Apple's new release 15-inch MacBook Air sees $100 price drop

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Update June 16 at 7:06 p.m. ET: Amazon continues to offer the 15-inch MacBook Air for $1,199 ($100 off).

Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Air is heavily discount in what could be a subtle Amazon Prime Day 2023 preview. Right now, you can get the Editor's Choice 15-inch MacBook Air for $1,199 at Amazon. That's $100 off its $1,299 list price the lowest price we've seen for this just announced MacBook at any retailer. 

Students, educators and parents can also get the 15-inch MacBook Air for $1,199 ($100 off) at the Apple Education Store. Apple is stacking this student discount with a free $150 Apple gift card. 

These are among the best MacBook deals of the season. 

Best 15-inch MacBook Air deal

Apple 15" MacBook Air M2: $1,299 $1,199 Amazon

Apple 15" MacBook Air M2: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45727&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0C7638G25%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$1,299 $1,199 Amazon
Save $100 when you buy the 15-inch MacBook Air M2 at Amazon. It features an M2 8-core processor, 10-Core GPU, 16-core neural engine, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 15.3-inch (2880 x 1864) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar and Touch ID. 

Apple 15" MacBook Air M2:&nbsp;$1,299 $1,199 @ Apple Education Store

Apple 15" MacBook Air M2: <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X1584496&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fus-edu%2Fshop%2Fbuy-mac%2Fmacbook-air%2Fwith-m2-chip&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - apple.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$1,299 $1,199 @ Apple Education Store
Students save $100 on the 15-inch MacBook Air M2 at the Apple Education Store. And for a limited time, get a free $150 Apple gift card with your purchase. The 15-inch MacBook Air features a 15.3-inch (2880 x 1864) Liquid Retina display, Apple M2 8-core chip, 10-Core GPU, 16-core neural engine, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar and Touch ID. This MacBook deal is also open to parents, faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers.

Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Air adds a larger display option to Apple's family of ultrabooks. It's basically the MacBook Air 13 in a bigger shell. It's larger than the 13.6-inch MacBook Air M2 and previous-gen 13.3-inch MacBook Air M1. Its display is bigger than the pro-grade 14.2-inch MacBook Pro, yet smaller than the 16.2-inch MacBook Pro Max

The base model MacBook Air 15 packs a 15.3-inch (2880 x 1864) Liquid Retina display, M2 8-core processor, 10-Core GPU, 16-core neural engine and 8GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs is a speedy 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime HD camera, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Force Touch trackpad. 

In our MacBook Air 15 review, we gave it a solid rating of 4.5 out of 5-stars praising its ultra-slim chassis, beautiful Liquid Retina display and solid performance. The 15-inch MacBook Air's battery life endured nearly 15 hours of continuous web surfing over WiFi at 150-nits of brightness. This puts in the category of laptops with the longest lasting battery life.

In one test, we opened 80 Google Chrome running a mix of productivity apps, social media and videos. Apple's new 15-inch laptop had no issue juggling multiple tasks at once with no performance lag. In our lab, it scored 9,993 on Geekbench 6.1 overall performance test, which beats the 8,389 category average.

With a weight of 3.3 pounds and measuring 13.4 x 0.5 x 9.4-inches, the MacBook Air 15 is fairly portable. Now just under $1,200, the MacBook Air 15 is worth considering if you're in the market for a new laptop. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.