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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 inside 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] Here it is: the 49.9 Wh power plant. In 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 battery life.
[* icon_note] That said, both of the aforementioned competitors are running Intel's U-series processors, which have adraw significantly higher TDPmore power, so we're not too impressed.
[* icon_note] That said, both of the aforementioned competitors are running Intel's U-series processors, which have adraw significantly higher TDPmore power, so we're not too impressed.