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Introducing the 15-Inch MacBook Air: Unveiling Powerful Features, Pricing, and Release Date 2023

by Dr. Isma Amin

After launching a redesigned MacBook Air with a 13.6-inch display in 2022, Apple introduced the 15-inch MacBook Air, the world’s best 15-inch laptop. Apple has been consistently trying to push the boundaries of innovation and setting a standard in laptops. It has done so by introducing technologically advanced laptops over the years that enhance the user experience by improving productivity and making entertainment productive.

Let’s unveil the new 15-inch MacBook Air:

When was the 15-inch MacBook Air introduced

Apple announced a long-rumored 15-inch MacBook Air in the recent Apple WWDC 2023 event, which took place on 5 June 2023 on Monday, where Apple revealed numerous exciting opportunities and products for its trusted users.

When will the 15-inch MacBook Air be released

The new 15-inch MacBook Air goes on sale on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. It is available to pre-order from Apple now.

How much does a 15-inch MacBook Air cost

Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air is being sold in two forms

  • The 15-inch MacBook Air with 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, M2 model with 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD costs $1,299/£1,399.
  • The 15-inch MacBook Air with 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, M2 model with 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD costs $1,499/£1,599.

How is the 15-inch MacBook Air better than its predecessors

The MacBook Air is the most loved Mac device introduced by Apple and is also one of the world’s bestselling laptops. Its amazing features make it popular among users, making the experience immersive and technologically advanced. But the new 15-inch MacBook Air is even better than the ones that came before it; let’s see how:

Design

It has a flat and uniform chassis that supports flat edges. The keyboard and keypad didn’t increase in size than the ones that came before it, but it has more spaces between them and the edges of the device.

Liquid Retina Display

The 15-inch MacBook Air features a high-resolution 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, making it convenient for users to view even more content. It has up to 500 nits of brightness and support for 1 billion colors. The Liquid Retina display will revolutionize watching and viewing things on the screen by providing vibrant colors and razor-sharp text. It has advantages over the conventional PC as it is 25 times brighter.

Retina Display

World’s Thinnest 15-inch Laptop

The 15-inch MacBook Air is only 11.5mm thin. That makes it the world’s thinnest 15-inch laptop. 15-inch MacBook Air weighs just 3.3 pounds. The lightweight model makes it convenient to carry it around. Despite being so thin, which is almost 40 percent less than a conventional Pc laptop, being half a pound lighter than a PC, and having a wide display, the MacBook Air 15-inch is durable and won’t break or get damaged easily.

World’s Thinnest 15-inch Laptop

Charging

MacBook Air supports MagSafe charging. It has two Thunderbolt ports for connecting accessories. It also supports up to a 6K external display. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack for a wide range of connectivity.

Colors available

It comes in four stunning color finishes; starlight, space gray, silver, and midnight.

colors of Macbook air

Fastest MacBook

Apple’s 15-inch MacBook supports an M2 chip. It’s 12x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Air, discontinued in 2020.

Battery life

It has a battery life of up to 18 hours which is 50 percent more than a PC. That means you won’t need to plug the device in and pause your entertainment repeatedly. Because this new 15-inch MacBook Air now supports a better display and improved performance, the 18 hours battery life is a staggering feature in this device, which makes it one of the best laptops for battery life.

Multicore processor

The 15-inch MacBook Air has a powerful 8-core CPU. It has four performance cores and four efficiency cores. It also has a 10-core GPU for fast and vivid graphics and a 16-core Neural Engine.

Macbook air 15 Speed

Memory

The new 15-inch MacBook Air supports M2, which delivers 100GBs of memory space and up to 24GB of fast unified memory. This means that users can use larger and more complex programs without it slowing down and hindering the process. This also makes multitasking easy for programmers and developers. This is especially good news for gamers who need larger memory spaces to run and play games.

Macbook air 15 Speed

1080p FaceTime HD Camera

The 15-inch MacBook Air has a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, which will reform calling on FaceTime and video calling for users. It also has a three-mic array which will revolutionize the video calling experience as the user will sound loud and clear to the people they will be video calling.

Six-Speaker Sound System

The new 15-inch MacBook Air design has a new six-speaker sound system. It also supports Spatial Audio which makes listening to music and watching videos an immersive experience for the users. It combines two force-canceling woofers with two tweeters for twice the bass depth.

Six-Speaker Sound System

Powerful productivity with macOS in 15-inch MacBook Air

macOS Ventura will make the MacOS user’s experience so much better than before. With brand new features that allow users to enhance their productivity and improve mail and messaging options, MacOS Ventura is set to create a new standard for PC users.

