Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air M2 stands out as one of the company’s most budget-friendly options for such a screen size. Currently, Amazon offers the 256GB variant at a mere $1,099, available in midnight and space gray — matching the most attractive deal we’ve witnessed. For those desiring more storage, the 512GB version is priced at $1,299, reflecting a $200 reduction and marking a historic low.
Engadget’s Nathan Ingraham explored the 15-inch MacBook Air in-depth, noting it isn’t just an expanded 13-inch model. Retaining its sleek and lightweight design, Ingraham observed that its blend of a spacious display and potent processing prowess might position it as many users’ primary device.
A significant contributor to its appeal is Apple’s M2 chipset. This ensures the 15-inch Air strikes a balance between cost and performance. Users can also look forward to a comfortable keyboard and trackpad experience, coupled with a battery life that surprisingly surpassed Apple’s 18-hour video playback claim during tests. The expansive screen boasts a resolution of 2,880 x 1,864, maintaining the 224 pixels per inch seen in its 13-inch counterpart. While it might not rival the vibrancy of the MacBook Pro’s mini LED displays, the Liquid Retina display still impresses with 500 nits of brightness and a 60Hz refresh rate.
Though the M2 chipset has been around for a year, the 15-inch Air model, launched in June, isn’t expected to see a successor anytime soon. Those engrossed in content creation might gravitate towards the MacBook Pro. However, the 15-inch Air stands as an excellent pick for individuals juggling various tasks, from office work to video edits. It’s particularly suited for those often on the move, prioritizing a lightweight companion. Those eager to snag either the 256GB or 512GB versions should act swiftly, given the rapid depletion of stocks.