This week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) wasn’t just about operating system updates and Apple’s new mixed reality headset. Apple also unveiled a number of new Macs, including the 15-inch MacBook Air, as well as updated versions of the Mac Pro and Mac Studio with Apple Silicon. All three will be available on Tuesday, June 13, though you can currently pre-order them from Apple, Amazon, and other retailers.
Where to pre-order the 15-inch MacBook Air
Apple claims the latest MacBook Air is the “world’s thinnest 15-inch laptop.” Its 15.3-inch screen boasts 500 nits of brightness, but is otherwise similar to last year’s redesigned 13-inch model. It comes equipped with a 1080p webcam, a MagSafe charging connector, and Apple’s base M2 chip, which is the same processor found in the 13-inch MacBook Air.
The base model starts at $1,299 and comes with an octa-core processor, 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. For an extra $200, you can jump up to 512GB of storage, while the 1TB version will cost you $400 more. The largest storage configuration – the 2TB version – costs $800 more than the base 256GB configuration. You can also configure the memory; it’s an extra $200 for 16GB of RAM and an extra $400 for 24GB of RAM.
However, Amazon is currently discounting the laptop, selling the base model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $1,249.99 ($50 off). If you prefer a different retailer, you can currently pre-order the 15-inch Air from Apple, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Expercom ahead of its June 13 release.
It’s also worth noting that if you prefer a smaller machine, the 13-inch MacBook Air with Apple’s M2 chip is still available and now starts at $1,099. That’s $100 less than its previous list price, but it also sells at B&H Photo for $999. Apple is even still selling the older 2020 M1 MacBook Air for $999, which is also on sale at Amazon and Best Buy right now for just $799.99 ($200 off).
Apple’s latest MacBook Air features a 15-inch display and is equipped with Apple’s M2 chip. The base model starts with 8GB of RAM and 256B of storage, but you can buy it with up to 24GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
Where to pre-order Mac Studio 2023
For power users, Apple also announced the new Mac Pro and Mac Studio, which the company calls the most powerful Macs ever made.
Mac Studio includes Apple’s M2 Max and the new M2 Ultra processor. Apple says the new Mac Studio, which shares the same design as last year’s M1 model, should be three times faster than the last-generation model, depending on the configuration you buy.
The desktop machine won’t be available until June 13, but you can now pre-order it from Apple, Best Buy and Expercom with an M2 Max chip, a 12-core CPU, a 30-core GPU, 32GB of RAM, a 16-core neural engine and a 512 GB of memory starting at $1999.
Alternatively, you can pre-order it from Apple, Best Buy and Expercom with a more powerful M2 Ultra chip, 24-core CPU, 60-core GPU, 64GB RAM, 32-core Neural Engine and 1TB storage from the start at $3,999. This particular model also supports up to six Pro Display XDRs and comes with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and Bluetooth 5.3 support.
Mac Studio includes Apple’s M2 Max and the new M2 Ultra chips, making it much more powerful than its predecessor. You can pre-order it starting today for $1,999 ahead of its June 13th release.
Where to pre-order the 2023 Mac Pro
Like the Mac Studio, the new Mac Pro comes with Apple’s new M2 Ultra processor and has the same design as the previous model. As a result, it can support up to 192GB of combined memory and should be significantly faster than its Intel-equipped predecessor. It’s also more capable than the previous model, with eight Thunderbolt ports, six PCI expansion slots and two HDMI ports that support up to 8K resolution and up to 240Hz frame rates.
The new Mac Pro starts at $6,999 with a 24-core CPU, 60-core GPU, 64GB of RAM, 32-core Neural Engine, and a 1TB SSD. You can pre-order it from Apple, B&H Photo and Expercom ahead of its June 13 release.
The Mac Pro features the new M2 Ultra processor and should be dramatically faster than its older Intel-based predecessor. The new Mac Pro starts at $6,999 and will be available on June 13.