Apple’s MacBook Air series has been the go-to choice for a number of people who want a thin, lightweight, and powerful laptop. And the company has shaken up this lineup by announcing the biggest MacBook Air ever. The latest MacBook Air packs the same M2 chip as the existing offering but brings a new 15” form factor and a larger battery. So, let’s get into the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the Apple MacBook Air 15 in Nepal.
Apple MacBook Air 15 Overview:
New 15″ Form Factor
As the name suggests, the MacBook Air 15 features a 15.3-inch display. The screen real estate is 25% larger than most recent MacBook Airs, which all bring a 13-inch screen. The Liquid Retina display on the MacBook Air 15 boasts 500 nits of brightness and supports up to 1 billion colors. Apple has kept the bezels minimum at 5mm, and there is a notch on top to house the 1080P Face Time camera.
It is housed inside a metal chassis that measures 11.5mm and weighs around 1.52 kg. Apple even claims it is the world’s thinner 15-inch laptop right now. Nevertheless, the MacBook Air 15 is available in four color options: Silver, Starlight, Space Gray, and Midnight — the same as its 13” counterpart.
Bigger Battery, Better Speaker
Thanks to its bigger form factor, Apple has managed to fit in a bigger battery in the MacBook Air 15. It now has a 66.5 Wh battery is larger than the 52.5Wh one on the 13-inch model. Apple ships the laptop with 35W dual USB-C port power brick and a USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable by default. However, it supports fast charging up to 70W with a compatible power adapter.
Another small difference lies in the audio setup. While the regular 13-inch MacBook Air has quad speakers, the new 15-inch model adds two force-canceling woofers. As a result, the speaker setup is much closer to the premium 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros.
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Rest of the Specs
The other specs are pretty much the same across the MacBook Air lineup. The same M2 chip powers the new MacBook Air 15 as the 13-inch model. The chip has an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, along with 8GB of unified memory (RAM) on the base configuration.
It also lacks active cooling, which separates it from the Pros. The port selection is also the same; there is a 3.5mm headphone hack to the right, whereas MagSafe 3 resides on the left, along with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The MagSafe 3 connector is fully made of recycled cobalt which Apple says is the first for the company.
Apple MacBook Air 15 (M2) Specifications:
- Design & Build: All-aluminum unibody build (100% recycled aluminum), 13.40 x 9.35 x 0.45-inches (W x D x H), 1.51 kg
- Color Options: Silver, Starlight, Space Gray, Midnight
- Display: 15.3″ Liquid Retina display (LED), 60Hz refresh rate, Wide Color (P3), 500 nits brightness, True Tone
- Resolution: 2880×1864 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, 224 PPI
- Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard
- Trackpad: Force Touch trackpad
- Security: Touch ID (fingerprint sensor)
- Processor: Apple M2 chip (5nm+), 8-core CPU (4 performance, 4 efficiency), 8/10-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 100GB/s memory bandwidth
- RAM: 8/16/24GB Unified Memory
- Storage: 256GB to 2TB SSD
- Audio: Six-speaker sound system with Force-canceling woofers
- Battery: 66.5 Watt-hours Li-Po battery
- Power Supply: Up to 70W fast charging support
- 35W Dual USB-C Adapter
- 70W USB-C Adapter
- Webcam: 1080p FaceTime HD camera
- Connectivity: WiFi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
- I/O Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3 / USB 4 (Up to 40Gb/s), 1x MagSafe 3 charging, 1x 3.5mm headphone jack (high-impedance)
- What’s Inside The Box: Laptop, 35W Dual USB-C / 70W Dual power adapter, USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable (braided), Apple stickers, User manual, and other documents
Apple MacBook Air 15 Price in Nepal (Expected)
The 15-inch MacBook Air is currently up for pre-order in the US with a starting price of USD 1,299 for the base 8/256GB memory configuration. We can expect the price of the Apple MacBook Air 15 to be around NPR 222,999 when it launches here later.
|Apple MacBook Air 15||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/256GB||USD 1,299||NPR 222,999|
|8/512GB||USD 1,499||NPR 256,999|
|16/256GB||USD 1,499||NPR 256,999|
|16/512GB||USD 1,699||NPR 291,499|
- Meanwhile, check our M2 MacBook Air (2022) review