Pre-orders for Apple’s latest MacBook Air will begin tomorrow and shipments of this new laptop will begin on July 15th.
According to Apple’s website, users will be able to pre-order the new MacBook Air starting at 5:30 pm tomorrow via Apple’s website.
This new MacBook Air comes equipped with a powerful Apple M2 chip, features a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, a FaceTime HD 1080p camera, and offers up to 18 hours of battery life. Apple has reintroduced MagSafe charging on the MackBook Air, meaning users will have both USB Type-C ports available for use.
The MacBook Air comes in four color options of Midnight, Starlight, Silver and Space Gray and is available at a starting price of Rs 1,19,900. Although for students and teachers, start at Rs 1,09,900 through the education plan.
Apple recently introduced the new MacBook Air with an all-new design, and while the laptop is still light enough, weighing in at just 1.24kg, it has a curved edge finish, unlike the sharp finish of its predecessors.
Interestingly, this is the first MacBook Air to feature a notch to house the FaceTime Full HD camera. So you’ve proven yourself wrong in case you think Apple is killing the notch, well that’s just for iPhones.
MacBook Air M2 vs MacBook Air M1 – the conundrum
While there is no doubt that Apple’s M2 processor is much more powerful than the previous generation chipset, however, its usage and budget at hand should be the deciding factor.
In our hands-on review of the MacBook Air M2, we found it to be lighter, thinner and more powerful. It even has a bigger and brighter screen compared to the previous generation; the new MacBook Air has some limitations of its own.
Firstly, it is more expensive than the M1 MacBook Air. There is a difference of R$20,000 in the base variant of both MacBooks. The screen on the newer MacBook is only slightly larger and there’s a notch. While the MacBook M1 can support up to 16GB of unified memory, the latest one supports up to 24GB of unified memory and even has a slightly better facetime camera.
So if you don’t want to spend a fortune on a laptop, are still in love with the old MacBook design, and don’t need that extra processing power, the M1 MacBook Air is still a great device to choose from.