June 23, 2024

Apple announces new MacBooks Air and Pro with M2 chip

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Apple announces new MacBooks Air and Pro with M2 chip

In addition to all the new (miscellaneous) software, Apple just announced (as expected) the new brand MacBook Air and its new line of processors – and yes, the name of the first generation of this family really is m 2.

M2 . chip

According to Apple, the M2 is being produced using the second generation 5nm process. It also has 20 billion transistors – 25% more than M1.

New SoC processor1 It supports up to 24GB of LPDDR5 memory and features 4 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores – delivering 18% more performance than the same powerful M1 chip.

GPUtwo Here it contains up to 10 cores – 2 more than the M1. According to Apple, compared to the latest 10-core laptop computer (PC) processor, the CPU in the M2 delivers roughly twice the performance at the same power level, and can even deliver nearly 90% of the maximum performance of a 12-core chip. Cores while using only the power.

MacBook Air

After much speculation, the new MacBook Air was finally revealed today, which incorporated many design elements from the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Overall, the new model has a 20% reduction in size compared to the previous MacBook Air, and will be available in four colors: silver, space grey, starburst, and the all-new Night Blue.

Straight from the MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Air now has a MagSafe charging port (no longer USB-C) and two Thunderbolt ports on the left, plus an audio jack with headphone support on the right — no HDMI port here. , So.

Additionally, the new machine incorporated the infamous slot at the top (slit) on a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display—with thinner bezels, 500 nits, and 25% better brightness than the previous model.

We also have a new 1080p camera with 2x better resolution and low light performance (same as the previous Air). Meanwhile, speakers and microphones are now integrated between the keyboard and screen, while the Magic Keyboard includes function buttons and Touch ID.

The new MacBook Air will start at $1,200 and be available in the US starting next month. It should be noted that the previous model (with the M1 chip) will continue to be in the lineup.

MacBook Pro

To everyone’s surprise The disappointment of manyToday, Apple also announced the “new” MacBook Pro with the M2 chip. We’re basically talking about the same 13-inch model released in 2020 — including the design, which still has the Touch Bar and Retina display (without slit).

The MacBook Pro with the M2 chip will be available for $1,300 starting next month in the US.

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