Apple WWDC23: New 15-inch MacBook Air launched; check Specs, Availability and prices in Nepal

Apple WWDC23: New 15-inch MacBook Air launched; check Specs, Availability and prices in Nepal

  • 05 Jun 2023
  • Posted By : Mohan Shrestha
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Apple has recently announced the launch of a new laptop called the 15-inch MacBook Air which will be available soon all over the world. World's slimiest 15-inch MacBook. MacBook Air 15 consists of the powerful performance of the M2 chip. It comes with 66.5Watt hour lithium polymer backup up to 18 hours. This makes it perfect for those who need their laptop to last for a long time. This laptop has a large and awesome 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display.


One impressive and notable feature of the new MacBook Air is its silent and fanless design. This means it operates quietly and doesn't have a fan that can make noise and create a disturbance. It helps for a more peaceful and enjoyable user experience.


The 15-inch MacBook Air comes with a brand new six-speaker sound system, providing immersive Spatial Audio to enhance the audio experience. It has included a high-definition 1080p FaceTime camera for clear video calls, a convenient power connection, MagSafe charging for easiness, and the user-friendly macOS Ventura operating system for a smooth, seamless, and unparalleled computing experience.


Additionally, Apple has proudly stated that this laptop is the thinnest 15-inch laptop available, combining both power and portability.


MacBook Air 15 Inch Price in Nepal


Yesterday At Apple's new Worldwide Developer Conference 2023 event, the company launched the all-new Macbook Air 15. World Slimmest 15-inch Macbook Air comes with M2 Chipset. The MacBook Air continues to same color options, a Liquid Retina display, and 500 nits of brightness.


The MacBook Air 15 comes with Full HD Camera a 1080p camera and six speakers with support for spatial audio. M2 Apple Silicon powers the Macbook Air 15-inch and 66.5-watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery. It starting price is $1299 in USA. The M1 Air is priced at $999 in USA.


MacBook Air M2 15-inch Nepal Pricing


The All New MacBook 15-inch with M2 Chipset, available in midnight, starlight, silver, and space gray, starts at Rs 2,09,900 in Nepal (Expected).

Apple MacBook Air 15

Price in the US

Price in Nepal (Expected)

MacBook Air 15" 8/256GB

USD 1,299

NPR 209,999

MacBook Air 15" 8/512GB

USD 1,499

NPR 246,999

MacBook Air 15" 16/256GB

USD 1,499

NPR 246,999

MacBook Air 15" 16/512GB

USD 1,699

NPR 280,999



Top-notch Features of 15‑inch MacBook Air


1. World’s Thinnest 15-inch Laptop


The new launched MacBook Air 15 is super thin measuring only 11.5mm. Additionally, it's really lightweight[weighing just 3.3 pounds]. It's very easy to carry around the place you go. Even though it has got big screen, the new MacBook Air is still very strong and can't easily pull down. In fact, it's almost 40 percent thinner and half a pound lighter than a similar PC laptop that is available in the market.One cool and exciting thing about the MacBook Air is that it has something called MagSafe charging. This makes it really easy to charge up the laptop. It also got two Thunderbolt ports. You can use to connect accessories and even a really high-resolution external display up to 6K.And if you like using wired headphones, it's got a 3.5mm headphone jack too. This makes you to connect with your favorite headphones.You can get the new MacBook Air in four beautiful colors: midnight, starlight, space gray, and silver. It is actually the thinnest 15-inch laptop in the world.


2. Awesome Display of 15.3-inch Liquid Retina


The new launched MacBook Air features a spacious high-resolution 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display. This helps users to see even more content smoothly. Apple Liquid Retina display brightness upto 500 nits and supports for 1B colors. It is also two times the resolution and 25 percent brighter than a comparable PC laptop available in the market. That is why it makes content look richer and vibrant and also text razor sharp.


3. Performance and Battery Life with M2


The 15-inch MacBook Air has incredible performance with the help of M2 chip. The new launched MacBook Air 15 is up to two times as fast when compared to the best-selling 15-inch PC laptop with a Core i7 processor. It is much faster than the fastest MacBook Air with an Intel chip in it. It also delivers battery life that is with up to 18 hours.The MacBook Air 15-inch has a powerful chip with 8 cores (4 for performance and 4 for efficiency),a 16-core Neural Engine and a 10-core graphics processor for great graphics. The M2 chip has also a memory bandwidth of 100GB/s and can support up to 24GB of fast memory. Because of these features, MacBook Air 15 can handle many tasks at the same time and work well with complex work. The M2 chip lets users play games, do work or create things easily anywhere.


