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[* black] Thanks to our friends at [https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/07/2018-macbook-air-battery-individually-replaceable/|MacRumors|new_window=true], we had a hunch that this battery might come out a bit easier than the adhesive nightmares in MacBooks and MacBook Prosinside its [guide|73480|siblings|stepid=148072|new_window=true].
[* black] Thanks to our friends at [https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/07/2018-macbook-air-battery-individually-replaceable/|MacRumors|new_window=true], we had a hunch that this battery might come out a bit easier than the adhesive nightmares in MacBooks and MacBook Prosinside its [guide|73480|siblings|stepid=148072|new_window=true].
[* black] Sure enough, we find four friendly screws and six friendly adhesive strips with pull tabs that help us liberate the three-cell battery without breaking a sweat!
[* black] Like in [guide|38266|Airs of old|stepid=86815|new_window=true], we're also happy to see the batteries mounted to a frame, making removal even easier.
[* black] And hereHere it is: the 49.9 Wh power plant. Apple claims this will get you 12In case you're keeping track, that's slightly smaller than Dell's new [https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/xps-13/spd/xps-13-9370-laptop|XPS 13|new_window=true] (52 Wh), but larger than HP's upcoming [https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-spectre-laptop-13t-1ps11av-1?|Spectre|new_window=true] (43.7). Each of these ultraportables boast more than 10 hours of use—that's pretty impressivebattery life.
[* icon_note] That said, they also claim that this battery is [https://www.apple.com/macbook-air/specs/|50.3 Wh|new_window=true]... Hmmboth of the aforementioned competitors are running Intel's U-series processors, which have a significantly higher TDP, so we're not too impressed.
[* black] And hereHere it is: the 49.9 Wh power plant. Apple claims this will get you 12In case you're keeping track, that's slightly smaller than Dell's new [https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/xps-13/spd/xps-13-9370-laptop|XPS 13|new_window=true] (52 Wh), but larger than HP's upcoming [https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-spectre-laptop-13t-1ps11av-1?|Spectre|new_window=true] (43.7). Each of these ultraportables boast more than 10 hours of use—that's pretty impressivebattery life.
[* icon_note] That said, they also claim that this battery is [https://www.apple.com/macbook-air/specs/|50.3 Wh|new_window=true]... Hmmboth of the aforementioned competitors are running Intel's U-series processors, which have a significantly higher TDP, so we're not too impressed.