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There’s a new 5-star MacBook in town, and it’s an M2-powered portable beast



There’s a new 5-star MacBook in town, and it’s an M2-powered portable beast


Source: ComoHow / Gerald Lynch

Apple’s new MacBook M2 has arrived, and while we haven’t had it for long, we’ve had it long enough to know that it’s a five-star M2-powered portable beast that you should definitely check out.

The new MacBook Air M2 will officially launch tomorrow, July 15. It’s been available for pre-order for about a week now, and we can confirm that if you’ve ever pulled the trigger, you won’t be disappointed.

The new MacBook Air M2 impresses with its great design, long battery life, and the power of the M2 chip. In terms of performance, the machine is a close race against the 13-inch MacBook Pro (M2, 2022), and for its target audience, this is a device that will handle everything you can throw at it and then some. You’ll start to hit some limits when you try your hand at video editing or 3D work, but for portable performance on the go, the new MacBook Air is second to none. In the words of our editor Gerald Lynch:

Combining cool, cool design ideas with a powerful new generation of Apple silicon results in just about the best lightweight laptop you could hope to buy today. It’s comfortable to use, light to carry, ergonomic to type on, and has a nice screen to look at no matter where you sit in the notch. Battery life is solid, though it doesn’t quite reach the impressive heights of this year’s 13-inch MacBook Pro, which had simply amazing endurance, but it’s more than enough to get you through an average work day. The 1080p FaceTime camera is a huge and welcome improvement over its predecessor, and the return of the MagSafe charging connection is just icing on the cake.

You can find out where to pre-order the MacBook Air with M2 here, and all of the listed outlets will have the device in stock and on sale starting Friday, July 15.

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