December 10, 2022
MacBook Air (2022), 13-inch MacBook Pro (2022) with M2 processor launched: Price, specifications

Apple unveiled its latest M2 chipset at WWDC 2022, along with the first two computers to be powered by the company’s in-house chipset – the MacBook Air (2022) and the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2022). The latest models are equipped with the successor to the first generation Apple Silicon chip, which was announced at WWDC 2020. The MacBook Air is the first refresh of the company’s MacBook Air line of laptops since the M1-powered MacBook Air made its debut in November 2020. The MacBook Air series features the biggest redesign in years, and runs quietly with a fanless design like its predecessor. The new MacBook Air (2022) and MacBook Pro (2022) both feature 13-inch LCD displays and come with full-size function keys, similar to the 2021 MacBook Pro lineup. The 2022 MacBook Air models are expected to feature new chassis, with a more uniform shape similar to the MacBook Pro models.

Apple MacBook Air (2022), MacBook Pro (2022) Price, Availability

The price of Apple MacBook Air (2022) starts at $1,199 (roughly Rs. 93,300). Meanwhile, the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2022) starts at $1,299 (roughly Rs. 1,01,000). Apple says that the older MacBook Air with the M1 chip will continue to be available for $999 (roughly Rs. 77,500). The new MacBook Air model will be available in Midnight, Silver, Space Gray and Starlight Gold color options apple online store And will also allow users to choose configuration options through its website.

The new MacBook models will be available in India from next month. MacBook Air with M2 starts at Rs. 1,19,900 (Rs. 1,09,900 for education), while the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 starts at Rs. 1,29,900 (Rs. 1,19,900 for education).

In 2020, Apple launched the previous-generation 13-inch MacBook Air model at a starting price of Rs. Rupee. 92,900 for the 256GB storage model, while the 512GB variant is priced at Rs. 1,17,900. The pricing in the US was set at $999 (roughly Rs. 77,500) and $1,249 (roughly Rs. 96,900) respectively.

Apple MacBook Air (2022) Specifications, Features

The recently announced Apple MacBook Air (2022) is equipped with an M2 chipset, an upgraded version of the first generation M1 Apple silicon chip that debuted on the MacBook Air (2020) model – 20 billion transistors and 10-core with 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 10-core processors. The new chipset also comes with new Secure Enclave, Media Engine and Neural Engine, and users can add external displays with up to 6K resolution.

Apple has equipped the MacBook Air (2022) with a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, as opposed to the Mini-LED model featured in the 2021 MacBook Pro lineup. The display is claimed to offer an increased display size of 13.6-inch with thinner bezels as compared to the MacBook Air (2020) model. This means that the MacBook Air (2022) will sport a notch similar to the MacBook Pro model launched in 2021.

The Apple MacBook Air (2022) offers up to 2TB of SSD storage and can be configured with up to 24GB of integrated memory. The laptop has a 1080p camera, which is an improvement over the 720p camera on the 2020 model. The company’s latest MacBook Air model is equipped with two USB Type-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports and will come with MagSafe charging support and 3.5mm headphone jack. Like its predecessor, it is claimed to deliver 18 hours of battery backup while watching videos on a single charge. The MacBook Air (2022) comes with an optional 67W USB Type-C power adapter with support for fast-charging the device by up to 50 percent in 30 minutes.

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Apple also launched the successor of the M1 MacBook Pro model launched in 2020
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Apple MacBook Pro (2022) Specifications, Features

Like the MacBook Air (2022), the recently announced MacBook Pro (2022) is equipped with the new M2 chipset under the hood, and users can opt for up to 24GB of integrated memory along with 2TB of storage. According to Apple, the MacBook Pro (2022) is equipped with a 13-inch Liquid Retina display, and offers up to 500 nits of peak brightness with P3 color support.

Like its predecessor, the MacBook Air is equipped with an active cooling system, and the fans should offer sustained performance over long periods of time at higher clock speeds. The MacBook Pro will deliver a similar battery life of 20 hours on a single charge, which is longer than the original M1 MacBook Air and its successor that was announced today.

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