Apple MacBook Air 13-inch and 15-inch models with M3 chipset unveiled in India: Price, specifications


Apple unveiled two new models of the MacBook Air on Monday, March 4. The new 13-inch and 15-inch models are now equipped with Apple's 3nm M3 chipset. Apart from the processor, there are some minor upgrades in the tech giant's refreshed MacBook Air lineup for 2024. The company is also claiming up to 18 hours of battery life with the upgraded laptop. Notably, last year, the iPhone maker refreshed the MacBook Pro lineup, bringing the M3 SoC to its flagship-level laptop.

Apple MacBook Air (2024) price in India, availability

The new 13-inch Apple MacBook Air with M3 chipset is priced at Rs. Rs 1,14,900 for the vanilla 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM and 512GB storage variant will cost you Rs. 1,34,900 and the 16GB RAM with 512GB inbuilt storage can be purchased for Rs. 1,54,900.

Talking about the 15-inch MacBook Air, the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage option is priced at Rs. 1,34,900. The 8GB RAM with 512GB storage variant can be purchased for Rs. 1,54,900, and the 512GB storage variant with 16GB RAM is available for Rs. 1,74,900. Both models are available in Midnight, Starlight, Silver and Space Gray color options.

The new M3-powered MacBook Air models are available for preorder in 28 countries, including India. They will go on sale on March 8 through Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

Specifications, features of Apple MacBook Air (2024)

Both new MacBook Air models are powered by the M3 SoC, which also powers the MacBook Pro (2023) models. Additionally, the laptops also come with a new 16-core Neural Engine, which Apple claims will boost its on-device machine learning, making it “the world's best consumer laptop for AI.” Will become. It also has AV1 decode engine for high quality video streaming. Apple claims the new chipset makes the M3 models up to 60 percent faster than M1 laptops and 13 times faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Air.

The company has claimed that new features of the MacBook Air 2024 models include support for up to two external displays when the lid is closed, WiFi 6E support, voice isolation and wide spectrum microphone modes, and up to 18 hours of battery life.

The display on both MacBook Air models is still the same Liquid Retina panel with a (2,560 x 1,664 pixels) resolution. Its maximum brightness is also 500 nits. The laptop is paired with up to 16GB of RAM and can be configured with up to 24GB of RAM. It also has SSD inbuilt storage up to 512GB which can be configured up to 2TB. The new MacBook Air models also get a MagSafe 3 charging port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports for multiple use cases.

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