Apple Launches MacBook Air with M3 Chips, Discontinuing M1 and M2

Apple Launches MacBook Air with M3 Chips, Discontinuing M1 and M2

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Apple has officially launched the MacBook Air with M3 chips. However, this comes by officially discontinuing older M1 and M2 models. In a way, it is good news for many as discontinuation has led to significant price drops in pre-existing models on several marketplaces.

Apple Launches MacBook Air with M3 Chips, Discontinuing M1 and M2

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Apple's MacBook Air line has long been known for its sleek design, high performance, and cutting-edge innovation. With the release of the new M3 Chip, Apple aims to redefine the bar for laptop computing yet again.

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Unboxing Apple MacBook Air M3 Chip

Apple recently introduced the latest addition to its MacBook portfolio, the MacBook Air series, which features powerful M3 CPUs. The price of the MacBook Air M3 starts from ₹1,14,990 in India, promising a new-age performance, efficiency and innovation. 

Apple continues to push the frontiers of what is possible in laptop computing by using the newest breakthroughs in silicon technology. Here’s everything you need to know about the new M3 chip in MacBook Air 15’ by Apple: 

  1. Processor
    1. CPU: The 15" MacBook Air has an 8-core CPU, which provides ample processing capacity for everyday chores and intense projects. Whether you're editing images, and movies, or switching between apps, the 8-Core CPU delivers smooth and quick performance.
    2. GPU: The MacBook Air's 10-Core GPU provides excellent graphics performance for operations like video editing, gaming, and content creation. The 10-Core GPU also offer a smooth playback of high-resolution content and enhances visual quality for a more immersive media experience.
  2. Memory
    1. Unified Memory: The MacBook Air's 16GB unified memory offers fast and efficient performance, allowing apps to swiftly communicate data between the CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine. This allows for seamless multitasking and keeps performance responsive even when numerous apps are operating at the same time.
    2. Storage: The MacBook Air has a large 512GB SSD storage capacity, which is ideal for storing documents, images, videos, and other information. The solid-state drive provides excellent performance and speed, resulting in quick boot times, app launches, and file transfers. Users can now configure the MacBook Air with up to 2TB of storage for even higher capacity.
  3. Display and Camera
    1. Liquid Retina Display: The MacBook Air has a 38.91 cm (15.3") Liquid Retina display with True Tone technology, meaning excellent graphics with bright colours and fine details. True Tone changes the display's colour temperature in response to ambient lighting conditions, offering a comfortable viewing experience in any setting.
    2. FaceTime HD Camera: The MacBook Air has a 1080p FaceTime HD camera that allows users to make video calls with sharp, clear video quality. When chatting with friends, family, or colleagues, the FaceTime HD camera guarantees that you are always shown in the greatest light.
  4. Connectivity and Ports
    1. MagSafe 3 Charging Port: The MacBook Air includes a MagSafe 3 charging port, which allows for fast and convenient charging using MagSafe technology. The MagSafe connector attaches magnetically, ensuring a secure connection and easy charging.
    2. Thunderbolt / USB 4 Ports: The MacBook Air's two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports provide flexible connectivity choices for attaching external devices, peripherals, and displays. Thunderbolt connections provide high-speed data transfer while also providing charging and video output capabilities.
    3. Support for External Displays: The MacBook Air can connect up to two external screens, allowing users to expand their workspace and boost productivity. With external display compatibility, users can attach additional monitors for multitasking or presentations while the laptop lid is closed.

Additional Features of MacBook 15’ M3 Chip:

  • Magic Keyboard with Touch ID: The MacBook Air comes with a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, which allows for safe and convenient verification while unlocking the laptop and using Apple Pay. The keyboard has snappy keys and an accurate trackpad, making typing more pleasant.
  • 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter: The MacBook Air features a 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter for rapid and efficient charging. The power adapter has two USB-C connections, so users may charge numerous devices at the same time.
  • Price: The 15" MacBook Air with M3 chip costs ₹1,74,900. Financing options start at ₹27,817 per month, with quick savings and no-cost EMI options.

Inside the box, the MacBook Air comes with a USB-C connector, a Midnight braided cable, a MagSafe connector, a USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2m), and a 35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter with two USB-C ports for fast charging.


Apple Discontinued M1 and M2 Chips MacBook Air

Apple has formally bid goodbye to the MacBook Air models powered by the M1 and M2 Chips, ushering in the end of an era for these pioneering laptops. These versions, which received widespread acclaim, have since been superseded by the most recent MacBook Air M3 series. 

Notably, Apple has reduced the pricing of the pre-existing M1 and M2 laptops, making them an appealing option for budget-conscious shoppers:

  • The recent price of the MacBook Air M1 is ₹82,990.
  • The recent price of the MacBook Air M2 is ₹99,900. 

Apple's decision to discontinue outdated MacBook Air models and launch the new MacBook Air M3 series demonstrates the company's unwavering commitment to innovation. Apple continues to raise the bar in the laptop sector by pushing the limits of what is possible. 

Apple's MacBook Air M3 series strives to provide consumers with a superior computing experience, allowing them to accomplish more with their devices.

All-in-all, Apple's latest moves illustrate its commitment to pushing the boundaries of the technology industry. By eliminating outdated MacBook Air models and introducing the new MacBook Air M3 series, Apple underlines its status as a technological innovator. 

With cutting-edge technology, low prices, and a focus on user experience, the MacBook Air M3 series establishes a new bar for laptop excellence. As people eagerly await the release of more such ground-breaking products, one thing is certain: 

Apple's record of invention continues to define the future of computing!
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