MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) Specifications & Price in Nigeria

A high-performance laptop is a portable computer outfitted with components to accommodate heavy workloads and graphic-intensive applications with greater speed and reliability.

These devices must be built with the fastest processors, maximum RAM, efficient hard drives, and the latest graphics cards to take on the most compute-intensive applications and tasks. Something that feels exactly just like this, makes a high performance laptop

Normal laptops are used for less resource-intensive tasks like they are not used in heavy tasks or gaming so there’s no need for high-end processors. The processor speed for such laptops is 2.1 – 2.7 GHz is enough. For example, Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, and AMD Ryzen 5.

When Steve Jobs pulled the first MacBook Air out of a thin, manilla envelope in 2008, it started a revolution in laptop design that inspired 10 years of imitations.

But in that decade, the MacBook Air stagnated while the rest of the market caught up and then surpassed Apple’s iconic portable. And now, in 2018, the once-beloved MacBook Air is finally getting the feature it has needed most.

MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) Specifications & Price in Nigeria

Yes, that high-res Retina screen that Apple gave the MacBook Pro in 2012 has finally arrived on the MacBook Air. That’s just one of many changes, though: This new Air also gives users a Touch ID sensor for biometric security, superfast SSD storage, fantastic sound and dual Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Apple’s new device is also better for the environment, as the machine is made of 100 percent recycled aluminum. The Air’s overall performance may not stack up well against that of similar Windows laptops, but this might not matter as much for those firmly ensconced in macOS.

The biggest issue is that the Air is pricier than ever (negotiable pricing at $1,299/ £1,299, starting at $1,099/ £1,099 in 2022). So, while the new MacBook Air may work for those who have been holding out, it might not meet the highest budget hopes and expectations.


The curves of the new MacBook Air’s lid and underside, as well as its display bezels, have been tapered down from previous years. Comparing a 2018 laptop to one that hasn’t had a significant update since 2015 is going to strike tech enthusiasts as ridiculous.

Of course the new Air is going to beat out the old Air on a whole host of metrics. But that’s precisely the point: Apple waited entirely too long to release something like this new Air, so people have been waiting.

The Air’s iconic wedge design is intact, helping the machine stand out from those other laptops. While the Air is sold in traditional silver and a new gold hue, the model we tested is a Space Gray that looks quite attractive.

Apple’s making these new MacBook Airs out of its own 100 percent recycled aluminum, but you couldn’t tell from using the device. This machined metal looks and feels just like the same material that Apple’s used for previous MacBooks.

Weighing 2.7 pounds and measuring 0.6 inches thick, the MacBook Air’s slightly lighter than my favorite MacBook copycat, the Huawei MateBook X Pro (2.9 pounds, 0.6 inches). The new Air is similar in size to the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (2.7 pounds, 0.6 inches) and the Dell XPS 13 (2.7 pounds, 0.5 inches), but the HP Spectre 13 (2.4 pounds, 0.4 inches) is both lighter and thinner than Apple’s machine.


The MacBook Air sports two speedy Thunderbolt 3 ports (which enable much faster data-transfer speeds) on its left side, with a headphone jack on its right. That might be an upgrade from the MacBook’s singular, slower USB Type-C port, but it’s lacking in comparison to most competitors.

The Spectre 13 matches the Air’s selection and throws an additional USB Type-C port on top. The XPS 13 also offers dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and adds a microSD reader and a USB Type-C port. The Surface Laptop 2 is laughably bad on ports, with one Type-A USB 3.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort.


Apple’s checkered history with graphics performance continues with the Air, which features the Intel UHD Graphics 617 integrated chip. The Air ran the OpenGL portion of the Cinebench R15 benchmark, which measures graphics performance, at 35.3 frames per second, which is well behind the XPS 13’s 49.3 fps (Intel UHD Graphics 620).

Touch ID and T2 Chip

In the top right corner of the keyboard, you’ll see a Touch ID fingerprint reader, which I found works great for unlocking the MacBook Air and signing into 1Password, my preferred password manager. Thankfully, Apple’s giving users the power of this biometric sensor without burdening them with the Touch Bar that accompanies Touch ID on the company’s MacBook Pros.

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Apple MacBook Air (2018) Key Specifications in Nigeria

  • Display — 13.3-inch Retina Display, 2560 x 1600 LED
  • Dimensions — 4.1–15.6 x 304.1 x 212.4 mm
  • Weight — 1.25kg
  • Processor — 8th-Gen Intel Core i5 with base clock speed of 1.6GHz, boost up to 3.6GHz
  • Memory — 8GB LPDDR3 RAM (customizable up to 16GB)
  • Storage — 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1.5TB SSD
  • Graphics — Intel UHD Graphics 617
  • Ports — 2 x Type-C USB (Thunderbolt 3 support), 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Connectivity — 802.11ac Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Battery — Up to 13 hours video playback

Processor and Storage

To run the MacBook Air, Apple employed Intel’s Core i5-8210Y CPU with dual cores and a base clock speed of 1.6GHz. The processor also boasts of a boost speed of 3.6GHz and is laced with a base memory of 8GB and 128GB of internal storage. The processor is guaranteed of bringing fast operational speed and processing to the new MacBook.

Per storage, Byers can choose to customize the storage combination of their MacBook Air: RAM can reach up to 16GB while internal memory maxes out at 1.5TB.


While every other more-expensive MacBooks with a Retina display comes with battery capacity rated for 10 hours of usage, the MacBook Air (2018) is said to be able to conveniently supply up to 12 hours of usage on local video playback or wireless internet surfing.

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MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) Price in Nigeria

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Wrapping Up

The story with specifications gets a little complicated because the story with Intel processors is a little complicated. The processor inside the new MacBook Air is an 8th Gen, dual-core Intel Core i5, which sounds pretty good. And it is pretty good — but not all Intel processors are created equal.

The thing that neither Apple nor Intel will make easy for you to see is that this is a “Y-series” processor, which means that it’s more of a low-power chip than what you’d get on a MacBook Pro or many Windows laptops. That detail might not matter for the average MacBook Air buyer, but it’s important for people who want a thin laptop that also happens to be powerful.

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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