The current MacBook Air (M1, 2020) is our pick for the best laptop you can buy right now, and from our brief time with the 2022 MacBook Air (powered by the freshly announced Apple M2 chip) there’s a very good chance Apple has another winner on its hands.
Apple has yet to announce a ship date for the new laptop, but preorders are now live as of June 6.
This MacBook Air will be available in July starting at $1,199 ( £1,249). The M1-based Air will continue to be available for $999, though education users can grab one for a little less at $899.
This leap in price is understandable, but it means it feels like poorer value than the older MacBook Air, which is a shame, as one of the best things about the 20202 MacBook Air was its low price and excellent performance.
One of the most radical design overhauls we’ve seen Apple make to an iconic product has reinvigorated the new MacBook Air, and it looks far more modern and elegant. As the name suggests, the MacBook Air is the thinnest and lightest MacBook Apple produces, and with the new MacBook Air 2022 model, Apple has made further improvements, shrinking the overall size and weight of the laptop, while actually increasing the screen size.
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