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Apple launches MacBook Air 2022 with M2 chip, new design

Here’s all you need to know about the new 2022 MacBook Air

Apple, on the WWDC 2022 stage announced not only new software updates like iOS 16 and watchOS 9, but also new hardware, the spotlight of which falls on the brand’s new redesigned MacBook Air. The 2022 MacBook Air now features an M2 chip (although the M1-based Air will still carry on to be available), a notched display, MagSafe support and more.

Apple claims that now the laptop has 500 nits of peak brightness on the display and the Air also comes with a silent, fan-less design. Apple suggests that the 2022 Air performs 40 per cent better than its predecessor thanks to the new M2 chip.

The notch on the new 2022 MacBook Air also has a 1080p FaceTime HD webcam now and Apple has also incorporated new microphones and Dolby Atmos-supporting speakers in the design now.

The new MacBook Air retains the Touch Bar that has now been removed from the newer MacBook Pro variants. However, the Touch Bar variant is priced higher than the regular 2022 MacBook Air that doesn’t have it.

It also has a new power adapter that helps charge the MacBook Air to 80 per cent in just 20 minutes is now available and it comes with two USB-C ports.

The all-new 2022 MacBook Air M2 starts at Rs 1,19,900 and Rs 1,09,900 for education. Apple has also announced the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 which will start at Rs 1,29,900 and Rs 1,19,900 for education.