The expected 16-inch MacBook Pro It is already a reality. The American company has officially presented it without a public event involved, unlike other products such as the iPhone 11 Pro or the Apple Watch Series 5, whose announcement was made at the Steve Jobs Theater during the month of September.
The most noticeable change of this new equipment is on your screen, which It grows in size (up to 16 inches) and improves its technical performance. It is capable of reaching 500 nits of brightness, supports the DCI-P3 color space and offers a resolution of 3072 x 1920 pixels (which translates into 226 pixels per inch). In addition, Apple ensures that each of the panels used in this 16-inch MacBook Pro is individually calibrated before leaving the factor, which guarantees faithful color reproduction in all scenarios.
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Another important change in this 16-inch MacBook Pro is the keyboard, which returns to the scissor mechanism after the policy unleashed in recent years with the butterfly system. The keys of this new Magic Keyboard, according to Apple, have a distance of 1 millimeter, offer a solid response and its pulsation generates less noise.
On this keyboard remains the famous Touch bar, but Apple has made two changes of relative importance: has included a physical escape key highly demanded by the professional sector and has separated the fingerprint reader from the rest of the band by adopting a distribution similar to that of the MacBook Air.
More changes inside
Apple has also improved the interior layout and components present in this 16-inch MacBook Pro. One of the most interesting is the new cooling system, which has more advanced fans capable of increasing the air flow by 28%. The size of the heat sink has also increased, which grows by 35% compared to the previous generation.
The changes made to the cooling system, in principle, make this 16-inch MacBook Pro can offer higher performance during long and intense days of use. The company quantifies the improvement in 12 watts compared to the previous generation, which means a significant jump in terms of sustained power.
Also inside the equipment is the ninth generation of Intel processors, from which Apple has selected two different processors: a six-core Core i7 and an eight-core Core i9. The result is a machine capable of:
- Simulate dynamic systems in MATLAB up to 2.1 times faster than in the 15-inch MacBook Pro (quad-core) more powerful.
- Compile a program in Xcode up to 1.8 times faster than the 15-inch MacBook Pro (quad-core) more powerful.
- Apply complex editions in Photoshop up to 1.7 times faster than the 15-inch MacBook Pro (quad-core) more powerful.
As far as graphic power is concerned, the 16-inch MacBook Pro mounts the AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series (based on 7nm). It has up to 8 GB of VRAM and is capable of rendering a video in DaVinci Resolve up to 1.8 times faster (after applying a color correction) than the most powerful 15-inch MacBook Pro configuration available so far.
Apple has also improved the sound system of this MacBook Pro, which now It has higher quality speakers and a more advanced microphone set. The result is a clearer sound, bass that can reach an octave lower (on the musical scale) and recordings with a lower noise level.
The new sixteen-inch MacBook Pro replaces the current fifteen-inch MacBook Pro. The basic version can be purchased from today on the manufacturer's website and is priced at $ 2,399 / 2,699 euros / 55,999 pesos.
Customers who wish to do so can configure this equipment with 8 TB SSD storage, larger capacity GPUs and RAM up to 64 GB.