The Apple MacBook Air M2 15″, unveiled at WWDC 2023, joins the 13″ M2 to broaden the Air lineup, marking the latest addition to Apple’s renowned MacBook family.

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Apple MacBook Air M2 15″

So, Apple is doubling down on the Air series, and it’s right to do so. I’ve recently swapped out a 16″ MacBook Pro for a 13″ M2 Air, and the difference is staggering. From a price-to-performance ratio, I’d argue it’s possibly the best notebook on the market at the moment.

However, while shifting from an Intel-based Mac to the M2 chip was a no-brainer, giving up the extra display space was a tough choice.

Apple has seen the potential for a larger Air model and now offers the MacBook Air M2 with a new 15.3″ display option.

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Features //Apple MacBook Air M2 15″

The design of the first Air model Steve Jobs pulled from that envelope back in 2008 is long gone. Air notebooks began as wedge-shaped notebooks that tapered down to a thin point. Today the 13″ and this new 15″ M2 model resemble the MacBook Pro.

Albeit are thinner and lighter.

The new larger Air comes in four colours; Midnight, Silver, Space Grey and Starlight. It weighs only 1.51kg, a mere 270g heavier than the 13″ M2 Air and is only 0.02cm thicker at 1.15cm.

You’ll be disappointed if you’re looking for some big spec boosts on the 15″ model. This new notebook is about giving that screen real estate back to the user while maintaining a lightweight and portable machine that the Air is renowned for.

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There are not even any additional Thunderbolt ports, despite having a larger chassis in which to add them to.

Apple has added additional speakers increasing the four from the 13″ model to a Six Speaker configuration with force-cancelling woofers and support for spatial audio. And the battery sees a modest increase to a 66.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery; however only performs nearly as well as the smaller 13″ coming in at up to 18 hours of use.

It’s worth pointing out that this is probably the biggest selling point of the M2-based Macs as a regular traveller. The battery performance on these machines is remarkable and can deliver a full day of use, even when I’m editing.

Many will go for this model due to the screen space and the spacious 15.3″ Liquid Retina display that, apart from the higher 2880 by 1864 pixel count, is identical to the 13″ model.

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Specifications //Apple MacBook Air M2 15″

MacBook Air M2 13″MacBook Air M2 15″
1.13 x 30.4 x 21.5cmDimensions1.15 x 34 x 23.8cm
1.24kgWeight1.51kg
Midnight
Silver
Space Grey
Starlight
Colour OptionsMidnight
Silver
Space Grey
Starlight
13.6″ Liquid Retina
2560×1664 pixels
Display15.3″ Liquid Retina
2880×1864 pixels
Apple M2
up to 10-core GPU
ChipApple M2
10-core GPU
8GB
16GB
24GB
Memory8GB
16GB
24GB
256GB SSD
512GB SSD
1TB SSD
2TB SSD
Storage256GB SSD
512GB SSD
1TB SSD
2TB SSD
1080p FaceTime HDCamera1080p FaceTime HD
Four
Spatial Audio
SpeakersSix
Force-cancelling woofers
Spatial Audio
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.3
Dual Thunderbolt
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.3
Dual Thunderbolt
up to 18 HoursPowerup to 18 Hours
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Price //Apple MacBook Air M2 15″

The new Apple MacBook Air M2 15″ starts from $1,299/£1,399 at apple.com.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Good overview of the new Mac Book Air. I got the last model during the height of the lockdown and it suits my needs as a writer / reviewer perfectly. I’ve never had an Apple computer before but I took to it like a duck to water. I am intrigued by the new Mac Air, especially the one with the bigger screen. I might upgrade, but really what I have still does everything I need atm. Are there any new colours to choose from with this new one?

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