The new edition of WWDC 2022 has served for Apple to show countless new hardware and software, among which it is worth highlighting the arrival of the new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with the Apple Silicon M2 chip.
This is the company’s second generation of processors, which for this occasion has a manufacturing process of only 5 nm and more than 20 billion transistors inside. This guarantees unprecedented performance without compromising energy efficiency.
It arrives with 4 different finishes in silver, space gray, midnight and starlight. This MacBook Air is lighter at just 11.3mm thick. Its casing is a single piece of aluminum and according to Apple, it is 20% more compact in volume than its predecessor generation.
13.6-inch Liquid Retina display
The design of the MacBook Air M2 has been completely redesigned, including a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, four-speaker sound system, and up to 18 hours of battery life. battery with MagSafe charging.
As a result, we have a much larger display area with thinner borders. Plus, 500 nits of brightness makes the graphics display up to 25% brighter than the previous generation MacBook Air.
As a complement to everything indicated, the MacBook Air M2 is one of the first Apple computers to include the new 1080p quality FaceTime HD camera with a larger image sensor that guarantees double the resolution to improve the quality of video calls.
Return the MagSafe port
This new version of MacBook Air M2 maintains the 3.5mm audio connection port, as well as two Thunderbolt ports to connect a wide variety of accessories and peripherals. For its part, the Magic Keyboard has Touch ID for easy unlocking of the operating system.
But the most striking thing, without a doubt, is the MagSafe charging connector that returns to the Macbook Air, offering the possibility of using the dedicated charging port that has provided so much success to Apple equipment in the past, to free up the charging cable. power supply if accidentally knocked over.
The device ships with a new compact 35W power adapter that includes two USB C ports for the first time, so users can charge multiple devices at once. This fast charge allows you to charge the battery to 50% charge in just 30 minutes with an optional 67W USB C adapter.
When does the new MacBook Air M2 go on sale?
Both the new MacBook Air M2 discussed here and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, both with the M2 chip, will be available at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers starting next month.
Apple has not wanted to comment on a specific date at the moment, but soon we will know in advance the dates to be able to reserve the first units, as well as when the final marketing of the new equipment becomes effective.
How much does the new MacBook Air M2 cost?
The price of the MacBook Air with M2 increases significantly compared to the prices that the MacBook Air had previously presented, which have traditionally been the company’s cheapest laptops and that you could buy together with macOS.
Thus, the starting price of the cheapest MacBook Air with M2 starts at €1,519 (€1,404 when it comes to the education sector). For its part, the 30 W USB C power adapter will be priced separately at €45, while the price of the USB C dual port adapter is €65.
For those who want to use the fast charging mode supported by the new MacBook Air with M2, they can purchase the 67W power adapter for €65.
These are the official prices of the current MacBook Air with M1 chip that are still on sale:
- MacBook Air with M1 (8-core CPU + 7-core GPU, 256GB SSD): €1,129 / MXN$25,999
- MacBook Air with M1 (8-core CPU + 8-core GPU, 512GB SSD): €1,399 / MXN$32,699