MacBook Pro 16", the best professional notebook in the world

MacBook Pro 16", the best professional notebook in the world

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

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

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


Jan 20, 2020


The new 16-inch MacBook Pro - the best professional notebook in the world - is designed for developers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, music producers, and all those who rely on a Mac to create the best work of their lives; it features a brilliant 16-inch Retina display, the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM, and a new advanced thermal design; all these features make it the most powerful MacBook Pro ever.

Featuring a new Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism and 1mm key travel for a more satisfying key feel, the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers the best typing experience ever in a Mac notebook. The 16-inch MacBook Pro also includes a six-speaker sound system, longer battery life, Touch Bar, Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad, and the Apple T2 Security Chip.

The largest Retina display for a notebook ever

Professionals love the brilliant 500-nit Retina display with the wide P3 color gamut on the MacBook Pro, and at 16 inches, it's the largest Retina display for a notebook ever. With a 3072x1920 resolution and a higher pixel density of 226 ppi, the 16-inch Retina display offers nearly 6 million pixels and an even more immersive experience in front of the screen. Each display is individually calibrated at the factory for maximum color accuracy, gamma, white point, and primary colors.

New Magic Keyboard

The 16-inch MacBook Pro features a new Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism that provides 1mm key travel and a key feel stability, as well as a rubber dome designed by Apple that stores more potential energy for superior key press responsiveness. Incorporating in-depth research and user studies focusing 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 Esc key and an inverted "T" arrangement for the arrow keys, in addition to the Touch Bar and Touch ID, for a keyboard that offers the best typing experience ever seen on a Mac notebook.

Advanced Thermal Design

The 16-inch MacBook Pro uses the most advanced thermal architecture ever introduced in a Mac notebook to allow the system to operate at higher power for longer periods of time. The sophisticated fan design features a larger fan with larger blades and air vents, increasing airflow by 28%, while the heat sink is 35% larger, allowing significantly greater heat dissipation than before. Together, these improvements in cooling capacity allow the 16-inch MacBook Pro to sustain up to 12 watts more during the most intensive workloads compared to the previous design.

Powerful Processors and Faster Memory

Whether it's code compiling, multi-camera video editing, or 3D animation, customers using the MacBook Pro need professional-level computing power that they can always carry with them. To deliver incredibly fast performance, the 16-inch MacBook Pro features the latest 6 and 8-core 9th generation processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz, delivering up to 2.1 times the performance of the quad-core 15-inch MacBook Pro.1 Its powerful CPUs, combined for the first time with up to 64GB of memory, and its more advanced thermal design, will enable professional workflows that have never been possible on a MacBook Pro before.

When compared to the fastest quad-core 15-inch MacBook Pro:

  • Music producers can play large multi-track projects using up to 2.1 times more Amp Designer plug-ins in Logic Pro X.

  • Scientists and researchers can run dynamic system simulations 2.1 times faster in MATLAB.

  • Developers using Xcode can compile code up to 1.8 times faster.

  • Photographers can apply complex changes to photos 1.7 times faster in Photoshop.

Next-Generation Graphics

Graphics performance is crucial for professionals, whether they're creating the next big gaming title, mastering a complex 3D scene, or color grading the next cinematic hit. The 16-inch MacBook Pro features the new AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics cards - the first 7nm discrete mobile GPU for pro users. With GDDR6 video memory and an option for the first time of 8GB VRAM, professional users will be able to tackle GPU-intensive tasks faster than ever. Customers choosing the standard configuration will see graphics performance 2.1 times faster than the previous standard configuration. Those opting for high-end graphics options will see performance up to 80% faster than the previous high-end configuration.1

Compared to the previous generation 8-core 15-inch MacBook Pro with high-end graphics options:

  • Video editors using DaVinci Resolve will experience effects rendering up to 1.8 times faster during color grading.

  • Gamers will enjoy smoother gameplay with up to 1.6 times faster performance in games like Fortnite.

  • In Unity, developers will experience fly-through performance during game development 1.4 times faster.

First Notebook with 8TB

For professionals with extensive content libraries and large projects that require even more storage space in a notebook, the new MacBook Pro doubles the SSD storage to 512GB and 1TB in standard configurations. And for the first time, the MacBook Pro can be configured with an incredible 8TB storage capacity, the largest SSD ever installed in a notebook.

High-Fidelity Audio Experience

The 16-inch MacBook Pro features a completely redesigned high-fidelity six-speaker sound system, designed to provide musicians, podcasters, and video editors with the most advanced audio experience ever on a notebook. Apple's new patented force-canceling woofers use two opposed speakers to reduce unwanted vibrations that distort sound. As a result, music sounds clearer and more natural than ever and bass can go deeper by half an octave. The updated high-performance microphone array offers a 40% reduction in hiss and an improved signal-to-noise ratio that challenges common professional digital microphones, offering super-clean recordings that capture details and nuances.

macOS, Designed for Professionals

Pro users appreciate the power, reliability, and productivity of macOS, the operating system designed to fully leverage Mac hardware; it offers advanced features, high performance, and seamless integration with all Apple devices. Dark Mode highlights content on the stunning Retina display, while controls remain in the background. Sidecar, a new feature in macOS Catalina, allows using iPad as a second display or a high-precision input device with Apple Pencil. Gallery View in Finder allows for quick and visual file browsing on macOS with intuitive access to metadata. In addition to a robust ecosystem of third-party apps and devices, macOS includes Apple apps such as Safari, Mail, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and supports professional apps like Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, and Xcode.



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