pre-orders open at 2 p.m., how best to prepare for it?

MacBook Air M2

Apple will put on sale the MacBook Air M2 unveiled at the last WWDC today July 8 at 2 p.m. Here is where and how to place an order with the idea of ​​having a respectable delivery time and being able to enjoy your new machine without waiting too long.

The MacBook Air M2: what delivery times?

Today is Friday July 8, 2022 that we can buy the machine. Pre-orders will open at 2 p.m. French time. The first deliveries will take place from next week and Friday July 15th. As you well know, only the fastest to place an order will receive their machine within a week. Latecomers will have to wait longer, given the current shortage situation affecting many subcontractors and tech companies, including Apple. In addition, the MacBook Air M2 could be a victim of potential success.

Which models are available for purchase, at what price?

The base MacBook Air M2 costs €1499. However, you can configure it with various improvements, knowing that, as a base, it integrates an M2 CPU 8-core chip and GPU 8 cores, with 256 SSD and 8 GB of RAM:

  • MacBook Air 13″ M2 8 GB 256 SSD: €1,499 (first price)
  • MacBook Air 13″ M2 16 GB 256 SSD: €1,729
  • MacBook Air 13″ M2 24 GB 256 SSD: €1,959
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Count +€230 to go from 256 to 512 GB, +€460 for 1 TB and +€920 for 2 TB.

In terms of finishes, four choices are possible: Silver, Midnight, Starlight and Space Gray.

How to get your MacBook Air M2 quickly and at the best price?

Needless to say, if you want to receive a MacBook Air M2 quickly, you have to succeed in being among the first to place an order. We have some tips in our bag that will allow you to get ahead of other buyers. For example, we invite you to avoid the official Apple channel, whether it’s the brand’s official website or the Apple Store app on iOS and iPadOS. Better to turn to resellers such as Darty, Fnac, Boulanger, Cdiscount or even Amazon. These merchants are generally less popular with potential first-time buyers.

Here are some other things to consider to save time when ordering:

1 – Know precisely the desired configuration : out of the question to think about when to put the MacBook Air in the basket! You have to know already a few hours before which model you want, with which configuration and which finish. It may be interesting to designate a second or even a third choice beforehand, if the first choice is no longer available.

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2 – Check your credit card limit : a MacBook Air 13″ M2 is expensive, almost 1500 euros for the basic model. It is therefore better to take precautions and check that the ceiling of your credit card allows such an expense in one go. It is also advisable to see if you still have a margin on your credit card compared to purchases made in the last 30 days.

3 – Identify yourself and check your payment settings in advance : in order to be as fast as possible at the time of payment, it is better to avoid having to enter the digits of your credit card by hand or even enter your delivery address. This manipulation can be done well in advance on most merchant sites. So don’t wait until the last minute, check now that your Amazon, Darty or even FNAC or Boulanger account has all the information necessary for the purchase.

If nothing goes as planned?

If you were too slow during the checkout process, check the delivery times announced for the model added to the basket. So be prepared to change finishes or configurations if possible. And always check other merchant sites at the same time.

Finally, if you haven’t managed to get any model in time, you still have the option of going to the Apple Store the day the machine is put on the shelves on July 15. But here again, you will also have to be among the first in the queue to avoid out of stock!

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Who among you ordered a MacBook Air M2?

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