Apple shocked WWDC keynote watchers with the discharge of a brand new, totally redesigned MacBook Air. The MacBook Air, Apple’s hottest pocket book pc, final obtained a big bodily overhaul in 2018. The brand new MacBook Air borrows design cues from each Apple’s newest iMac line, in addition to the brand new MacBook Professionals that have been launched in late 2021. It’s additionally powered by the primary second-generation Apple Silicon processor — the M2 system-on-a-chip.
The brand new MacBook Air options thinner bezels surrounding the show (albeit with a notch) and drops the tapered case discovered on earlier fashions in favor of a base with constant thickness extra just like those discovered on the brand new 2021 MacBook Professional. Regardless of the lack of the taper, the 13-inch laptop computer is thinner (at its thickest level) and lighter than the outgoing model. It’s 2.7 kilos in complete, considerably lighter than the 14-inch MacBook Professional. It’s solely 11.3 mm thick (0.5 inches), and it now is available in a champagne-ish shade in addition to a really deep blue referred to as “midnight.”
With the M2 on board, the pc boasts considerably improved efficiency over the M1 technology, in addition to elevated energy effectivity.
MagSafe is included for charging, like the usual discovered on the brand new MacBook Professionals, and it’s 25% brighter than the final gen. The show can be barely larger total at 13.6-inches diagonal. The front-facing webcam is a 1080p model, which needs to be on par with the brand new one launched within the MacBook Professional. The speaker system is built-in into the case and gives assist for Spatial Audio.
For picture modifying, Apple says it gives 20% enchancment vs. the M1 model, and for video modifying, individuals can count on a 40% bump. Battery life stays very excessive, rated at 18 hours for video consumption. There’s additionally a brand new dual-port USB-C charger obtainable, and the MacBook Air now fast-charges, providing 50% cost from half-hour of plug-in time.
The brand new MacBook Air begins at $1,199 and shall be obtainable subsequent month.