Passkeys

There’s no need to remember your passwords for log-ins and purchases anymore, as the new feature in the 15-inch MacBook Pro has it all covered in one digital key. The passwords stay on the device and are never stored on a web server.

touch ID

Stage manager

An important feature for all the productivity and organization freaks, there’s no need to manually arrange all the apps individually, as the stage manager allows you to focus on the apps you are using by organizing all the unused apps to the side and only letting the main and active apps stay in the middle.

Stage manager

Shared photo library

Icloud shared photo library feature allows users to share the photo library among up to six family members. Library members can add, share, edit, and delete photos. The option is to select which photos from the library go to the shared library to keep the user’s privacy intact.

Photo Library

Continuity Camera

This feature allows the macOS user to use their iPhone as a webcam. When this feature is used, the Mac will automatically recognize the iPhone camera when it is nearby and use it per the user’s preference.

Continuity Cameras

Messages

Messages on Mac will allow users to unsend or edit a sent text message. It will also allow users to mark a message as unread and recover a recently deleted message.

Mail app

The mail app will also be improved with new features. macOs Ventura will allow the user to under a sent email a few minutes after it is sent. It will also allow the user to schedule emails and, if needed, add a reminder for follow-up.

Safari

The Safari app will have a new feature called tap groups. The tap group will let family and friends share their favorite sites. It will also allow the users to see what other taps people who are in the tab group are looking at in life.

FaceTime

Using the Handoff feature, it will now be possible to start a FaceTime call on one device and share it or transfer it to another Apple device.

15inch MacBook Air vs. 13inch MacBook Air 2022 and MacBook Air 13 2020

comparison macbook air 15 inch

The 15-inch MacBook Air retails for $1299, the 13-inch MacBook Air is for $1099, and the MacBook Air 13-inch 2020 is for $999. Despite an increase in the price range between the three devices, there are added features in the new 15-inch MacBook Air that make it a better choice for users. It allows and enhances productivity with its transformational features and has specs that make it better than all its predecessors.

specs comparison macbook air 15 inches

 

 

Display

The 15-inch MacBook Air has a 15.3-inch display with a notch cutout, whereas the 13-inch MacBook Air 2022 is 13.6 inches in the display, and the MacBook Air 13-inch 2020 is 13.3 inches. The bigger display allows the user to view better and have a more immersive experience.

Resolution

The 15-inch MacBook Air has a 2880 x 1864 resolution, the 13-inch MacBook Air 2022 has a 2560 x 1664 resolution, and the MacBook Air 13-inch 2020 has a 2560 x 1600 resolution.

Thickness

The 15-inch MacBook Air is 0.45 inches in thickness, whereas the 13-inch MacBook Air 2022 is 0.44 inches, and the MacBook Air 13-inch 2020 is 0.63 inches thick. The thinner MacBook makes it lighter, easier to carry around, and even more portable.

Dimensions

The 15-inch MacBook Air is 13.4 x 9.35 inches in dimensions, the 13-inch MacBook Air 2022 is 11.97 x 8.48 inches, and the 13-inch MacBook Air is 11.97 x 9.36 inches.

Weight

The 15-inch MacBook Air weighs only 3.3 pounds, which is much less than the 2.7 pounds weight of the 13-inch MacBook Air 2022. The MacBook Air 13-inch 2020 weighs 2.8 pounds.

Better for the Environment

Apple is trying to create MacBook Air to remain unharmful for the environment. Apple has reduced its carbon footprint by 35% in the past three years. In multiple printed circuit boards, Apple uses 100 percent recycled gold plating and tin soldering. It also uses 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in all magnets.

MacBook Air also features 100 percent recycled cobalt in the MagSafe connector. It has 90 percent recycled steel in the battery tray. MacBook Air also meets Apple’s high standards for energy efficiency. It is free of mercury, PVC, and beryllium Apple has a set goal to make its products and packaging plastic-free by 2025, and it is successfully trying to reach its goal.

With these steps towards making itself carbon neutral, apple is making sure that all its products are made in such a way that it reduces the company’s carbon footprint as soon as possible.

Conclusion

The new 15-inch MacBook Air has been building upon an unmatched legacy of predecessors, making it the best product produced in the line of Mac devices. This new device is set to redefine the standard for user experience by being portable, versatile, and truly remarkable. It has been crafted with meticulous attention to detail. From being lightweight to its compact form and retina display, the new 15-inch macbook air is set to revolutionize the user experience by being excellent in design and performance.

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