4. Powerful Productivity with macOS


MacOS Ventura raise the Mac experience to new heights. It has help in enhancing productivity and user satisfaction. The Messages and Mail apps have been enhanced for smoother and more enjoyable communication. Continuity Camera introduces convenient video conferencing features like Desk View, Center Stage, and Studio Light. The Stage Manager feature automatically organizes apps and windows, allowing users to focus on their tasks while maintaining a comprehensive view.Another notable addition is the iCloud Shared Photo Library. It enables users to create and share a dedicated photo library with up to six family members. This simplifies the process of sharing precious moments with loved ones. The Freeform app empowers users with a flexible canvas, fostering productivity and self-expression.With Continuity features such as Handoff, AirDrop, Universal Clipboard, and Messages, users seamlessly transition between their Mac and iPhone devices, effortlessly continuing their tasks.

It will introduce exciting personalization options with widgets and stunning screen savers, optimize gaming with the new Game Mode, enhance video conferencing capabilities, provide a significant update to Safari, and offer various other improvements to enhance the overall Mac experience.


5. Better for the Environment


MacBook Air 15 is created using recycled materials like gold plating, tin soldering, rare earth elements, cobalt, and steel. It meets Apple's energy efficiency standards and is free of harmful substances. The packaging is mostly made from fiber which reduces plastic waste. Apple is attempting to eliminate plastic from the packaging by 2025. All the new MacBook Air 15 models have been carefully designed with the environment in mind.

Apple is committed to environmental responsibility. It is currently carbon neutral for its global corporate operations and aims to make every product carbon neutral by 2030. Every Mac, starting from its creation and production all the way to when customers use it, will not harm the climate.


6. 1080p FaceTime HD Camera and Six-Speaker Sound System


The MacBook Air's 1080p FaceTime HD camera is perfect for FaceTime calls and video conferencing. Users will look fantastic on video calls with the powerful image signal processor on the M2 chip. Additionally, the three-mic array utilizes beamforming algorithms to capture clear audio, ensuring that users' voices are heard loud and clear during video calls.

In terms of design, the new 15-inch MacBook Air boasts an impressive six-speaker sound system. It features two tweeters and two sets of force-canceling woofers, resulting in a phenomenal audio experience. The upgraded speakers offer deeper bass for richer sound quality. Users can enjoy immersive experiences whether they're listening to music or watching movies with Spatial Audio and support for Dolby Atmos.


MacBook Air M2 15 Inch Full Specification

Chip

Apple M2 chip

8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores

10-core GPU

16-core Neural Engine

100GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine

-Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW

-Video decode engine

-Video encode engine

-ProRes encode and decode engine

Display & Resolution

Liquid Retina display

15.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology

2880-by-1864 native resolution at 224 pixels per inch with support for 1 billion colors

500 nits brightness

Wide color (P3)

True Tone technology

Battery Capacity

Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback

Up to 15 hours wireless web

66.5-watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery

35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter

USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable

Fast-charge capable with 70W USB-C Power Adapter

Charging and Expansion

MagSafe 3 charging port

3.5 mm headphone jack

Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:

-Charging

-DisplayPort

-Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)

-USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)

-USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)

RAM

8GB unified memory Configurable to: 16GB or 24GB

Available Storage

256GB SSD, 512GB SSD, 1TB SSD & 2TB SSD

Keyboard and Trackpad

Backlit Magic Keyboard with:

78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement

-Touch ID

-Ambient light sensor

-Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures

Wifi Connectivity

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 5.3

Camera

1080p FaceTime HD camera Advanced image signal processor with computational video

Audio

Six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers

Wide stereo sound

Support for Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers

Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max

Three-mic array with directional beamforming

3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones

Operating System

macOS Ventura

Operating Requirements

Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC

Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz

Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)

Storage temperature: –13° to 113° F (–25° to 45° C)

Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet

Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet

Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

What's In the Box

15-inch MacBook Air

35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter

USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2 m)

Available Colors

Midnight Black, Space Gray, Silver, Gold

Price in USA

$12,999

Price in Nepal

NPR 209999 ( Expected)


Which Mac is right for you?

Comparison of MacBook Air Series

MacBook Model

MacBook Air 13"

MacBook Air 13” and 15”

Description

The most affordable Mac laptop to get things done on the go.

Strikingly thin and fast so you can work, play, or create anywhere.

EMI Plans

From NPR 7777/mo. for 18 month. or NPR 139999**

Coming Soon

Display

13.3”

Retina display

13.6” or 15.3”

Liquid Retina display

Chip

Apple M1 chip

Apple M2 chip

CPU

8-core

8-core

GPU

7-core

10-core

RAM

Up to 16GB unified memory

Up to 24GB unified memory

Storage

2TB Maximum configurable storage

2TB Maximum configurable storage

Battery

Up to 18 hours battery life

Up to 18 hours battery life

FaceTime

720p FaceTime HD camera

1080p FaceTime HD camera

Speaker

Three‑mic array Stereo speakers

Three‑mic array Four- or six-speaker sound system with Spatial Audio

Weight

2.8 lb.

2.7 lb. or 3.3 lb.

Touch ID

Touch ID

Touch ID