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The Intel® Core™ i5 8th gen processors base frequency is 1.60 GHz, those processors can go up to 3.40 GHz frequency with the Intel® turbo boost technology this will be depending on the system workload; also this speeds will be different depending on the model.
The technology has to be enabled on the BIOS, please refer to the manufacturer of your laptop to review the configuration of the feature.
Since Leonardo didn't come out and say it, I will...
Yes, you can use these applications on this laptop. The 1.8GHz requirement was stated in terms of the performance of much older processors. Yours is brand new and has much better performance. You should have no issues at all running these applications.
Hope this helps,