The new MacBook Air: its ports and what they’re for

This apple Last Monday, June 6, at World Developers Conference 2022its annual developer talk, The new MacBook Air redesignedEquipped with new processor M2. This passively cooled fanless laptop is available in four colors and weighs 1.2kg.

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Is the lack of ports on the new MacBook Air a problem?

Before answering this question, let’s look at other details. It features a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, a Full HD (1080p) webcam. Then you might ask yourself: Beautiful, but what are the downsides of the device?And the answer is simple, price and number of ports, if compared Pro 2021.

The type of cables used and what you can do with them depends on the ports on the device. For example, Apple’s new laptops remove the SD card slot, HDMI connector, and third Thunderbolt port on the Pro.

Fewer connection ports isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can become a headache depending on how you’re going to use your new MacBook Air.

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To help you learn more about the subject, we’ve prepared this list with everything you need to know about the new ports and connections MacBook Air in 2022.

MagSafe 3

The MacBook Air 2022 maintains the charging technology of the MacBook Pro 2021. Magnets hold the MagSafe Charger to your laptop, so if the connection gets too stressed, it pops out of the port smoothly, reducing your computer from falling to the ground. For example, if you trip over a cable.

This connector is located next to the Escape key on the left side of the MacBook. The laptop supports MagSafe charging, dual Thunderbolt connections, and high-impedance headphones.

Thunderbolt USB-C

Thunderbolt cables can be used to connect external monitors and USB devices, while still providing enough bandwidth to connect high-speed devices and add functionality to your laptop.

The new MacBook Air comes with two Thunderbolt ports, one less than the aforementioned 2021 MacBook Pro, for charging, external monitors, Thunderbolt 3, USB 4, and USB 3.1 Gen 2.

Both Thunderbolt connectors are located next to the MagSafe port on the left side of the MacBook Air 2022.

headphone jack

Instead of connecting external headphones wirelessly using Bluetooth, the headphone port lets you connect them using a cable. You can also connect legacy or specialized equipment, such as a microphone, through the USB port.

The headphone jack is located on the right side of the laptop and, like the Pro model, can support high-impedance headphones.

Fewer ports mean lower performance?

Not really. The MacBook Air might even come with fewer connectivity options, but its new processor should make it perform better than its predecessor. The biggest problem with this device has to be the price. In Brazil, the estimated price is 13,299 BRLmany have to find a very salty value.

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