Apple 16-Inch MacBook Pro: Specifications You Should Know About

By Amit Chowdhry ● November 13, 2019
  • Apple has announced a new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here is an overview of the 16-inch MacBook Pro features that you should know about.

Today Apple has announced a new MacBook Pro that features an immersive 16-inch Retina Display with up to 80% faster performance and a new “Magic Keyboard.”

The new MacBook Pro has the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB memory, and next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM along with a new advanced thermal design, and a Magic Keyboard (more on that below).

Some of the other specifications include a six-speaker sound system, longer battery life, a Touch Bar, Touch ID, the Force Touch trackpad, and the Apple T2 Security Chip.

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“Our pro customers tell us they want their next MacBook Pro to have a larger display, blazing-fast performance, the biggest battery possible, the best notebook keyboard ever, awesome speakers and massive amounts of storage, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers all of that and more,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. “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.”

Display

The Retina display features 500 nit brightness and a P3 wide color gamut. And it has a resolution of 3072×1920 and a higher pixel density of 226 ppi. The display has 6 million pixels and each display is individually calibrated in the factory for accurate gamma, white point, and primary colors.

Magic Keyboard

What does having a Magic Keyboard mean? The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has a redesigned scissor mechanism and 1mm travel to give a better key feel. Plus the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers the best typing experience ever in a Mac notebook.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard also features a rubber dome that stores more potential energy for a responsive key press. And the new Magic Keyboard also features a physical Escape key and an inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys along with Touch Bar and Touch ID.

Advanced Thermal Design

The 16-inch MacBook Pro has an advanced thermal architecture that enables the system to run at higher power for longer sustained periods of time. And the fan design features a larger impeller with extended blades along with bigger vents thus resulting in a 28% increase in airflow while the heat sink is 35% larger enabling significantly more heat dissipation than before.

These advancements in cooling capacity allow the 16-inch MacBook Pro to sustain up to 12 more watts during intensive workloads than the previous design.

Powerful Internal Hardware

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is an ideal device whether you are editing multi-cam video or rendering 3D animation. The 16-inch MacBook Pro has the latest 6- and 8-core 9th-generation processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz — which deliver up to 2.1 times faster performance than the quad-core 15-inch MacBook Pro. And its powerful CPUs — combined with memory of up to 64GB for the first time — and its more advanced thermal design will enable rapid workflows never before possible.

Next-Gen Graphics

The 16-inch MacBook Pro features new AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics — which is the first 7nm mobile discrete GPUs for pro users. And paired with GDDR6 video memory and with an 8GB VRAM option for the first time, pro users will be able to tackle GPU-intensive tasks faster than ever.

Customers who select the standard configuration will see 2.1 times faster graphics performance than the previous standard configuration. And those who opt for the highest-end graphics options will see up to 80 percent faster performance than the previous high-end configuration.

Battery Life

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has a 100Wh battery — the largest ever in a Mac notebook — for an additional hour of battery life of up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing or Apple TV app video playback.

First 8TB Notebook

The new MacBook Pro doubles the SSD storage to 512GB and 1TB on standard configurations. And now for the first time, MacBook Pro can be configured with 8TB of storage — which is the largest SSD ever in a notebook.

High Fidelity Audio

The 16-inch MacBook Pro featured a redesigned six-speaker high-fidelity sound system designed for bringing musicians, podcasters, and video editors an advanced audio experience ever in a notebook. The force-canceling woofers use dual opposed speaker drivers to reduce unwanted vibrations that distort sound.

So the music sounds more clear and natural than ever before. And the bass can go half an octave deeper.

Plus an upgraded high-performance mic array delivers a 40% reduction in hiss and an improved signal-to-noise ratio that rivals that of popular professional-grade digital microphones thus delivering clean recordings that capture even the quietest details.

Pricing/Availability

At a price starting at $2,399, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available today from apple.com and the Apple Store app. And it will be in Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers in the US later this week and coming soon to stores around the world.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Specs

Standard

-16-inch Retina display, 3072×1920 resolution (226ppi), 500 nits brightness, P3 wide color, True Tone Technology

-Dimensions: 0.64 inch X 14.09 inches X 9.68 inches and 4.3-pound weight

-100-watt-hour battery (rated 11 hours of wireless web)

-96W USB-C charger

-6-speaker stereo system with Dolby Atmos

-3-microphone array

-Intel UHD Graphics 630

-4x Thunderbolt 3 ports and Headphone jack

-Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch Bar and Touch ID

-Force Touch trackpad

-802.11ac Wi-Fi

-Bluetooth 5.0

Configurable with up to 64GB RAM, up to 8TB storage, and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB GDDR6 memory

$2,399 Model

-2.6GHz 6-core 9th gen Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz)

-16GB DDR4

-AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB GDDR6 memory

-512GB PCIe-based SSD

$2,799 Model

-2.3GHz 8-core 9th gen Intel Core i9 processor (Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz)

-16GB DDR4

-AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB GDDR6 memory

-1TB PCIe-based SSD

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