Butterfly v3, Keyboard Light: yes, 30 Watt USB-C-PSU, USB-C cable (2 meters), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.24 kg ( = 43.74 oz / 2.73 pounds), Power Supply: 178 g ( = 6.28 oz / 0.39 pounds)
Price
1349 Euro

 

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Average Score: 78.98% - good
Average of 38 scores (from 63 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 71%, features: 64%, display: 83% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Air 2018

88.4% Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Apple pretty much ignored its MacBook Air for a couple of years and there was much speculation about the end of the series. Now, we get a completely redesigned model including a modern display. Is it an alternative to the more-expensive MacBook Pro 13 for many users, or is it somewhat redundant?
90% MacBook Air 2018 review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We’re so happy that Apple has revived the MacBook Air. We were convinced that the company intended to remove it from the line up in favour of the MacBook. In fact, by updating the MacBook Air, Apple has thrown the regular MacBook into an existential crisis: with the Air now becoming the perfect laptop for anyone who values portability, the MacBook really doesn't have a lot to offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Perfectly sculpted, adequately powered
Source: It Pro English
This year’s MacBook Air won’t blow you away with its performance, but it will light up your eyes with its masterful design and overall user experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Apple Macbook Air (Retina Display) Review: The Biggest Disappointment Of 2018
Source: Tech2 English
Better yet, don’t even bother with the Air. Rs 1,35,000 is way too much money to spend on a laptop as underpowered and underwhelming as this one. Either wait for the 2019 MacBook and 13-inch Non-Touch Bar Pros or simply pick up the more capable Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 or Dell XPS 13.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85%
80% Apple MacBook Air 2018 Review
Source: Reliance Digital English
The MacBook Air is definitely one of the most premium laptops you can buy right now. With the prices starting from 1,14,990*, it carries a lot of premium features found on its elder MacBook pro siblings such as a Retina display, a large trackpad and even a fingerprint sensor. There are a few downsides though. The new Air lacks a USB port which many of us still use. If you ever wish to connect a mice or even a pen drive, you have to buy a USB type-C multi-port connector separately as Apple does not bundle it with the device.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% MacBook Air 2018 13-inch review: Air re-imagined but not re-invented
Source: India Today English
The new MacBook Air 2018 is a superb laptop, but it is also a laptop for MacBook Air fans. It is a better laptop than the vanilla MacBook for sure. But it's very close to the MacBook Pro, which starts at Rs 1,19,900 and offers significantly more brightness and slightly more contrast in its display, a faster charger and a faster processor compared to the MacBook Air 2018. If you are going to spend over Rs 1.1 Lakh on a laptop, you should spend it on the MacBook Pro. But in case if you can get the new Air with some discounts -- and let's hope there will be discounts -- don't hesitate to pick it up. It's a delightful laptop, just like the previous Air, if only little pricier this time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MacBook Air 2018 review
Source: PC Advisor English
We’re so happy that Apple has revived the MacBook Air. We were convinced that the company intended to remove it from the line up in favour of the MacBook. In fact, by updating the MacBook Air, Apple has thrown the regular MacBook into an existential crisis: with the Air now becoming the perfect laptop for anyone who values portability, the MacBook really doesn't have a lot to offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Perfectly sculpted, adequately powered
Source: It Pro English
This year’s MacBook Air won’t blow you away with its performance, but it will light up your eyes with its masterful design and overall user experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Apple MacBook Air 2018 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Apple MacBook Air 2018 refresh improves on what was already considered the best ultrabook, but at the same time, also brings in a significant price bump. The earlier MacBook Air was one of the most affordable and powerful ultrabooks one could buy and while the 2018 MacBook Air continues to be powerful, it is no longer the best value for money device. It is still a great device for work which is guaranteed to last you a few years. It is perfect for watching movies as well, but if you're looking for a photo or video editing machine, this is definitely not it. For everything else, its great.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Apple MacBook Air (2018) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Apple MacBook Air review | TechSwitch
Source: Tech Switch English
The new MacBook Air show is arguably probably the most spectacular replace, and the upper decision offers this entry-level MacBook a premium really feel, whereas additionally making media and photographs look higher than ever.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2018
80% Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Return of the Mac
Source: Pocket Lint English
