Apple’s MacBook Air 15-inch with M3 coming soon to Nepal!

M3 Macbook Air 15 Price in Nepal
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Apple discreetly announced refreshes to the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Airs with its M3 silicon a couple of weeks ago. These do not deviate a lot from their predecessors in terms of design or much else but they do bring more power and efficiency to the table. The best part, though, is that these MacBooks are making their way here pretty soon! Let’s take a quick look into the Apple MacBook Air 15 with M3, its specifications, upgrades, and expected price in Nepal alongside availability details. 

MacBook Air 15 (M3) Overview:

M3 Magic

One of the main highlights is the 8-core M3 chip fabbed under a 3nm process. According to the company, the new MacBook Airs should be up to 60% faster than the M1 models. You also get better GPU performance with support for hardware-accelerated mesh shading and raytracing alongside a dedicated AV1 decode engine for efficient video streaming and playback. 

Apple M3 Chipset

Thanks to the magic of the M3, now you can drive dual external displays from the MacBook Air 15 (2024). Alongside there, there’s up to 24 GB of unified memory and up to 2TB of storage. 

Form Factor stays

You’d be forgiven if you couldn’t tell the difference between the MacBook Air 15 with M2 and the newer one because…there’s none. Apple has gone with the same recycled aluminum chassis, so the claim of “the thinnest 15-inch laptop” at 11.5mm stays. It weighs 1.51 kg and comes in the same Silver, Space Grey, Midnight, and Starlight color options. 

Apple Macbook Air 15 with M3 design

On the display end, you get a 15.3” Liquid Retina display (LED) with up to 500 nits of brightness and True Tone support. It features a resolution of 2880 by 1864 pixels that equates to a pixel density of 224 ppi. 

18 hours of battery life

Despite the more efficient M3 silicon, the MacBook Air 15 (2024) is quoted to have the same 18 hours of battery life. It houses the same 66.5Wh battery with support for up to 70W fast chargers. Unfortunately, you’ll have to make do with a 35W dual port charger out of the box. 

The port story plays out the same at 2 Thunderbolts, the MagSafe port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. 

Not much new

Since the chassis is unchanged, it only makes sense for the keyboard, trackpad, and others to follow suit. As such, the 6 speaker setup and three-mic array are the same as before alongside the backlit magic keyboard and large trackpad. You do get newer WiFi 6E on the 2024 model, but Bluetooth is still the same. 15-inch Apple MacBook Air with M3 boots on macOS 14 Sonoma.

Apple MacBook Air 15 (M3) 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 M3 chip (3nm), 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
  • Read the full specs of the Apple MacBook Air 15 with M3 chip here.

MacBook Air 15 (M3) Price in Nepal and Availability

Apple’s newest M3-powered MacBook Air 15 retails for USD 1,299 and it’s making its way here very soon. When it arrives, we expect M3 MacBook Air 15 to start around NPR 205,000.

Apple MacBook Air 15 (M3)  Price in the US (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
8/256GB, 8-core GPU USD 1,299 NPR 204,999
M3 powered MacBook Air 15 is coming to Nepal soon
  • Meanwhile, check out our review of the Apple MacBook Air 13 with M2: