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Apple Announces New 16-Inch MacBook Pro With Power to Spare

Today, Apple has announced their latest MacBook Pro, their popular powerhouse laptop for creatives. Headline features include a new keyboard design, 16-inch Retina display, an 8-core processor, 64 GB of RAM, 8 GB of VRAM, a new thermal management system, faster performance, and longer battery life. 

Apple's MacBook Pro series is highly popular among creatives who need lots of power to work with while on the go. The latest iteration ups the ante and should be an intriguing option for many photographers and videographers. 


  • 16-inch Retina display, 3,072 by 1,920 resolution, P3 wide color gamut, 500 nits
  • New Magic Keyboard with scissor mechanism and 1 mm of key travel
  • Improved thermal management with 28 percent more airflow and 35 percent larger heatsink
  • 6- and 8-core 9th-generation i9 processors with Turbo Boost up to 5.0 GHz, resulting in complex edits in Photoshop completing 1.7 times faster
  • Up to 64 GB of 2,666 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics: the first 7nm mobile discrete GPU
  • Up to 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM
  • 100 Wh battery for up to 11 hours of battery life
  • SSD capacity of up to 8 TB
  • Redesigned six-speaker audio with deeper bass and clearer sound with less distortion 

Altogether, the new MacBook Pro looks to be quite the powerful laptop that should satisfy the needs of demanding creatives. You can order the new 16-inch MacBook Pro here.

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Sridhar Chilimuri's picture

I hope they will allow this laptop on international airlines without a problem.

Carl Murray's picture

Have they fixed the thermal problems? Because I can say with a certain degree of experience, that the i9 MBP's thermals are garbage... as it overheats like mad whilst trying to import photos right now, almost too hot to type on, before I've even started processing anything.

robertc's picture

Have you taken it apart and removed any dust buildup? I have an i9 MBP and it doesn't get anywhere near that hot.

Carl Murray's picture

I haven't personally cleaned inside, (Voids warranty on an AUD$6500 laptop, no thank you!), but have had to take it to apple to get the keyboard replaced once already (they apparently had to replace the batteries as well as the whole keyboard structure), and already having problems with the keyboard again. I would assume they would clean the internals at the same time, but who knows?

robertc's picture

You would think...sorry you're having so many problems! sounds like a nightmare.

Denys Polishchuk's picture

For the firs time it feels like they've listened, and the base model is actually great!

Johnny Rico's picture

But can i swap my own ram and premium SSD in? 6k for a laptop seems insane to me.

Can U's picture

You gonna upgrade from a 8tb SSD and 64 GB of ram? Curious of what you're gonna use.

Johnny Rico's picture

save money over their steeply tiered, inflated cost.

Rayann Elzein's picture

I don't understand the downvote. I'm totally with you on this. In my country, it's about 500 USD to add 16 GB and go from 16 to 32GB of RAM. That's insane and for this alone I won't get it. I don't need 32 GB now but I'm slowly getting more into video editing. But I also don't have 500 bucks now to waste on 16 GB additional RAM. If I had the possibility to upgrade later, or if Apple didn't charge 500 bucks for an upgrade that shouldn't cost more than 100 (including an already comfortable margin), then I would be SO interested in this machine.

Anthony Cayetano's picture

I’m salivating for the base 8-core, 64GB and 8GB Radeon with 1TB of storage— I don’t need that much internal SSDs since I often use my TB3 externals. I need to know first how much throttling may be involved with the new cooling. I can only imagine what if Intel didn’t mess up their 10th-gen parts this year.

Deleted Account's picture

Last I read, everyone was doing everything on an iPad now.

renimagines's picture

Now if they offer a buy back program of the useless garbage they sold to thousands of us, I’d be game to go back to the Apple platform... still quite bitter about thousands of dollars spent on a useless MacBook pro a few years ago.

Carl Murray's picture

I'm much the same. It's such a thermal nightmare, and has such a huge list of glitches and problems. Not what I would expect for $6500+

renimagines's picture

100% - I’ve been a dedicated apple user since mid-90s and now... whatever works

Jon The Baptist's picture

Why would I buy this when Photoshop is out for iPad???

I rarely use my MacBook Pro because I do everything on my iPad Pro and my iPhone 11Pro Max because I'm a Pro.

Aren't you a Pro?

Brian Pernicone's picture

Soooo, no SD Card slot again? Fail.

Fristen Lasten's picture

And no floppy drive either! C'mon Apple!!

Anthony Cayetano's picture

With improved thermals and bigger batteries, imagine what if Intel delivered its 10th-gen, 10nm parts that support LPDDR4 beyond 16GB instead of this woefully outdated 9th-gen parts.

William Faucher's picture

I'm really looking forward to the day we can choose between ATI or Nvidia graphics cards. Doing lots of 3D work, ATI is a complete no-go for me, because CUDA.