After several weeks of waiting, Apple has announced when the revamped MacBook Air with M2 chip will be available for sale. The new device was presented to the public at the WWDC developer conference in early June. At the time, however, it was only said that the MacBook Air would be released in July. According to a press release, it will be available for pre-order worldwide starting Friday, July 8, 2 p.m. On the following Friday, July 15th, it will go on sale and be delivered to the first customers.
In addition to the new M2 chip, which is already in the new MacBook Pro that has already been released, almost everything else about Apple’s bestselling notebook has changed. The M2 allows up to 24 gigabytes of RAM. It is available in configurations with 8 CPU and up to 10 GPU cores. Instead of the wedge-shaped body, it appears in an appearance similar to the MacBook Pro. The device is 11.3 millimeters thick and weighs 1.2 kilograms. The volume has been reduced by 20 percent compared to the previous model, says Apple.
500 nit screen
Screen is a 13.6-inch (approx. 35 cm diagonal) Liquid Retina display with 500 nits of brightness. A 1080p HD camera is used as the webcam. A 4-speaker system and the return of MagSafe charging round out the package. The new MacBook Air has two Thunderbolt ports and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Prices and Availability
The new MacBook Air is available in four color tones: Midnight, North Star, Silver and Space Gray. It is available from 1499 euros. Buyers from the education sector pay prices from 1384 euros. Those interested should be prepared for high demand. Due to the lockdowns in China, Apple has also had to struggle with sometimes long delivery times in recent weeks.