Rumor has it that the 16-inch MacBook Pro is finally coming online tonight, just like another “Pro”-grade product half a month ago, with no online releases. But this product is the first major upgrade since the 2016 MacBook Pro overhaul: not only has a new size, but also a configuration, keyboard and other changes.
The screen’s an inch bigger, the fuselage’s a little bigger.
The 16-inch exterior continues the previous metallic body profile and has a silver, dark grey color scheme. The biggest difference in appearance is on the screen.
Both colors, both slightly cold.
One notable thing is that although the screen has become larger, the overall size of 16 inches and 15 inches does not increase much compared to the overall size (16 inches wide and 15 inches is 35.79 x 24.59 cm, 15 inches is 34.93 x 24.07 cm). Weight and thickness increase only slightly. The new 16-inch weight is about 1.95 kg, only 0.12 kg heavier than the previous generation.
Overall, the 16-inch still carries the essence of the MacBook Pro. But the screen is 1 inch larger, and the 16-inch screen has a narrower border at the top and sides, a larger field of view and a greater immersion than the previous 15-inch Macbook Pro. Put in the mobile phone industry, this is called “screen proportion increase.” It has a resolution of 3072×1920 and a maximum brightness of 500 nits.
As the screen increases, so does the resolution
Another notable change in the 16-inch Macbook Pro is the return of the scissor keyboard, which also tells you that the butterfly keyboard is retiring.
Apple has redesigned the new scissor keyboard internally. The key stroke of the scissor keyboard is 1 mm, and the new structure used inside the key cap locks the top of the key stroke into the key cap, thus reducing the possible swing of this structure and enhancing the feel.
esc button solidification
There are also some changes on Touch Bar. “esc” separates from Touch Bar to form a physical key, and the re-returned ESC is more convenient for the design world or for developers than virtual keys. The Touch ID fingerprint button sits separately. They have a little bit of space from Touch Bar (after all, the fuselage is 0.86 cm wide).
The butterfly keyboard is finally retired.
The machine still uses Apple’s T2 security chip, a 64-bit ARMv8 chip developed by Apple that runs an operating system called BridgeOS. Apple originally added the chip to the iMac Pro in December 2017 for a variety of security purposes, and has been in the MacBook notebook family since 2018.
The sound was a little surprise.
In addition to the screen and keyboard, sound is also the highlight of this 16-inch MacBook Pro upgrade. To be honest, the voice I always thought “yes” was enough. But I was amazed when I heard the sound of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The original “have” and “good” or there is a difference.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro has six speakers built in, four of which are low-frequency units and two high-frequency units. Let’s focus on the lower low frequency unit. Apple combines the four low-frequency units in two sets to “back-to-back” speaker structures, allowing the two speakers to offset each other’s physical impact when making sound, reducing sound distortion caused by unnecessary vibration.
The speakers look the same as before, but the internal structure has changed a lot.
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.
In terms of actual experience, the 16-inch MacBook Pro has a much better sound quality than its peers, especially when listening to bass, the body’s seismic control is better.
The microphone above the speaker has also been slightly updated. The 16-inch built-in microphone has a clearer reception, officially saying it’s 40 percent less noisy than previous generations.
Internal: Performance upgrades no surprise thermal design improvements
The 16-inch MacBook Pro chose Intel’s ninth-generation i7 and i9 processor family as its core processor. The reason why the 10th generation processor is not used, personally think That Apple is still waiting for the tenth generation of the standard version, but currently the tenth generation only U and Y series, are low-voltage versions, they are not “Pro” at all.
The graphics processor has also been upgraded. With AMD Radeon RX 5500M graphics card, the main frequency is 1408MHz, up to 1645MHz, the memory is 4GB 128bit GDRR6, and the single fine operation is 4.6TFTFSLOP. The Radeon RX 5500M competes with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650.
Perhaps because of the improved graphics processors, Apple’s cooling redesign of the 16-inch MacBook Pro increased cooling efficiency by 35 percent and airflow by 28 percent.
Fan design changes
Tests found that the 16-inch MacBook Pro was virtually free of disoffing, using the Cinebench test, the processor deflated only 3.3Hz, and stabilized at this number. Compared with the previous generation’s 3.0Hz increase is still quite obvious.
Using Final Cut Pro to output dual-track 4K resolution 13 minutes of video, about 10 minutes or so is better than the same class.
Small growth in continued stousby
The screen gets bigger and the capacity of the corresponding battery increases accordingly. The 16-inch MacBook Pro has a 100WH battery built in, an increase in the length of the previous generation, or 11 hours. But since there are no 11 hours to get the machine, we don’t have a way to give an accurate range.
Compared to 15 inches, the 16-inch battery is 16WH larger than the previous, which mainly solves the power consumption problem from power consumption increases and large screens.
The charging plug was raised from 87W to 96W, but the size of the adapter did not change, the same size as the 15-inch-wide 87W charger.
Summary: MacBook Pro also comes out of ‘Max’
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is by far the strongest Apple notebook, which combines performance without falling behind, as well as Apple’s on-line face and workmanship, as well as the moat of macOS.
The largest and strongest MacBook available
For many people, the $2,399 (the bank’s price is estimated to be $18,000) is not cheap, but every time you introduce products with obvious productivity tools like the iMac Pro, we’ll mention that it’s a professional tool for professionals. It’s a bit different from the iPhone and AirPods with the Pro. The people who choose it are more people who have higher requirements for device performance, such as video editors, professional photographers, game developers and so on, for them, the computer with Pro is the dining guy, the value of solid work is greater than buying the machine that tens of thousands of dollars.
Of course, if you no longer have any of the above professional players, it is not to say that you can not buy. A lot of people have been typing a MacBook Pro for a table. But for the Air series, the MacBook Pro series has better performance and screen, and as long as the budget is good enough, there’s no problem with choosing a better experience.