Apple unveiled its latest M2 chipset at WWDC 2022, with the first two computers powered by the company’s in-house chipset – the MacBook Air (2022), and the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2022). The new models are equipped with successors to the first generation Apple Silicon chip announced at WWDC 2020. The MacBook Air is the first refresh of the company’s MacBook Air laptop when the M1-powered MacBook Air debuted in November 2020. The biggest redesign feature of the MacBook Air series in a few years, and runs silently with a fan-less design like its predecessor. The new MacBook Air (2022) and MacBook Pro (2022) both have a 13-inch LCD display and come with the same full-size function keys as the 2021 MacBook Pro lineup. The 2022 MacBook Air model has a new chassis, similar to the more identical MacBook Pro models.
Apple MacBook Air (2022), MacBook Pro (2022) Price, Availability
Prices for the Apple MacBook Air (2022) start at $ 1,199 (approximately Rs. 93,300). Meanwhile, the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2022) starts at $ 1,299 (about Rs. 1,01,000). Apple has said that the old MacBook Air with M1 chip will be available for $ 999 (about Rs 77,500). The new MacBook Air model is available in Midnight, Silver, Space Gray and Starlight Gold color options. Apple Online Store And will allow users to choose configuration options through its website.
In India, the new MacBook models will be available from next month. MacBook Air with M2 starts at Rs. 1,19,900 (Rs. 1,09,900 for education), where the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 starts at Rs. 1,29,900 (Rs. 1,19,900 for education).
In 2020, Apple has launched the last generation 13-inch MacBook Air model with a starting price of Rs. Rs 92,900 for the 256GB storage model, whereas the 512GB variant was priced at Rs. 1,17,900. Priced at 999 (approximately Rs. 77,500) and $ 1,249 (approximately 96 96,900) in the United States, respectively.
Apple MacBook Air (2022) Specification, Features
The newly announced Apple MacBook Air (2022) is equipped with an M2 chipset, an improved version of the first generation M1 Apple silicon chip that debuted in the MacBook Air (2020) model – with 20 billion transistors and a 10-core GPU. To recall, the first generation M1 chip came with four high-performance and four low-performance cores and offered up to eight graphics cores.
Apple says the new chipset offers 18 percent better CPU performance and 35 percent GPU performance than its predecessor, and is 1.9 times faster (CPU) and 2.3 times faster (GPU) than competing 10-core processors. The new chipset comes with the new Secure Enclave, Media Engine and Neural Engine, and users can add an external display up to 6K resolution.
Apple has equipped the MacBook Air (2022) with a 13.6-inch liquid retina display, in contrast to the mini-LED models featured in the 2021 MacBook Pro lineup. The display is claimed to offer a 13.6-inch extended display size with a thinner bezel compared to the MacBook Air (2020) model. This means that the MacBook Air (2022) will play a role similar to the MacBook Pro models launched in 2021.
Apple MacBook Air (2022) offers SSD storage up to 2TB and can be configured with Unified Memory up to 24GB. The laptop has a 1080p camera, which is an improvement over the 720p camera of the 2020 model. The company’s latest MacBook Air model is equipped with two USB Type-C / Thunderbolt 4 ports and will support MagSafe charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Like its predecessor, it claims to provide 18 hours of battery backup while watching video on a single charge. The MacBook Air (2022) with an optional 67W USB Type-C power adapter supports fast charging of the device up to 50 percent in 30 minutes.
Apple MacBook Pro (2022) Specification, Features
Like the MacBook Air (2022), the newly announced MacBook Pro (2022) is equipped with a new M2 chipset under the hood, and users can choose up to 24GB of unified memory with up to 2TB of storage. The MacBook Pro (2022) is equipped with a 13-inch liquid retina display and, according to Apple, offers a maximum brightness of up to 500 nits with P3 color support.
Like its predecessor, the MacBook Air is equipped with an active cooling system, and fans should provide long-lasting performance at high clock speeds. The MacBook Pro will offer the same 20-hour battery life on a single charge, which is longer than the original M1 MacBook Air and its successor announced today.