A remodel that's been long overdue, the new Air brings a shrunken footprint, higher-res display, less bezel, Touch ID login, fewer ports, a divisive keyboard and a higher price tag than its predecessor. Some great features for sure, but a few irks hold (mainly the keyboard) hold it back from being the perfect laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2018): Best Business Features
Source: Business News Daily English
The new MacBook Air is ideal for business owners and employees who travel frequently. It offers a lightweight, powerful laptop experience. Its improved hardware, slimmed design, impressive security and long-lasting battery make it a great computer. While it's certainly not cheap, it's a great option for business owners looking for a powerful, slim laptop – and the latest in a long line of impressive and reliable Apple products.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2018
80% Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Air for the price of 'Pro'
Source: Gadget Show English
Also, the new piece of machinery is not just in competition ..
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Apple MacBook Air 13" (2018) review
Source: Stuff TV English
Not as affordable as the Air used to be, but this latest version justifies the added expense with a stunning design, screen and features. More than enough MacBook for most people.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: The Air we have been waiting for
Source: Hardware Zone English
Nevertheless, if you must have a notebook that runs macOS - and I completely understand as a fellow macOS user - then the MacBook Air is the ideal pick for most users. Build quality remains class-leading, performance is good despite the low-power processor, and battery life is exemplary. With the new MacBook Air, Apple has given most users all the features that they requested for, namely a Retina Display, Touch ID, and two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. It is also more compact and lighter. In short, it is everything that most people want from a MacBook Air. I only wish they hadn’t taken so long.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% MacBook Air review: Out with the old and in with the new, for better or worse
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
There are two ways to look at the new MacBook Air. Apple pitches it as a ground-up redesign of its most beloved laptop, and by that measure it’s a little disappointing. It’s slightly more compact and a little bit lighter, and it has Touch ID, Thunderbolt 3, a better trackpad, and better speakers. And of course, it has a Retina display. In all those ways, it is better than the old MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Apple MacBook Air (2018) review:
Source: CNet English
The MacBook Air's long overdue makeover adds welcome additions like a high-res screen and Touch ID, but it includes some unwelcome trade-offs -- including a much higher price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Return of the Mac
Source: Pocket Lint English
A remodel that's been long overdue, the new Air brings a shrunken footprint, higher-res display, less bezel, Touch ID login, fewer ports, a divisive keyboard and a higher price tag than its predecessor. Some great features for sure, but a few irks hold (mainly the keyboard) hold it back from being the perfect laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook Air 2018 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The MacBook Air 2018 is a streamlined and powerful laptop brimming with up-to-date features.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MacBook Air 2018 review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We’re so happy that Apple has revived the MacBook Air. We were convinced that the company intended to remove it from the line up in favour of the MacBook. In fact, by updating the MacBook Air, Apple has thrown the regular MacBook into an existential crisis: with the Air now becoming the perfect laptop for anyone who values portability, the MacBook really doesn't have a lot to offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Apple's veteran ultraportable gets a facelift
Source: Zdnet.com English
It may be long overdue, but the 2018 edition of the MacBook Air pulls off a good balancing act. Rather than a ground-up revamp, this new model concentrates on refining the elegant, lightweight design that made the MacBook Air so popular in the first place, while also bringing it up to date with features such as the Retina Display and T2 security chip. And while the MacBook Air certainly isn't cheap it's not far out of step with the pricing of rival Windows ultraportables. It's made out of 100 percent recycled aluminium too, so you can feel good about the environment when you show it off in your local coffee shop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
84% Apple MacBook Air review (2018): A good buy and a tough call
Source: Engadget English
The new Air is precisely the upgrade many users have been holding out for, with a slimmed-down body, sharper Retina display, long battery life and a useful Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Though it’s more than fast enough for common use cases, some might prefer to spend $100 on the entry-level MacBook Pro to get more processing power.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 84%
Hands-on with the new Apple MacBook Air with Retina display
Source: Hardware Zone English
