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Apple presents the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the best professional notebook in the world

The all-new MacBook Pro features an immersive 16-inch Retina display, up to 80% faster performance and a new keyboard

Today, Apple has unveiled the brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro , the best professional notebook in the world, designed for developers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, music producers and anyone who relies on a Mac to create the best work of their lives.

The all-new MacBook Pro features a brilliant 16-inch Retina display , the latest 8-core processors , supports up to 64 


Equipped with a new keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism and a 1 mm stroke for a more satisfying feel, the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook . The 16-inch MacBook Pro also includes a six-speaker audio system , longer battery life , Touch Bar , Touch ID , the Force Touch trackpad and the Apple T2 security chip .

The largest Retina notebook display ever

Professionals love the brilliant 500 nit Retina display, P3 with wide color gamut on MacBook Pro and, with 16 inches, is the largest Retina notebook display ever. With a resolution of 3072 × 1920 and a higher pixel density of 226 ppi , the 16-inch Retina display offers almost 6 million pixels and an even more immersive frontal experience. Each display is individually calibrated at the factory for an accurate range, a white dot and primary colors.

New magic keyboard

The 16-inch MacBook Pro features a new magic keyboard with a fine scissor mechanism that offers 1 mm key travel and a feeling of key stability, plus a rubber dome designed by Apple that stores more potential energy for pressure of reactive keys. Incorporating extensive research and user studies focused on human factors and key design, the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers a keyboard with a comfortable , satisfying and quiet typing experience . The new magic keyboard also features a physical Escape keyand a ” T ” layout”Inverted for the arrow keys, along with Touch Bar and Touch ID, for a keyboard that offers the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.

More advanced thermal design

The 16-inch MacBook Pro uses the most advanced thermal architecture ever in a Mac notebook to allow the system to run at higher power for extended periods of time. The sophisticated fan design features a larger impeller with extended blades along with larger air intakes, resulting in 28 percent more airflow , while the heat sink is 35 percent larger , allowing for dissipation significantly more heat than before. Together, these advances in cooling capacity allow the 16-inch MacBook Pro to support up to 12 watts more during intensive workloads than the previous design .

Powerful processors and faster memory

Whether it’s compiling code, editing multi-cam videos or doing 3D animations, MacBook Pro customers need a great deal of professional computing power. To deliver incredibly fast performance, the 16-inch MacBook Pro features the latest ninth generation 6 and 8 core processors with Turbo Boost up to 5.0 GHz , offering up to 2.1 times faster speeds than the quad- 15-inch MacBook Pro core. Its powerful CPUs , combined with faster memory up to 64 GB , and its more advanced thermal design, will enable professional workflows like never before on a MacBook Pro.

Compared to the fastest 15-inch quad-core MacBook Pro:

  • Music producers can play huge multitrack projects with Amp Designer plug-ins up to 2.1 times more in Logic Pro X.
  • Scientists and researchers will benefit from the 2.1 times faster simulation of MATLAB dynamic systems.
  • Developers using Xcode can compile a code up to 1.8 times faster.
  • Photographers can apply complex photo changes 1.7 times faster in Photoshop.

Next generation graphics

Graphics performance is fundamental for professionals, who are creating the next big game title by rendering a complex 3D scene or a color grading of a movie. The 16-inch MacBook Pro presents the new graphics of the AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series , the first mobile 7 nm GPUs for professional users. Associated with GDDR6 video memory and an 8GB VRAM option , professional users will be able to tackle GPU-intensive tasks faster than ever. Customers who choose the standard configuration will see 2.1 times faster graphics performancecompared to the previous standard configuration. Those who opt for higher-end graphics options will see up to 80% faster performance than the previous high-end configuration.

Compared to the previous generation 15-inch MacBook Pro with the best graphics options:

  • Video editors using DaVinci Resolve will see effects rendering up to 1.8 times faster during color classification.
  • Players will enjoy smoother gameplay with up to 1.6x faster performance in games like Fortnite.
  • In Unity, developers will experience 1.4 times faster fly-through performance during game development.
  • To feed all these performances, the MacBook Pro is equipped with a 100 Wh battery – the largest ever in a Mac notebook – for an additional hour of battery life up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing or video app playback Apple TV.

First 8 TB notebook

For professionals with huge resource libraries and large projects that require even more storage space in a notebook, the new MacBook Pro doubles the SSD storage space to 512 GB and 1 TB on standard configurations. And for the first time, MacBook Pro can be configured with a staggering 8 TB of storage space , the largest ever SSD in a notebook.

Superior audio fidelity experience

The 16-inch MacBook Pro introduces a completely redesigned, high-fidelity six-speaker audio system designed to offer musicians, podcasts and video editors the most advanced audio experience ever in a notebook. Apple’s new patented force-canceling woofers use dual-opposed speaker drivers to reduce unwanted vibrations that distort the sound. As a result, the music seems clearer and more natural than ever , and the bass can go deeper than half an octave . An updated high-performance mic array offers a 40 percent reduction in hiss and an improved signal-to-noise ratio that rivals that of popular professional-grade digital microphones, offering super clean recordings that capture even the quietest details.

macOS, designed for professionals

Pro users love the power, reliability and productivity built into macOS, designed to take full advantage of Mac hardware, offer robust features with the highest possible performance and work seamlessly with other Apple devices. The Dark mode highlights the professional content while the controls recede in the background on the extraordinary Retina display of the Mac. Sidecar, a new feature of the MacOS Catalina, allows users to take advantage of iPad as a second display or as an input device for high-precision tablets using Apple Pencil. Files on macOS can be browsed quickly with visuals and easy access to metadata with the Gallery view in the Finder. Along with a solid third-party app and device ecosystem, macOS includes Apple apps like Safari, Mail, Pages,

Prices and availability

Starting at € 3,299.00 , the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available today through apple.com and the Apple Store app. It will be in the Apple Store and Apple Authorized Resellers in the United States later this week and will soon arrive in stores around the world. Additional technical specifications, custom configuration options and accessories are available online at apple.com/mac .

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