“Fresh Design and New M2 Chip: Apple Introduces Updated MacBook Air”

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Apple Unveils Revamped MacBook Air with Updated Design and M2 Chip


During the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple took the wraps off its latest MacBook Air, featuring a fresh design and cutting-edge hardware. Departing from its iconic tapered edges, the Cupertino company embraced a more uniform look for the laptop while retaining its sleek aluminum enclosure, measuring a mere 11.3 mm in thickness and weighing in at 1.2 kg. The new MacBook Air now comes in four stylish finishes: Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and Space Grey.

The redesigned MacBook Air boasts a well-spaced chiclet keyboard with full-height function keys, alongside a power button equipped with an integrated fingerprint scanner. This convenient addition enables users to unlock their MacBook, access password-protected files, and validate purchases with ease. Apple also increased the trackpad area for improved usability.

On the display front, the new MacBook Air features a 13.6-inch IPS (In Pane Switching) LCD screen with LED backlights, delivering a pixel density of 224 pixels per inch (ppi) with its 2560 x 1664 resolution. Impressive peak brightness of 500 nits enhances the visual experience on this laptop.

One noticeable change on the screen is the inclusion of a notch to accommodate a 1080p FaceTime HD camera. Additionally, the notebook boasts four speakers and supports Spatial Audio on 3rd generation AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max for an immersive audio experience.

In terms of connectivity, the MacBook Air is well-equipped with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, two Thunderbolt (USB 4) ports, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and MagSafe 3 for charging. Powering the laptop is a 52.6-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery that can deliver up to 18 hours of video playback on a single charge.

The heart of this laptop lies in Apple’s new M2 chipset, which boasts four performance and four efficiency cores, along with a 16-core neural engine. Users have the option to choose between 8-core and 10-core GPU configurations. This second-generation M-series chip significantly boosts performance, offering 1.4 times faster video editing performance compared to its predecessor, the MacBook Air M1.

Running on Apple’s macOS Monterey, the new MacBook Air comes preloaded with the latest software features.

The MacBook Air with the M2 chip is set to hit the Indian market next month, with pricing starting at ₹119,900 for the 8-core GPU model with 256GB SSD and ₹149,900 for the 10-core GPU variant with 512GB SSD.