Apple has taken the wraps off its newest and most powerful notebook yet – the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Featuring a larger Retina display, up to 80% faster performance, and a new Magic Keyboard.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro has been designed and engineered to be the best notebook computer for those who require the best in technology. From filmmakers, developers, music producers, and so on.
To meet the needs Apple has given the new MacBook Pro a big boost in several areas. From the display, keyboard, processors, graphics, and more.
“With its brilliant 16-inch Retina display, 8-core processors, next-gen pro graphics, even better thermal design, new Magic Keyboard, six-speaker sound system, 100Wh battery, up to 8TB of storage and 64GB of fast memory, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the world’s best pro notebook.”
Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing
Key features and additions of the new MacBook are as follows:
Each pixel (nearly 6 million in total) has been individually calibrated
New Magic Keyboard
The previous keyboard hasn’t exactly been perfect. So much so, Apple is running a Keyboard replacement program. With the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has completely refined its keyboard. And they are calling it the ‘Magic Keyboard’. And it features:
A refined scissor mechanism
1mm of key travel
Apple-designed rubber domes that stores more energy
Dedicated physical Escape (ESC) key next to the Touch Bar
A comfortable, satisfying and quiet typing experience
Extensive user research and studies have gone into the new design. And it seems Apple is confident the keyboard issues are over. The new model has not been added into the replacement program.
Most advanced thermal architecture yet
28% increase in airflow
35% larger heatsink
Significantly more airflow
Performance and Graphics
As one would expect, pro-level processors and graphics have been given a huge boost in the new model. Each model now comes with a 9th-generation processor, next-generation graphics, faster memory. Starting Solid State Storage of each has been doubled to 512GB and 1TB – and can be configured to an insane 8TB!
6 and 8-core processors with 5.0Ghz Turbo Boost
Faster memory of up to 64GB
AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics — the first 7nm mobile discrete GPUs
Up to 8GB in GPU memory offering 80% faster graphics
512GB and 1TB storage standard
Configure up to 8TB of built-in storage
The result of faster processors, memory, and graphics is the new model being 2.1 times faster then the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro. And up to 80% faster in graphics performance when configured with the high-end dedicated graphics GPU.
Higher Fidelity Audio Experience
Completely redesigned six-speaker, high-fidelity sound system
Apple-patented force-cancelling woofers use dual opposed speaker drivers to reduce unwanted vibrations that distort sound
Music sounds more clear and natural than ever before, and the bass can go half an octave deeper
Upgraded high-performance mic array delivers a 40% reduction in hiss and an improved signal-to-noise ratio
Pricing and Availability
There are two standard 16-inch MacBook Pro configurations available, starting at a Recommended Retail Price of A$3,799. And for students and teachers, A$3,479 – A saving of A$320.
Pricing for the two models are as follows:
16-inch MacBook Pro with 6-core processor, 512GB storage, AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
16-inch MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz 8-core processor, 1TB storage, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
Both models are now available for purchase from Apple’s online store. Every order includes fast, free delivery and returns. Each MacBook Pro can be customised in a number of ways – processor, memory, storage, and more. 16-inch models will be available in Retail Stores “soon”.