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MacBook Air 15 (2023)
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Advantages of the Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023)
  • Excellent for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the Eluktronics RP-15
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good overall display quality

Key differences

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General Use

9.1
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
RP-15
8.1
2880 x 1864
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
501.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
350.0 nits
15.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
10.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
8.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.8/10
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) is excellent for general use, while the Eluktronics RP-15 is very good.

Gaming and AI

6.9
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
RP-15
8.5
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
2880 x 1864
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The Eluktronics RP-15 is very good for gaming and AI, while the Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.9
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
RP-15
8.7
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
24.0 GB
RAM
64.0 GB
The Eluktronics RP-15 is very good for engineering and design, while the Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) is good.

Content Creation

8.8
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
RP-15
8.3
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2880 x 1864
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
24.0 GB
RAM
64.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) and Eluktronics RP-15 are both very good for content creation, though the Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) is somewhat better.

Software Development

8.9
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
RP-15
7.9
6.6/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
24.0 GB
RAM
64.0 GB
2880 x 1864
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
10.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) is very good for software development, while the Eluktronics RP-15 is good.

Screen Quality

7.8
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
RP-15
8.0
15.3in
SIZE
15.6in
2880 x 1864
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
501.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
350.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Air 15 has a better screen than the Eluktronics RP-15 for software development, and content creation, while the Eluktronics RP-15 has a better screen for gaming and AI.

Battery

15.0 Hours
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
RP-15
6.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Air 15 has 15 hours of battery life. The Eluktronics RP-15 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
RP-15
Fair
15.3in
SIZE
15.6in
3.3 lbs
WEIGHT
4.9 lbs
0.4in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) has very good portability, while the Eluktronics RP-15 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
RP-15
7.2
The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) has best in class build quality, while the Eluktronics RP-15 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Cost

$1,999
MacBook Air 15 (2023)
RP-15
$1,999
Product imageProduct image

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) has a price of $1,999 and the Eluktronics RP-15 costs $1,999.

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How the Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023) and the Eluktronics RP-15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023)Eluktronics RP-15

GENERAL

Price
$1,999
$1,999
Release Date
June 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
13.4'' x 9.4'' x 0.45''14.2'' x 9.7'' x 1.05''
Weight
3.3 lbs4.97 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M2AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
Graphics
M2 (8C) RTX 4070 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
24 GB64 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
15 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
66.6 Wh62 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.3"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2880 x 18642560 x 1440
Refresh Rate
60Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
501 nits350 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/107.2/10
Portability Score
9/106.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
10/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
10/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/107/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
03
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
12
Thunderbolt Version
3N/A

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Apple MacBook Air 15 (2023)

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Andreas Osthoff | June 2023
"The Apple MacBook Air 15 is boringly good. The new MacBook Air 15 is a very good, but also boring device, because apart from the larger screen and the higher price, there are no differences compared to the smaller MacBook Air M2 from last year. No new processor, no additional ports, just the usual basic hardware - but the overall package is extremely good and it simply works. Above all, the lack of fans is an aspect that should not be underestimated in everyday use. In our opinion, the Air could be a lot better, but Apple goes easy on itself here."

Eluktronics RP-15

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Eber Anthony | October 2020
"To conclude, I’m genuinely impressed with Eluktronics and what they have been able to deliver with the RP-15. You see this is all about maximizing performance, cooling, and giving users the most flexible I/O, and then wrapping it into a chassis that doesn’t feel super cheap. Let’s also not forget the price point, I think they have really nailed it in that department."

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About Apple

Apple, an American technology company, is one of the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization. Their MacBook laptops feature a slim, minimalistic design, class-leading battery life, and premium display and speaker quality. In 2020 Apple switched from using Intel processors to their own silicon chips which have excellent performance and efficiency. The macOS operating system is the second most widely used OS, after Windows.

About Eluktronics

Eluktronics is a relatively new American gaming laptop company, founded in 2011. They are a reseller for the Taiwanese brand Clevo, who manufacture laptops exclusively and ship them to resellers like Eluktronics who customize them. Eluktronics laptops generally have great hardware specifications for the money, including the CPU, GPU, and RAM. They also feature a relatively clean design by gaming laptop standards, with few logos and discreet colors.

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