MacBook Air M2: Review
- 1.1 Pros:
- 1.2 Cons:
- 1.3 Price
- 1.4 Design and Colours
- 1.5 Ports
- 1.6 Screen and Sound
- 1.7 Speaker
- 1.8 Design & battery
Apple’s latest and greatest laptop, the MacBook Air (M2, 2022) comes near to but falls short of, the standards set by its predecessor. It has a larger screen, longer battery life, and a considerably higher price tag due to its amazing design. When you consider it as an alternative to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, its value becomes much clearer. My comprehensive evaluation of the new MacBook Air M2 will show you that it is the best of all worlds regarding mobility, performance, display quality, and comfort.
MacBook Air M2 Specification
|Display||13.6-inch, 2560 x 1664|
|Ports||Two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C|
|Speaker||Four-speaker sound system with three-mic array|
|Battery||Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback|
|Wireless||802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking|
|Camera||1080p FaceTime HD camera|
- Great design for portability
- The 13.6-inch screen is bright and colourful.
- Good performance from the M2
- Long battery life, which is impressive
- 1080p webcam
- Notch is a little bit annoying
- Only works with one external monitor
The entry-level price of a MacBook Air M2 is $1,199, an increase of $200 above that of the MacBook Air M1. An 8-core processor, 10-core graphics processing unit, 8GB of unified memory, and 512GB of storage space are included in the base configuration. Even though it costs a pretty penny, those are respectable specifications for a high-end workstation. Memory upgrades range from 16GB ($200) to 24GB ($400), and storage capacities from 1TB ($200) to 2TB ($600). Check out our best MacBook offers page for up-to-date pricing information on the MacBook Air M2.
Design and Colours
When closed, the MacBook Air M2 is so tiny that it may be confused with an iPad (especially if the Apple logo is facing out). This notebook is skinny. When the lid is open, the machine is only 0.44 inches thick, making a regular Bic pen look enormous. Fashion and hues
When closed, the MacBook Air M2 is so tiny that it may be confused with an iPad (especially if the Apple logo is facing out). This notebook is skinny. The gadget is only 0.44 inches thick when the lid is open, making a regular Bic pen look enormous.
The number of ports on the MacBook Air M2 is modest because Apple excludes extras. The MagSafe power connector and two Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 connectors are located on the left side of the device. The latter connection allows the cable connector to be attached to the system magnetically and helps keep the laptop in place in the case of an accidental pull on the cord. I appreciate that Apple reinstated this feature so much. If you prefer wired headphones, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a headphone jack on the right side in case your wireless earbuds or headphones run out of juice.
Screen and Sound
Significantly, the MacBook Air M2 screen quality has now come up to that of the MacBook Pro M2. The 13.6-inch display (2560 x 1664 pixels) is perfect for watching movies, editing images, and doing whatever else you want to do. Detailing in the eyes, hair, and scarf of minion Gru as he raced down the road on a jet-powered bike in the trailer for Minions: The Rise of Gru intrigued me. Also, the picture was bright enough to see the action clearly from various perspectives. The display on the MacBook Air M2 performed exceptionally well in our testing tests. With HDR content, the brightness peaked at 495 and averaged 489 nits.
With its two tweeters and two woofers, Apple’s new speaker system is fully compatible with the company’s Spatial Audio technology. The redesigned speakers sound slightly more full and less echo-y than the M1 Air, especially at high volumes. There isn’t much change, and they can’t compare to the booming speakers on the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Despite this, the speakers are miles ahead of anything else on the market, making the laptop a terrific choice for video chats, movies, music, YouTube, or anything else that could require audio playback.
Design & battery
The Apple logo on the new MacBook Air M2 is around 30% larger than on previous generations. It’s subtle, and you might not even notice it unless you compare it to an older model, but it’s there. Surprisingly, all the laptops are branded with; “MacBook Air” is nowhere to be found. Apple may eventually rebrand this notebook simply as the MacBook, freeing it from the obligation to update the design at that time.
Is 2022 the year Apple will release a new MacBook Air?
Apple ran tests on pre-production MacBook Air machines in May 2022, using an 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, and 24GB of RAM from the Apple M2 chip.
What is the MacBook Air’s storage capacity?
The MacBook Air with the M2 chip supports up to 24GB of RAM, allowing for smoother multitasking and easier file management. The amount of space available on your MacBook Air, measured in gigabytes, is the SSD storage capacity.
The MacBook Air M2 is a substantial update to a venerable laptop. From its sleek new look to its plethora of useful extras and powerful new M2 chip, Apple’s latest MacBook Air is the definitive version of the product. This is not Apple’s top-tier Mac, but it is abundantly evident that it is the finest Mac for most people.
The earlier M1 Air and the closer-to-base variants below our test configuration offer savings for those on a tighter budget. If you’re ready to spend more, the higher-end Apple MacBook Pro models are always an option. This MacBook, however, is ideal for the everyday Mac user who needs a portable computer at home, in the classroom, in the office, or while traveling for business.