The MacBook Air is renewed with M2 chip, new design and better screen

The new MacBook Air 2022 has been totally redesigned for the first time in more than a decade in addition to including its new Apple M2 chip

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

Apple has completely revamped its most popular laptop. It is the first chance in the MacBook Air family after incorporating the Apple M1 chip for the first time, the first processor made by the company itself so as not to depend on the slow progress of Intel.

The 2022 MacBook Air incorporates the new M2 processor, which, unlike the other more powerful versions of the M1, represents an improvement in architecture and manufacturing process. Apple said during WWDC 2022 that the goal when upgrading its processors will always be to increase power and reduce consumption at the same time, and that is precisely what they have achieved with the new generation of SoC.

The M2 integrates an 8-core CPU and up to a 10-core GPU. In the second section, then, it could have two additional cores compared to the previous generation. The new Apple M2 chip is 20% more powerful than the Apple M1 and its graphics are 25% faster when performing calculations. Its improvements are limited to an optimization in the internal bandwidth and its architecture since it maintains the 5-nanometer chip manufacturing process.

According to data provided by Apple, the new MacBook Air is up to 1.4 times faster than the model with M1; and 15 times faster than the old Intel processor-based variant. Consumption is not far behind, as it offers an autonomy that can be extended for 18 hours.

Not only the processor is renewed. Another notable improvement is found in the 13.6-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1664 pixels. Yes, it is now slightly larger, but without increasing the size of the equipment (30.41 cm long x 21.50 cm deep x 1.13 cm wide). All thanks to the controversial notch design —inherited from the MacBook Pro— where the new camera is integrated, which is finally Full HD. The panel has True Tone technology and a maximum illumination of 500 nits so that it can be viewed correctly even outdoors.

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Written by Rachita Salian


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