Apple's new M2-processed MacBook Air starts at S$1,699

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Apple's new MacBook Air. (PHOTO: Apple)
Apple's new MacBook Air. (PHOTO: Apple)

Apple's recent WWDC announcements made me sit up and pay notice, thanks to news about its redesigned MacBook Air and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, both powered by the new M2 Apple processor. The new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro join the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro lineup of Mac notebooks this July.

So what's new? The MacBook Air comes with a fresh design, thanks to the larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display and new upgrades like a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, four-speaker sound system, and MagSafe charging.

It is now available in four finishes — silver, space grey, midnight, and starlight.

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A redesign and a familiar look

The MacBook Air has an entirely new design that is remarkably thin from every angle. It measures just 11.3 mm thin and weighs about 1.22kg. Its durable, all-aluminium unibody enclosure feels incredibly solid, integrating its components so efficiently that it results in about 20 per cent reduction in volume.

Its 2020 version pricing starts from S$1,499, while the new MacBook Air will be S$1,699, when it launches in July.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 features a next-generation 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, so users can enjoy playing graphics-intensive games like Baldur’s Gate 3. (PHOTO: Apple)
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 features a next-generation 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, so users can enjoy playing graphics-intensive games like Baldur’s Gate 3. (PHOTO: Apple)

However for the MacBook Pro, we are met with a familiar chassis and same screen design, and oh looky, the Touch Bar.

For video editors, Apple claims its editing performance is now 1.4x faster thanks to the M2 chip, when compared to the previous MacBook Pro with M1 chip. The 13-inch MacBook Pro also supports up to 24GB of unified memory — along with 50 per cent more memory bandwidth — making multitasking and working with large assets super fluid.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 starts at S$1,879 come July.

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