Apple WWDC 2022 was a big hit. It introduced iOS 16, macOS Ventura, watchOS 16, M2 chip, and a pair of MacBook – MacBook Air with M2 and MacBook Pro with M2. In this article, we will discuss the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of the Apple MacBook Air M2 in Nepal.
Apple MacBook Air M2 Overview
Design and Display
Let’s begin with the design, the Apple MacBook Air M2 looks a lot like MacBook Pro M2. It measures 11.3mm in thickness and weighs 1.25 kg. Likewise, the metal unibody here is made up of recycled aluminum. There are many color options for the device including Midnight and Starlight shades alongside the previously seen Space Grey and Silver colors.
There is a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display on the screen which is surrounded by thin bezels. You can have more than 1 billion colors on the display which will give you an immersive experience with 500-nits of brightness. Their menu bar lies at the top which is coupled with a bar-shaped notch that holds the 1080p FaceTime camera for calls and conferences. In addition, the resolution is double and provides low-light performance of the last-gen solution. This is the result of a larger image sensor and efficient pixel technology.
Apple Silicon M2 chip is the second-gen chip that made its debut via this very laptop – MacBook Air M2 (2022). It brings unified memory architecture and focuses mainly on power efficiency. There are 20 billion transistors in the processor with a second-gen 5nm node. It features eight CPU cores accompanied by the next-gen graphics processor with 10 cores.
Apple claims that the performance has increased CPU and GPU performances by 18% and 35% respectively. This means it can handle the 4K and 8K videos even better than the M1 since it has the new media and ProRes video engines.
Moreover, there are up to 24GB of unified memory with 100GH/s of the total bandwidth. It then, teams up with up to 2TB of Solid State Drive (SSD).
Moving on, the device integrates a quad-speaker setup with a three-mic array which works on Apple’s in-house beamforming algorithm. It goes on with Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos which means your experience will be further enhanced. The setup lies between display and keyboard which means the device is made with a well thought.
Now, we get to see MagSafe charging in the MacBook Air M2 (2022) with a dedicated charging port which means that you can use two Thunderbolt Ports for other purposes. However, you can still use the 67W USB-C charging. It can charge the 52.6Wh battery up to 50% in just thirty minutes. But to our disappointment, Apple includes a 35W adapter in the box. Moreover, the adapter in the 10-core GPU variant has two USB Type-C ports to charge two devices at the same time.
Rest of the specs
Lastly, there is a Magic Keyboard with the laptop which had a dedicated function row. In addition, you can see the specs for Touch ID and a Force Touch Keypad.
Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) Specifications
- Body: 0.16-0.63H x 11.97W x 8.36D-inches, 1.29kg
- Display: 13.6-inch Liquid Retina IPS display; True Tone technology; P3 Wide Color; 500 nits
- Resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels; 16:10 aspect ratio
- CPU: Apple M2 chip (Octa-core, 5nm)
- GPU: 8/10 cores
- RAM: up to 24GB of unified memory
- Storage: up to 2TB SSD
- OS: macOS Monterey
- Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard
- Camera: 1080p FaceTime HD camera
- Ports: 2x USB-C Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports, 3.5mm headphone jack, MagSafe 3 port
- Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
- Battery: 52.6Whr LiPo Battey; 67W USB-C power adapter
- Color options: Space Gray, Silver, Midnight, Starlight
Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) Price in Nepal
The laptop has started on sale in the United States with a price of $1,199 for the 8-core GPU variant and $1,499 for the 10-core. If the Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) reaches Nepal, we estimate its price to start around NPR 1,90,000.
|Model||Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) price in the US||Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) price in Nepal (expected)|
|Apple MacBook Air M2 (8/256GB, 8-core GPU)||$ 1,199||NPR 1,90,000|
|Apple MacBook Air M2 (8/256GB, 10-core GPU)||$ 1,499||NPR 2,38,000|