New MacBooks: Apple has launched new M2 MacBook Air at WWDC 22. The company has introduced its most popular product, MacBook with new internals and an all-new design. Along with MacBook Air M2, the company has also introduced the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the same M2 chip. Here we are comparing the M2 MacBook Air with the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2, through which you will be able to choose the best laptop for yourself.
Lets find out the Price of New MacBooks
Price Of New MacBooks
Talking about the price, the starting price of MacBook Air M2 is Rs 1,19,900, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 has an initial price of Rs 1,29,900. Which of the two MacBook models should you buy?
Design of New MacBooks
The new MacBook Air M2 has been given a completely new design in comparison to its old models. The frame is now similar to other MacBook models launched in recent times. Clearly the frame is pretty much the same as the M2 MacBook Pro 13-inch. However, the design may look similar. The M2 MacBook Air 2022 has the advantage over the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip. The MacBook Air 2022 is slimmer and lighter than the MacBook Pro 13-inch with the M2 chip. However, on the top side, the M2 MacBook Pro has a bigger battery and an inbuilt fan for thermal management.
In terms of colours, the M2 MacBook Air 2022 comes in 4 colors Midnight, Starlight, Space Gray and Silver. The M2 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in only two colors – Space Gray and Silver.
In terms of ports, the M2 MacBook Air has two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports along with a MagSafe charging port. The Pro M2 13-inch model does not have MagSafe charging. Only 2 USB Type-C ports have been given in it. Both the models have a 3.5mm audio jack with advanced support for high impedance headphones. The Air M2 comes with a 4-speaker sound system, while the Am2 MacBook Pro has a stereo speaker setup. The MacBook Pro also comes with Touch Bar along with Touch ID support. On the other hand, the M2 Air comes with a full set of physical function keys along with Touch ID in the top right corner of the keyboard.
Both models have IPS LCD. The M2 MacBook Air has a slightly larger 13.6-inch screen. It also shares the display design of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, with a wide notch at the top for 1080p webcams. The 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 has the same display that is found in the M1 variant. You get a 13.3-inch Retina display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution and a 720p webcam. Both displays come with 500 nits peak brightness.
New M2 chips have been given in both MacBooks. Apple claimed that the MacBook Air 2022 is powered by the M2 chip and the new MacBook Pro M2, up to 18 percent faster CPU, 35 percent faster GPU and 40 percent faster Neural Engine.
The base model of the M2 MacBook Air and Pro models gets 8GB of RAM. The M2 MacBook Air has an 8-core CPU and up to 10-core GPU. The base model of the M2 MacBook Pro 13-inch is powered by an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU. Users can expand RAM up to 24GB and internal SSD up to 2TB. The M2 MacBook Air and M2 MacBook Pro 13-inch base have 256GB of internal storage. Notably, the Pro model comes with a fan inside the hood for heat dissipation. This may translate into continuous performance for a few more minutes/hours as the system cools while performing tasks with consistent performance.
Apple has claimed that the MacBook Air M2 provides up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. Apple comes with an 8-core GPU variant with 30W USB Type-C power adapter and a 10-core GPU variant with 512GB of internal storage with 35W dual USB Type-C adapter. Users will have the option of upgrading to a 67W USB Type-C fast charger as an option to the 35W dual USB Type-C adapter. USB Type-C to MagSafe charging cable is provided in the M2 Air Box. On the other hand, MacBook Pro offers up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge. It comes with a 67W USB Type-C Adapter and USB Type-C Cable.
So far it is clear that the M2 MacBook Air offers better hardware in most conditions than the M2 MacBook Pro. It has a slightly bigger display with a better webcam, MagSafe charging up to 67W and the same chip as the MacBook Pro 202.6. If you include the MagSafe connector, there are more ports. The M2 MacBook Air also comes in several color options compared to the Space Gray and Silver colors on the M2. Starting at Rs 1,19,900 for the base configuration, the MacBook Air M2 should be right for most users.
On the other hand, the M2 13-inch MacBook Pro should be perfect for those who want consistent peak performance which is expected down to the active cooling fan system. The M2 Pro also packs a bigger battery than the M2 MacBook Air, which is still much better than many Windows laptops. The 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro is also a perfect choice for those who want a Touch Bar, which the M2 MacBook Air doesn’t have, and even the more expensive 14-inch, 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the M1 Pro/M1 Max.
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