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Apple MacBook Air 2018 with Retina Display, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 13.3 Inch £899.89  / £889.89 with code @ Costco
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Apple MacBook Air 2018 with Retina Display, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 13.3 Inch £899.89 / £889.89 with code @ Costco

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Features;

1.6GHz dual-core 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, with a Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
Retina display
Intel UHD Graphics 617
8GB RAM with 128GB SSD storage
Touch ID
Force Touch Trackpad
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
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Retina Display

Delivering four times as many pixels as an HD display, as well as Razor-sharp text clarity, images and text will be seen with a new level of detail and realism. Your pages will be packed with vibrancy thanks to 48 percent more colours than previous generation. For ultimate viewing pleasure, the display glass goes right from edge to edge, with borders that are 50 per cent thinner than before.

Touch ID

MacBook Air has now directly incorporated Touch ID for your convenience and advanced security.

  • Effortlessly unlock your MacBook without typing a password
  • Instantly authenticate password protected documents
  • Securely make online purchases with Apple Pay, with no need to enter shipping or billing info

Apple T2 Security Chip

MacBook Air uses the Apple T2 Security Chip, a second generation custom Mac silicon designed by Apple which makes MacBook Air even more secure. Your information stays safe when you are unlocking your Mac, paying online, or authenticating a document. All your data stored on the SSD is automatically and completely encrypted, thanks to the on-the-fly data encryption.

Keyboard

This latest generation keyboard comes with Apple’s butterfly mechanism which provides four times more key stability than your traditional scissor mechanism, also offering greater responsiveness and comfort. What’s more is each key is LED backlit with an ambient light sensor to aid you in low-light environments.

Force Touch Trackpad

Subtle differences in pressure means the Force Touch Trackpad enables you to interact with your Mac in a number of different ways. No matter where you click on the trackpad, you have precise control and a uniform response, as well as room for Multi-Touch actions like pinch and zoom.

Performance

With its eight-generation Intel Core i5 processor, you can ease through your daily activities. Offering 8GB of memory also lets you work seamlessly with multiple apps open, coupled with SSD storage means you can launch apps in an instant and provides plenty of room for all your documents, photos and videos.

Battery Life

Giving you up to 12 hours of battery life, MacBook Air is ready to take on your daily activities with you.

Thunderbolt 3 – One for All, All in One

Thunderbolt 3 encompasses ultra-high bandwidth with the ultra-versatility of the USB‑C industry standard to deliver one powerful universal port, and the MacBook Air comes with two of them. Thunderbolt 3 combines data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector, delivering up to 40 Gbps of throughput for twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2.

Speakers and Camera – Sound That Speaks Volumes

MacBook Air sounds better than ever, thanks to the latest in processing and tuning techniques.

  • 25% more volume than previous generation.
  • 2x more bass for fuller sound with greater range.
  • FaceTime HD camera for one-to-one and group calls.
  • Three-microphone array captures your voice more accurately for FaceTime, dictation and talking to Siri.

Materials – The First Mac Made With 100% Recycled Aluminium

  • 47% lower carbon emissions compared with previous generation
  • 6000 series aluminium for strength and durability
Using shavings of recaptured aluminium that are re-engineered down to the atomic level, Apple have been able to create their greenest Mac ever, without mining any new aluminium from the earth.

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Awful specs (Dual core CPU & 128GB storage) for the price, but then it is Apple so to be expected if you need OSX, so I think it's a good deal in that respect.

If you don't need OSX, you can get something like a Surface Laptop 2 for the same price with a quad core and 256GB storage - Both have comparable weight, size, screen and battery.
Edited by: "Gormond" 12th Jul
firstofficer14/07/2019 07:22

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What do you need 16GB of RAM for?

The average laptop used does not need an i7 or that amount of RAM.

I have the 2018 Air as my home machine with 256GB of storage and it’s great, I don’t edit photos or videos and not once has it slowed down on me.

I just buy my movies from iTunes so they stream from the Apple TV, therefore don’t need the storage capacity.

I’m a network engineer also and worked in IT 15 years so hardly an average user but people spend money on the most powerful machine they can find and barely use 50% of it, it’s just laptop snobbery.

Once I bought my first MB, I could never go back to Windows. Work laptop is Windows and it’s been rebuilt 3 times in 4 years, MAC has never skipped a beat.
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£889.89 w/code, updated title

nice spot @woohoo1234
Edited by: "goonertillidie" 12th Jul
So far so good, thanks for sharing. Has anyone ordered already?
Oh wow that's actually a really good price!
How does this compare to the 2017 model?
stato2212/07/2019 16:28

How does this compare to the 2017 model?


