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Apple Announces Brand-New MacBook Air and 13” MacBook Pro Powered by the M2 Chip

Apple WWDC22 MacBook Air

Apple recently announced an all-new and reformed version of the bestselling MacBook Air along with the updates 13-inch MacBook Pro, powered by the latest M2 chip.

The upcoming MacBook Air features an all-new and striking design that is thinner and more lightweight than the previous versions. Available in four sleek finishes – silver, space gray, midnight and starlight, the model is equipped with a compact 13.6” display and a responsive 1080p HD FaceTime camera to streamline video conferencing.

Along with the new 13” MacBook Air, Apple also announced the launch of the refreshed MacBook Pro featuring the latest M2 chipset and immaculate performance. Both the models will be available for purchase from next month.

Launch of the Next-Gen Apple Chipset – M2

Ever since Apple has started manufacturing and integrating their own chipset into the device, the tech brand has consistently developed and improved their products every step of the way.

M2 marks the second-generation of Apple’s M-series chipset and features an improved outlook from the pre-existing M1 chip. Besides power efficiency, M2 packs in improved memory architecture and custom technologies to support the growing processing demand of the consumers.

The M2 chip is integrated with an 8-core CPU with Apple’s first-gen 10-cores GPU configuration to support optimal visuals and appearance. Pair that with 100GB/s memory bandwidth and up to 24GB unified memory, users will never have to compromise on the workflow and performance.

Redesigned MacBook Air

The development and build of the upcoming MacBook Air has been done around the production of M2 chip. So, the model features an incredibly thin, lightweight and portable design measuring 11.3 mm in thickness and weighs 2.7 pounds.

Apple WWDC22 MacBook Air ports

As for the overall build, the laptop features an aluminum-unibody enclosure that’s solid and feels premium in the hands. Apple has reduced the thickness by 20% to comfortably accommodate all the required components into the model.

The highlight of this model is the fanless design, all thanks to the M2 chipset design.

Apple WWDC22 MacBook Air MagSafe

Users also get to rejoice on the resurgence of MagSafe, providing the users with a dedicated charging port for easy connectivity. The redesigned model packs in two Thunderbolt ports, a 3.5 mm audio jack with a full-fledged touch ID and expansive Force Touch trackpad.

Apple WWDC22 MacBook Air Keyboard

Responsive 13.6” Liquid Retina Display

Moving ahead to the display, the new MacBook Air is equipped with a compact 13.6” Liquid Retina display with narrow bezels for an expansive visual field.

Furthermore, the display packs in 500 nits brightness, making the visual 25% better than the predecessors.

Apple WWDC22 MacBook Air Liquid Retina Display

While on the topic of display and visuals, we can’t skip out on the camera settings integrated into the laptop. The new MacBook Air packs in a 1080p Facetime HD camera with a responsive camera sensor and improved low-light performance that ensures seamless video conference experience.

As for the audio settings, the MacBook Air is equipped with a four-speaker sound system, all of which is integrated into the thin model. Backed with advanced beamforming algorithms, the three-mic array produces crisp and clear audio output like no other. The laptop also supports Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos.

Improved Charging Options

The list of improvement doesn’t stop there because the new and improved MacBook Air features multiple charging options, including the brand-new 35W compact power adapter. It features two USB-C ports that supports charging two devices at once.

The new MacBook Air can easily charge up to 50% in under 30 minutes with an optional 67W USB-C power adapter.

Everything you Need to Know about the 13-inch MacBook Pro

Not just the new MacBook Air, Apple has also launched their new 13” MacBook Pro with the same compact design and immaculate performance.

Featuring the 8-core CPU configuration with the M2 chip, the 13” MacBook Pro works 40% more efficiently when working on RAW images compared to the previous models.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro features an improved thermal solution that provides optimal productivity throughout the day.

Like the MacBook Air, even the new 13” MacBook Pro packs in 24GB unified memory with 50% improved memory bandwidth.

Supports effortless processing of graphics-intensive games for the users upgrading from a non-Apple silicon.

Features ProRes encode and decode that streamlines 4K and 8K video project streaming and editing without any roadblocks.

Backed with up to 20 hours of battery life with a single charge.

Pricing and Availability

The MacBook Air M2 version starts from $1,199.00 and will be available for purchase from next month.

The 13” MacBook Pro M2 version starts from $1,299.00 and will be available for purchase from next month.

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Carol Moore

Carol Moore is one of the core author of mylaptopguide. She checks every ingredient of laptops and write laptop reviews as well as lists best laptops for different use.

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