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Apple MacBook Air M2 (13.6-inch, 2022)

Apple MacBook Air M2 (13.6-inch, 2022)
alaScore 100

59 reviews

Nov, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Apple MacBook Air M2 (13.6-inch, 2022). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the battery and portability are generally positive. The screen and design also get good feedback, whereas the energy efficiency and price get less positive comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Air M2 (13.6-inch, 2022) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

MacBook Air (M2) review: It’s what Apple has always wanted

 

The M2 MacBook Air is the laptop Apple has always wanted to make -- and in most cases, it's a rousing success.

Incredibly thin Upgraded webcam and speakers Shockingly good performance Battery life stomps the competition Screen and keyboard are world-class

Worryingly hot internal temperatures Still only supports one monitor

“The M2 MacBook Air balances size and performance in a way no other laptop can.”

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2022, M2) Review

 

Stunning, slim design ; Larger, more vibrant 13.6-inch display ; Multiple color options ; M2 chip delivers excellent performance

Shorter battery life than 2020 M1 MacBook Air ; Camera notch encroaches on display panel ; Limited to two USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports (though mitigated, in part, by MagSafe connector)

The 2022 version of Apple's MacBook Air gets a fresh look and the more powerful M2 processor, making it Apple’s best ultraportable laptop yet.

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) review: all-new Air

 

There's a new look for the most popular laptop on the market.

Thinner, lighter design ; Much-improved screen ; Much-improved webcam ; All-day battery life ; Great performance for most tasks ; MagSafe charging is extremely convenient

More expensive ; Gets warm and throttles aggressively under intense workloads ; Base model has much slower storage ; Display notch gets in the way of menubar apps ; Midnight color gets covered in fingerprints ; Port options are still limited

Apple has finally redesigned the MacBook Air, giving it a completely new chassis with a new display and processor. It’s an incredible machine but comes at a higher cost than the previous M1 Air.

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

MacBook Air M2 review: On the cusp of perfection

 

The MacBook Air M2 is a tantalizing mix of power, portability and endurance

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) Review: Setting The New Benchmark

 

The Apple MacBook Air M2 takes one of the Cupertino brand's most iconic products and steps it up a notch -- making it ideal for professional use.

Sleek style packs potent M2 chipset ; Lengthy battery life ; Great display ; Welcome return of MagSafe charging

Gets expensive when you add memory and storage ; Display notch could be frustrating ; Only official support for one external display

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Air M2 review - The faster 10-core GPU isn't worth it

 

Notebookcheck tests the new MacBook Air M2 with 16 GB of RAM, 1-TB SSD, and the faster 10-core GPU. We were already able to extensively test the new MacBook Air M2, and now we have a model with the faster 10-core GPU and more storage in our test. This...

slim, high-quality case;good input devices;silent operation;brighter display with P3 and no PWM;very good speakers;long battery life at 150 Nits;good system performance;MagSafe

neither Thunderbolt 4, nor Wi-Fi 6 at 160 MHz, only single external display supported;less efficient than the M1 SoC;only PCIe 3.0 SSD;charger is too weak;significant performance reduction under high load;high entry-level price and expensive upgrades

After we already tested the

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry Review – A very good, but too expensive daily MacBook

 

Notebookcheck reviews the new Apple MacBook Air M2 Midnight in the base-level spec with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD storage. The old MacBook Pro 13 with the new Apple M2 chip launched a couple of weeks ago, and now we finally get the completely redesigned...

high-quality and slim chassis;good input devices;silent operation;brighter display with P3 and w/o PWM;very good speakers;long battery runtime at 150 nits;good system performance;MagSafe

neither Thunderbolt 4, nor Wi-Fi 6 160 MHz, and only one external screen is supported;worse efficiency than M1 SoC;entry-level spec with slow SSD;insufficient PSU;performance decrease under sustained workloads;high base price and costly upgrades

The new MacBook Air M2 is undoubtedly once again a very good mobile companion, but we are still a little bit disappointed on a very high level, which is definitely connected with the increased price point. The new chassis is extremely slim and the...

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (zdnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022) review: Sleeker, faster - and more expensive

 

The power-efficient M2 processor allows Apple to produce one of the slimmest and lightest laptops we've seen.

Remarkably slim and light ; Larger, brighter Retina display ; 1080p webcam (at last)

More expensive than its predecessor ; Battery life takes a modest hit ; Pricey purchase-time upgrades

The new sleek design and improved performance of the M2 MacBook Air would make it a must-have upgrade if it had the same price as the 2020 edition with M1 chip. However, the higher price means that many users may prefer to stick with the M1 version for...

Oct, 2022

Expert review by (digitalcameraworld.com)

Apple Macbook Air M2 (2022) review

 

The Macbook Air M2 may be fast on paper, but how does it perform in real-world image editing workloads?

Nov, 2022

Expert review by : Marcus Mears III (reviewgeek.com)

Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) Review: Lightweight, Heavy Hitting

 

Apple's MacBook Air M2 (2022) is an all-new entrant to a line of historically well-loved portable computers. This edition brings a goliath of a processor, an updated design, a beautiful 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, and satisfying keystrokes.

Oct, 2022