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MacBook Air 15-inch (2023): Apple reveals larger Air laptop

The new 15-inch version of the MacBook Air has been revealed. The new model is what it says on the tin, a MacBook Air 15-inch, boosting the display size compared with the original 13-inch MacBook Air.

It had been rumoured for some time now and the new MacBook Air has dropped with little to invoke gasps of surprise, but it’s an intriguing expansion of the Air range nonetheless.

We’re updating this article with more information as we get it but, for now, read on for the rumours touted ahead of the event.

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Release date

The MacBook Air 15-inch has been revealed and it will be available from next week.


The new 15-inch MacBook Air has a starting price of $1299/£1399. Apple also revealed the 13-inch MacBook Air has received a reduction in price, now starting at $1099/£1149.

Design and screen

The new 15-inch Air comes with a 15.3-inch display and Apple says it’s the “world’s thinnest 15-inch laptop” at 11.5mm. The display offers 500 nits of brightness and integrates a 1080p webcam into the notch. It comes with two Thunderbolt ports, a MagSafe charging connector and a headphone jack.

The colours available are Silver, Space Grey, Starlight and Midnight.


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As with all Apple devices, there are multiple configurations available, as you add extra storage and memory. The 15-inch MacBook Air comes with the Apple M2 chipset and offers up to 18 hours of battery life. It’s available in Silver, Space Grey, Starlight and Midnight.

The base MacBook Air 15-inch is available with 8GB of unified memory and 256GB SSD storage. You can spec the laptop up to 24GB of unified memory and 2TB SSD storage.

The M2 chip available on the base 15-inch model is slightly different to its 13-inch equivalent. You’ll find an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU on the standard 15-inch, compared with the 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU on the base 13-inch.

It features a 66.5Wh battery, up from 52.6Wh on the 13-inch. However, Apple touts 18-hour battery life for both models so it seems like the higher resolution display on the 15-inch is evening things out here.

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