MacBook Air 2018 : List Of Specs That Could Be Upgraded

Cameron
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Next week, Apple will be hosting its “There’s more in the making” event. On the event, one of the highly anticipated tech gadgets is the “low-cost MacBook” or”MacBook Air 2018” that’s presumably going to be similar to the MacBook Air (MBA).

Assuming this is true, a report provided a list of specs that the Cupertino-based tech company could upgrade on the current MBA which starts at $999.

Processor

Processor-wise, the currently available MacBook Air is packed with an Intel Core i5-5350U, 5th generation “Broadwell” processor. With this, the upcoming low-cost MacBook Air 2018 could come with Intel’s 7th or 8th generation processors.

Graphics

Graphics-wise, the current MacBook Air is armed with an Intel HD Graphics 6000, “Broadwell” GPU introduced back in 2015. With this, 2018 low-cost MacBook could possibly feature Intel Graphics 620 or later.

Memory

The current Air MacBook features 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory. The upcoming MacBook Air 2018 could feature a faster LPDDR3 memory.

Display

The currently available MacBook Air features 1,440 x 900 pixels (128 pixels per inch) and thick bezels. With this, the new low-cost MacBook could come with thinner bezels with IPS panel and Retina resolution.

Storage

The MacBook Air features PCIe-based SSD matched with an old Broadwell processor. With this, the upcoming MacBook Air 2018 could feature PCIe-based SSD matched with a newer processor.

Other Specs and Features

In regards to ports, slots, and connectors, the MacBook Air features USB 3.0 (2), ThunderBolt 2, SDXC card slot, and MagSafe 2. With this, the new upcoming model could have USB Type C (possibly Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2).

In terms of weight, the MacBook Air weighs in 2.96 pounds. Presumably, the upcoming low-cost MacBook will feature roughly the same weight.

When Is The Event?

Although Apple didn’t host an event last year, tech enthusiasts were still expecting. This is because the company has hosted October events in the past – 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. And for this year’s October event, it will be held on the 30th.

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