M3 MacBook Air launched in New Zealand, Australia for sale

In terms of CPU, M3 chip makes MacBook Air‌ exert 30% better performance
An undated image of a person playing games on M3 MacBook Air. — Apple
An undated image of a person playing games on M3 MacBook Air. — Apple

The recently launched M3 MacBook Air, the top-tier variants of Apple's MacBooks lineup powered by the M3 chips have arrived in New Zealand and Australia today, which means that users who pre-ordered the devices are going to unbox their MacBook Air models.

Apple pulled the cloak off its latest M3 MacBook Air models on Monday this week, showcasing the 13.6-inch and 15.3-inch ‌variants that are equipped running on M3 chip, the same chip deployed in the MacBook Pro last year.

M3 MacBook Air‌ features

While the next-gen devices bring very minute changes on the outer layer, the iPhone maker's core focus remained solely on the inside enhancements for the M3 MacBook Air‌ models.

In terms of the CPU, the M3 chip makes the MacBook Air‌ exert 30% better performance, with the most outshining betterment reflected in the GPU, as the company has included in the M3 MacBook Air support for Dynamic Caching, hardware-accelerated ray tracing, hardware-accelerated mesh shading, and support for AV1 decode.

What's new in M3 MacBook Air‌

Other reasons to buy M3 MacBook Air‌ that justify the heavy toll on one's pocket is the inclusion of support for two external displays on the condition of the machine staying in clamshell mode (lid should be closed). 

On top of that, support for Wi-Fi 6E, enhanced voice clarity for audio and video calls, and a new anodisation seal to minimise fingerprints marks on the Midnight finish are other notable improvements.

How to order M3 MacBook Air‌ in New Zealand and Australia

Apple retail stores in Australia are currently selling the latest ‌MacBook Air‌ models, with sufficient stock available for in-store buyers. However, customers in New Zealand will need to place their orders online as there are no stores operated by Apple in the country.

M3 MacBook Air‌ global launch 

After the release in New Zealand and Australia, the new ‌‌MacBook Air‌ models will be launched for sale and delivery in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and in North America.