16-inch Apple MacBook Pro with up to 8TB storage, 9th Gen Intel processor launched

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on Nov 14 2019
16-inch Apple MacBook Pro with up to 8TB storage, 9th Gen Intel processor launched

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Apple has taken the wraps off its new 16-inch MacBook Pro.

16-inch Apple MacBook Pro sports Touch Bar, a Touch ID sensor, Force Touch trackpad, and Apple T2 security chip.

Apple has also announced a new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

Putting an end to several months of rumours and speculations, Apple has taken the wraps off its new 16-inch MacBook Pro. The refreshed MackBook Pro offers new components that are claimed to deliver up to 80 percent better performance. The company claims to have fixed the butterfly mechanism keyboard issues with the new Magic Keyboard. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is Apple’s largest Retina display on a MacBook till date with a 3072x1920p resolution and 226PPI pixel density. 

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro comes equipped with Intel's 9th Gen octa-core CPUs that are stated to clock speeds of up to 5.0GHz when configured. It comes with up to 64GB RAM, up to 8TB of storage, AMD Radeon Pro 5000M graphics with up to 8GB of dedicated VRAM, and a 100Wh battery. Apple says it has implemented a new thermal design, revamped six-speaker sound system, 'high-performance' microphone array and supposedly improved battery life. Like the 15-inch model, the new 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro sports a Touch Bar, Touch ID sensor, Force Touch trackpad, and Apple T2 security chip.

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According to Apple, the new Magic Keyboard features 1mm key travel and a "refined" scissor mechanism. Coming to connectivity options, the 16-inch MacBook Pro sports four Thunderbolt 3 ports that support USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) and DisplayPort video output. There's a 3.5mm audio jack as well, along with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, and a 720p FaceTime camera. The new MacBook Pro measures 16.2mm thick and weighs 2kg.

The 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro is said to feature additional vents, a larger heatsink, and more powerful fans, which allows for better-sustained performance under heavy load. Photoshop edits can be up to 1.5x faster, Xcode code compilation up to 1.7x faster, DaVinci Resolve can render effects up to 1.8x faster, and MATLAB simulations can run up to 2.1x faster on the new 6-inch MacBook Pro, claims Apple.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro will be available in Silver and Space Gray colour options and is labelled “coming soon.” The new notebook is priced at Rs 1,99,900 for the base model that features a 2.6GHz six-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 512GB SSD, 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, and AMD Radeon Pro 5300M GPU.

Additionally, Apple’s website no longer lists the 15-inch MacBook Pro models. However, 13-inch models remain listed. The company has also announced a new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. They will go on sale in the US in December. There is no word on India availability yet.

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