After several leaks and rumours, Apple has finally taken the wraps off its 16-inch MacBook Pro. Designed to satisfy the Pro-Market (editors, filmmakers, and professional content creators), the new laptop from Apple represents the largest MacBook Pro that we have seen from Apple in a while. Before this, the biggest MacBook Pro featured a 15-inch display, and Before that, Apple had a 17-inch model which has been discontinued for a while.
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro features a resolution of 3072×1920 and a higher pixel density of 226 ppi. Apple is also boasting that the 16-inch model will offer a more advanced thermal design that will allow it to run at higher power for sustained periods of time. The new laptop also flaunts improved speakers and microphones, where users can look forward to better-quality audio and also microphones that do a better job of picking up their voices.
Finally, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro comes with a brand new keyboard. This sees Apple ditch the ill-fated butterfly mechanism for good in favour of a more traditional scissor-switch keyboard, offering a more stable typing experience. Apple is calling this new keyboard the Magic Keyboard, but don’t confuse it with the Magic Keyboard that comes bundled with Apple’s iMacs.
Other specs include an Intel Core i7 CPU, configurable to an Intel Core i9 CPU, AMD Radeon Pro 5300M/5500M GPU, 16GB of RAM that can be configured up to 64GB, and a 512GB base solid-state drive (SSD) that can also be upgraded up to 8TB.
As for pricing, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,399 and is currently available for pre-order.