Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro, "the world’s best pro notebook"

Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro,

All-New MacBook Pro Features an Immersive 16-Inch Retina Display, Up to 80 Percent Faster Performance and a New Magic Keyboard

Apple today (13th November 2019) unveiled an all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro - "the world’s best pro notebook" — designed for developers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, music producers and anyone who relies on a Mac to create their life’s best work. The all-new MacBook Pro 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, making it the most powerful MacBook Pro ever.

Form factor

The new 16 inch has a larger form factor than the soon to be discontinued 15 inch, which it replaces in Apple's line up of pro notebooks. Wrappers has added new size MacBook Pro 16 inch case options in wool felt and linen, available to buy now. Prices are the same as for Wrappers MacBook Pro 15 inch sleeves.

Comparing the new notebook to the 15 inch, it is marginally larger on height, width and depth, which all adds up to Apple's biggest notebook form factor:

MacBook Pro 16 inch

Height: 1.62 cm (0.64 inches)
Width: 35.79 cm (14.09 inches)
Depth: 24.59 cm (9.68 inches)

MacBook Pro 15 inch

Height: 1.55 cm (0.61 inches)
Width: 34.93 cm (13.75 inches)
Depth: 24.07 cm (9.48 inches)

The new notebook is heavier at 4.3 pounds, compared to a previous 4.02 pounds for the 15 inch. Overall, Apple's latest and biggest form factor does not feel noticeably different, and it has a not dissimilar thinness and lightness for what it is - a 16 inch notebook designed for heavy duty workloads.

16 inch screen

The 16 inch screen is noticeably larger. As well as the bigger form factor, Apple has slimmed down the bezels along the top and sides of the display, reducing them by 25 and 34 percent, respectively.

The 16-inch panel has 3,072 x 1,920 resolution, 500 nits of brightness and a pixel density of 226 ppi which delivers nearly 6 million pixels and an even more immersive front-of-screen experience. Each display is individually calibrated in the factory for accurate gamma, white point and primary colors.

New scissor mechanism keyboard

Apple has replaced the flat butterfly pro keyboard with a new scissor mechanism keyboard with 1mm of travel on keys. A rubber dome under each keycap allows for a more accurate, natural keypress and caps are secured in place, so there is no wobble as can be experienced with the butterfly keyboard.

Apple turned to the Magic Keyboard that comes with its desktops for inspiration, and has adapted it to a notebook form factor. Apple has called its new laptop keyboard Magic Keybaord - the same as its desktop accessory.
Apple says extensive research and user studies focused on human factors and key design, means the MacBook Pro 16 inch delivers a keyboard with a comfortable, satisfying and quiet typing experience.
The new Magic Keyboard also features a physical Escape key and an inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys, along with Touch Bar and Touch ID, for a keyboard that delivers the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro includes a six-speaker sound system, longer battery life, Touch Bar, Touch ID, the Force Touch trackpad and the Apple T2 Security Chip.
“Our pro customers tell us they want their next MacBook Pro to have a larger display, blazing-fast performance, the biggest battery possible, the best notebook keyboard ever, awesome speakers and massive amounts of storage, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers all of that and more,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing.
“With its brilliant 16-inch Retina display, 8-core processors, next-gen pro graphics, even better thermal design, new Magic Keyboard, six-speaker sound system, 100Wh battery, up to 8TB of storage and 64GB of fast memory, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the world’s best pro notebook.”
Buy now
Available now  in space grey and silver from Apple's website and in-store, starting price £2,399 with the highest spec machine including 8TB of SSD storage priced £5,769.

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