Apple, at WWDC 2022, unveiled the new Apple MacBook Air and the Apple MacBook Pro, powered by its in-house M2 chip. The brand will continue selling the last-gen MacBook Air, that is MacBook Air M1, alongside the new MacBook Air M2. While people were anticipating a price drop on the M1-powered MacBook Air post this launch, Apple decided to hike the price of the existing MacBook Air M1.
Apple MacBook Air M1 base variant, which was launched for Rs 92,900 in Nov 2020, has received a price hike of Rs 7,000. Also, Apple is no longer providing buyers an option to choose 8 core GPU option for the last-gen MacBook Air, so users will have to consider MacBook Air M2 in case they want to go with an 8-core GPU.
Apple MacBook Air M1 Gets a Rs 7,000 Price Hike in India
Apple has hiked the price of the base variant (8GB + 256GB) of the MacBook Air M1 and it will now cost Rs 99,900, a significant 7.5% hike in price. The 8GB + 512GB variant of the MacBook Air M1 (with 7-core GPU) now costs Rs 1,19,900. To those unaware, the 8GB + 512GB variant of the laptop (with 8-core GPU) was launched for Rs 1,17,900.
Apple MacBook Air M1: Specifications and Features
The MacBook Air M1 offers a 13.3-inch True Tone Retina display with a 2560 × 1600 pixel resolution, 227ppi pixel density, and 400nits brightness. Under the hood, the laptop sports an octa-core Apple Mq chipset that brings with it a 7-core GPU, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of onboard storage.
The last-gen MacBook Air comes with a 49.9Wh battery which delivers up to 15 hours of battery life. The laptop makes use of a 30W Type-C charger for charging. It features 2 × Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The MacBook Air M1 packs a stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos audio. For facetime and video calls, it offers a 720p webcam and a triple-mic setup. The MacBook Air M1 is eligible for the macOS Ventura update.
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