Incomparable, they changed everything.
So is this a good deal or is the 2017 model a better option?
Awful specs (Dual core CPU & 128GB storage) for the price, but then it is Apple so to be expected if you need OSX, so I think it's a good deal in that respect.

If you don't need OSX, you can get something like a Surface Laptop 2 for the same price with a quad core and 256GB storage - Both have comparable weight, size, screen and battery.
Edited by: "Gormond" 12th Jul
£849 at Apple refurb store
I have no doubt this would be a great machine for a lot of people. I use a 2017 12 inch Macbook and web development is a breeze on it. This Air is a more capable machine. Great value. Heat!
Edited by: "benchesh" 12th Jul
Gormond12/07/2019 16:42

Awful specs (Dual core CPU & 128GB storage) for the price, but then it is …Awful specs (Dual core CPU & 128GB storage) for the price, but then it is Apple so to be expected if you need OSX, so I think it's a good deal in that respect.If you don't need OSX, you can get something like a Surface Laptop 2 for the same price with a quad core and 256GB storage - Both have comparable weight, size, screen and battery.


can you provide a link to the surface laptop 2 for the same price from a legitimate retailer?
Edited by: "hellodarknessmyoldfriend" 12th Jul
hellodarknessmyoldfriend12/07/2019 20:32

can you provide a link to the surface laptop 2 for the same price from a …can you provide a link to the surface laptop 2 for the same price from a legitimate retailer?


Apologies I meant to say around the same price, £949 direct from Microsoft microsoft.com/en-…FX8

I have seen other places do the 128GB version cheaper but personally I would pay extra for 256GB.
Edited by: "Gormond" 12th Jul
Gormond12/07/2019 20:45

Apologies I meant to say around the same price, £949 direct from Microsoft …Apologies I meant to say around the same price, £949 direct from Microsoft https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/surface-laptop-2/8Q69RZT4HFX8I have seen other places do the 128GB version cheaper but personally I would pay extra for 256GB.


Thanks, that's the one I am looking at currently, I was wondering if there was actually cheaper price. I am considering it for the price
hellodarknessmyoldfriend12/07/2019 21:04

Thanks, that's the one I am looking at currently, I was wondering if there …Thanks, that's the one I am looking at currently, I was wondering if there was actually cheaper price. I am considering it for the price


It's certainly better value than the Mac and has a much better keyboard if your gonna be typing alot - those butterfly keys apple use are awful.

The only thing the Mac has extra is thunderbolt 3 if that's essential for you.
£899 for 128gb that is no where near big enough for a laptop. They should be including 1tb
crazy_b13/07/2019 08:48

£899 for 128gb that is no where near big enough for a laptop. They should …£899 for 128gb that is no where near big enough for a laptop. They should be including 1tb


I agree that 128 is a bit too low these days but a 1tb SSD is an unnecessary expense for most people, especially laptop users.
Went with the Pro and so far liking it, especially the touch bar and Touch ID

Slightly missing the quietness of the fan less MacBook though
ibz10013/07/2019 10:40

I agree that 128 is a bit too low these days but a 1tb SSD is an …I agree that 128 is a bit too low these days but a 1tb SSD is an unnecessary expense for most people, especially laptop users.


I think my current one has 700gb but I use about 200gb, I would be happy with 250 but not 128, for every be tidying it up to keep enough space on it
crazy_b13/07/2019 08:48

£899 for 128gb that is no where near big enough for a laptop. They should …£899 for 128gb that is no where near big enough for a laptop. They should be including 1tb


128gb is fine for writing Word docs in Starbucks. From a business standpoint they make money by limiting on-device storage and selling iCloud subscriptions. You might not like it but Tim Cook sure does.
dealmeup13/07/2019 21:23

128gb is fine for writing Word docs in Starbucks. From a business …128gb is fine for writing Word docs in Starbucks. From a business standpoint they make money by limiting on-device storage and selling iCloud subscriptions. You might not like it but Tim Cook sure does.


Maybe you have a NAS and you home folder is mounted to the NAS? So you can easily increase you capacity to let’s say 4TB and have your data across all your devices.
ibz10013/07/2019 10:40

I agree that 128 is a bit too low these days but a 1tb SSD is an …I agree that 128 is a bit too low these days but a 1tb SSD is an unnecessary expense for most people, especially laptop users.


