/Apple announces redesigned MacBook Air with M2 chip and MagSafe

Apple announces redesigned MacBook Air with M2 chip and MagSafe

Along side the announcement of the M2 processor, Apple is giving it’s best selling hardware a retrofit.   The Macbook Air now features a design that is very similar to the company’s Macbook Pro with a more squared off look compared to the previous wedge shape body.

The new Macbook Air also brings along some niceties from the Pro line – MagSafe charging.

The 2022 MacBook Air has a larger 2560×1664 13.6-inch display with smaller bezels surrounding it with upto 500 nits of peak brightness.   It features MagSafe charging, two Thunderbolt USB 4 ports, and a headphone jack. It’s 11mm thick and comes in at 2.7 pounds. It will be available in silver, space grey, and new “starlight” gold and “midnight” blue colors.

One nice touch is that Apple will ship the 2022 MacBook Air with a color matching Magsafe cable.

The product page is live, but Apple isn’t accepting orders currently. The starting model includes the M2, an eight-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. If you want more power, storage, and RAM, the $1,499 model has a 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. Each configuration can support up to 24GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. The M1-based Air will continue to be available for $999.