Highlights & Specs: Apple MacBook Air 2022 preview

Apple today announced the MacBook Air 2022 which introduces the the M2 chip to the line-up.

There has been much anticipation for the MacBook Air which is Apple’s most affordable laptop to date.

The MacBook Air which used the new M1 Chip in 2020, was not refreshed last year, so an update to the popular Mac Air is pretty much expected this year.

Apple MacBook Air 2022 Specifications

The new MacBook Air has the minimum specifications below.

  • Processor: Apple M2
  • Screen: 13.6 inch Liquid Retina Display
  • Size: 1.13cm x 30.41cm x 21.5cm
  • Weight: 1.24kg
  • Minimum RAM: 8GB
  • Minimum storage: 256GB
  • Camera: 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Biometrics: Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback

Apple MacBook Air 2022 Highlights

First and foremost, the new MacBook Air has a larger and better screen in comparison to its predecessor, with the 2022 variant boasting a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina Display, with extra brightness of 500-nits.

Under the hood, the new M2 chip processor also makes its way into the MacBook Air and it promises better speed and power efficiency than the M1 chip which was used in the previous MacBook Air 2020.

In addition to that, the MacBook Air 2022 also improves on battery life, stretching use of the Mac Air to 18 hours from 11 hours in its predecessor.

Apple had also decided to redesign the MacBook Air with the new model not only being lighter and thinner, but also having an extra Midnight Black colour option.

The smaller design likely caused the new MacBook Air to be lighter as it only weighs 1.24kg.

Also upgraded in the new MacBook Air is the camera with Apple finally fitting the Mac Air with a 1080p lens.

Last but not least, Apple also increased the number of speakers to four, with the speaker now supporting Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos.

Personal thoughts about the Apple MacBook Air 2022

I have been eyeing a MacBook Air and was hoping that the new Mac will reduce the price of the older model.

Unfortunately, this is not the case with Apple Malaysia selling the MacBook Air 2022 from RM5,499, which is more expensive than it’s direct predecessor.

The upgrades included I believe justify the price hike as they are quite significant if compared to the 2020 version, but an increase in price means not many would be able to afford the computer.

Either way, if you ware interested to buy the older MacBook Air, you can visit Apple resellers in Online stores below as they may also offer older models at lower prices.

Else, there’s word that the new MacBook Air will be sold in Malaysia beginning next month, so stay tuned.