Apple has a new MacBook Air model on the way that’s powered by the all-new M2 chip, and the company has now confirmed the price and provided guidance on general availability. Ever since Apple unveiled its first in-house M1 processor, some of the company’s various product lines have been upgraded with the new chips to take advantage of their power and efficiency improvements and benefits.
Apple’s WWDC event each year tends not to disappoint and this year’s event was no different. Apple confirmed a number of new and exciting upgrades coming to iPhone, including the ability to edit and unsend iMessages, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. Unlike some of the other core Apple product lines, however, the Mac announcements also came with the confirmation of new MacBook Air and Pro models.
The new M2 MacBook Air is due to go on sale starting from next month in the United States. For reference, Apple has not provided an exact date within July, but consumers will only have to wait a few weeks before they can purchase the new MacBook Air. The new model not only comes with an improved processor, but other changes including a slightly larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display. For those that are planning on picking one up, Apple has confirmed that the new MacBook Air M2 will be available to buy starting from $1,199.
The Exact M2 MacBook Air Price Depends On The Specs
As is typically the case with Apple, the M2 MacBook Air can be customized in a number of ways, depending on the needs of the user. At the base level, the most important choice is the level of the M2 chip that’s inside. The $1,199 price mentioned above applies to the standard version which consists of an M2 chip with an 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine. For those that want more GPU power, there’s the option to upgrade to an M2 chip with an 8‑core CPU, 10‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine. Doing so will result in an additional $100 on top of the standard cost, taking the total to $1,299 for the baseline model.
M2 chip aside, the new MacBook Air can be customized in a few other ways as well. For example, there’s the option to upgrade the memory up to 24GB (at an additional cost of up to $400) and the ability to increase the storage up to 2TB (increasing the cost by as much as $800). There’s also the option to change out the M2 MacBook Air’s included 30-watt power adapter for a 35W Dual USB-C power adapter (adds $20) or a 67W USB-C power adapter (adds $20).