13.6-inch MacBook Air with M2 processor now available to order for $1,199 and up

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New Macbook Air (2022) is a compact 2.7-pound laptop with an ultra-slim design, measuring just 0.44 inches (11.3 mm) thick. But it has a larger, higher-resolution screen than Apple’s previous generation model and a more capable processor. It’s also a bit more expensive, with a starting price of $1199.

First announced in June, the new Macbook Air with an M2 processor starts shipping on July 15, 2022 and it’s available to order starting today from Apple, Adorama, Amazon, B&H, best buyand other retailers.

At the heart of the computer is Apple’s M2 chip, the company’s second-generation processor designed for laptops and desktops. Apple claims that the M2 processor brings up to 18% increase in CPU performance, 35% faster graphics and 40% improvement in AI activities, as well as 50% more memory bandwidth.

The version of the chip used in the MacBook Air comes with either 8 or 10-core graphics, which is a step up from the 7-core GPU which is the only option available to people opting for the generation MacBook Air. previous with an M1 processor.

Another change is that this year’s MacBook Pro has a 13.6-inch, 2560 x 1664-pixel display (vs. the older model’s 13.3-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel display). But it’s still a lightweight, fanless laptop that’s one of the most affordable laptops in Apple’s lineup…even though prices for the new model start at $200 more than the previous version. Want to save some money? You can still buy a MacBook Air with an M1 processor for $999 and up.

Here’s an overview of the main specs of Apple’s current line of MacBook Air laptops:

MacBook Air with M2 (8-core GPU) MacBook Air with M2 (10-core GPU) MacBook Air with M1 (7-core GPU)
Starting price $1199 $1499 $999
Display 13.6 inches
2560 x 1664 pixels
IPS Liquid Retina LCD Display
500nits
Wide P3 color gamut
True Tone Technology
6K/60Hz external display support
13.3 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels
400nits
Wide P3 color gamut
True Tone Technology
Processor Apple M2
8-core processor (4 performance cores + 4 efficiency
8-core GPU (configurable up to 10 cores)
16 Core Neural Engine
Apple M2
8-core processor (4 performance cores + 4 efficiency
10-core GPU
16 Core Neural Engine
Apple M1
8-core processor (4 performance + 4 efficiency)
7-core GPU
16 Core Neural Engine
RAM 8 GB
Supports up to 24 GB
8 GB
Supports up to 16 GB
Storage 256 GB
Supports up to 2TB
512 GB
Supports up to 2TB
256 GB
Supports up to 2TB
Ports 2 Thunderbolt 3 / USB 4 ports
1 x 3.5mm audio
2 Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3 ports
1 audio 3mm
Wireless WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Camera 1080P 720p
audio 4 speakers
Spatial audio
Dolby Atmos
Network 3 microphones
3.5mm audio jack
2 speakers
Dolby Atmos
Network 3 microphones
3.5mm audio jack
Battery 52.6Wh 49.9Wh
loading 30W USB-C
67W USB-C fast charging support
35W Dual USB-C (standard)
67W USB-C fast charging support
30W USB-C
Dimensions 304.1×215×11.3mm
11.97″ x 8.46″ x 0.44″
304.1 x 212.4 x 16.1mm
11.97″ x 8.36″ x 0.63″
lester 1.24kg
2.7 pounds
1.29kg
2.8 pounds

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