New M2 Mac Book Air

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Apple announced the redesigned Mac Book Air with the just announced M2 silicon processor. I own two M1 machines (a Mac Mini and a 13" MBP), and both are the fastest computers I have ever used. I absolutely believe the processing stats on the M2 improvements, but can't imagine how anything I do (and I don't do video editing) would be needed beyond the M1, BUT this newly designed 13.6" Mac Book Air just looks sweet. About a half inch thick; a reduced bezel with a larger liquid retina display, and effectively an extra Thunderbolt port (since it now includes a magsafe charger port), and this is one sweet looking machine. 8gb ram and 512SSD is $1449.

Do I need it? No. But it will definitely be the machine I order for my wife next month; she is ready for a new machine. Her 2015 MBP has had better days.
 
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I like the air myself. It’s tempting wish I had the $$$. Lol.
 
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I have last years M1 Air. Can't really justify replacing it already.

Hmmmm, wonder what the trade-in value would be? :eeek
 
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How many external monitors do you use that you would need additional Lighting ports?
 
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It may be thinner, but IMHO it becomes a MacBook if it isn’t the wedge shape of the Air. The M1 MacBook Air in the wedge case is still available at the $999 price, but leaves off one GPU compared to the entry M2. The biggest thing you get for your $200 2022 M2 MacBook Air is the Liquid Retina display, 100 nits brighter. The FaceTime camera is 1080 HD now as well.

Some people were holding out for iMac colors in the Air. The Midnight should be interesting. I’m sure Apple will sell as many as they can manage to make.
 
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The machine that makes no sense is the MBP 13." It literally offers nothing new except the processor. And it is heavier, and has a smaller screen.
 
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…and it costs more than the M2 Air, and doesn’t have MagSafe…
 
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My only thought is that they plan a refresh of the pro, maybe later in the year?

And what the heck ever happened the long awaited Mac Mini M2? Guessing supply chain on both of these questions?
 
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