16-inch Apple MacBook Pro finally released: Big screen keyboard improvements

On the evening of November 13th, Apple had just officially launched its 16-inch MacBook Pro, which was not released and was officially updated. The rumored half-year-old product has finally been unveiled as a high-end product in the MacBook Pro notebook line.

16-inch Apple MacBook Pro finally released: Big screen keyboard improvements

Larger screen

The most intuitive change to the new MacBook Pro is that the screen has grown to 16 inches. Its body is 35.79 x 24.59 cm in length and width, compared to 15 inches of 34.93 x 24.07 cm, because the screen frame becomes narrower, so the overall size and the existing 15-inch model does not increase much. Apple increased the screen size by narrowing the border.

16-inch Apple MacBook Pro finally released: Big screen keyboard improvements

The screen and keyboard have been redesigned

The new display has a resolution of 3072 x 1920, a total pixel count of 5.9 million, a pixel density of 226 ppi, 500nit brightness on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and a P3 color gamut that extends to the new MacBook Pro.

Scissor keyboard son.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is the first product to use a scissor keyboard since replacing Apple’s butterfly keyboard, which was introduced in 2015, though thin, but prone to non-responsive failures and stiff hands. Although Apple has since improved its butterfly keyboard, the effect is not obvious. Now, Apple has finally given up on a butterfly keyboard, using a scissorkeyboard on the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

16-inch Apple MacBook Pro finally released: Big screen keyboard improvements

The “butterfly keyboard” has finally been replaced.

The new keyboard has a tap-and-tap range of 1.0 mm, which improves the previous feel-hard problem. In addition, although many brands of scissors structure are used, but Apple this fine-tuning with a new key cap structure, scissors structure can be keyed to the top of the key cap, thereby reducing the sense of swing, feel also a step.

16-inch Apple MacBook Pro finally released: Big screen keyboard improvements

The ESC key came out independently.

Compared to the previous MacBook Pro series, the 16-inch keyboard separates the “ESC” button (formerly the virtual key on touch Bar) and the details are friendly to many professional designers or developers. The Touch ID on the other hand, like the MacBook Air, is separate from Touch Bar. These are also unexpected for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, which, after all, gives the keyboard more space to disperse.

Professional-level performance

The 16-inch MacBook Pro comes with Intel’s 9th generation 6-core and 8-core processors. The highest-in-one version has an 8-core processor and can reach 5.0GHz, which officials say is 2.1 times faster than the fastest quad-core, 15-inch MacBook Pro. At the same time, it uses a new thermal structure, larger impellers and more blades to increase the cooling flow of the new fan by 28%, the heat pipe has also been optimized, the surface area of the radiator increased by 35%, officials said can withstand 12W of power under high-intensity work.

16-inch Apple MacBook Pro finally released: Big screen keyboard improvements

More thermal structure impellers, more blades

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro graphics processor has also been upgraded, with the AMD Radeon RX 5500M graphics card for the first time. The Radeon Pro 5000M series of graphics processors are manufactured using a 7nm process that officially says it is 1.5 times more powerful per watt than its previous structure. Coupled with the optimized thermal structure, the GPU’s power consumption is up 20% from before, and the MacBook Pro’s graphics performance is a big step forward.

In terms of storage, the 16-inch MacBook Pro supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory and 8TB storage options, and the standard-configured SSD has 512GB and 1TB capacity, twice the capacity of the previous model. It also offers up to 8TB SSD, which is the largest SSD hard drive of all MacBooks.

Battery life and sound

The battery capacity has been increased to 100 watt-hours and comes with a new 96W USB-C power adapter, nine watts more than the previous generation, but the charger is still the same size as the 15-inch MacBook Pro’s 87W.

The new MacBook Pro has a 6-speaker sound system, and in the laptop’s tiny body, they’ve designed a “back-to-back” speaker structure that allows both speakers to counteract each other’s physical impact when making sound, reducing sound distortion caused by unnecessary vibration. The new speaker structure makes the music sound more natural. With advanced stereo separation, the ultra-wide sound field will enhance the professional-level audio experience, whether it’s listening to music, watching movies with Dolby Atmos, or playing games on Apple Arcade.

16-inch Apple MacBook Pro finally released: Big screen keyboard improvements

Back-to-back speakers

The microphone array on the notebook has also been updated to hiss 40 percent less than before, and the recording sound is super clean to capture more detail. Make a conference call or Facetime call sound better.

it’s the applicable crowd

The 16-inch MacBook Pro, which makes it more “Pro”, could be available for late-video workers, picture editors, or demanding gamers and software developers. The new MacBook Pro also offers more adaptation and support on professional applications.

16-inch Apple MacBook Pro finally released: Big screen keyboard improvements

Professional tools to do professional things

About the price

Price: The configuration of the i7-plus-8GB RAM-512 hard drive starts at $2,399 (excluding taxes of about RMB16,800) – it’s not cheap for the average person, but don’t forget it’s a professional tool for professionals, such as photographers, video post-workers, and so on. A stable and efficient device is the first requirement. What’s more, macOS and Apple notebook products are not available for work and design.

in addition to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, we’ll soon see the new Mac Pro workstation slot slot at the WWDC conference in June. The 2019 version of the Mac Pro will be available in December, Apple officials said.

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