The MacBook Air 8,2 (13-Inch, 2019) announcement marks the first update to this particular line of computers to have been made since the fall 2018 release of the more compact MacBook air with improved display functions, a more expansive trackpad and innovative features, such as Touch ID. The starting price of the MacBook Air appearing at $1,099 – a $100 cheaper than the 2018 model – makes it the most affordable MacBook at the time of its release. This introduction does, however, eliminate the previously available $949 MacBook air, making it now impossible to purchase any MacBook Air for under $1000.
MacBook Air 8,2 (13-Inch, 2019)
The external design of the 2019 rendition of the MacBook Air is similar to its original predecessor, the laptop appearing in the same gold, space gray and silver colorways the MacBook Pro is offered in.
The 2019 upgrade introduces a number of additions to last year’s release, such including, for instance, the True Tone technology featured within the computer’s Retina display, an improved keyboard identical to that of the MacBook Pro 2019, and long-lasting battery life.
One of the major focuses of the 2019 upgrade appears to be the improvement of the keyboard. The keyboard featured on the MacBook is the 4-th generation Butterfly-switch keyboard, a successor of it’s the previous generation infamous for being quite failure-prone, this reported improvement achieved by means of using a different material claimed to provided increase reliability.
|Official Name||MacBook Air (13-inch, 2019)|
|Launch||Released||July 3, 2019|
|Body||Dimensions||11.97 x 8.36 x 0.16-0.61 inch (299 x 209 x 4-15 mm)|
|Weight||2.75 lbs (1.25 kg)|
|Physical buttons||Power, Touch ID|
|Trackpad||Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities|
|Display||Type||LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology|
|Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~ 227 ppi|
|Architecture||Intel’s Coffee Lake architecture|
|CPU||1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 617|
|Memory||Memory||8 / 16 GB RAM|
|Storage||128 / 256 / 512 GB, or 1 TB SSD|
|Camera||Front||720p FaceTime HD camera|
|Comms||USB||2 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2|
|WLAN||IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac|
|3.5 mm jack||3.5 mm headphone jack|
|DisplayPort||Yes (via USB-C)|
|Thunderbolt||Yes (via USB-C)|
|Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
– Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
– USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
|Features||Battery||Built-in 49.9‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery|
|– Integrated Touch ID sensor
– Apple T2 Security Chip
– Quickly unlock your Mac without typing a password
– Securely make online purchases with Apple Pay
– Instantly authenticate password-protected documents
|Misc||Colors||Space Gray, Silver, Gold|
|Price||Starting at $1099|
MacBook Air 8,2 Models
MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.6Ghz Intel Core i5, 2019)
|Model Number||A1932 (EMC 3184)|
|Part Number||MVFH2LL/A, MVFJ2LL/A, MVFK2LL/A, MVFL2LL/A, MVFM2LL/A, MVFN2LL/A, MVH62LL/A, MVH82LL/A|
|Color||Gold, Space Gray, Gold|
|Display Size||13.3 inches|
|Dimensions||11.97 x 8.36 x 0.16-0.61 inch|
|Weight||2.75 lbs (1.25 kg)|
|Processor||1.6Ghz Intel Core i5|
|RAM||8 / 16GB|
|Storage||128 / 256 / 512GB or 1TB SSD|
|See also||Sell your MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.6Ghz Intel Core i5, 2019) online now|
- Frustrating enough for some of Apple’s customers, the MacBook Air 8,2 (13-Inch, 2019) only features Thunderbolt 3 ports, one of which will have to be used to charge the device. The laptop is, however, configured with a headphone jack.
- Apple offers an upgrade of 16GB of RAM at the additional price of $200. No CPU upgrade is available for the device.
- The MacBook Air’s battery life appears to be approximately 8 hours 50 minutes of Wi-FI powered web browsing. The MacBook Air has also proven to contain cool temperature throughout continuous use.
- The news of the upgrade’s release has brought many expectations to the regular customer, the majority of such hopes centring around the promised improvement of the keyboard which has brought distress to many users of 2019 version’s predecessor.
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