On Tuesday, Apple unveiled a much-needed refresh of the MacBook Air with powerful new hardware, a Retina Display, Touch ID authentication, and an all-new fully-recycled aluminum chassis.

In this piece, we outline the tech specs concerning Apple‘s all-new 2018 MacBook Air.

Finish:

  • Gold, Silver, or Space Gray-colored aluminum (100% recycled)

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

Touch ID:

Processor:

  • 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache

Storage Capacity:

  • 128GB PCIe-based SSD storage
  • Configurable to 256GB, 512GB, or 1.5TB SSD

Memory:

  • 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB of memory

Graphics:

  • Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 617
  • Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)

Battery & Power:

  • Up to 12 hours wireless web
  • Up to 13 hours iTunes movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
  • Built-in 50.3‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter; USB-C power port

Size & Weight:

  • Height: 0.16–0.61 inch (0.41–1.56 cm)
  • Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
  • Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
  • Weight: 2.75 pounds (1.25 kg)

Video 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)

Camera:

Charging & Expansion:

  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
    • Charging
    • DisplayPort
    • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
    • USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Wireless:

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology

Audio:

  • Stereo speakers
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

Keyboard & Trackpad:

  • Full-size 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

Electrical & Operating Requirements:

  • Line voltage: 100–240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: −13° to 113° F (−25° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Operating System:

In the Box:

  • MacBook Air
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)

We think the new MacBook Air holds some pleasantly-surprising, no-compromise upgrades. Would you agree? Share whether you’ll be grabbing one or not in the comments section below.