The California company has officially launched its all-new 16 inches MacBook Pro on November 14. It is basically the larger version of Apple’s MacBook Pro series. However, the newly launched version has come up with some sort of upgrades which includes smart keyboard as well as the screen. In the previous models of the MacBook Pro line has been highly criticized only because of their keyboards which are prone to failing. This is where Apple has worked very hard. Now the long rumoured 16 inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,400 and it is available to order online Wednesday. However, the buyers will be getting it in stores by the end of the week. Here the brand has ditched the controversial butterfly mechanism which it had been using since a few years for a scissor mechanism. Following are the features, specs and price of 16 inch MacBook Pro.
Price and Availability
With the price of $2,400, the configuration of the laptop is quite powerful which is featured with a 6 core Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM as well as a 512 GB of SSD. However, if you are looking for the pro-level performance you can upgrade this laptop with powerful hardware. You can upgrade the processor up to an 8 core as well as a 16 thread Intel Core i9 processor and for this, you have to pay the extra amount of $300. And if you want enough space then you can avail up to 64 GB as well as 8TB. For all this, you have to pay $6,099 which is indeed a huge amount but all these features are mainly meant for the pro-level users.
Yes, the 16 inches MacBook Pro is comparatively bigger but you could not find any noticeable changes in the increase in size. The laptop is featured with a 16-inch Retina display along with a resolution of 3,072 * 1,920 along with a P3 colour gamut as well as a peak brightness of 500 nits. It is not like a 4K display but the screen is incredibly featured with a bright, detailed as well as colourful display. The features do not end here in terms of design but it had also made some amazing improvements in the other areas. The “Magic Keyboard” which we have talked about has included a new keyboard switch which will not be jammed up by some sort of dust particles. Not only this but also the users will be feeling comfortable while typing. The keyboard also has a physical escape key which is indeed great news and it also has a dedicated Touch ID button like the MacBook Air. And just between the escape key and the Touch ID button, there is a touch bar. Whereas on the other side of the keyboard are the front-facing speakers. There is the total number of 6 speakers in the MacBook Pro along with Force Feedback enabled woofers which will help in producing bass sounds without any sort of vibration.
16 inch MacBook Pro is featured with a 6 core Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM as well as a 512 GB SSC by default which is already a good feature indeed. Most of the normal users generally do not need that 16 GB of RAM. However, if you are professional, then you can opt for the upgrades as you can have up to 64 GB of RAM and 8TB of SSD storage which is amazing in terms of the industry-oriented usage. Now coming to the advanced thermal design of the laptop which will help the system to give a much higher performance for sustained periods of time. The sophisticated fan design sports a larger impeller along with extended blades with bigger vents. Altogether, these kinds of advancements in cooling capacity will allow the system to sustain 12 more watts at the time of intensive workloads as compared to the previous designs. The 16 inches MacBook Pro sports new AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics which is again paired with GDDR6 video memory and an 8 GB VRAM option for the first time and the pro users will be now able to face GPU intensive tasks faster than ever.
Tom Boger, the Senior Director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing, mentioned in a statement, “ with its brilliant 16 inches Retina display, 8 core processors, next-gen pro graphics, even better thermal design, new Magic Keyboard, 6 speaker sound system, 100Wh battery, up to 8TB of storage and 64 GB of fast memory, the 16 inch MacBook Pro is the world’s best pro notebook.”
When it comes to the features of the 16 inches MacBook Pro, the upgraded keyboard is definitely the star feature and also the audiophile-grade speakers provide high-quality sounds. The brand has really gone through the complaints of the customers and made noticeable changes. The 16 inch MacBook Pro is indeed one of the best products of Apple so far.