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The latest MacBook Air has NEVER been cheaper

Apple’s MacBook Air from 2022 runs on the super speedy M2 chip – and it could be yours for a record low price

Having only been released last July, the M2 Apple MacBook Air (2022) is now selling for just £1,029. The model on offer comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage to complement a silky smooth 13.6in display and Apple’s fastest processing chip yet: the M2.

Given it garnered the five-star seal of approval in our MacBook Air M2 (2022) review, this is a laptop worth your attention – even at its list price of £1,249. Now at its lowest-ever price, there’s no better time to pick one up, especially as Apple products rarely receive such generous discounts.

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What’s new about the 2022 edition of the MacBook Air? Well, the most obvious change is given away by the product name – the M2 MacBook Air is powered by Apple’s M2 chip.

This model pairs that chip with an eight-core GPU – up from the seven cores found on the M1 – an upgrade Apple says results in an 18% uptick in CPU performance, a 35% boost for graphics and a 40% increase in the speed of machine learning tasks carried out by the laptop’s Neural Engine. It certainly impressed during our benchmark tests, posting performance results superior to its M1 predecessor and more than justifying the upgrade.

In terms of design, the 2022 MacBook Air has had an overhaul, too. MacBooks are famous for their looks, however, the latest Air has ditched the wedge profile it had since birth for a more uniform flat shape with some gorgeous curves on the corners. There’s 3in of extra real estate on its new “liquid retina” screen compared to the M1, which also supports a taller 16:10 aspect ratio. Elsewhere, you’ve got two Thunderbolt ports at your disposal, an upgraded 1080p webcam and a whopping 18 hours of battery life.

The caveat to all this good news is that the deal is only available on the ‘Space Grey’ model. Not that this should put you off; in our opinion, Space Grey is actually the sleekest of the Air M2’s four colourways.

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Should you want to check out some equally excellent laptops, it’s worth heading over to our best laptop roundup. Once there, you’ll see that the M2 MacBook Air holds the title of our favourite laptop overall, and given deals on Apple products are hard to come by, we heartily recommend snapping this offer up while you can.

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