MacBook Air M2 - Technical Specifications

 
MacBook Air M2
 
Finish

Silver, Starlight, Space Grey, Midnight

Price
Chip

Apple M2 chip

  • 8-core CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores
  • 8-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 100GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine

  • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW
  • Video decode engine
  • Video encode engine
  • ProRes encode and decode engine

Configurable to:

M2 with 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU

Apple M2 chip

  • 8-core CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores
  • 10-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 100GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine

  • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW
  • Video decode engine
  • Video encode engine
  • ProRes encode and decode engine
Display

Liquid Retina display

  • 13.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology1;
    2560-by-1664 native resolution at 224 pixels per inch with
    support for 1 billion colours
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide colour (P3)
  • True Tone technology
Battery and Power2
  • Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 15 hours wireless web
  • 52.6-watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M2 with 8-core GPU)
  • 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter (included with M2 with 10-core GPU and 512GB storage, configurable with M2 with 8-core GPU)
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
  • Fast-charge–capable with 67W USB-C Power Adapter
Charging and Expansion

MagSafe 3 charging port

3.5-mm headphone jack

Two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports with support for:

  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps)
  • USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
MagSafe 3 3.5-mm headphone jack Thunderbolt/USB 4
Memory

8GB

8GB unified memory

Configurable to:

16GB or 24GB

Storage3

256GB

256GB SSD

Configurable to:

512GB, 1TB or 2TB

512GB

512GB SSD

Configurable to:

1TB or 2TB

Keyboard and Trackpad

Backlit Magic Keyboard with:

  • 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including four arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement and 12 full-height function keys
  • 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
Wireless

Wi-Fi

  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible

Bluetooth®

  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Camera

1080p

1080p 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
Display Support

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display in 1 billion colours 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)
Video Playback
  • Supported formats include HEVC, H.264 and ProRes
  • HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
Audio Playback

Supported formats include AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Atmos

Operating Requirements
  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)
  • Storage temperature: –25° to 45° C (–13° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: Tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)
  • Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 metres (15,000 feet)
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 metres (35,000 feet)
Size and Weight
  • Height: 1.13 cm (0.44 inch)
  • Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)
  • Depth: 21.5 cm (8.46 inches)
  • Weight: 1.24 kg (2.7 pounds)4
Depth: 21.5 cm (8.46 inches)
Width: 30.41 cm (11.97 inches)
Height: 1.13 cm (0.44 inch)
Operating System

macOS

  • macOS is the most advanced desktop operating system in the world. macOS Monterey introduces powerful new features to help you connect, share and create like never before.

Learn more

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new MacBook Air. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility and learning, you can create and do amazing things.

Learn more

Features include:

  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • Text to Speech
Built-in Apps5
App Store
Books
Calendar
Contacts
FaceTime
Find My
GarageBand
Home
iMovie
Keynote
Mail
Maps
Messages
Music
Notes
Numbers
Pages
Photo Booth
Photos
Podcasts
Preview
QuickTime Player
Reminders
Safari
Shortcuts
Siri
Stocks
Time Machine
TV
Voice Memos
In the Box
  • MacBook Air
  • 30W USB-C Power Adapter
    (M2 with 8-core GPU)
    or
    35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter
    (M2 with 10-core GPU and 512GB storage)
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
    (2 m)
Limited Warranty and Service

Products that you purchase in New Zealand are covered by New Zealand consumer law. For more details, click here.

Your MacBook Air also comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one‑year limited warranty from Apple. To learn more about how Apple will service your MacBook Air, click here.

Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to get up to three years of expert technical support and additional hardware coverage from Apple, including up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of NZ$169 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or NZ$499 for other accidental damage. Coverage begins on your AppleCare+ purchase date. For more information, click here.

Configure to Order
  • Configure your MacBook Air with these options at apple.com/nz:
  • M2 with 10-core GPU
  • 16GB or 24GB unified memory
  • 512GB, 1TB or 2TB SSD
  • 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter
  • 67W USB-C Power Adapter

MacBook Air and the Environment

MacBook Air is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact.6

See the MacBook Air Product Environmental Report

Made with better materials

  • 100 per cent recycled rare earth elements in all magnets, representing 98 per cent of the rare earth elements in the device
  • 90 per cent recycled steel in the battery tray
  • 100 per cent recycled aluminium in the enclosure7
  • 100 per cent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35 per cent or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy-efficient

ENERGY STAR®–certified8

Smarter chemistry9

Arsenic-free display glass
Mercury-, BFR-, PVC- and beryllium‑free

Green manufacturing

  • Apple’s Zero Waste Program helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
  • All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100 per cent of virgin wood fibre comes from responsibly managed forests
  • 90 per cent or more fibre-based packaging

Recycling

Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimisation.

Learn more about how to recycle your Mac

Apple and the Environment

We’re committed to making our products without taking from the earth, and to becoming carbon-neutral across our entire business, including our products, by 2030.

See Apple’s commitment