The presentation of the MacBook Air with a 15-inch diagonal and the M2 chip has caused quite a stir. Marketers believe that this laptop will become one of the best-selling models in the brand’s lineup. Our team has prepared a review for you, where we’ve highlighted the key features of the new ‘Air’ and answered the question: Who is it for and why is it needed?
What’s Good About It?
It’s the thinnest and lightest 15-inch laptop in the world. Its thickness is just 1.15 cm, and it weighs 1.51 kg. Is there something similarly thin on Windows? Yes. But with comparable performance and screen size? No. With dimensions barely larger than an A4 sheet, it will fit into any backpack or bag. That’s why it’s equally convenient to use it at home, in the office, or on the go.
The Liquid Retina display is also impressive, although it falls slightly short of the ‘Pro’: IPS panel, 2880×1864 pixels, support for 1 billion colors, True Tone, 221 ppi pixel density, peak brightness of 500 nits, and 60 Hz refresh rate. Everything is quite familiar, but the screen has become noticeably larger – and that’s exactly what Air lineup fans were waiting for.
Updated speakers with clean spatial sound. The developers have increased their number from 4 to 6. The same system is present in the MacBook Pro 14. However, the speakers are positioned not at the edges like in the Pro model, but inside, similar to the MacBook Air 13. Nevertheless, the sound is noticeably higher in quality compared to the younger model in the series. Thanks to support for Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos technologies, you can enjoy three-dimensional soundscapes for music and movies.
Performance on par with a desktop computer. Apple has released two versions of the laptop – both based on the M2 chipset. Inside the base version of the MacBook Air 15, there are eight CPU cores, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of internal storage. If you plan to use the laptop as a typewriter or a mini TV, this will be sufficient for you.
The model with 10 GPU cores and 512 GB of internal storage is more expensive, but it provides the space to “stretch your legs.” You can choose between 16 or 24 GB of RAM. This Mac will comfortably handle working with photos, videos, and complex software. Everything will run incredibly fast and smoothly without glitches.
Lasts up to 18 hours on a single charge. The 2023 MacBook Air 15 with the M2 chip is larger, so it’s logical that it would require a more capacious battery. Instead of the 5266 Wh battery, it now has a 66.5 Wh battery. This is an impressive figure, which in real-life scenarios could be even more optimistic. It all depends on your work patterns: with intermittent use, but as we wrote this article, watched movies, checked emails, chatted on messengers, and surfed the internet – the new Mac lasted several days.
But the best part is that even when M2 and M1 laptops are not plugged into an outlet, they don’t lose speed and performance.
Who is it for?
In the 15 years of the Air model’s existence, Apple’s designers and developers have found the perfect ‘recipe.’ Now, they simply took the most popular Mac and enlarged its display. For most users, this is more than enough to comfortably relax, study, and work. Essentially, the new MacBook Air 15 is the familiar MacBook Air 13, just in a larger size.
If you’re looking for a portable option with a larger screen and excellent battery life, this is exactly what you need. You’ll be able to edit 4K videos, process a large number of photos in batches, engage in programming, work with documents, keep numerous applications open in the background – and the M2 processor won’t let you down.
It’s a great option to have in reserve. However, if you plan to work with even more demanding and specific tasks, we recommend taking a closer look at the MacBook Pro 14 with the M1 Pro or M2 Pro.
By the way, the MacBook Air 15 comes with a 35W charging adapter. The standout feature of the 15-inch model is that its native adapter has two USB-C ports. This way, you can simultaneously connect your Mac and iPhone, although the charging speed might be disappointing. Additionally, you can order a 70W adapter with a single USB-C port. In the end, you can even charge your iPhone directly from the laptop. The package also includes a cable with the MagSafe 3 magnetic attachment, matching the color of the device’s body.
Where to buy?
Right now, at iSpace stores, there are four stunning colors available: Silver, Starlight, Space Gray, and Midnight. If you’re looking for a practical option, we recommend purchasing the Silver MacBook Air 15 M2 or in the ‘Starlight’ color. ‘Space Gray’ offers a timeless classic appeal, no further comments needed. ‘Midnight’ is very attractive, with an elegant and deep tone, but be prepared to wipe the lid frequently for fingerprints and smudges.
Visit one of the iSpace stores. You’ll be able to experience the range of Mac colors in person, as well as its display and keyboard. Our consultants will address any questions you have and help dispel all doubts. And if you’re ready to proceed, head over to the catalog and place an order for delivery right to your doorstep.
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