The M2 MacBook Air Doesn't Tempt Me (thank god)

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Macworld: When newer doesn't mean better

In sum, expect a Mac with the M1 Pro to be a good 30 percent to 40 percent faster than the M2 in every way, with the the exception of the media engine (which appears the be the same) and the Neural Engine (in which the M2 is 40 percent faster).

The new MacBook Air looks great (shame about the colors, though), but it's not the computer for me. This is good because I bought the baseline 14" MacBook Pro just 8 months ago, so there is no reality in which I should be looking to get a new laptop already.

The M2 looks like a solid update over the already excellent M1 processor, but those of us with Pro devices thankfully don't need to be jealous of this new chip right now. Truly, most M1 users shouldn't feel too jealous either, although no one is going to blame you if you have the money and want to upgrade just for the new design and MagSafe.