M2 MacBook Air Teardown: Too Cool for a Heat Sink?

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 … we are getting ahead of ourselves.

Even without the slimming wedge, 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! What else could the new M2 MacBook Air have up its sleeve?

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00:00 Introduction
00:39 M2 MacBook Air X-rays
00:48 Opening the M2 MacBook Air
00:59 Disconnecting the M2 MacBook Air’s Battery
01:16 Removing the M2 MacBook Air’s Logic Board
01:26 Looking at the Chips on the M2 MacBook Air’s Logic Board
02:12 Removing the M2 MacBook Air’s Trackpad
02:20 Removing the M2 MacBook Air’s Speakers
02:37 Removing the M2 MacBook Air’s Ports and Audio Board’
02:55 Removing the M2 MacBook Air’s Battery

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