Apple launches new M2 chip in the latest MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air contains amazing new features at very reasonable price.
Despite the fact that Apple’s WWDC isn’t known for a slew of hardware announcements, a new MacBook Air was unveiled at the keynote. The new 2022 model is built around the more powerful M2 processor, and it features a form that is more squared-off than the typical wedge shape, similar to the 14-inch MacBook Pro. MagSafe charging, two Thunderbolt USB 4 ports, and a headphone jack are all included.
It measures 11mm thick and weighs 2.7 pounds. Silver, space grey, and new “starlight” gold and “midnight” blue colors will be offered. Each model comes with a braided MagSafe cable that matches the colour, which is a lovely touch.
Price of MacBook Air
Starting at $1,199, this MacBook Air will be available in July. The product website is up and running, but Apple is not currently taking orders. The M2 is the entry-level model, with an eight-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The $1,499 model offers a 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage if you need more power, storage, or RAM. Up to 24GB of RAM and 2TB of storage can be accommodated in each configuration. The Air, which is based on the M1, will remain available for $999.
The 2022 MacBook Air has a larger 13.6-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1664 and thinner bezels around it. It also contains a max brightness of 500 nits, according to Apple. It has a fan-free, silent design, which is impressive given the performance benefits Apple claims the M2 can deliver. Apple claims it’s 40% quicker than the previous model, but that speed improvement is likely to vary depending on the app.
A 1080p FaceTime HD webcam, as well as improved mics and speakers that enable Dolby Atmos, are among the little but crucial features of 2017 MacBook Air. I’m confident that this webcam will enough for the majority of folks. However, if you upgrade to macOS Ventura, you’ll be able to use the Continuity Camera feature, which allows you to use your MagSafe-compatible iPhone’s camera as a webcam. The new 2022 MacBook Air has Touch ID on the keyboard, just like the previous model.
The base MacBook Air model will come with a 30W charger, but Apple is also providing a new $59 67W power converter that will charge it to 80% in just 20 minutes. Instead, the $1,499 model comes with a 35W dual-port USB-C power converter. It does, however, sell this adapter separately for $59.