Rumors that have been active lately have been confirmed – Apple introduced the new MacBook Pro.
So, what did Apple please us this time? According to the company, almost everything has improved. This is a completely new Pro model, which will try to return the line to its former glory.
First of all, it is worth noting that the MacBook Pro 16 received a new Magic Keyboard. It uses a traditional scissor mechanism of switches, the stroke of the keys is 1 mm. The Escape button is now separate, this should save users from accidental clicks. Touch ID is built into the power button.
As you might guess, the new MacBook Pro equipped with a 16 ″ Retina-display. Resolution is 3072×1920 pixels (226 ppi), brightness – 500 nits. The screen is factory calibrated and also covers the P3 color gamut. The frames around the display have become thinner, this has a positive effect on the dimensions of the laptop – with a larger screen diagonal, the device is not much larger than the MacBook Pro 15.
As the hardware platform of the MacBook Pro 16 are Intel processors of the 9th generation. In the basic trim levels, the six-core Core i7 is available, in the more expensive ones, the eight-core Core i9. The video accelerators from AMD built on the 7 nm process technology – Radeon Pro 5300M (4 GB GDDR6) or Radeon Pro 5500M (4/8 GB GDDR6) are responsible for processing the graphics. RAM installed at least 16 GB (DDR4, 2666 MHz), maximum – up to 64 GB (first time in the MacBook). But the capacity of the SSD-drive is from 512 GB to as much as 8 TB! This is the first laptop to offer such a huge drive.
Given the throttling issues seen in past MacBook Pros and the new, more powerful hardware, Apple has improved its cooling system. The laptop uses enlarged fans, which are 28% better than heat.
The MacBook Pro 16 has a 100 W battery. It should provide up to 11 hours of battery life. The laptop comes with a 96 W power supply. Of the connection interfaces, as before, four USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) and a 3.5 mm audio jack are available.
What many journalists who were the first to test the novelty have already noted, is the significantly improved sound of the built-in speakers. There are now six of them, there is support for Dolby Atmos, as well as special technology that reduces vibration when playing music. Plus, built-in microphones have also been improved, which, according to Apple, can even be used to record podcasts.
MacBook Pro 16 is now available for purchase. The price starts at $ 2399. Top configurations will cost about $ 6,000.