Apple started taking orders for its newest 15-inch M2 MacBook Air just yesterday, and already there is a $50 discount on Amazon. The previous price started from $1,299.99, but with the latest price cut, you can have it for $1,249.99, but it will be for the 256GB storage model. Thankfully, the 512GB storage variant is also $50 off for all four colors: Silver, Midnight, Space Gray, and Starlight, so it does not matter which finish you choose; you will get the same offer.
However, when talking about the 256GB model, only the Midnight version is being offered for $1,299.99, while the remaining three get the $50 discount, so that is something to keep in mind before you rush in on your purchase. We also believe that some customers will proceed to secure a 512GB variant since having 256GB of internal storage that cannot even be upgraded is comically low, but that is Apple for you. As for the benefits of getting the 15-inch M2 MacBook Air, well there are some, and we would like you to think of this model as the elder brother of the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air.
It offers increased screen real estate, and a bigger battery, with Apple claiming that the latest machine can last up to a jaw-dropping 18 hours on a single charge, making it one of the longest-lasting notebooks on the market. If you want something that provides more battery runtime, you will have to spend a lot more money and get one of the MacBook Pro models, but if you are on a constrained budget, we recommend sticking to this. The build quality is downright exceptional, with no company coming close to the chassis design that Apple provides to customers.
The trackpad is also large, and the gestures are intuitive and plentiful if you do have a Bluetooth mouse connected to the MacBook Air. Of course, with a larger size, you get upgraded speakers, and even though this portable Mac lacks a cooling fan, the bigger heat spreader can actually cool the M2 SoC with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU slightly better than the 13-inch model, so that is also a plus. There is a 1080p FaceTime HD camera for those crisp video call sessions, and if you want to increase your existing workspace with an external monitor, there are two Thunderbolt 4 ports for that.
The 15-inch MacBook Air also offers versatility when it comes to charging, as its battery can not just get topped up through the MagSafe charging port but also through one of the Thunderbolt 4 ports. In short, if you ever wanted a larger version of the 13-inch MacBook Air, your prayers have been answered fully.