Apple finally took the wraps off its much-awaited 15" Macbook Air and it's mostly an amped-up Macbook Air 13. It's a bigger and better Macbook Air with a bigger price tag. For people who can't work on a smaller display, this is the Thin & Light solution from the California giant.
The display is now a bigger 15-inch IPS panel with 500 nits of brightness, so more space to work and no improvement in display technology. It's still extremely thin at just 11.5mm with no fans inside and it weighs just around 3.3 lbs (~1.5 kg).
Apple's M2 powers this new Air as well and just like its smaller brother, you can't upgrade to a M2 Pro for more performance. You get two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a MagSafe 3 charging port. It can be customized with up to 24GB RAM and 2TB of Storage which is enough for a fanless Macbook Air.
For the rest of the laptop, you're getting Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 for connectivity, a 1080P Webcam for Video Calls with great Microphones, a six-speaker system with Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos, and up to 18 hours of battery life.
If you wanted a larger Apple laptop and the Pros were too much for you, this 15-inch Air is going to fit you nicely. You'll definitely pay a slight premium of $1299 (₹134900 for India) for the base model and the price will go up as you go for better specifications. However, Apple did cut the price of the 13-inch M2 Air by $100, and for education customers, it's also $100 cheaper.
The Macbook Air 15 is available for Pre-Order today, and it'll hit the stores next week.