Comparing Physical Dimensions of MacBook Air 15-Inch (2023)

Comparing physical dimensions of the new MacBook Air 15-Inch (2023) with select 13-inch and 14-inch MacBook models. Amazing feats performs with shrinking bezels and thin components.


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Table comparing dimensions with nearest to new 15-inch MacBook Air bolded:

Model Height Width Depth Weight
13-inch MacBook Air (2010) 0.68 (1.7 cm) 12.8 (32.5 cm) 8.94 (22.7 cm) 2.9 lbs (1.32 kg)
13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015) 0.71 (1.8 cm) 12.53 (31.4 cm) 8.62 (21.9 cm) 3.48 lbs (1.58 kg)
13-inch MacBook Air (M2, 2022) 0.44 (1.13 cm) 11.97 (30.41) 8.46 (21.5 cm) 2.7 lb (1.24 kg)
14-inch MacBook Pro (M2 Pro, 2023) 0.61 (1.55 cm) 12.31 (31.26 cm) 8.71 (22.12 cm) 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
15-inch MacBook Air (M2, 2023) 0.45 (1.15 cm) 13.40 (34.04) 9.35 (23.76 cm) 3.3 lb (1.51 kg)

The model closest in overall size is the 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, and the new 15-inch model is 2.3 mm thinner (“Height” in table). The new 15-inch model is basically as thin as the 13-inch MacBook Air, matching Apple’s marketing copy about thinnest 15-inch laptop..

It weighs less than the 14-inch MacBook Pro-s too.


Model 2010 13-inch MBA 2020 M1 13-inch MBP 2022 13-inch MBA 2023 15-inch MBA
Display 13.3 inches 13.3 inches 13.6 inches 15.3 inches

The new 2023 15-inch model manages to fit its Liquid Retina display that is larger diagonally by 2 inches into a chassis that is similar in size to an old 2010 13-inch model. It somehow does this by only adding about 1/2 inch in both width and depth.

Model Comparisons to new 15-inch MacBook Air

14-inch MacBook Pro (M2 Pro, 2023)

The MacBook Pro models for 2023 have been updated with M2-series processors. They squeeze in bigger displays compared to M1 versions. They manage to keep basically identical footprints though. Thinner bezels!

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13-inch MacBook Pro (2015)

The MacBook Pro models from 2015 have become a collector’s item since they were prior to the “Touch Bar” and re-designed key switches keyboard found starting in 2016 models that started a dark ages for many MacBook Pro-s users.

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13-inch MacBook Air (2010)

The trend-setting 2010 MacBook Air had quite a large bezel around its non-Retina screen, which adds to its chassis dimensions when compared to recent models in the same size class. It was also even thicker, likely due to the packaging and thermal solutions required for its novel (at the time) thinner-package Intel processors.

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Published on June 8, 2023