• June 30, 2022

The latest in Apple Silicon technology, the M2 chip, has made its debut in the new MacBook Air.

The new, all-aluminum laptop—announced during Apple’s WWDC 2022 keynote—has dumped its wedge design for a flatter, more angular design. It’s just 11.3mm thin and weighs just 1.2kg—a 20% reduction in volume from the previous model, according to Apple.

The MacBook Air comes with a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display with a notch that houses a Full HD FaceTime camera. The display has 500 nits of brightness and supports up to one billion colors.

MacBook Air in Starlight

According to Apple, the 8-core M2-based Air can perform around 18% faster than the M1 Air, with up to 35% fast graphics. The M2 supports 8K video playback, ProRes encode and decode, up to 2TB SSD, and up to 24GB RAM.

The base model M2 with an 8-core GPU comes with a 30W USB-C power adapter while the M2 with a 10-core GPU model ships with the new 35W dual USB-C port compact power adapter. The M2 MacBook Air will be available in space gray, silver, midnight blue, and starlight gold and comes with a matching MagSafe charging cable. It is also updated to support fast charging with the 67W USB-C adapter.

MacBook Air in Midnight Blue

At the Apple Philippines store, the new MacBook Air’s prices are listed as follows:

  • Apple MacBook Air 8-Core GPU/256GB SSD: P69,990
  • Apple MacBook Air 10-Core GPU/512GB SSD: P87,990

There’s also a new MacBook Pro 13-inch powered by the new M2. It remains unchanged beyond the new chipset. Prices start at P74,990.

As of writing, there’s no word yet when the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will be available locally.

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