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WATCH: iFixit tears down MacBook Air

Did they forget the heatsink?

The new MacBook Air has a lot of positive press as a brand new lease on the Air. Naturally iFixit had a look inside. Watch below, or click through to the transcript and images.

M2 MacBook Air Teardown: Apple Forgot the Heatsink? (Sam Goldheart, iFixit)
This summer’s M2 MacBook Air is looking like a Donna Summer—as in hot hot hot. We didn’t expect to find active cooling in this base model M2 Air, but we didn’t find much of a passive cooling system either—not even a heat spreader? But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Even without the slimming wedge shape, the flashy new M2 Air is not only thinner than its predecessor, but also manages to pack in more ports—the glorious return of MagSafe, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a headphone jack.

It’s also got a clever trick up its sleeve … or, spine. Speaker grilles!  No more perforated top case—the sound is pumped out between case and display. And while they’re not the best speakers ever, Apple’s obsession with sound still comes through, and they sound great. [email protected]


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