What You Must Know About the New 16 Inch MacBook Pro

After many months of rumors, the new 16" Macbook Pro is finally here. Everything we were hoping for has finally come true.

What You Must Know About the New 16 Inch MacBook Pro
Apple replaces the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a redesigned 16-inch model | Engadget
Apple.com | 16" MacBook Pro

After many months of rumors, the new 16" MacBook Pro is finally here. Everything we were hoping and dreaming for has finally come to fruition. Much of the hype peaked yesterday with several sources reporting Apple was holding private press briefings in New York.

The news just broke this morning with several publications releasing their reviews of the new 16 inch MacBook pro. Quite frankly I think it’s everything we hoped for.



The new MacBook Pro features a 6-core i7, with a 512 GB SSD, and 16 GB of DDR4 at the base price of $2,399.99. This is upgradable all the way to 64GB of memory, with an 8TB SSD, and an i9 with 8 cores.

Along with the standard parts bump the 16" MacBook Pro features a 3072‑by‑1920 pixel display that is driven by an AMD Radion Pro with anywhere from 4–8 GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory.

Apple is sticking to its guns by restricting upgradability. Not that we expected any different. Given all the changes they made at the request of their user base this would have been nice.


Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro | Todd Haselton | CNBC

Apple listened to the people when redesigning the new keyboard. They took a step back from the butterfly switch and brought back the old scissor-style keys. The scissor mechanism solves the issues with debris getting into your keyboard and rendering it useless.

The new keyboard means the body of the laptop is a little thicker to accommodate. According to CNBC, Apple is standing behind this update saying, “ it’s the best keyboard it has ever made for a MacBook.”

In addition, Apple has added back the physical escape key. Everyone is welcoming this change with open arms as so many applications still depend on the escape key.

Form Factor

One of the most amazing things about the new MacBook Pro is the size! Apple only increased the width from 13.75 inches wide to 14.09 inches wide. They have reduced the size of the bezel allowing for the larger screen to fit in nearly the same chassis.

The minor size increase is reflected in many of the other specifications as well. For example, the weight has increased from 4.02 lbs to 4.3 lbs. This is to be expected, as Apple packs in more and more features to an already wonderful laptop.


Apple listened. Many will point out this does not seem to be a major upgrade to the MacBook Pro. I wholeheartedly disagree. Previously, Apple would have stood its ground regarding the butterfly keyboard and the keyboard layout. That is what they did when they got rid of all their models with a CD drive. This time is different. Apple listened to the feedback of its users and implemented many of the changes even if they felt it may have been a step back.