Apple recently upgraded its MacBook lineup along with a new operating system, including a recently redesigned MacBook Air and improvements to the 13-inch MacBook Pro that uses the new M2 CPU. These laptops take things to “the next level”, in line with all of Apple’s launch blunders.
The MacBook Air has a slimmer shape and comes with a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, a four-speaker sound system and MagSafe charger. It is very small, measuring just 11.3mm and weighing just 2.7lbs.
For the UAE market, MacBook Air costs Dh 4,999, and students can get it for Dh4,579. From July, customers will be able to choose from four finishes: silver, space grey, midnight and starlight.
The M2 chip, which will deliver better performance with up to 24 GB of unified memory, ProRes acceleration and 20 hours of battery life, has finally been included in the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Starting prices for the new MacBook Pro are Dh5,499 and Dh5,079 for students. In addition, from July, Apple will offer 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max.
Apple offers significant M2 power in its most recent MacBook line
The M2, which comes from Apple’s own production line, includes an improved 8-core CPU with improved speed and efficiency; as well as an improved GPU with up to 10 cores, two more than the M1.
The latest chip generation supports up to 24 GB of fast unified memory and offers 100 GB/s of unified memory bandwidth. In addition, M2 introduces a powerful ProRes video engine and a next-generation media engine for hardware-accelerated encoding and decoding. The ability to play more streams of 4K and 8K video than before; will thus be available on systems with M2.
The MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro have tools like Universal Control to make it easy for users to work on Mac and iPad, while AirPlay to Mac allows users to control everything from their iPhone or iPad directly to their Mac. to play.