Apple Unveils Redesigned MacBook Air Powered by New M2 Chip


Apple unveiled a completely redesigned MacBook Air equipped with the new M2 processor at Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022.

The all-new MacBook Air features a remarkably thin, light, and fanless design, which integrates components so efficiently that it results in an astonishing 20 percent reduction in volume. The laptop is only 11.3 mm thin and weighs only 2.7 kg. It features a durable, all-aluminium one-piece housing that feels incredibly solid and is built to last.

Furthermore, the new MacBook Air has a slightly larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664 resolution) with a brightness of up to 500 nits, making it 25 percent brighter than before. Plus, the new display now supports 1 billion colors, making photos and movies look incredibly vibrant.

It also includes a new 1080p FaceTime HD camera with a larger image sensor and more efficient pixels that deliver twice the resolution and low-light performance of the previous generation.

Another highlight of the new MacBook Air is a four-speaker sound system that supports immersive spatial audio for music and movies with Dolby Atmos. It has a three-microphone array, which captures clean audio using advanced beamforming algorithms.

The MacBook Air comes with an all-new 35W compact power adapter with two USB-C ports that allow users to charge two devices simultaneously. It’s powered by a 56Wh lithium polymer battery and supports fast charging for up to a 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes with an optional 67W USB-C power adapter. The battery lasts all day, with up to 18 hours of video playback on a single charge.

In terms of performance, for intensive workloads such as editing complex timelines in Final Cut Pro, the new MacBook Air offers nearly 40 percent faster performance than the previous generation, and up to 15x faster for customers who have not upgraded to Apple silicone.

Furthermore, applying filters and effects in apps like Adobe Photoshop is up to 20 percent faster than before, and up to 5x faster for customers who have not yet upgraded to Apple Silicon.

Other features include 2 x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 3.5mm audio jack, the Magic Keyboard with TouchID, a spacious, industry-leading Force Touch trackpad, and MagSafe – a dedicated charging port that’s easy to plug in.

The new MacBook Air is available in four colors: Silver, Starlight, Space Gray and Midnight. The new base configuration laptop starts at $1,199 in the United States, which includes the base M2 version with 8 CPU and 8 GPU cores, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, and a 30W single port USB-C adapter. .

On the other hand, the $1,499 version of the MacBook Air 2022 includes the M2 with 8 CPU and 10 GPU cores, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and the new 35W charger with two USB-C ports. . In addition, the M1-based MacBook Air is also on sale for $999.

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