M2 MacBook Air specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2022 M2 MacBook Air including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

M2 MacBook Air image

M2 MacBook Air

Key Features

M2 MacBook Air
At Glance
Released in Mid
2022
16:10 QHD
13.6”
1664p 60Hz
Weight
2.7 lb
1.22 kg
Up to
Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
8C/8T, 2.42 → 3.48 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,933
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,819
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M2 iGPU
10 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores
Configurable up to
24GB
Unified Memory
M2 MacBook Air Ports
Starting at
$1,199
M2 (8 GPU), 8GB, 256GB SSD
New
MagSafe 3
Charging port
Supports
Fast Charging
50% in 30 mins with 65W charger
New
1080p Webcam
New
Four Speakers
Sound System
Up to
18 Hours
Battery Life
Built-in
Touch ID
Dual
USB-C
USB4 & Thunderbolt 3
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0

Availability

M2 MacBook Air
Released2022
Release DateAnnounced on June 6, 2022 (WWDC 2022)
Pricing
  • $1,199
    M2 (8C, 8G) | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,499
    M2 (8C, 10G) | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Applicable Models
  • MacBook Air (2022)
  • 2022 MacBook Air
  • MacBook Air with M2 chip
Generations
M2 MacBook Air Price
Apple 2022 MacBook Air M2 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Midnight (Renewed Premium)
Apple 2022 MacBook Air M2 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Midnight (Renewed Premium)
By Apple Computer
$879.00
2022 Apple MacBook Air Laptop with Apple M2 chip (13.6-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Midnight (Renewed)
2022 Apple MacBook Air Laptop with Apple M2 chip (13.6-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Midnight (Renewed)
By Apple
$849.00
2023 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M2 chip (15.3-inch , 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Midnight (Renewed)
2023 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M2 chip (15.3-inch , 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Midnight (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,024.97
Apple 2020 MacBook Air Laptop M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
Apple 2020 MacBook Air Laptop M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
By Apple
$749.99
$999.00 25% OFF
Apple 2023 MacBook Air Laptop with M2 chip: 15.3-inch Liquid Retina Display, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage, 1080p FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Midnight
Apple 2023 MacBook Air Laptop with M2 chip: 15.3-inch Liquid Retina Display, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage, 1080p FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Midnight
By Apple
$1,342.21
$1,699.00 21% OFF

Exterior

M2 MacBook Air
Dimensions11.97 x 8.46 x 0.44 in (304.1 x 215 x 11.3 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.7 pounds (1.24 kg)
Colors
Midnight Starlight Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • Touch ID
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
M2 MacBook Air Keyboard and Touchpad
Image Source: Apple

Display

M2 MacBook Air
Size13.6 Inches
InfoLiquid Retina display
  • 13.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology.
  • 2560-by-1664 native resolution at 224 pixels per inch with support for 1 billion colors
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology

Ports

M2 MacBook Air
Ports
M2 MacBook Air Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (3)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), Charging, DisplayPort
  • 1 x MagSafe 3
    Magnetic charging port
Right (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone

Internal Specs

M2 MacBook Air
Processor
  1. Apple M2 (8C, 8G)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 2.42 → 3.48 GHz,
  2. Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 2.42 → 3.48 GHz,

Geekbench 5 Single Core

M2 MacBook Air1
Apple M2 (8C, 8G)1,933100.00%
2
Apple M2 (8C, 10G)1,933100.00%
01,933

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

M2 MacBook Air1
Apple M2 (8C, 8G)8,819100.00%
2
Apple M2 (8C, 10G)8,819100.00%
08,819
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M2 (8C, 8G)
    Apple M2 iGPU
    8 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  2. Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
    Apple M2 iGPU
    10 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
Memory
8GB 16GB 24GB
unified memory.
Storage
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB
Fans Number0
Cooling InfoPassive

Connectivity

M2 MacBook Air
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Battery

M2 MacBook Air
Size52.6 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 15 hours of wireless web
  • Up to 18 hours of Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply
  • 30W USB‑C Power Adapter
    (included with M2 with 8-core GPU.
  • 35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter
    included with M2 with 10-core GPU and 512GB storage, configurable with M2 with 8-core GPU.

Software

M2 MacBook Air
OSShipped with macOS Monterey
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

M2 MacBook Air
Camera1080p FaceTime HD camera.
Advanced image signal processor with computational video.
Audio
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
  • Three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones

Misc

M2 MacBook Air
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • MacBook Air
  • 30W or 35W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2 m)
WarrantyOne-year limited warranty.
MoreVideo Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

M2 MacBook Air image

What we like

Reasons to like about M2 MacBook Air.

All-day battery life of up to 18-hours

According to Apple, the M2 MacBook Air lasts up to 18 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 15 hours of wireless web
  • Up to 18 hours of Apple TV app movie playback

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about M2 MacBook Air.

Non-upgradable storage

M2 MacBook Air has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more

Storage SlotsM2 MacBook Air
M.20 - Onboard
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on M2 MacBook Air is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemoryM2 MacBook Air
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeUnified
Speed

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Slightly faster CPU performance

Apple M2 (8C, 10G) inside M2 MacBook Air has a 18% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Apple M1 (8C, 8G) inside M1 MacBook Air.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M2 MacBook Air - Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
8,819
M2 MacBook Air - Apple M2 (8C, 8G)
8,819
M1 MacBook Air - Apple M1 (8C, 7G)
7,414
M1 MacBook Air - Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
7,414
Supports larger memory

M2 MacBook Air supports a larger memory capacity than the M1 MacBook Air. It supports up to 24GB versus 16GB of system memory on the M1 MacBook Air.

Max system memory size
M2 MacBook Air
24 GB
M1 MacBook Air
16 GB
Has one more port and slot

M2 MacBook Air has more ports and slots count than the M1 MacBook Air. It has four versus three amount of ports and slots on the M1 MacBook Air.

PortsM2 MacBook AirM1 MacBook Air
headphone jackYesYes
MagSafe 3YesNo
Thunderbolt 3Yes x2Yes x2
Total43