The best for the brightest.
Designed for those who defy limits and change the world, the new MacBook Pro is by far the most powerful notebook we’ve ever made. With an immersive 16-inch Retina display, superfast processors, next-generation graphics, the largest battery capacity ever in a MacBook Pro, a new Magic Keyboard, and massive storage, it’s the ultimate pro notebook for the ultimate user.
A big, beautiful workspace. For doing big, beautiful work.
16-inch Retina display
for an immersive viewing experience.
Up to 8-core processor
to power through intensive workloads.
Up to 8TB SSD storage
— the highest capacity in any notebook.
Up to 64GB of memory
for editing large files and smooth multitasking.
AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics
for fast rendering and seamless playback.
Six-speaker sound system and studio-quality mics
for dramatic sound and superclean recordings.
There’s magic in a perfect workspace.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro takes workflow efficiency to a new level. The new Magic Keyboard features a refined scissor mechanism with 1 mm travel for a responsive, comfortable, and quiet typing experience. The Touch Bar puts powerful shortcuts front and center, and Touch ID provides fast authentication. A dedicated Escape key allows quick switching between modes and views. And the inverted-T arrow keys enable fluid navigation whether you’re flying through lines of code, navigating spreadsheets, or gaming.
A battery with a strong work ethic.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro has the highest-capacity battery we’ve ever put in a notebook. The 100-Wh lithium-polymer battery not only powers the larger display and delivers higher maximum sustained power, it also provides longer battery life — up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing and video playback.21 So you’ll have more time to work between charges — whether you’re on or off the grid.
The new MacBook Pro features a stunning 16-inch Retina display — the largest Retina display ever in a Mac notebook. It produces 500 nits of brightness for spectacular highlights and bright whites, while delivering deep blacks thanks to the precise photo alignment of liquid crystal molecules. And the P3 wide color gamut enables brilliant, true-to-life images and video. So no matter where you are, you’ll see your work in the best possible light.
Processor and Memory
Working at the speed of thought.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro brings a whole new class of performance to the notebook. Thanks to a more advanced thermal design, the Intel Core i9 processor with up to 8 cores and 16 threads of processing power sustains higher performance for longer periods of time — and delivers up to 2.1 times the performance of a quad-core MacBook Pro. So whether you’re layering dozens of tracks and effects, rendering 3D models, or compiling and testing code, you’ll be doing it in no time flat.
The AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series delivers the most graphics horsepower ever in a MacBook Pro. The 16-inch MacBook Pro base model is over two times faster than the previous-generation base model, for seamless playback and faster rendering of ultra-high-definition video. And with the optional 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, you’ll get up to 80 percent faster performance when executing tasks like color grading in DaVinci Resolve compared with the Radeon Pro Vega 20.
- Radically improved Magic Keyboard
- Immersive 16-inch display with slimmer bezels
- Beastly performance
- Powerful 6-speaker audio
- Nearly 11 hours of battery life
- Display not 4K
- No full-size USB port or SD card slot
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is the best Apple laptop in years. The Magic keyboard feels a lot more comfortable than any Butterfly MacBook keyboard I’ve tried. I also appreciate the slimmer bezels, sharper display and especially the booming sound. Another key selling point for pros is the nearly 11 hours of battery life, which blows away all of Apple's closest competitors.
What don’t I like? This machine is a bit heavier and thicker than the 15-inch MacBook Pro. I also would have liked to see Face ID for unlocking the system, even though Touch ID is pretty easy to use. And some pros will lament the lack of a 4K display and the continued lack of full-size USB ports and a memory card slot.
If you like Windows, the Dell XPS 15 is a great alternative, as it costs about $900 less than the 16-inch MacBook when similar configured, even though it doesn't last as long on a charge has mediocre audio by comparison.
But if you're in the Apple camp, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is worth the splurge if you need a big screen. For everyone else, I'm hoping Apple brings its Magic Keyboard to the rest of its lineup sooner than later.