Yesterday, Apple introduced a light, thin, yet powerful 15-inch laptop in the form of the new MacBook Air with an M2 chip. The flat design supported by Apple Silicon also results from the fact that no fan is installed. The speakers are still arranged differently than on the MacBook Pro, for example. Further technical data, product images, release and price information and last but not least the commercial for the new 15-inch Apple MacBook Air can be found below.
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15″ MacBook Air (mid 2023) – Specifications
In addition to the new display size with a diagonal of 15,3 inches, compared to the 13″ MacBook Air from a year ago not changed too much. The M2 chip is used with the same values and the same extensions for the SSD memory and the main memory can be selected. Instead of Bluetooth 5.0, however, Bluetooth 5.3 is used and there is twice as much bass via the built-in speakers, which is quite nice. Here are the most important technical data from the MacBook Air (mid 2023) data sheet:
- Manufacturer: Apple
- Model: MacBook Air mid 2023
- Device type: laptop
- Dimensions (folded): Height 1,15 cm x Width 34,04 cm x Depth 23,76 cm
- Weight: 1,51 kg
- Display diagonal: 15,3 inches (38,91 cm)
- Display technology: Liquid Retina display
- Display resolution: 2.880 x 1.864 pixels @ 224 ppi
- Max. display brightness: 500 nits
- Notch: Yes
- SoC: M2 chip with 8 core CPU, 10 core GPU, 16 core neural engine and 100 GB/s memory bandwidth
- Hard disk space: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB
- Memory (RAM): 8 GB, 16 GB or 24 GB
- Camera: 1080p FaceTime HD camera
- Audio: 6 speakers in front of the display, 3 microphones
- Physical interfaces: x1 MagSafe 3 for charging, 2 x Thunderbolt with USB 4, 1 x 3,5mm headphone jack
- Radio technologies: WLAN 6 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.3
- Battery: 66,5 watt hour lithium polymer battery
- Battery life: up to 15 hours of WiFi usage, up to 18 hours of media playback in Apple's TV app
- Scope of delivery: 15″ MacBook Air, power adapter (35W or optionally 70W), 2m USB-C to MagSafe cable
- Price: From 1.599 euros
MacBook Air mid 2023 – Prices depending on equipment
The price of an Apple device usually depends heavily on the configurable hardware in addition to the fixed elements. With the new 15-inch MacBook Air, launched during the WWDC23 keynote was introduced, the SSD memory and the main memory can be adjusted. The price increases accordingly and can go up from 1.599 euros to 2.979 euros. Below is an overview of all combinations.
|random access memory||SSD storage||Price|
|8 GB||256 GB||1.599 $|
|512 GB||1.825 $|
|1 TB||2.059 $|
|2 TB||2.519 $|
|16 GB||256 GB||1.829 $|
|512 GB||2.059 $|
|1 TB||2.289 $|
|2 TB||2.749 $|
|24 GB||256 GB||2.059 $|
|512 GB||2.289 $|
|1 TB||2.519 $|
|2 TB||2.979 $|
No extra charge for the charger with twice the power
By default, a 35-watt charger is selected for the new MacBook Air. You can also select a 70 watt power supply on Apple's product page. There is no extra charge for this. It is important to know that the 70W power adapter is required for the quick charge function. If you only choose the 35W Power Adapter, the battery will charge noticeably more slowly.
Availability: When can you buy the 15″ MacBook Air?
You can pre-order the new 15″ MacBook Air since yesterday. It will be available next week (week 24 2023) in Apple stores as well as in electronics and mail order stores. Then the pre-ordered devices will also be delivered.
The new 15 inch MacBook Air in the video
Apple has uploaded a commercial for the new 15-inch MacBook Air, which you can watch among others here can watch. In just under two and a half minutes, there is an insight into the size, the weight, the hardware design, the loudspeakers, the Apple silicon Performance, iPhone compatibility and more.
Watch the WWDC23 keynote on June 5, 2023
And you can also watch the complete kick-off event of the current World Wide Developers Conference as Video look at. In it you will find not only the new MacBook Air but also that Vision Pro headset, the new Mac Studio, the new Mac Pro as well as details on the upcoming operating systems from Apple.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.