16-Inch MacBook Pro Vs 15-Inch: A Hands-On Review Of Apple’s Most Powerful Laptop Yet [Video]
Here’s our 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro vs 15-inch MacBook Pro hands-on video review of Apple’s most powerful laptop yet.
The MacBook Pro has been Apple’s top of the line laptops, but for the past few years, they’ve suffered from keyboard issues, throttling, and lack the “Pro” hardware for a computer.
During the past few months, there have been rumors of a new 16-inch size MacBook Pro coming before the end of 2019, and it is finally here. This 16-inch MacBook Pro is what consumers have been wanting with a new keyboard and screen size, upgraded graphics, more SSD storage, new microphones, and a new set of speakers.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro has kept the same design as before and replaces the most current 15.4-inch MacBook Pro. The base configuration 16-inch model packs a 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-generation i7 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage coming at same $2,399 price tag as outgoing 15-inch model. If you want more power, Apple also has a higher tier pre-configured model with a 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation i9 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB SSD storage with a price tag of $2,799.
I opted for the higher tier pre-configured model, but still not sure if it is what I need. While these pre-configured models are a nice upgrade compared to past MacBook Pros, you can upgrade this 16-inch up to 8TB of SSD storage, 64GB of RAM and add an extra 4GB of GDDR6 memory to the graphics! This maxed out configuration model will cost you $6,099 which is definitely not cheap, but it is crazy you can pack these specifications, especially an 8TB SSD now, in a MacBook!
Along with this hardware, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro also got an upgraded 100W battery which is the largest battery in a MacBook that should give you about 11 hours of battery life when web browsing and video playback. This is the largest lithium ion battery a laptop can have if you want to have it as a carry on a flight according to the FAA. It also packs a new six-speaker sound system that sounds extremely well from using it for several hours.
If you use a microphone, this new MacBook Pro even has an upgraded studio-quality three-mic array and rivals third-party USB microphones. Apple says these microphones are ideal for creating super clean podcasts or music recordings on the go. We gave this a shot and were quite impressed with the quality.
I’ve been using this 16-inch MacBook Pro for a few days now and you can check out the video below giving my initial thoughts and comparing it to what I used to use which was a late-2013 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.
If you are interested in buying, Amazon is already offering a rare discount on the base model, link for which can be found below.