Apple today introduced the latest generation of its most successful laptop. The new MacBook Air was announced in the context of certainly WWDC 2022 and shows good evolution compared to its predecessor.
In addition to an even more colorful new body, the latest MacBook Air debuts the new M2 processor. This component makes Apple’s new laptop even more interesting for its entry-level offering.
MacBook Air debuts the new M2 processor
It’s impossible to talk about the new MacBook Air without looking at the latest M2 processor. The new generation of Apple Silicon was also introduced today and brings significant improvements over the M1.
According to the figures revealed by Apple at the event, the new M2 will be 18% more powerful than its predecessor. The new chip now has 8 processing cores and 10 GPU cores.
Apple claims that the new M2 has 50% more bandwidth compared to the M1, translating into 100 GB/s data transmission. In addition, the new processor supports up to 24 GB of RAM.
The new MacBook Air not only shines with its new processor, but also with its exterior. Apple’s latest laptop has a new design, but without neglecting the usual elegance.
With just 11.3 mm thick and a weight of only 1.24 kg, this will be one of the thinnest laptops on the market. Its body discards rounded corners to offer a fully linear design just like its Pro brethren.
Your new Super Retina Display now features a diagonal of 13.6 inches. However, we see the controversial notch of the Pro models housing a 1080p resolution camera.
Apple promises up to 18 hours of battery life
Autonomy is one of the most important points of any notebook, so this is always one of Apple’s main points of emphasis. In this regard, Apple promises an autonomy of up to 18 hours of use with the new MacBook Air.
For multimedia consumers, up to 8 hours of continuous playback video or music. When the power goes out, 30 minutes of charging will be enough to recover 50% of the MacBook Air’s autonomy.
MagSafe technology is back in Apple’s entry-level laptop. Note also for the presence of two Thunderbolt ports, 3.5 mm jack, Touch ID on the keyboard and four speakers with support for Spatial Audio.
The new MacBook Air will be available in four colors: silver, space grey, midnight and starlight. It will be available for purchase from July with a base price of 1529 €.
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