Apple users who are still mourning over the death of large screen MacBook Pro (namely, the 17-inch MacBook Pro), we have news for you. You can stop mourning because, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is here.

However, before you get ga-ga over it, if you aren’t a fan of the scissor mechanism keyboard like myself, then you are going to be sorely disappointed.

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro Laptop

Apple is sticking to its gun with this keyboard “innovation,” i.e. the new Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro still uses the scissor mechanism, albeit one that has been “redesigned.” It now boasts a millimeter of travel “for a more satisfying key feel.”

Keyboard aside, this new 16-incher from Apple packs a 16-inch 3,072 x 1,920 Retina display, six-speaker sound system, a longer battery life (11 hours of use, 30 days standby), Force Touch trackpad, Apple T2 Security Chip, Touch ID and whether you like it or not, Touch Bar.

There’s a slight reprieve with the Touch Bar, though. It now has a physical Escape key. Yay. I guess?

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro Laptop
Physical Escape key on the 16-inch MacBook Pro

Under the hood, you will have a choice of processor, ranging from 2.6 GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 up to 2.4 GHz 8-core Intel Core i9. Random Access Memory is 16 GB, configurable up to a cool 64 GB while storage starts at 512 GB, configurable up to a mind-bending 8 TB. SSD, of course.

Finally, on the graphics department, there is the Intel UHD Graphics 630 along with AMD Radeon Pro 5300/5500M GPU. The latter can be configured up to 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.

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Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro Laptop

Unfortunately, you won’t be getting a lot of I/Os despite it being the biggest Apple laptop in today’s lineup. In addition to a headphone jack, there are four Thunderbolt 3 ports with USB-C interface. That’s that.

The rest of the spec-sheet details are somewhat rudimentary. You know, wireless 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 720p FaceTime HD camera. Stuff like that.

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro is available on Apple.com beginning today with a starting price of $2,399. It will hit brick and mortar stores in stateside later this week and coming soon to stores around the world.

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro Laptop

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Published by Mike chua

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