The MacBook Air M2 has finally reached the hands of those who pre-ordered it, at least those who haven’t been hit with pre-order delays. And so far the reception has been pretty positive, with the owners taking to social media and showing off their new laptops in some pretty pictures.
There are big differences between the old M1 Macbook Air compared to the new M2 MacBook Air, including the loss of the iconic wedge design, increased screen and keyboard size, and other quality of life changes.
It seems that what most impressed new buyers are the laptop’s striking colors and sleeker design, which admittedly makes it extremely photogenic.
I just received the new M2 MacBook Air. And the color of midnight should have been called blue. pic.twitter.com/UEeQh5oRRJJuly 15, 2022
My M2 MacBook Air arrived today! The Starlight color is so beautiful in person 😭 pic.twitter.com/EmWNBcP6HRJuly 15, 2022
The M2 MacBook Air really looks good pic.twitter.com/SYVeJOPTG6July 14, 2022
You can see the bigger, brighter screen, and how the M2 is somehow even thinner, but still has a good build. Our comparison between Old M1 versus the new M2 shows it even better.
Of course, not everyone is just focused on the outside – there have also been posts showing the inner workings of the machine, including features that not even Apple has discussed.
Visually confirmed single NAND SSD chip in base MacBook Air M2. Disassembly video received on Max Tech YouTube. Stay tuned and sign up! pic.twitter.com/efoO4y0GVTJuly 15, 2022
URGENT: Apple’s MacBook Air M2 comes with its U1 Ultrawideband chip directly on the new logic board. Apple never mentioned this anywhere in the tech specs. This will be used for Apple’s future ultra-wideband ecosystem, potentially supporting lossless audio on the AirPods Pro 2. (maybe) pic.twitter.com/cCedtsC7eGJuly 15, 2022
NEW images show the inside of the M2 MacBook Air 😳💻 (via @9to5mac / @MaxWinebach) pic.twitter.com/kNMFHifVy6July 13, 2022
And there are criticisms too, including one where someone pointed out that the charging port was already scratched after a single use, and another that complained that the trackpad doesn’t have the same clicking sound as the M1.
The M2 MacBook Air looks more impressive than I thought! Unfortunately, the new midnight color wears off super easily. That’s the USB-C port after literally 1 use. pic.twitter.com/zG2TssMHrfJuly 15, 2022
I will say… the M2 MacBook Air’s trackpad click isn’t great. pic.twitter.com/45CQTNUfhOJuly 15, 2022
But regardless, it seems like a good time for Mac users. You can read a full breakdown on our Apple MacBook Air M2 reviewin which we found the latest model to be a great redesign, if not as good as the M1 version.