As anticipated, Apple debuted its new 15-inch MacBook Air model at the WWDC 2023 event, powered by the M2 processor. It has the same fanless architecture as the 13-inch model and a big 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, but it also boasts a brand-new six-speaker sound system with spatial audio and up to 18 hours of battery life.
It is only 1.4 kg in weight and only 11.5 mm thick. A notch houses a Facetime HD 1080p camera. The shell is an all-aluminum unibody, and the component integration is superb.
Along with a 3.5mm headphone jack, the MacBook Air also has MagSafe charging, two Thunderbolt connections for attaching peripherals and an external display up to 6K in resolution.
Specifications for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Air (M2)
- 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, Wide colour (P3), and 500 nits of brightness, with a resolution of 2880 x 1864 pixels.
- 8GB of combined memory, expandable to 16 or 24GB, and 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of SSD storage
- Apple M2 chip 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine, with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
- Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, and a trackpad with Force Touch
- FaceTime HD Camera 1080p
- a six-speaker audio system with woofers that can cancel out forces, stereophonic sound, support for spatial audio when playing music or videos on built-in speakers with Dolby Atmos, directional beamforming three-mic array, advanced high-impedance headphone support on a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
- Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps), and a MagSafe 3 charging port are all supported by the two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports.
- Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) 2.4GHz + 5GHz
- Up to 15 hours of wireless web and up to 18 hours of Apple TV app movie playback are provided by the 66.5 watt-hour lithium-polymer battery, which also supports fast charging with a 70 watt USB-C power adapter.
Price and accessibility
The price of the 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 ranges from Rs. 1,34,900 for the 256GB model to Rs. 1,54,900 for the 512GB model and is available in midnight, starlight, space grey, and silver colours. Costing Rs. 5800, the new 70W USB-C power adapter is new.
Beginning today, customers will be able to purchase it from apple.com/in/store, and on Tuesday, June 13, it will start to arrive at Apple Authorized Resellers and Apple Store locations.