Apple launched re-designed MacBook Air with new M2 chip

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this year sees a hardware announcement with a new re-designed MacBook Air. Furthermore, it comes with Apple’s new M2 chip, which is said to be 40 per cent faster than its predecessor.

The new MacBook Air with M2 chip. (Photo: Apple)

As rumoured, the new MacBook Air drops the series’ iconic tapered design for a flatter design like the 14-inch M1 MacBook Pro. In addition, it features a 13.6-inch display with a notch like the 14-inch MacBook Pro. This display has 500 nits of peak brightness, so you can see what you are typing even under bright sunlight.

In addition, it comes with a MagSafe charging port, so you can have two precious USB-C ports for connecting to an external display or hard drive. It still has a 3.5mm audio jack to connect your high-end wired headphones.

The new MacBook Air sees the return of the MagSafe charging port. (Photo: Apple)

Perhaps, the biggest news is the new included 35W power adapter that features two USB-C ports. As such, you can charge your MacBook Air and iPhone at the same time. Plus, this MacBook Air supports fast charging for charging up to 50% in just 30 minutes with an optional 67W USB-C power adapter.

The included 35W power adapter with dual-USB-C ports. (Photo: Apple)

Other features of this MacBook Air include 1080p FaceTime HD webcam and a four-speaker sound system that supports Dolby Atmos. The MacBook Air with M2 will start at a pricing of S$1,699.  

Meanwhile, the 13-inch MacBook Pro has also been updated with the M2 chip with pricing starting at S$1,879. However, the local availability of both new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro is still yet to be announced.