Based on first impressions, I think the MacBook Air will be a hit and has a very good chance of being one of the best-selling notebooks this coming Christmas season. The design is great, the specs are decent, and it is priced rather attractively. In short, it has everything that most people want in a think and light MacBook. For most users, this is the MacBook to get.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2018
70% Apple MacBook Air (2018) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Apple MacBook Air (2018)
Source: PC Mag English
The refreshed MacBook Air finally gets a Retina Display and updated components, making it a sleek ultraportable laptop worthy of bearing its pioneering predecessor's name even if computing performance occasionally suffers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Apple Macbook Air (2018) Review: The Present Of Computing
Source: The Verge English
And for those people, the ones who have been hanging on to that old MacBook Air, this is a nice upgrade. It’s par for the course — and that’s probably enough.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
MacBook Air review: Out with the old and in with the new, for better or worse
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If you’re familiar with the 12-inch MacBook, using the new MacBook Air makes it immediately obvious that this is a slightly updated and scaled-up version of that model, with the “Air” name attached. If you’ve been waiting for years for Apple to finally re-imagine the MacBook Air in a way that will once again revolutionize the thin-and-light laptop market, you’re going to be disappointed to find that it has only been brought up to the standards of other modern Mac laptops, with all the good and bad that goes with that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2018
MacBook Air review: Center of the Mac world?
Source: Six Colours English
Still, Apple has placed the MacBook Air back where it spent the first part of this decade: firmly at the center of the Apple laptop universe. It’s not the cheapest or fastest or lightest laptop, but it’s the lowest-priced Retina Mac and it’s powerful and flexible enough to serve the needs of the broad audience for consumer Macs. The new geographic center of the Mac is once again where it’s been for most of this decade: It’s the MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2018
2018 MacBook Air review roundup: A beautifully big improvement
Source: Cult of Mac English
The 2018 MacBook Air is a huge improvement, but it seems there’s room for more. If you really need an Air and that’s what you’re used to using, you’ll probably be very happy with the $1,199 purchase. But if you expected a tiny powerhouse, you may wind up a little disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2018
The new MacBook Air hands-on: More pixels, fewer ports
Source: Tech Switch English
The general design and usefulness, and the leap from fifth-gen Intel processors to eighth-gen ones, actually makes this effectively greater than $200 higher than the previous MacBook Air. But it surely additionally strikes to being that rather more of a stretch for a lot of would-be homeowners. Happily, that old-school Air remains to be obtainable, at the least for now, simply because the previous 13-inch MacBook Professional was for greater than a 12 months after the latest design debuted in 2016. For those who’re agency in your want for USB-A or HDMI ports, or an island-style keyboard, decide one up now, as a result of nobody is aware of how lengthy it’ll final. However word that based mostly on the previous a number of years of issues we have had in regards to the low-res display, thick bezel and outdated CPU, it is onerous to suggest that traditional mannequin proper now. We hope to check and totally overview the brand new MacBook Air quickly, so keep tuned for our benchmark outcomes and full overview.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2018
MacBook Air 2018 review: Hands-on
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
In fact, we’re not sure why anyone would buy a regular 12in MacBook now that the MacBook Air has been updated. We'll soon be testing it to find out just how well it performs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2018
Hands-on with the new Apple MacBook Air with Retina display
Source: Hardware Zone English
Based on first impressions, I think the MacBook Air will be a hit and has a very good chance of being one of the best-selling notebooks this coming Christmas season. The design is great, the specs are decent, and it is priced rather attractively. In short, it has everything that most people want in a think and light MacBook. For most users, this is the MacBook to get.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2018
Apple Announces 2018 MacBook Air: Entry-Level Laptop Gets Essential Refresh
Source: AnandTech English
On the whole then, the new MacBook Air should be a significant upgrade from the previous model in almost every way, from processing power to display quality. However the increased focus on quality is also matched by an increased price tag, and in general is in-line with Apple’s efforts to focus more on high-end, high-margin products in the Mac space. As a result the new Air starts at $1199, $200 more than the previous model. Notably this is $100 cheaper than the base 12-inch MacBook, meaning this is still the cheapest (modern) MacBook Apple offers. Though it does seem to put a nail in the coffin of the idea of a sub-$1000 MacBook, especially as Apple seems more interested in moving those users on to the new iPad Pros.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2018

