Apple recently refreshed its popular MacBook Air lineup with the introduction of the M3-powered models – MacBook Air M3. These new laptops retain the sleek design and familiar form factor of their predecessors while packing a significant performance boost with the latest M3 chip. Let’s explore the key features, specifications, and pricing compared to the previous M2-based MacBook Air models.

MacBook Air M3

M3 Powerhouse: The most notable change is the integration of Apple’s M3 chip, built on the efficient 3nm process. This translates to improved performance in both CPU and GPU tasks, making the new MacBook Air M3 ideal for demanding activities like video editing, coding, and creative workflows.

Familiar Design and Display: The new M3 models come in the same 13.6-inch and 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display options as the M2 models, offering a vibrant and sharp viewing experience. The design remains largely unchanged, featuring the same sleek aluminum chassis and thin profile.

Upgraded Battery Life: Apple claims the M3 MacBook Air models offer up to 18 hours of video playback, similar to the previous generation. However, real-world usage might vary depending on workload and settings.

Connectivity and Storage: Both M2 and M3 models offer two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports and a MagSafe 3 port for charging and connecting peripherals. Storage options range from 256GB to 2TB SSD.

Pricing and Availability:

  • 13.6-inch MacBook Air M3:
    • Starting price: ₹ 1,14,900 (India) / $1,099 (US)
  • 15.3-inch MacBook Air M3:
    • Starting price: ₹ 1,34,900 (India) / $1,299 (US)
FeatureM2 MacBook AirM3 MacBook Air
ProcessorM2 chipM3 chip
Display13.6″ or 15.3″ Liquid Retina13.6″ or 15.3″ Liquid Retina
Battery LifeUp to 18 hours video playbackUp to 18 hours video playback
Storage256GB to 2TB SSD256GB to 2TB SSD
Starting Price₹ 99,900 (India) / $999 (US)₹ 1,14,900 (India) / $1,099 (US)
M2 vs. M3 Comparison

The M3 MacBook Air offers a significant performance upgrade over its M2 predecessor, making it a compelling choice for users who prioritise processing power and efficiency. However, the price increase might deter budget-conscious individuals, and the M2 model might still be a viable option for those who prioritise affordability while seeking a capable ultraportable laptop.

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