Apple announced a fully revamped MacBook Air and an upgraded 13-inch MacBook Pro, both of which are powered by the new M2 processor, which expands the capabilities and performance of M1 even further.
In addition to a bigger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, a four-speaker sound system, up to 18 hours of battery life, and MagSafe charging, the MacBook Air’s slim design also includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera.
There are now four possible finishes: silver, space gray, midnight, and starlight. M2 is also available on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, bringing enhanced speed, up to 24 GB of unified memory, ProRes acceleration, and up to 20 hours of battery life.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, stated, “Only with Apple silicon is it possible to construct such a tiny and light laptop with a fanless design with this mix of performance and capabilities.”
“M2 begins the second generation of Apple’s M-series semiconductors and enhances M1’s capabilities.” “With power efficiency, a unified memory architecture, and bespoke innovations, this new processor gives Apple’s most popular Mac laptops, the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, even greater performance and capabilities,” he continued.
The new MacBook Air’s 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display has been enlarged around the camera and closer to the sides to accommodate the menu bar. The end effect is a bigger display with significantly thinner borders, providing more screen space.
With a brightness of 500 nits, it is 25 percent brighter than prior versions. In addition, the new display offers one billion colors for viewing images and films with greater vibrancy.
Completing Apple’s laptop selection are the new MacBook Air and revised 13-inch MacBook Pro, as well as the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, and M1 Max.
Next month, both new laptops will be available. Pricing for the MacBook Air begins at $1,199, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro begins at $1,299.