Cupertino, California – Apple has announced a major redesign and feature update for its popular MacBook Air, further enhancing its performance and portability. The redesigned MacBook Air now boasts the powerful M2 chip, a sleeker form factor, and several exciting new features, making it a top choice for professionals and casual users alike.
The M2 chip is the main attraction, with significant advancements in performance and efficiency cores. The chip includes a 10-core GPU, which is an upgrade from the M1’s 8-core GPU, 100 GB/s of unified memory bandwidth, and support for up to 24 GB of unified memory. The increased efficiency of the M2 chip allows the MacBook Air to operate without a fan, ensuring a completely silent design.
Apple’s latest MacBook Air sports an all-aluminum unibody, measuring just 11.3 mm in thickness and weighing a mere 2.7 pounds. The redesigned device has abandoned the tapered profile of previous models in favor of a sleek, flat design. It is available in four finishes: silver, starlight, space gray, and a striking midnight color.
MagSafe technology makes a comeback, much to the delight of users who appreciate the safety and convenience of a magnetic charging connection. The device also features two Thunderbolt ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack that supports high-impedance headphones. The keyboard now includes a full-height function row with Touch ID, accompanied by a large Force Touch trackpad.
Liquid Retina Display
The MacBook Air’s display has also received an upgrade, now featuring a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display – the largest ever in an Air model. The display is 25% brighter at 500 nits and supports 1 billion colors. Enhancing the visual experience is a 1080p FaceTime HD camera and a four-speaker system. Impressively, Apple has managed to integrate the three microphones and speakers into the display and keyboard, maintaining the device’s compact size.
Another notable improvement is the MacBook Air’s battery life, which now lasts up to 18 hours on a single charge. The device supports 67 W fast-charging, enabling users to replenish 50% of the battery in just 30 minutes. In comparison, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 offers up to 20 hours of battery life.
The redesigned MacBook Air is set to hit the shelves in July, alongside the new MacBook Pro 13″ models. With these impressive upgrades and features, Apple’s latest MacBook Air is poised to be a popular choice for those looking to replace their older devices.