It’s official: the updated MacBook Air with M2 will be available for pre-order on July 8 (this Friday) and will begin delivering internationally on July 15 a week later (just as insiders claimed). Prices in the US start at $1,200 ($1,100 for students and instructors).
With an 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage, that is for the version. The variant with a 10-core GPU and 512GB storage is available for $300 extra. You may increase storage and RAM (up to 24GB this version) (up to 2TB). If the cost of the new Air seems prohibitive, you may turn in an old device for store credit; further information is available here. Additionally, the M1 model is still on sale for $1,000 (8/256GB).
Depending on the model you choose, a complimentary 30W or 67W USB-C power converter is included, but you might want to pick up a few extras along the road. For instance, the $59 35W dual USB-C adapter (available in Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and the US).
The new MacBook Air M2 model has a slightly bigger 13.6″ Liquid Retina Display than the M1-based MacBook Air (with higher brightness, 500 nits). The laptop is lighter and slimmer (1.13 cm vs. 1.61 cm) (1.24kg vs. 1.29kg). The laptop also includes four speakers, and the FaceTime camera has been updated to 1080p quality (the drawback being that it is located in a notch). MagSafe charging is back at last.