Foreign Reviews

90% MacBook Air
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% Apple MacBook Air 2018 Optisch ganz vorne, technisch im Mittelfeld
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 74% features: 54% display: 80% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 82%
80% Lange Akkulaufzeit aber lauter Lüfter
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
MacBook Air
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2018
Apple MacBook Air 2018 Teure Augenweide
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2018
88% Macbook Air 2018, análisis: es mejor portátil pero también más caro
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 83% display: 93% mobility: 85% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 88%
85% MacBook Air (2018)
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
▷MacBook Air (2018), Ventajas y Desventajas del nuevo modelo
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware. Negative: Weak connectivity; low storage; no Touch bar.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2019
Apple MacBook Air (2018). Ultraportátil 13,3" gama premium (1159 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; high mobility; solid workmanship; nice connectivity; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/24/2019
Apple MacBook Air 2018, análisis completo · El ordenador para todos
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; high autonomy; nice performance; powerful processor; good ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2018
Potencia del MacBook Air 2018 con ventilador, benchmarks, pruebas edición vídeo 4k, opinión, versus MacBook de 12 pulgadas
Source: Comprar Tec Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/29/2018
70% Recensione: MacBook Air 2018, l'outsider è diventato uno dei tanti
Source: Saggiamente Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Recensione MacBook Air (2018)
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
85% Recensione Apple MACBOOK AIR 2018 e confronto VECCHIO
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Recensione Apple MacBook Air 2018
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: High performance; nice display; good ergonomy; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2018
80% Apple MacBook Air 2018 13,3" i5 1,6GHz, 128GB (Qwertz) (Zilver) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple MacBook Air Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test du MacBook Air 2018 : polyvalent, mais à un tarif injustifiable
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Test - MacBook Air 2018 : écran Retina, processeur un peu plat
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Compact size; excellent display; good touchpad; powerful processor. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; limited connectivity; high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2018
Обзор Apple MacBook Air (Late 2018), часть 1: дизайн, экран и производительность в бенчмарках
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice touch ID; powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2019
Đánh giá chi tiết MacBook Air 2018: Bản nâng cấp toàn diện, trừ… hiệu năng
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; compact size; light weight; comfortable trackpad; excellent display; nice speakers; long battery life; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Average performance; weak connectivity; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/26/2018
Đánh giá thiết kế Macbook Air 2018: Mỏng nhẹ, bàn phím tốt, Trackpad rộng và còn nhiều hơn nữa
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; pleasant ergonomy; premium design; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/25/2018
Trải nghiệm Macbook Air 2018: Thiết kế và màn hình xuất sắc, pin tốt, hiệu năng đủ cho văn phòng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; excellent display; long battery life; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/25/2018
Trên tay Macbook Air 2018: Đột phá của dòng Macbook Air với loạt nâng cấp đáng giá
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; comfortable keyboard; beautiful design; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2018
Chi tiết Macbook Air 2018 vừa về VN, giá từ 36 triệu
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; light weight; touch ID; good hardware; comfortable keyboard. Negative: No Touch Bar; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2018
80% Test Apple MacBook Air (Sen 2018)
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test: Apple MacBook Air (2018-utgaven)
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Great display; nice ergonomy; solid workmanship; good connectivity. Negative: Relatively high price; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2018
67% MacBook Air 2018 test – vigtig viden før du køber
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 67%
70% Apple MacBook Air 2018
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 70% workmanship: 90%
MacBook Air 2018 – Cum a „îmbătrânit” laptopul care a reinventat laptopul
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Positive: Nice design; high autonomy; good performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2018

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Intel UHD Graphics 617: Integrated graphics card in some Amber Lake Y-series processors (7 Watt TDP) with 24 EUs (GT2) and no dedicated graphics memory. Clocks with up to 1050 MHz depending on the CPU Model. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
8210Y: Extremely efficient ULV-SoC (System-on-a-Chip) for fanless notebooks based on the Amber Lake architecture which is basically a Kaby Lake chip produced in the improved 14nm+ process (no 14nm++) with higher clock speeds and 7 Watt TDP. Includes two CPU cores clocked at 1.6 - 3.6 GHz with Hyper Threading support as well as a graphics adapter.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.24 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


78.98%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-11-12 (Update: 2018-11-12)