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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 removing this battery might be less nightmarish than in [guide|73480|some Retinas we know|stepid=148072|new_window=true].
[* black] Sure enough, we find four screws and six friendly pull-to-remove adhesive strips securing this ~~AirPower~~ Air's power pack.
[* black] A sturdy frame, vaguely like those in [guide|38266|Airs of old|stepid=86815|new_window=true], supports the gaggle of battery cells and makes removal a snap.
[* 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 Microsoft's [https://youtu.be/eShF-PFQfAk?t=100|Surface Laptop 2|new_window=true] (45.2 Wh) and HP's upcoming [https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-spectre-laptop-13t-1ps11av-1?|Spectre x360|new_window=true] (43.7 Wh).
[* icon_note] All of these devices boast 10+ hour battery life, but the Air's competition manages to do so while ''also'' running faster, more power-intensive Intel U-series processors.processors.
[* icon_note] All of these devices boast 10+ hour battery life, but the Air's competition manages to do so while ''also'' running faster, more power-intensive Intel U-series processors.processors.