2022 redesigned M2 MacBook Air is a worthy upgrade from its M1 predecessor. In addition to a sleek and flat design language and advanced M2 processor, the M2 MacBook Air features a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, up to 10-core GPU, up to 24GB memory, 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and much more.
The new M2 MacBook Air also supports fast charging like Apple’s latest devices, iPhone 13 series, Apple Watch Series 7, and others. To find out “how much faster is fast charging” on the new MacBook Air 2022, Rich Woods from XDA tested the 35W adapter and the 67W adapter and found that the latter is the best option.
Although Apple offers a 30W USB-C power adapter, a 35W Dual USB-C Port compact power adapter, and a 67W USB-C power adapter option with the notebook, fast charge is only capable with the 67W USB-C power adapter.
The 67W power adapter with M2 MacBook Air is “a lot faster” than the 35W dual power adapter
Apple recently launched its first-ever dual USB-C power plug, the 35W Dual USB-C power adapter to power up two devices simultaneously. Woods’ testing revealed that Apple is still behind third-party dual charging adapters.
The 67W adapter power brick charged the M2 MacBook Air in 85 minutes. On the other hand, the 35W dual power adapter took 220 minutes to charge the notebook when connect with an iPhone 13 Pro and 120 minutes without another device connected to the plug.
With the MacBook Air (M2, 2022), you can safely assume that you’ll get eight hours of battery life. You’re likely to get more than that, but let’s call it at eight hours as the safe assumption. If the battery dies, a half hour charge with the 67W adapter gets you to 51% battery, which should be good for four hours of use. That’s super useful if you’re in a pinch. On the other hand, the 35W adapter will take at least 55 minutes to reach that.
Every user has different needs and preferences, but for those MacBook Air owners who require fast charging then 67W or higher power brick is most suitable for them. And those owners whose was thinking of buying the 35W dual charger to power up two of their notebook and the iPhone, at the same time, must note that it will take a lot longer.