Introducing the 'MacBook Air' reborn with a new design equipped with M2 and a thickness of 11.3 mm

The ' MacBook Air ', which is equipped with the M2 chip, which is the next-generation SoC announced by Apple, and has been reborn with a new design, has been announced. With the display closed, it is 11.3 mm thin, weighs only 1.24 kg, and starts at 164,800 yen including tax.

MacBook Air with M2 chip-Apple (Japan)

WWDC 2022 --June 6 | Apple --YouTube

The MacBook Air is the best-selling laptop in the world.

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Introducing a Mac you've never seen

Introducing the new MacBook Air with M2.

The highly durable aluminum unibody housing has succeeded in reducing the volume by 20% compared to the previous generation housing.

The thinness is an amazing 11.3 mm

Weight is 1.24kg

Four colors are available: silver, space gray, starlight, and midnight.

Compatible with MagSafe ...

Two thunderbolt ports available while charging

There is also an audio jack that also supports high impedance headphones.

The display adopts a vivid Liquid Retina display

The diagonal 13.6 inch display is ...

Reached 500 nits, which is 25% brighter than the previous model.

Displayable colors are 1 billion colors

Equipped with a new 1080p FaceTime HD camera

Performance in places where resolution and brightness are insufficient is double that of the previous generation.

While fully integrated between the keyboard and display, the 3-microphone array features a 4-speaker sound system using advanced beamforming algorithms.

Also supports immersive spatial audio

Magic Keyboard is an array of full-height function keys with Touch ID

Dramatically improved performance with M2 chip

Using Photoshop, the execution speed of filters and effects is up to 20% faster than the MacBook Air with M1 ...

It's five times faster than the MacBook Air with the 8th generation Core i5.

For heavy workloads like editing complex timelines in Final Cut Pro ...

It's about 40% faster than the M1-equipped MacBook Air and 15 times faster than the 8th-generation Core i5-equipped MacBook Air.

It's also a feature of the new MacBook Air that all of these performances are achieved with a fanless design.

Battery performance that can be used all day remains the same.

Video can be played for up to 18 hours

The dedicated power adapter has two USB-C ports and can supply power to two devices.

It also supports high-speed charging using the 67W adapter on sale.

With fast charging, it is possible to charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

Below is a table summarizing the features of the new MacBook Air.

Using 100% recycled rare earth elements makes it an eco-friendly MacBook Air.

The price starts from 1199 dollars (about 158,000 yen), and in Japan the cheapest configuration is 8 core CPU, 8 core GPU, 8 GB unified memory, 256 GB SSD storage, and the price is 164,800 yen including tax.

Educational use will also be available.

In addition, a 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 is also available. The cheapest configuration in Japan is 8 core CPU, 10 core GPU, 8GB unified memory, 256GB SSD storage, and the price is 178,800 yen including tax.

The M1-equipped MacBook will remain in the lineup for $ 999 (134,800 yen including tax in Japan).

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There is a corner where you can actually touch the M2-equipped MacBook Air locally, and multiple media are releasing photos of the appearance of the M2-equipped MacBook Air one after another. You can check the details of the appearance in the following article.

Summary of appearance review of 'M2-equipped MacBook Air' with thinner bezel by adopting notch --GIGAZINE

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