Apple MacBook Air M2 Review 2022: Release date and how to preorder

Apple MacBook Air M2 Review

Our Apple Macbook Air M2 Review covered everything in detail about the release date and how to preorder the Apple Macbook today. The new Apple Macbook Air is the M2 chipset

Preorders for the MacBook Air M2 2022 started on July 8 (while shipping will begin the following week on July 15). The new MacBook Air M2 2022 comes with a slight redesign and packs a new M2 chipset, as announced during the WWDC 2022 keynote.

This new Apple laptop offers a new 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display which is brighter than the screen on the previous-gen MacBook Air by 25%. It also packs Apple’s new M2 chip, four-speaker sound system, and a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and is available in four finishes.

The cost of the MacBook Air M2 2022 starts at $1,199 which is a significant $200 increase from the MacBook Air M1. For those who enjoy bargains, the good news is that Apple will keep its MacBook Air M1, which still goes for $999, and we will most likely see amazing MacBook deals on the M1 model.

If you are looking for deals on the new MacBook Air 2022, there is still hope for you as we may see some early back-to-school sales on new Apple laptops. The Apple 2022 back-to-school discounts take off $100 from MacBook Air M2 preorders and also package a $150 Apple gift card but you must be a student to partake in this deal.

Apple Macbook Air M2 Review 2022: preorders and Prime Day

Now it is only a matter of time before the first deals roll out, as Apple has confirmed when MacBook Air M2 Preorders will begin. There is a great chance that we could see some Prime Day sales on Apple’s incoming laptop and the Prime Day deals could take from $50 to $100 off the MacBook Air M2 Price. You can look up our article on Prime Day sales and deals and tips on how to prepare, so you are ready when the opportunity comes.

Prime Day sales begin on July 12 which is just around the corner and we expect the best deals on all tech gadgets and other varieties of products including the MacBook Air M2 and other Apple laptops.

Retailers to check out for the MacBook Air M2 preorders 


MacBook Air 2022 preorders: at Amazon from $1,199

Amazon is one of Apple’s biggest authorized resellers around, so we expect them to be one of the first retailers to offer preorders for the MacBook Air 2022. They will most likely also be the first retailer to offer deals on new Apple MacBooks. Although Amazon still doesn’t have a product page for the new MacBook Air, the first set of deals may take from $50 to $99 off its price.

Best Buy

MacBook Air (M2/2022) at Best Buy from $1,199 

Coming soon: Apple’s MacBook Air M2 2022 preorders begins on July 8. It packs a host of new features even though it is $200 costlier. It features a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, Apple’s new M2 w/ 8-core GPU, 1080p FaceTime camera, MagSafe charging and four-speaker system with Spatial Audio.

B&H Photo

MacBook Air 2022 preorders at B&H Photo from $1,199 

MackBook Air M2 preorders are not yet live on the authorized Apple reseller B&H Photo. However, they could be one of the first retailers to offer preorder sales on July 8.

Apple Store

Mac/iPad: at Apple with up to $150 free gift card
Students and educators will be able to purchase eligible Mac (including the MacBook Air M2) with the Back to school sales starting soon. They will get up to a $150 gift card for free. Likewise, you get a $100 gift card on iPad purchases. You can spend the gift card on anything in the Apple Store and coupled with Apple’s educational discounts, you can take off up to $100 on select iPads and Macs.

Apple MacBook Air 2022 at Apple from $1,199

Apple Store will have the MacBook Air M2 available this month with preorders starting on July 8.

When to expect MacBook Air M2 2022 deals

The truth is retailers waste no time when it comes to discounts on Apple’s new products, so if you’re thinking it’s too early you might be wrong. We expect that the first deals on the MacBook Air M2 2022 will roll out not long after the preorders begin. Some of our predictions on authorized Apple resellers are listed below.


Amazon, one of the biggest online retailers around is usually the first one to offer discounts on Apple’s new devices. You can expect to see discounts from $50 to $100 on the MacBook Air M2 2022 just shortly after the preorders begin and the MacBook Air M2 2022 could drop as low as $749 or $799 (after discounts).

Apple Store

You should head to the apple store for trade-in deals Apple offers generous trade-in credits when you swap your older Apple device for a new one. You can check for promo codes on the Apple Store coupons page.

Best Buy predictions

Best Buy will likely roll out a number of free Apple services with the purchase of a new M2 (MacBook Air 2022). You can expect to get 6 free months of Apple News Plus, 3 free months of Apple TV Plus, and 6 free months of Apple Music. Best Buy also offers great trade-in deals so you can expect to save a lot when you swap with a previous-gen Apple laptop.

Comparisons between MacBook Air M1 2020 and MacBook Air M2 2022

There are plenty of new features offered by the MacBook Air M2 2022, below we compare it to its predecessor to see how it measures up.

MacBook Air M1 (2020)MacBook Air M2 (2022)
Pricingfrom $999from $1,199
Screen size13.3-inch Retina13.6-inch Liquid Retina
Screen resolution2560 x 16002560 x 1664
FaceTime camera720p1080p
Batteryup to 15 hoursup to 15 hours
Weight2.8 pounds2.7 pounds
Dimensions0.63 x 11.9 x 8.3 inches0.44 x 11.9 x 8.4 inches
Apple MacBook Air Review

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