MacBook Air (15-inch, M2, 2023) - Technical Specifications
Year introduced: 2023
Identify your MacBook Air
Apple M2 chip
8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
16-core Neural Engine
100GB/s memory bandwidth
Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW
Video decode engine
Video encode engine
ProRes encode and decode engine
Liquid Retina display
15.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology;1 2880-by-1864 native resolution at 224 pixels per inch 500 nits brightness
Support for 1 billion colors
Wide color (P3)
True Tone technology
Battery and Power12
Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback
Up to 15 hours wireless web
66.5-watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter
USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
Fast-charge capable with 70W USB-C Power Adapter
Charging and Expansion
MagSafe 3 charging port
3.5 mm headphone jack
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:
Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
8GB unified memory
Configurable to 16GB or 24GB
Configurable to 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB
Keyboard and Trackpad
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
Ambient light sensor
Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
1080p FaceTime HD camera
Advanced image signal processor with computational video
Six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers
Wide stereo sound
Support for Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
Three-mic array with directional beamforming
3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
Supported formats include HEVC, H.264, and ProRes
HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG
Supported formats include AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Atmos
Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: –13° to 113° F (–25° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet
Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
Size and Weight
Height: 0.45 inch (1.15 cm)
Width: 13.40 inches (34.04 cm)
Depth: 9.35 inches (23.76 cm)
Weight: 3.3 pounds (1.51 kg)3
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Siri and Dictation
In the Box
15-inch MacBook Air
35W Dual USB-C Port Compact Power Adapter
USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2 m)
Configure to Order
Configure your MacBook Air with these options at apple.com:
16GB or 24GB unified memory
512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD
70W USB-C Power Adapter
MacBook Air and the Environment
15-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:5
See the 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip Product Environmental Report
Made with better materials
100% recycled aluminum in the enclosure
100% recycled cobalt in the magnets of the MagSafe connector — a first for Apple
100% recycled rare earth elements in all magnets, representing 99% of the rare earth elements in the device
100% recycled tin in the solder of multiple printed circuit boards
100% recycled gold in the plating of multiple printed circuit boards
90% recycled steel in the battery tray
35% or more recycled plastic in multiple components
ENERGY STAR® certified7
Arsenic-free display glass
Mercury-, BFR-, PVC-, and beryllium‑free
Over 30% of manufacturing electricity sourced from supplier clean energy projects9
No established final assembly supplier sites generate any waste sent to landfill13
100% of the virgin wood fiber in the packaging comes from responsibly managed forests10
99% or more fiber-based, due to our work to eliminate plastic in packaging11
Progress toward our 2030 goal
Reduced emissions for 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip by 48% against our baseline14
Apple and the Environment
Today, Apple is carbon neutral for global corporate operations, and we are focused on our Apple 2030 goal to make every product carbon neutral.
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Declared noise emission values in accordance with ECMA-109
Sound Power Level
L W A,m (B) Sound Pressure Level
L p A,m (dB)
Idle 1.3 (K V = 0.3) 3
Wireless web 1.3 (K V = 0.3) 3
L W A,m is the mean A-weighted sound power level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 B.
L p A,m is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at operator position (rounded to the nearest 1 dB).
1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel).
K v is the statistical adder for computing upper-limit of A-weighted sound power level.
The quantity, L W A,c (formerly called L W Ad) may be computed from the sum of L W A,m and K v .
The wireless web test browses 6 tabs with a mix of content including media.
Configuration tested: M2, 8-core CPU / 10-core GPU, 8GB unified memory, 512GB storage.
Screen size is measured diagonally. The displays on the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip have rounded corners at the top. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screens are 13.6 inches and 15.3 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).
1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are available on the Mac App Store. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID and a device that is compatible with the OS version required for each app.
Data accurate as of product launch.
Recycled material claim applies to the enclosure and is based on auditing done by UL LLC.
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Apple's Regulated Substances Specification describes Apple's restrictions on the use of certain chemical substances in materials in Apple products, accessories, manufacturing processes, and packaging used for shipping products to Apple’s end-customers. Restrictions are derived from international laws or directives, regulatory agencies, eco-label requirements, environmental standards, and Apple policies. Every Apple product is free of PVC and phthalates except for AC power cords in India, Thailand (for 2-prong AC power cords), and South Korea, where we continue to seek government approval for our PVC and phthalates replacement. Apple products comply with the European Union Directive 2011/65/EU and its amendments, including exemptions for the use of lead such as high-temperature solder. Apple is working to phase out the use of these exempted substances for new products where technically possible.
We estimate the percentage of electricity-related emissions in our manufacturing that is sourced from clean electricity by attributing to our carbon model clean energy procured by our suppliers in the prior fiscal year, based on the supplier manufacturing allocations at time of product launch. Included in this number is only clean electricity that Apple or its suppliers have procured as part of Apple’s Supplier Clean Energy Program.
Responsible sourcing of wood fiber is defined in Apple’s Sustainable Fiber Specification. We consider wood fibers to include bamboo.
Breakdown of U.S. retail packaging by weight. Adhesives, inks, and coatings are excluded from our calculations of plastic content and packaging weight.
Testing conducted by Apple in April and May 2023 using preproduction 15-inch MacBook Air systems with Apple M2, 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. The wireless web test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing 25 popular websites with display brightness set to 8 clicks from bottom. The Apple TV app movie playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 1080p content with display brightness set to 8 clicks from bottom. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for more information.
All established final assembly supplier sites—those that have been Apple suppliers for more than one year—for 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip are third-party verified as Zero Waste by UL LLC (UL 2799 Standard). UL requires at least 90 percent diversion through methods other than waste to energy to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill (Silver 90–94 percent, Gold 95–99 percent, and Platinum 100 percent) designations.
Carbon reductions are calculated against a baseline scenario: 1) No use of clean electricity for manufacturing or product use, beyond what is already available on the grid (based on regional emissions factors). 2) Apple’s carbon intensity of key materials as of 2015 (our baseline year for our 2030 product carbon neutrality goal). Carbon intensity of materials reflects use of recycled content and production technology. 3) Apple’s average mix of transportation modes (air, rail, ocean, ground) by product line across three years (fiscal years 2017 to 2019) to best capture the baseline transportation emissions of our products.