MacBook Air 2017 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2018 - 13"

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The MacBook Air 13” (2017) was released in June 2017, and the MacBook Air 13” (2018) was released in October 2018. These release dates place the 2017 model in the second generation of the MacBook Air lineup, and the 2018 model in the third generation of the MacBook Air lineup.

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MacBook Air 2017 - 13" prices start at $257, which is cheaper than the MacBook Air 2018 - 13" low price of $436.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook Air 13” (2017) feature set includes a 13.3-inch glossy widescreen display, Intel HD Graphics 6000, an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. Additional specs for the 2017 MacBook Air include two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, an SDXC memory card slot, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers, dual microphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a MagSafe 2 charging port. The MacBook Air 13” (2018) feature set includes a 13.3-inch Retina display, Intel UHD Graphics 617, an Intel Core i5 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1.5TB of storage. Additional specs for the 2019 MacBook Air include two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, stereo speakers, three microphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Touch ID.

Size

The MacBook Air 13” (2017) measures 0.11” - 0.68” (H) x 12.8” (W) x 8.94” (D), weighs 2.96 pounds, and has a 13.3” display size. In comparison, the MacBook Air 13” (2018) measures 0.16” - 0.61” (H) x 11.97” (W) x 8.36” (D), weighs 2.75 pounds and features a 13.3” display size.

Camera

The MacBook Air 13” (2017) and the MacBook Air 13” (2018) feature a 720p FaceTime HD camera.

Color Choices

MacBook Air 2017 - 13"

Available in 1 color:

  • Silver

Which MacBook Air 2017 - 13" color should you buy?

MacBook Air 2018 - 13"

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Air 2017 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2018 - 13" Colors

The MacBook Air 2017 - 13" introduces two new colors not found in the MacBook Air 2018 - 13" color palette: Gold and Gray. Both the MacBook Air 2017 - 13" and MacBook Air 2018 - 13" share one color: Silver.
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The MacBook Air 13” (2017) and the MacBook Air 13” (2018) are available in Silver. The MacBook Air 13” (2018) is also available in Space Gray and Gold.

Storage Options

MacBook Air 2017 - 13"

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which MacBook Air 2017 - 13" storage should I buy?

MacBook Air 2018 - 13"

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1.5TB

Which storage MacBook Air 2018 - 13" is the most popular?

MacBook Air 2017 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2018 - 13" Storage

The MacBook Air 2018 - 13" introduces one new storage option not found on the MacBook Air 2017 - 13": 1.5TB. Both the MacBook Air 2017 - 13" and MacBook Air 2018 - 13" share three storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
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The MacBook Air 13” (2017) and the MacBook Air 13” (2018) are available in the following storage configurations: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The MacBook Air 13” (2018) is also available in a 1.5TB storage configuration.

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