A new 15-inch MacBook Air has been introduced by Apple at the 2023 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The product, according to Apple, will be “the best 15-inch laptop in the world.” It will have an eight-core CPU, a 10-core GPU, and a 16-core neural engine on Apple’s M2 processor.
The latest model, which Apple claims to be the thinnest 15-inch laptop in the world, measures 11.5mm thick and weighs slightly more than three pounds. It comes in midnight, starlight, space gray, and silver colors and includes two USB-C Thunderbolt connections (supporting up to a 6K external display at 60Hz), a MagSafe charging connector, and a headphone jack.
With five-millimeter bezels and a 15.3-inch LED-backlit IPS screen with 500 nits of brightness, it features a 2880 x 1864 resolution. Along with the six speakers (two teeters and two sets of force-canceling woofers), there is a 1080p FaceTime HD webcam, three microphones, and advanced beamforming algorithms on all of them.
The new model, which goes on sale the next week, has a starting price of $1,299 ($1,199 for students). Apple is currently changing the price of its smaller model. The base M1 Air is still $999, and the 13-inch MacBook Air with M2 now starts at $1,099 instead.
According to Apple, the new MacBook Air will run up to 12 times faster than the quickest Intel MacBook Air models and have a battery life of up to 18 hours. It is stated to be “a best-selling 15-inch Intel Core i7 PC laptop” that is 25% smarter, 40% slimmer, twice as quick, and half a pound lighter.
The upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air will have a fanless design, just like earlier iterations. It will run macOS Ventura for now, followed by macOS Sonoma when it is rolled out this fall. Its storage capacity can be up to 2TB and memory up to 24GB.