It happened - the MacBook Air is now available in a highly-anticipated 15-inch size. That's 15.3-inch to be precise, and Apple says the new Retina display has 500 nits of brightness and 1 billion colors.
The bezels around the screen are a thin 5mm, and there's a 1080p camera fitted in a notch.
The 15-inch Air is 11.5mm thin and weighs just 1.496kg. Apple will offer the new machine in four colors - midnight, starlight, space gray, and silver.
The 15-inch MacBook Air packs an M2 chip, just like the 13-inch model, with an 8-core CPU (4 performance and 4 efficient cores), a 10-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine. The laptop starts with 8GB of unified memory but can be configured with up to 24GB.
The M2 chip will allow the 15-inch Air to for up to 18 hours on a charge.
If you want Apple's usual ambiguous comparisons, the new 15-inch MacBook Air is 12x faster than the 'fastest Intel-based MacBook Air', and twice as fast as the 'best-selling 15-inch PC laptop with a Core i7 processor'.
The MacBook Air 15-inch has two USB-C Thunderbolt ports, a MagSafe charging port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The laptop packs 3 microphones, and 6 speakers.
You can order the 15-inch Air today, starting from $1,299 ($1,199 for eduction). Shipments will begin next week.
apple's main market and where they get the biggest sales isn't low-income/purchasing power countries. here (somewhere in East Asia) nearly every student I see in my university (and even back in high school) has an iphone and ipad/macbo...
It's the same sillicon, same waffer, so maybe even less than 10$, because margin is allready included with rest SOC area? ;)