The MacBook Air just got bigger. At the 2023 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple unveiled his 15-inch model, which will be the biggest screen ever in one of his most popular laptop series. Pricing starts at $1,299 for general consumers and $1,199 for educational customers. It will be available next week.
Apple has the M2 chip (8-core CPU, 10-core GPU) featured in the new model. 13-inch MacBook Air released last year.
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But the new model’s 15.3-inch screen is larger than existing laptops’ 13.6-inch screens, and it still uses LCD technology (rated at 500 nits). The resolution is 2880 x 1864, which is lower than the 14-inch MacBook Pro. Much of the design resembles the 13-inch Air, including his two Thunderbolt 4 ports over USB Type-C, MagSafe 3 magnetic charging, and flat design. edge. If you want more ports, you should consider the MacBook Pro.
The 15-inch Air has the same 1080p webcam in a notch above the display. It weighs 3.3 pounds, is 11.5mm thick, and comes in the same colors as the 13-inch, Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and Space Gray. It also packs six speakers and Apple promises 18 hours of battery life for the 11.5 mm thick laptop.
In my brief experience with the new MacBook Air, it feels very similar to the 13-inch MacBook Air. It was too big to test the speakers, but it certainly made the screen bigger. The port placement and keyboard are the same, but the chassis is larger. People who like big screens but want something thinner. The screen seemed to be of similar quality to the 13-inch model, but how it performs will need to be seen in long-term testing.
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Apple claims the new Air is twice as fast as the Windows 15-inch, but that’s not a very concrete comparison.
The new 15-inch MacBook Air ships with macOS Ventura and will be compatible with macOS Sonoma, coming this fall.
At some point, Apple had small The 11.6-inch version of the MacBook Air, introduced in 2010 and sold until 2016. With the 15-inch Air, Apple currently offers 13-, 14-, 15-, and 16-inch MacBooks (13- and 15-inch Air, and 13-, 14-, and 16-inch Pros).
The 13-inch MacBook Air will drop in price to $1,099, while the M1 option remains at $999.
Updated: Jun 5 4:13 PT Have a practical mind.