MacBook Air M2: Apple’s New Laptop

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Better performance, bigger screen, new colors, improved camera… and a price increase to match.

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Check out Apple’s new model Laptop in Qatar Market Store. Apple’s new M2-powered MacBook Air adds a lot of new features, but it also brings back my least favorite: The laptop’s starting price is over $1,000. For much of its life, the MacBook Air sat at a comfortable $999, but in 2018 a redesign bumped up the price by $200. By 2020, the starting price was back to $999, and I felt that things were as they should be. Guess what? It’s now 2022, and with another redesign, the MacBook Air starts at $1,199… again. (It’s £1,249 in the UK and AU$1,899 in Australia.)

I harp on this just because that significant jump for a very mainstream laptop will put it out of reach for many of the students and artists who could get the most out of it. Other than that, I do like just about everything else about the new version. It’s also worth noting the late-2020 M1 MacBook Air remains available, for now, at $999.

What to consider when choosing your MacBook Air.

Configure yours on the next step.

Apple M2 Chip

M2 starts the next generation of Apple silicon. Its 8-core CPU lets you zip through everyday tasks like creating documents and presentations, or take on more intensive workflows like developing in Xcode or mixing tracks in Logic Pro.

M2 features up to a 10-core GPU, resulting in a big boost in graphics performance. And its media engine lets you play and edit up to 11 streams of 4K and up to 2 streams of 8K ProRes video.²

Unified Memory

The more unified memory (RAM) you choose, the more apps you can run simultaneously with a higher rate of performance.

It can be configured with up to 24GB for more fluid multitasking and easy handling of large files.

Storage

Solid-state drive (SSD) storage is the amount of space your MacBook Air has for your documents, photos, music, videos and other files.

It delivers significant performance and speed that you’ll notice when you start up your Mac, launch an app or browse your photos.

MacBook Air M2 Variations

8-Core CPU 8-Core GPU 8GB Unified Memory 256GB SSD Storage¹

  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone
  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • MagSafe 3 charging port
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter

8-Core CPU 10-Core GPU 8GB Unified Memory 512GB SSD Storage¹

  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone
  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • MagSafe 3 charging port
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter

MacBook Air M2 pre-orders in Qatar: all you need to know about buying Apple’s latest laptop in Qatar

Apple just announced a brand new MacBook Air at WWDC 2022 that’s powered by the latest and upgraded M2 chip. With a release date set for July, we expect MacBook Air pre-orders will be available soon so we’ve gathered all the information we have right now about when – and where – to secure Apple’s latest laptop on day one.

Before we jump to the retailers, here’s a quick overview of the new MacBook Air (M2, 2022). As well as that performance-boosting M2 chip, the laptop comes with a larger and brighter 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, a thinner and lighter design, a huge 18-hour battery life, a 1080p Full HD webcam and the return of MagSafe charging. The price starts at $1,199 / £1,249 for the cheapest version with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage – that’s $200 / £250 more than the lowest price for the current MacBook Air M1.

You can also customise the MacBook Air with four different colors, including Midnight, Starlight, Space Grey and Silver.

Here’s where you’ll be able to place a MacBook Air M2 pre-order soon. We’ll update this list as soon as pre-orders go live or other retailers list the laptop for sale.

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