Apple basically used the first day of its annual WWDC conference to introduce new versions of its operating systems, but there was at least one piece of news about the hardware – It is the new version of MacBook Air.
The upgraded version of Apple’s essentially flimsy portable signage with the new M2 system chip under the hood – a chip that the company mentioned in a separate slide Article – Commodity.
The M2 chip is based on a second-generation 5nm production process and, according to Apple, offers 18 percent higher CPU performance per watt than the M1.
It will also offer a 35 percent faster graphics processor, and a 40 percent faster AI (Neural Engine) processor, according to the same manufacturer.
Among other major updates, the new MacBook Air has increased the screen size from 13.3 to 13.6 inches, and battery life up to 18 hours – the same as the previous generation. In terms of hardware, the MacBook Air can be equipped with up to 24GB of memory and up to 2TB of storage.
It’s also worth noting that the new MacBook Air comes with Apple’s proprietary magnetic charging solution, MagSafe 3.
Slimmer and lighter
Apple has planned the weight and waist of the new laptop. The MacBook Air is 11.3 mm thick and weighs a modest 1.2 kg.
The manufacturer says that the overall size of the machine has been reduced by 20 percent thanks to more efficient integration of components.
Another design innovation is that the device is now available in “star skin” and “midnight” colors, in addition to the current options in silver and star gray.
The MacBook Air with the M2 got a Norwegian price of 19,990 kroner for the 8 GB version, 512 GB of storage and a 10-core graphics processor. It is also offered in a slightly cheaper version with an octa-core graphics processor and 256 GB of storage for 15,990 NOK.
The machine will be available in Norway from next month.
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