NEW MacBook Air 2018 Gold Unboxing


– What’s up, guys? Saf here on Super Saf TV and here, we’ve got the
brand new 2018 MacBook Air. I don’t think we’ve unboxed a MacBook here on the channel before so
this is going to be a first. A thumbs up for that will be appreciated. This is the gold version. I
can’t wait to check it out, so let’s get it unboxed. And the box itself is very clean. Just has a picture of the
side of the MacBook Air. Just to kind of show how thin it is. Around 15.6 millimeters thin. And we have a little pull tab here which we can use to
get it out the plastic. Lots of shakes. There we go. Ready for it? All right. Nice, now this is pretty light. Around 1.25kg. Of course, that’s why it’s called the Air. And as well as the MacBook Air, you do get your USB type-C
to USB type-C cable. This is around two meters. You’ve got your power brick. This is 30 watts. And then we’ve got this
little packet here, which has gold Apple stickers. This is the first time I’ve
seen colored Apple stickers. They’re usually white, right? Or am I wrong? Anyway, really cool. As well as that, some
paperwork, of course. Let’s get to the MacBook Air. All right, we’re going to
get it out of the plsatic. All right. And there we are. Feels nice and cold. I love the touch of metal when it’s cold. This has been made with
100% recycled aluminium or aluminum, as you
Americans like to call it. I don’t mind either, honestly. Like, just stop beefing with me. ‘Cause the comments just go crazy. Let’s decide it once and for all. Is it aluminium or aluminum? We’re going to leave a poll in the cut. Anyways, we do have the gold version here which does look quite slick. Now, depending on the
angle that you look at it, I don’t know, it kind of
has a hint of rose gold, to my eyes, anyway. I don’t know if it’s
coming across on camera or I just, my white balance in my eyes is not tuned correctly. We’re going to try opening this up with the one, hey, it does it. Okay, it does move around a little bit but it kind of does. Let’s try that again. So we’re just going to try to pull open the laptop with one thumb. Kind of works, kind of. Not perfect. So, I’ve gone ahead and set this all up and the first thing you’ll
notice is the display so 13.3 retina display this time, so it’s got a 2,516 by 1,600 resolution. That’s around 227ppi pixel density. You’ve also got 40% more colors compared to the previous generation. The bezel’s also 50% smaller. So that’s a big improvement. I wouldn’t say the bezels are as small as lots of other devices out there. You do have this border here at the top, but the Facetime HD camera is also within this top bezel. It’s not at the bottom like
we’ve got on other laptops which kind of look at your double chin. This is the reason why I have a beard. But the Facetime HD camera is only 270p. I mean, it would be nice to have 1080p. I know it’s mostly used
for video calls and things but you know, 1080p, 2018. Now, taking a look at the keyboard, it is the butterfly-style keyboard so we’ve got some travel but it’s not as much as
maybe what you’re used to. It is going to come down
to personal preference. I’ve seen lots of people
complain about this. In my quick testing, it seems to be okay but I’m going to have to
spend more time with it. This is also a light, force-touch trackpad which does feel pretty good. Now, the 2018 MacBook Air
also comes with Touch ID. It’s here at the top on the keyboard. Let’s just go ahead and test it out. Boom, very, very quick and easy. You’re going to be able to use this to unlock your MacBook Air but you can also make payments
and things with Apple Pay and you do have Apple’s T2 security chip embedded within the MacBook Air. Specs-wise, you’ve got the
eighth generation intel core i5 1.6 gigahertz dual-core processor. Up to 16 gigabytes of RAM and up to 1.5 terabytes of SSD storage. Now, of course, the
different storage versions will be at different prices. This starts at around
1,200 pounds or dollars and goes all the way up to
around 2,500, 2,600 pounds. So you’re going to be paying a lot for that 1.5 terabytes of SSD storage. And with those specs, you should
be find for general usage. Apple have told me that you should be able to also run file card in here for 1080p and also 4K editing. Apple devices, of course,
are very optimized with software such as Final Cut Pro X. We’ll test this out and see how it goes but we do have two
Thunderbolt 3 ports here on the side and that’s great. So not only can you
connect your MacBook Air to an external display, but if the external display
also has power output, it’s going to charge it at the same time. And you can also connect
this to an external GPU so if you are somebody who wants
to do some graphics editing on this, on your work station, then you can hook it up, do that, but then once you’ve disconnected it, you can take it out and about. We’ve got stereo speakers here on either side of the keyboard. These are 20% louder compared to last year and will give you two times
more bass for fuller sound. There is also a 3.5mm jack
here on the right-hand side and that is the 2018 MacBook Air. What do you guys think of it? Definitely let me know
in the comments below and let me know if there’s
any additional coverage that you’d like me to do with this. I hope you enjoyed this
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