The completely redesigned MacBook Air M2 is everything we want: MagSafe, lightweight and four colors

After many months of rumours, the new MacBook Air is finally coming true . Apple has presented it during WWDC 2022 , honoring that exception in the rule that is to present hardware at an event focused on software developers.

Apple WWDC 2022 What To Expect 2
Apple WWDC 2022 What To Expect 2

New design and M2 chip to become the world’s Mac

As rumored, the MacBook Air comes with a revamped design that ends the teardrop shape that we’ve traditionally seen on this laptop. From now on, straight and sober forms are taken along with a new range of colors similar to what we saw last year with the iMac M1.

Inside, the M2 chip calls for being a rather linear successor to the M1 adding more graphics cores (9 or even 10) with a bit more CPU core efficiency. The final performance is 20% more than on the M1 chip and we are still without a fan. Therefore, the silence of the MacBook Air is going to be total.

At the storage level, we start from 256 GB and we can reach 2 TB of storage, including RAM of up to 24 GB. The minimum in that aspect is still 8 GB.

The screen is 13.6 inches and has 500 nits of brightness, capable of capturing more than a billion colors. There is a 1080p FaceTime camera (yes, with a notch ) capable of detecting low light environments much better. Four speakers spread throughout the case are responsible for providing spatial audio.

This new MacBook Air also inherits the MagSafe 3 port from the MacBook Pro, in addition to the two USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports. Another good news is that the 3.5mm audio jack is preserved. Charging can be done from 0% to 80% in 20 minutes thanks to a new internal adapter.

MacBook Air M2: price, availability, and release date

The new MacBook Air starts at 1,519 euros (it is noted that the dollar is powerful compared to the euro) for the model with 8 GB of memory, 8-core GPU, and 256 GB of storage. The model with 10 GPU cores and 512 GB of storage starts at 1,869 euros. The model with the M1 chip with a 7-core GPU continues to be sold for 1,219 euros. The release is scheduled for July.

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