Apple announces new MacBook Air laptops with its latest M3 chip


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15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air with M3

Apple on Monday announced new versions of its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air laptops with its latest M3 chip.

The M3 chip first launched in October, when Apple launched versions of the chip for its iMac desktop computer and more powerful versions of the processor for its MacBook Pro laptops. Apple reported $7.78 billion in Mac revenue during its fiscal first-quarter earnings report, which showed less than 1% growth. The latest computers may help boost the company’s sales.

Apple’s new MacBook Airs offer sharper 1080p webcams, support for faster Wi-Fi networks and up to 18 hours of battery life. The design remains the same as earlier models. The new M3 chip allows users to add up to two external displays, an improvement from a single screen supported by earlier chips.

The 13-inch MacBook Air starts at $1,099, while the 15-inch starts at $1,299. They’re available for order beginning Monday and will be in stores starting March 8.

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