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MacBook Air 2018 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2020 - 13"

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Apple released the MacBook Air 13” (2018) in October 2018. Apple released two versions of the MacBook Air 13” in 2020. The first model was Intel-based and arrived in March 2020, and the second model was Apple-silicon-based and arrived in November 2020. The MacBook Air 13” (2018) and the MacBook Air 13” (2020) are part of the third generation of the MacBook Air lineup.

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MacBook Air 2018 - 13" prices start at $328, which is cheaper than the MacBook Air 2020 - 13" low price of $394.

Specs Comparison

Key specs for the MacBook Air 13” (2018) include a 13.3-inch Retina display, Intel UHD Graphics 617, an Intel Core i5 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1.5TB of storage space, and two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. The 2018 model also features WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, stereo speakers, three microphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Touch ID. The MacBook Air 13” (2020) release included two models. One model features an Intel Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Plus graphics, two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, and WiFi 802.11ac. The other model features an Apple M1 chip, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, and WiFi 802.11ax. Both of the MacBook Air 13” (2020) models feature a 13.3” Retina display with True Tone, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, Bluetooth 5.0, stereo speakers, wide stereo sound, support for Dolby Atmos playback, a three-mic array, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Touch ID.

Size

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. In comparison, the MacBook Air 13” (2020) measures 0.16 - 0.63” (H) x 11.97” (W) x 8.36” (D), weighs 2.8 pounds, and features a 13.3” display size.

Camera

The MacBook Air 13” (2018) and the MacBook Air 13” (2020) feature a 720p FaceTime HD camera. The MacBook Air 13” (2020) with an Apple M1 chip also features an advanced image signal processor with computational video.

Color Choices

MacBook Air 2018 - 13"

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Air 2020 - 13"

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Air 2018 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2020 - 13" Colors

The MacBook Air 2018 - 13" introduces two new colors not found in the MacBook Air 2020 - 13" color palette: Gold and Gray. Both the MacBook Air 2018 - 13" and MacBook Air 2020 - 13" share one color: Silver. However, the MacBook Air 2018 - 13" does away with Gold and Gray, previously seen on the MacBook Air 2020 - 13".
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The MacBook Air 13” (2018) and the MacBook Air 13” (2020) are available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.

Storage Options

MacBook Air 2018 - 13"

Choose from 4 storage options:

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

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MacBook Air 2020 - 13"

Choose from 5 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

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MacBook Air 2018 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2020 - 13" Storage

The MacBook Air 2020 - 13" introduces two new storage options not found on the MacBook Air 2018 - 13": 1TB and 2TB. Both the MacBook Air 2018 - 13" and MacBook Air 2020 - 13" share three storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. However, the MacBook Air 2020 - 13" does not have options for 1.5TB, as seen on the MacBook Air 2018 - 13".
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The MacBook Air 13” (2018) storage options include 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1.5TB. The MacBook Air 13” (2020) storage options include 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB.

Reviews

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MacBook Air 2020 - 13"

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MacBook Air 2018 - 13" vs MacBook Air 2020 - 13" Reviews

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