Apple's new MacBook Air M2 notebook is coming out in just a couple of days, with pre-orders now available at Apple, Amazon, B&H and other retailers. Pricing starts at $1,199 for the 256GB model and $1,099 for students via Apple's Education Store.
With a weight of 2.7 pounds and less than 0.5 inches thin, the MacBook Air M2 has a 20 percent smaller footprint than its predecessor. It features a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display with thinner bezels and 500 nits of brightness. Not only is the new MacBook Air's screen 25 percent brighter than the previous-gen model, but it also supports 1 billion colors for a rich, lifelike viewing experience.
The new MacBook Air M2 boasts an enhanced 1080p HD camera with double the resolution and low light performance. Apple engineers strategically integrated the speakers and mics between the display and keyboard. The new 4 speaker sound system supports Spatial Audio for improved audio whether you're streaming content or on a video call.
Performance-wise, the Apple M2 chip delivers 20 percent faster performance than the M1 MacBook Air and nearly 40 percent faster than the Intel-charged MacBook Air. With a rated battery life of 18 hours, new dual USB power adapter and 67W adapter with fast-charge. The new MacBook Air arrives in four colors, including Silver, Space Gray, Starlight, and Midnight. If you want double the storage for video editing, graphics editing, coding or gaming, the 512GB M2 MacBook Pro starts at $1,499. It also includes a 35W dual USB-C port adapter or 67W USB-C power adapter.
Where to buy (US)
- Apple MacBook Air M2: from $1,199 @ Amazon
- Apple MacBook Air M2: from $1,199 @ B&H
- Apple MacBook Air M2: from $1,099 @ Apple Education
- Apple MacBook Air M2: from $1,199 @ Apple
Where to buy (UK)
Apple MacBook Air M2: from $1,099 @ Apple Education
Students and educators save $100 on the new MacBook Air M2. It features an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1600) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID.
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