Apple revealed its latest 15-inch MacBook Air at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Astonishingly, a reduction of close to $50 is already available for pre-orders from one retailer. Although Apple has priced the laptop at $1,299, Amazon currently advertises it for just $1,249.99. No large discount banners will catch your eye, but it’s a deal you won’t find elsewhere. This reduction applies to the 256GB variant in either Silver or Midnight colors. Interestingly, the 512GB versions in Starlight or Space Gray also have a $49 discount.
Apple 15-inch MacBook Air M2
Amazon has already initiated a $50 markdown on this brand-new Apple laptop, which is set to ship next week.
$1,250 at Amazon
Amazon has a track record of offering modest but meaningful discounts on new and sought-after items, hoping to attract customers to choose their platform over competitors. The announcement by Apple follows extensive rumors that the company would release a laptop with a large enough screen for serious work, but without the extra cost and potentially unnecessary processing power of the Pro models.
Our Deputy Editor, Cherlynn Low, had an opportunity to experience the latest MacBook at the WWDC. She commended its lightweight and slim design, weighing only 3.3 pounds and under half an inch thick. The Liquid Retina display left a strong impression with its rich, vibrant, and sharp visuals. The laptop demonstrated speedy processing power, which was to be expected since it houses the same M2 chip as the 13-inch MacBook Air that performs exceptionally well. However, a comprehensive evaluation will be available once we receive a unit for testing.
Meanwhile, the new 15-inch MacBook Air boasts a 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, a 1080p camera, and an impressive 18-hour battery life. The M2 chip in the base model includes an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU, unlike the optional 8-core GPU in the 13-inch version. It comes with the same 8GB of RAM (configurable up to 24GB) and the same storage options of either 256GB or 512GB (both upgradable up to 2TB of SSD). Unfortunately, the MBA 15 does not offer any additional ports — only two Thunderbolt 4 ports with a MagSafe power plug and a 3.5mm headphone jack are present.
If you pre-order now, your new MacBook Air is expected to ship next week.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 15-inch MacBook Air Discount
When was the new 15-inch MacBook Air announced?
The new 15-inch MacBook Air was announced by Apple during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.
Who is offering a discount on the new MacBook Air?
Amazon is offering a $49 discount on pre-orders for the new 15-inch MacBook Air.
What is the retail price for the new MacBook Air?
The retail price set by Apple for the new 15-inch MacBook Air is $1,299.
What configuration does the discount apply to?
The discount applies to the 256GB storage configuration in either Silver or Midnight. The 512GB versions are also $49 off, but only in the Starlight or Space Gray colorways.
What are the key features of the new MacBook Air?
The new 15-inch MacBook Air features a 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, a 1080p camera, and a promised 18-hour battery life. The M2 chip in the base model has an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU. It has the same 8GB of RAM as the smaller model and the same storage options, either 256GB or 512GB.
When will the new MacBook Air start shipping?
The new MacBook Air is set to start shipping next week.
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