Apple has updated its MacBook Pro 13-inch model and launched new MacBook Air with the new M2 chip at its WWDC event, including in India. The new M2 chip has an 8-core CPU offering up to 18% faster CPU performance than the previous generation and the new 10-core GPU is up to 35% more powerful, and has a 40% faster Neural Engine, says Apple. It supports up to 24GB of fast unified memory and adds a next-generation media engine and a powerful ProRes video engine for hardware-accelerated encoding.
MacBook Pro 13-inch -
The rest of the specifications are the same as the M1 model, including a 13.3-inch Retina display, Touch Bar, Touch ID, 2x Thunderbolt ports with USB 4 support, and a headphone jack. There is Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 support for connectivity. It has a 58.2-watt-hour battery that gives up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 20 hours of video playback.
Pricing and Availability -
The MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 comes in Silver and Space Grey colors and will be available from select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers from next month.
MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2) Prices are -
- 8-Core CPU/10-Core GPU/256GB Storage version - Rs. 1,29,900
- 8-Core CPU/10-Core GPU/512GB Storage version - Rs. 1,49,900
MacBook Air 2022 -
It has a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display that is 25% brighter, has an entirely new design measuring just 11.3 mm thin, and weighs just 1.24 kg. It is made up of an all-aluminum unibody enclosure and integrates its components so efficiently that it results in a 20% reduction in volume, as per Apple. It features a fanless design, so it remains completely silent even with heavy workloads.
There is a 1080p Facetime HD camera inside a notch, a four-speaker sound system that is completely integrated between the keyboard and display along with the mic, and also brings back the MagSafe charging port. It has an all-new 35W compact power adapter with two USB-C ports to charge two devices at once. MacBook Air for the first time supports fast charging with 67W USB-C charging that can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes.
Apple MacBook Air (M2) Specifications -
|Display||13.6-inch (2560 x 1664 pixels) 224 PPI Liquid Retina display with True Tone, Wide color (P3), 500 nits brightness|
|Processor||Apple M2 chip 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores 8-core / 10-Core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine|
|RAM/Storage||8GB RAM (Configurable up to 24GB), 256GB / 512GB SSD storage (Configurable up to 2TB)|
|Keyboard||Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad|
|Camera||1080p FaceTime HD Camera|
|Audio||Four-speaker sound system, Wide stereo sound, Support for Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers, Three-mic array with directional beamforming, 3.5 mm headphone jack|
|Ports||2x Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for: Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps), MagSafe 3 charging port|
|Connectivity||802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery/Charger||52.6 watt-hour lithium‑polymer battery with up to 15 hours wireless web, up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback, 30W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M2 with 8-core GPU) / 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter (included with M2 with 10-core GPU and 512GB storage, configurable with M2 with 8-core GPU), support for fast charging with 67W USB-C Power Adapter|
Pricing and Availability -
The new MacBook Air comes in silver, space gray, midnight, and starlight colors. These will be available from select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers from next month.
MacBook Air (M2) Prices are -
- 8-Core GPU/256GB Storage version - Rs. 1,19,900
- 10-Core GPU/256GB Storage version - Rs. 1,29,900