Apple has just officially announced the new MacBook Pro with a larger 16-inch screen and fixes a number of issues that users complain about in the older generation, such as faster CPUs, completely new keyboards, more durable, longer battery life. and stronger graphics.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $ 2,400, about the same as the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
One of the most noticeable big changes on the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the Magic Keyboard. Butterfly keyboard (butterfly wings) in the old generation which has been criticized a lot by the feeling of typing is not good and easily broken.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro's Magic Keyboard uses a traditional "scissors" mechanism. With a journey of 1mm, deeper than Butterfly, Magic Keyboard gives users the feeling of real typing, less noise.
Compared to the keyboard of MacBook Pro 2015 and earlier, the feeling of typing with Magic Keyboard is still inferior but still acceptable.
The keyboard of the 16-inch MacBook Pro is designed to separate each key, so if any key is broken, just replace that key, not the whole cluster. But this makes the keyboard of the 16-inch MacBook Pro not part of Apple's free keyboard repair program.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro still has a Touch Bar, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and adds a physical Escape button.
On previous generations, the 4-way navigation key cluster in the lower right corner has left and right keys that are twice as big as the other two. But in the 16-inch MacBook Pro, these 4 keys are all about the same size.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro has the same overall dimensions as the 15-inch version, except that it weighs more than 130 grams and is 0.76 mm thicker.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro has a screen of 3,072 x 1,920 pixels, a maximum brightness of 500 nit, supports a wide color range of DCI-P3, and True Tone feature to make the colors of the display more natural.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with a 100Wh battery for up to 11 hours of use, more than the previous generation. This is the reason why it is heavier than the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
It is equipped with 6 external speakers on the 2 sides of the keyboard for better sound quality and 3 microphones.
The USB-A port, SD card slot or HDMI does not come back on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. It is equipped with 4 standard USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5mm headphone port.
The power of the 16-inch MacBook Pro comes from the 9th-gen (6-core) Intel Core i7 for the standard option. Users can also choose Core i9 (8 cores) but will have to spend an additional $ 400.
The cooling system on the 16-inch MacBook Pro has been redesigned to avoid overheating like the previous version. The motherboard and external speakers are also optimized for faster cooling.
The graphics card on the 16-inch MacBook Pro has also been upgraded to AMD Radeon Pro 5300M (or 5500M) with 4 GB GDDR6 memory.
16-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with 512GB hard drive (15inch is only 256GB), can be upgraded to a maximum of 8 TB, 16GB RAM can be upgraded to a maximum of 64GB. The selling price for this laptop model with the highest option is $ 6,099.
Currently, users can visit Apple's website to reserve a 16-inch MacBook Pro.
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