What to look forward to: Apple has announced an updated version of its popular MacBook Air equipped with the new M2 chip. The 2022 MacBook Air features a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, which is 25% brighter than before. It runs on the aforementioned M2, the latest version of Apple Silicon built on a 5nm process and containing 20 billion transistors with a unified memory bandwidth of 100GB/s.

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Chip M2 consists of an 8-core CPU (four high-performance cores and four high-performance cores) and a 10-core GPU. In the air, it is passively cooled, so you don’t have to worry about fan noise.

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new macbook air also features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera that delivers twice the resolution and low-light performance of the previous generation. There’s also a four-speaker sound system that supports Spatial Audio for movies and music with Dolby Atmos, as well as three microphones, all nestled between the keyboard and display.

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The all-aluminum unibody design borrows the flat-edge design from the iPhone and iPad. The system is now just 11.3mm thick and weighs just 2.7 pounds. Color options include Silver, Space Grey, Midnight and Starlight.

MagSafe charging returns to free up the system’s two Thunderbolt ports for other tasks, and the 3.5mm audio jack that supports high-impedance headphones should be sufficient for private listening. Battery life is rated for 18 hours of video playback with fast charging and optional 67W USB-C adapteryou can get up to 50 percent charged in 30 minutes.

New MacBook Air with M2 from 1199 dollars which includes an octa-core GPU, 8GB of combined memory, and a 256GB SSD. The top-of-the-line configuration with a 10-core GPU, 24GB of storage, a 2TB SSD, and a 67W USB-C power adapter will push the price up to $2,499. The systems aren’t available for pre-order just yet, but you can customize the machine and save it for purchase when they launch in July.