At its WWDC 2022 keynote on Monday, Apple revealed the brand new MacBook Air with a brand new chip, show, colours, and a totally new design. The MacBook Air M2 will likely be out there for $1,199 starting subsequent month.
The M2 on the coronary heart of the brand new MacBook Air options 8 CPU cores cut up evenly between efficiency and effectivity. According to Apple, the M2 has enhancements that make it 18 p.c sooner than the M1. Apple will supply a customization possibility the place a buyer can improve to a 10-core M2 SoC, which Apple stated is 25 p.c sooner than the M1. It has the identical battery life as the unique M1 mannequin, which gives as much as 18 hours of use on a single cost.
The base configuration of the MacBook Air M2 comes with 8GB of reminiscence, however the most is now 24GB, up from 16GB within the M1 MacBook Air. The storage begins with a 256GB SSD with upgrades to 2TB out there.
Apple has additionally upgraded the show with a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina show, which is 0.3-inches greater than the earlier MacBook Air show due to skinnier bezels. The new show options 500 nits of brightness (versus 400 on the M1 Air) and help for billions of colours.
Apple redesigned the MacBook Air in order that it follows the identical model because the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, so the tapered design is gone. The laptop computer is 11.3 millimeters skinny and weighs 2.7 kilos and is obtainable in 4 colours: silver, area grey, starlight, and midnight. There have been rumors that the MacBook Air would are available in an array of colours just like the iMac, however these didn’t come to cross.
The MacBook Air even has a notch on the high of the show that homes a 1080p FaceTime digicam together with 4 audio system positioned between the show and the keyboard, and Apple outfits the laptop computer with three microphones.
Like the M1 MacBook Air, the brand new Air has two Thunderbolt/USB-4 ports however upgrades the audio jack that helps high-impedance headphones. Buyers of the 10-core GPU mannequin will obtain a 35W energy adapter (out there individually for $59) that has a pair of USB-C ports for charging two gadgets without delay. Customers may also use a 67W energy adapter for quick charging to cost the MacBook Air’s battery as much as 50 p.c in half-hour.
The new MacBook Air M2 begins at $1,199. Apple will nonetheless supply the entry-level M1 MacBook Air for $999.
New 13-inch MacBook Pro
Apple additionally launched a brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a chip improve to the M2 with the identical design because the M1 mannequin. That means the Touch Bar, which we thought was going away, will likely be round for somewhat longer. It consists of the identical audio jack improve because the MacBook Air in addition to a 67W USB-C Power Adapter (versus 61W on the M1 mannequin) although it doesn’t seem to help quick charging.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 begins on the similar $1,299 and will likely be out there subsequent month.