- Sep 22, 2021
Rumored for months, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is now a reality. The new equipment of Apple arrives to offer more screen in less space without sacrificing too much portability.
New 16-inch MacBook Pro
Given that the jump occurs from 15.4 inches to 16 inches, you can get an idea that the changes in size are not especially noticeable. Yes, the change in size is not the main attraction in this aspect, but rather the resolution it offers, since the new screen jumps up to 3,072 x 1,920 pixels of resolution, significantly increasing from the 2,880 x 1,800 pixels of the current model of 15.4 inches.
This translates into a higher pixel density and superb resolution to work in full screen, so lovers of extreme sharpness will be in luck. It is also necessary to highlight the reduction of the screen frames, something that has allowed to enlarge the inches and maintain the same chassis size.
But there is more since in addition to the screen, the sound has also received great changes. The secret lies in six more powerful new speakers that will attract attention for their performance, as well as the incorporation of new professional-quality microphones with noise cancellation. The famous TouchBar is still present, although this time the bar slightly cuts its length to offer a physical Escape key on the left side.
Features of the Newbie
- 16-inch Retina display
- Processors up to 8 cores
- Up to 64 GB of RAM
- up to 8TB of SSD storage
- Radeon Pro 5000M graphics
- Magic Keyboard
- 6 speaker system
- Studio-quality microphones
- 100 Wh battery
If there is something especially striking in this new model, it is the disappearance of the butterfly keyboard. The previous Apple keyboards with butterfly mechanisms have generated many problems to the point of forcing the manufacturer to offer a repair and replacement program for all generations. Well, Apple has decided to lower the arms and opt for the classic scissor mechanism, although with slight changes.
Basically, it is the same mechanism found in the Magic Keyboard of the iMac Pro, although with smaller and more precise switches.
The price part
This new 16-inch MacBook Pro comes to replace the current Macbook Pro 15.4-inch model, though the price will be the same as the previous model, starting from $2,399 for the initial variant, and reaching $6,099 for the maxed-out model.