The new MacBook Air also has a larger screen. It now features the 15″ Liquid Retina Display, which has a 2880 x 1864 screen resolution for 219 pixels per inch (ppi). The display has been expanded near the sides and top to make room for the menu bar. This means the MacBook Air now has a larger display with thinner bezels, giving you more screen real estate. The display also features 500 nits of brightness, P3 wide color gamut, and can support one billion colors for vibrant photos and movies. With True Tone technology, the white balance automatically adjusts to match the color temperature of the light around you for a more natural viewing experience. The MacBook Air is also thinner and lighter, weighing just 3.3 pounds and measuring just 0.45″ thin.
Connect to the internet via Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and use compatible wireless peripherals and accessories with Bluetooth 5.3. The two Thunderbolt 3 ports provide USB4 support and can even connect to an external 6K display at 60 Hz. Apple also included a three-mic array for clear recordings and calls. There is also now a Full HD 1080p FaceTime camera, which has a larger image sensor and more efficient pixels that deliver twice the resolution and low-light performance of the previous generation. Combined with the advanced image signal processor on the M2 means you’ll look great on video calls. Keep your MacBook Air secure with Touch ID fingerprint technology. The backlit Magic Keyboard provides a comfortable typing experience, and the Force Touch trackpad allows for precise cursor control, pressure-sensing capabilities, and Multi-Touch gestures. MagSafe returns to the MacBook Air. The dedicated charging port uses magnets for easy plugging and unplugging.
Apple M2 Chip
Now packed with 20 billion transistors, the Apple M2 integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system on a chip (SoC). The additional transistors improve the features of the chip, including the memory controller that can deliver up to 100 GB/s of unified memory bandwidth. The M2 has faster performance cores with a larger cache and the efficiency cores have been enhanced for more performance gains. The Apple M2 performs up to 1.4 times faster than the previous generation M1 while still delivering battery life of up to 18 hours of video playback. The M2 was also designed to speed up video workflows by adding a next-gen media engine and a powerful ProRes video engine for hardware-accelerated encode and decode. This means the M2 can play back more streams of 4K and 8K video.
15.3″ Liquid Retina Display
The MacBook Air now features the 15.3″ Liquid Retina Display, with support for one billion colors. The 2880 x 1864 resolution provides crisp text. The 500 nits of brightness and wide P3 color gamut ensure that photos and movies are brilliant and vivid, complete with rich contrast and sharp detail.