Apple MacBook Air M2 (15-inch) review: At a glance

  • What is it? The MacBook Air M2 (15-inch) is the newest laptop in Apple’s lineup and marks a return to a screen size that hasn’t existed in a few years. It brings a 15.3-inch display back to the MacBook family and pairs it with the light, fanless design that MacBook Air users have come to expect. The 15-inch MacBook Air M2 also bumps to six speakers from the 13-inch MacBook Air M2 model’s four-speaker setup.
  • What is the price? The Apple MacBook Air M2 (15-inch) starts at $1,299 for 256GB of storage, or you can upgrade to 512GB for $1,499. Other RAM and storage configurations can also increase the cost.
  • Where can you buy it? You can buy the Apple MacBook Air M2 (15-inch) from many of the usual suspects, including Best Buy, Amazon, and, of course, Apple itself. The laptop went on sale on June 13, a week after its announcement as part of WWDC 2023.
  • How did we test it? I tested the Apple MacBook Air M2 (15-inch) for two weeks. Android Authority purchased the review unit.
  • Is it worth it? If you love Apple’s lightweight, efficient MacBook Air but want more real estate, this is the laptop for you. The Apple MacBook Air M2 (15-inch) has the battery life to go all day with the performance to handle everything most users will throw at it. Those of you after plenty of ports will still have to go Pro, but this MacBook Air is a master stroke for the rest of us.

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Should you buy the Apple MacBook Air M2 (15-inch)?

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Take a walk around any college campus or any coffee shop in a big city, and you’re almost guaranteed to see a MacBook Air. Maybe it’s not a shiny, new, Apple silicon-powered model, but this light, thin laptop is a go-to for just about anyone who needs to balance power and portability. However, the thing that made the MacBook Air great — its on-the-go size — also held it back for multitaskers and power users. Neither the 11-inch nor the 13-inch displays offered enough real estate for some, so the iPhone-maker finally decided to go big and introduce this — its first 15-inch MacBook Air.