I don't know, 1TB SSDs have been posted on here as low as £90.
This or ipad pro? It looks neat brah.
firstofficer14/07/2019 07:22

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What do you need 16GB of RAM for?

The average laptop used does not need an i7 or that amount of RAM.

I have the 2018 Air as my home machine with 256GB of storage and it’s great, I don’t edit photos or videos and not once has it slowed down on me.

I just buy my movies from iTunes so they stream from the Apple TV, therefore don’t need the storage capacity.

I’m a network engineer also and worked in IT 15 years so hardly an average user but people spend money on the most powerful machine they can find and barely use 50% of it, it’s just laptop snobbery.

Once I bought my first MB, I could never go back to Windows. Work laptop is Windows and it’s been rebuilt 3 times in 4 years, MAC has never skipped a beat.
firstofficer14/07/2019 07:22

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Is this a troll account? Do you actually understand the difference between the i3, i5, i7, and i9?
ollie8714/07/2019 08:28

Yet you’re the one who had his comment deleted.


U wot
Be warned the keyboard on it sucks! The original Air is much better for typing, I sent mine back and stuck to the old one.
Gormond12/07/2019 16:42

Awful specs (Dual core CPU & 128GB storage) for the price, but then it is …Awful specs (Dual core CPU & 128GB storage) for the price, but then it is Apple so to be expected if you need OSX, so I think it's a good deal in that respect.If you don't need OSX, you can get something like a Surface Laptop 2 for the same price with a quad core and 256GB storage - Both have comparable weight, size, screen and battery.


Gormond12/07/2019 22:37

It's certainly better value than the Mac and has a much better keyboard if …It's certainly better value than the Mac and has a much better keyboard if your gonna be typing alot - those butterfly keys apple use are awful.The only thing the Mac has extra is thunderbolt 3 if that's essential for you.


I love the MacBook keyboard and would hate to go back. Old keyboards feel clunky to me now.
And the value of the MacBook isn’t just in the sum of its components. It’s also made completely of titanium and has one of the best screens on the market. And because macOS is designed with the chip it runs faster for longer than laptops with way higher specs.
JohnSmith2114/07/2019 08:52

I love the MacBook keyboard and would hate to go back. Old keyboards feel …I love the MacBook keyboard and would hate to go back. Old keyboards feel clunky to me now. And the value of the MacBook isn’t just in the sum of its components. It’s also made completely of titanium and has one of the best screens on the market. And because macOS is designed with the chip it runs faster for longer than laptops with way higher specs.


Aluminium, not titanium, they’ve not been made from that since the PowerBook G4 I believe. Even then, it was replaced by an Aluminum model in 2003.
Edited by: "ollie87" 14th Jul
ollie8714/07/2019 08:54

Aluminium, not titanium, they’ve not been made from that since the P …Aluminium, not titanium, they’ve not been made from that since the PowerBook G3 I believe.


Doh! Should of waited for my coffee to kick in before commenting.
This is because of the new model released this week for £1099.

This is a good price
My 5yr old model is still going, even with 256gb it’s too small a hard drive. After 5 years of use it now has only 100gb of spare memory as emails are saved, iTunes, phone back up etc.
The price to spec is terrible.. if like a lot of you mentioned you don't need a high spec and just osx then spend half the price on a Intel based laptop and make a bootable USB image from an old mac or a friend's etc and install it on there. Save yourself hundreds of pounds
Excellent price. Anyone stating otherwise is trolling, pure and simple.
If you've got access to a student discount, it's £988.80 for the newest version plus a pair of studio wireless beats included at Apple.
Edited by: "siegemaster" 14th Jul
siegemaster14/07/2019 11:42

If you've got access to a student discount, it's £988.80 for the newest …If you've got access to a student discount, it's £988.80 for the newest version plus a pair of studio wireless beats included at Apple.


My friend was considering that, or the £849 refurb, but we ended up going for the £799 Macbook 12 with a 256gb ssd: johnlewis.com/201…789
As long as you don't want to do anything taxing on it (in which case why the Air anyway), I think it's a much better option. I really hope they aren't actually discontinuing them.
BB89.14/07/2019 10:34

The price to spec is terrible.. if like a lot of you mentioned you don't …The price to spec is terrible.. if like a lot of you mentioned you don't need a high spec and just osx then spend half the price on a Intel based laptop and make a bootable USB image from an old mac or a friend's etc and install it on there. Save yourself hundreds of pounds



If it was this simple... everyone would just do that on any top spec gaming laptop
Definitely recommend having a go on the keyboard before purchasing as I found it was truly awful
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