Apple shocked WWDC keynote watchers with the discharge of a new, absolutely redesigned MacBook Air. The MacBook Air, Apple’s hottest pocket book pc, final bought a major bodily overhaul in 2018. The new MacBook Air borrows design cues from each Apple’s newest iMac line, in addition to the 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 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 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 whole, 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 known as “midnight.”
With the M2 on board, the pc boasts considerably improved efficiency over the M1 era, in addition to elevated energy effectivity.
MagSafe is included for charging, like the usual discovered on the new MacBook Professionals, and it’s 25% brighter than the final gen. The show can be barely greater general at 13.6-inches diagonal. The front-facing webcam is a 1080p model, which must be on par with the 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, folks can anticipate a 40% bump. Battery life stays very excessive, rated at 18 hours for video consumption. There’s additionally a new dual-port USB-C charger out there, and the MacBook Air now fast-charges, providing 50% cost from half-hour of plug-in time.
The new MacBook Air begins at $1,199 and might be out there subsequent month.