pre-order and delivery dates are here

MacBook Air M2

It’s now official: the MacBook Air M2 unveiled in early June can be ordered online and in stores from Friday, July 8 at 2 p.m., the day after tomorrow. This is information for France but in general the niche is the same for many countries, except some which only go through resellers. Be aware, however, that it will still take some time before you receive the device.

According to information published by Apple in a press release, the first packages are scheduled for the following week: friday july 15. Here, no schedule: it will be at the discretion of the delivery person. However, it happens that some shipments end up in the recipient’s mailbox a little earlier when the logistics circuit is fast enough. Perfect to be able to discover grips in preview, not to mention the media which are in the small papers of the Apple.

The costs

The base price of the MacBook Air M2 is displayed at €1,499 (or 1,384 euros for the education rate), a significant increase compared to the old model. However, this is only the amount for the version with an eight-core CPU, a sixteen-core Neural Engine and an eight-core graphics card as well, supported by 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. technical characteristics that it is obviously possible to improve by investing more.

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For example, if you want the M2’s GPU to increase to ten cores, it will be 120 euros more. To double the RAM, count +230 euros or +460 euros for 24 GB. Storage can also offer 512 GB (+230 euros), 1 TB (+460 euros) or 2 TB (+920 euros). ). The amount to be spent to gain space is therefore very high; better go through an external hard drive or buy iCloud storage.

Major changes

Released at the same time as the 2022 MacBook Pro, also equipped with an M2 chip, Apple’s new MacBook Air sees the return of the MagSafe charging socket. Its screen is also enlarged thanks to the integration of a notch at its top, while the design abandons the “feather” format that has made the reputation of the range. But beware of overheating: no fan is installed under the hood.

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