On 6 June 2022, Apple unveiled and added a new MacBook to its MacBook Air 2022 lineup with the biggest redesign in the MacBook Air lineup since 2010. This new MacBook has a redesigned body and it is equipped with Apple’s next-generation Apple Silicon M2 chip. This new MacBook has a slim and lightweight design. Four stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support are packed in this MacBook.
The MacBook Air 2022 comes with a lot of new features. These features include a better sound system, MagSafe charging, and a new 1080p camera with better low-light support. Apple also adds a fast charging option to this new MacBook.
However, this new MacBook Air is Pricey as it starts at 1199$ which is a steep climb from its predecessor. Here are all the new features that you will get for your money.
The complete specs of the MacBook Air 2022 are:
|The starting price of the new MacBook Air is $1,099 for education and $1,199 for normal consumers.
|MacBook Air 2022 is powered by Apple Silicon’s M2 chip
|The new MacBook offers a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina which has up to 500 nits of brightness.
|The MacBook Air 2022 offers 18 hours of video playback (according to an Apple lab test)
|The users will be able to charge their new MacBook Air using MagSafe or Thunderbolt, up to 67W fast charging speed.
|The new MacBook Air offers up to 24GB of memory.
|The users can have up to 2TB of storage on their new MacBook Air 2022.
|The thickness of the MacBook Air 2022 is 0.44 inches or 11.3 mm
|The weight of the MacBook Air 2022 is 2.7 pounds or 1.2 kilograms
MacBook Air 2022: What’s new
- The MacBook Air has 20% less volume, so it has a more compact design as compared to its predecessor M1 powered MacBook Air. The weight of this new MacBook Air is 2.7 pounds or 1.2 Kilograms and the thickness of the Air is 0.44 inches or 11.3mm.
- This new MacBook is offered in four new colors. These colors include a new Midnight color, Starlight, Silver, and Space Gray color.
- MagSafe support is now available to charge your new MacBook, and it supports fast charging with a 67W charger. Apple promises 50% of the charge in just 30 minutes.
- The M2 chip is an increment to Apple’s M1 chip and it is full of efficient high power. It promises 20% better performance when using effects and image filters. The Final Cut Pro is now 40% faster on this new MacBook Air due to the powerful M2 chip. Final Cut Pro is about 40% faster due to the M2 chip.
- The 13.6-inch display on this new MacBook has smaller edges and it has a maximum brightness of 500 nits which is 25% more than its predecessor M1-based model.
- The brightness of the display is 25% more than its predecessor model. On-screen notch at the top of the screen, you will get 1080 with dual resolution and dual light output of the front camera as compared to the old camera with 720p resolution.
- Apple has installed an array of 3 microphones to meet your audio and input requirements. These microphones record clear audio.
- The new MacBook has a new 4-speaker setup that supports Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos.
- Apple guarantees up to 18 hours of playtime for the video with extended battery life.
Release Date of MacBook Air 2022 and price
The new MacBook Air will be released next month. The starting price of the MacBook Air 2022 is $ 1,199, which is more expensive than we expected. Currently, the M1-powered MacBook Air is at $999.
MacBook Air 2022 design and dimensions
The weight of the new MacBook Air 2022 is 2.7 pounds or 1.2 kilograms which is less than its predecessor which weighs 2.8 pounds or 1.3 kilograms.
The thickness of this new MacBook is 0.4 inches or 11.3mm, which is also less than its predecessor which has a thickness of 0.6-inches or 15mm. M1 In fact, Apple claims that its new MacBook Air 2022 is 20% smaller in total volume as compared to its predecessor.
It is quite surprising to believe that it is a fanless model and Apple has increased the screen size of this MacBook Air model to 13.6 inches. It has a small notch near the center of the screen which is similar to the MacBook Pro 14-inch display.
There are a variety of colors available for the new MacBook Air. MacBook Air color options include a midnight color, silver, gray space, and starlight color. The MacBook Air adds an exception to Apple’s list. The ports on this new MacBook Air include two USB-C ports, a MagSafe charging port, and a headphone jack.
MacBook Air 2022 M2 chip and specification
The new MacBook Air uses Apple’s brand new M2 chip which is based on a second-generation 5-nanometer process. The M2 chip promises a 35% boost in GPU performance with a 10-core GPU and a 40% increase in the speed of its neural engine.
How this will affect our daily activities on a laptop? Apple ensures a 20% of performance jump when you are using filters and effects to edit the photos. The Final Cut Pro is now 40% faster on this new Air 2022 using an M2 chip to edit your project.
MacBook Air 2022 new webcam and microphone
The latest MacBook Air 2022 has a sharper 1080p camera. This is a good improvement and will provide twice as much performance in low light conditions. So, now, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on an expensive MacBook Pro to get a very powerful webcam. By using a new advanced camera feature unveiled at WWDC, you can also use your iPhone as your webcam.
The microphone and speakers of this new MacBook are located between the display and the keyboard. There is a three-mic array that can be used to capture clean sound as well as an efficient sound system with four speakers. These four speakers support Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos.
MacBook Air 2022 Overview
The brand new MacBook Air looks impressive however, its cost is exactly the same as that of the $1,299 MacBook Pro 13-inch. Therefore, we will have to wait and watch whether people will invest in this latest Air or not. But the specs and the design of this new MacBook are an important step in the right direction. Stay tuned for our full review of the complete specifications of MacBook Air 2022.