New Apple Macbook Pro 16” review

8.5 Total Score
The Best Macbook Pro Yet?

Apple has ticked all the right boxes with the New Apple Macbook Pro 16" laptop. It has taken bold step to adopt a gorgeous 16" screen equipped it with a powerful processor. Brought the Magic Keyboard back. It was more than what Apple Macbook Lovers could ask for!

Performance
9
Screen
9.5
Battery Life
9
Productivity
9
Value For Money
8.5
PROS
  • Gorgeous 16" Screen with 500 nits of brightness
  • Powerful i9 Processor
  • AMD Radeon Series 5000 Graphics
  • Magic Keyboard
CONS
  • Price
User Rating: 4 (4 votes)

Apple Macbooks are one of the most popular lines of laptops to have embraced our planet from the stables of Apple. Many users both apple and non apple have voiced their concern for Apple’s lack of innovation in their product line ups.

The same was said of Macbook’s both Macbook pro and Macbook air. The previous versions of Apple’s Macbook series were nothing more than minor updates to be honest. Is the statusquo going to change with their Mac Book Pro 16” 2019 model, Lets dive straight in to short and crisp review.

New 16” Screen Size: A shift from the existing trend

Lets start our review with the most important aspect – Screen Size. I would say this is a really bold decision by Apple. Traditionally they have released Macbook Pro’s in two screen sizes 13” and 15”. This year they went ahead with 16” screen size – which I believe is really a welcome change.

It also shows that Apple is finally shifting from the approach that it has taken in past few years. The same new thought pattern can be seen with the release of their New Apple Iphone SE.

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The 16”  Apple Macbook Pro comes equipped with a massive retina display. It looks really big, bold and beautiful and that extra inch gives it a life of its own. This will be really appreciated by people in the creative fields such as Photography, Film Making, and Graphic Designing etc to name a few.

At 500 nits it is super bright. P3 wide color Gamut ensures that you get best and accurate color representation on the screen. Apple screen’s are sort of considered standard to measure accurate color representation in the industry and this screen truly lives up to that standard.

The big screen in fact make picture/video looks much more better. Both screen resolution and ppi have been ramped up compared to previous Macbook Pro 15” Model. The screen resolution now stands at 3,072 x 1920 and 226 ppi – Almost Ultra HD specs.

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To conclude for screen in Apple style “this is one of the best screen’s ever in Macbook Pro’s Yet”. Perhaps one of the best and this is one of the thing that differentiate Macbook Pro’s from other laptops out there.

The New Macbook Pro 16” – Megapower Machine? – What Specs Say!

One of the things that Apple have been criticized a lot is making the base Macbook Models equipped with low ram/storage. And this is kind of true. Generally If you want to go for a better spec Macbook then be ready to shell out few hundreds dollars more (This has been the general trend in Apple Pricing). While the top end model come with 64GB of ram and 8TD of superfast SSD storage.

The New Apple 16” Macbook pro  base model comes with 512GB of SSD storage and 16GB of ram. That’s not bad actually. I wonder 1TB of SSD in base model would have been great but 512 GB is not an disappointment, I admit.  The ram is DDR4 with a clock speed of 2666MHz. The New 16” Macbook Pro comes with the intel’s new i9 chip.

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These kind of specs in a macbook shall be a dream for any Macbook lovers and seems like dreams has come true this time. Apple’s strong point lies in the industry’s most efficient hardware and software optimization in the form of iOS. This should be a great for smoothly running video editing, corel, cad, photoshop, and other power hungry software.

The 16” Macbook Pro has been equipped with powerful AMD Radeon graphic card variants. The base model comes with AMD Radeon Pro 5300M  with 4GB of GDDR6 RAM. Like I said before this laptop has been crafted with creators in mind – the likes of  graphic artists, Game Developer , and  Visual Effects artists etc.

The Magic Everyone Wanted – Change the Keyboard!

We all know how the keyboards in previous generation macbook were highly criticized both the the users and reviewers alike. Seems like Apple has heard what people has to say and finally this years New Macbook Pro 16” Keyboard is having the much loved Magic Keyboard – Apple says its even better!

The New 16” Mac book pro Magic Keyboard features a what Apple call as scissor mechanisms with 1mm travel distance. Travel distance is what gives you that satisfying fell of pressing the keys, that mechanical tactic feedback nyou receive while typing – Yes its because of this travel distance.

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What does travel distance of 1 mm mean? Of recent years, This is one of the best keyboards that we have used. Full marks to Apple team behind bringing magic keyboard to life again. We hope Apple will pass it on to 13” model as well.

Also Apple this time around has provided a dedicated escape key besides a touch bar. Well, this is good. Users are acclimatized to use esp button with out seeing and with touch bar there were times that you have to look down while looking for esp button.

Apple Macbook Pro 16” – Other Changes?

Well having discussed all the major changes, have we left anything out? Yes.

Battery: The battery life has been improved over previous model as well. Now the laptop is fuelled by a 100 watt hour battery which is the largest permissible capacity allowed on flights by  Federal Aviation Administration. Apple claims 11 hour of wireless web browsing & video playback. It quite lives up to the expectation and was able to deliver 8 hrs plus of real life continuous usage(Web browsing + Youtube + Photoshop & Netflix).

Apart from the battery the device comes equipped with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. This model also features next generation of Apple Security chip – The Apple T2 security chip.

Macbooks have always been one better in case of audio speakers. The New Macbook Pro 16” comes with a six speaker system and a very good mic system. The sound output from the speakers is best in its class.

Better Late Than Never

With the new 16” Macbook Pro Model, Apple has once again set a new bench mark in the industry. Trust us, Over the past few years after the Steve, We have never seen a product which has delivered in almost every front. Sure enough the New Macbook Pro 16” is an evolution of the previous generation of Macbooks but we, we feel its more of a revolutionary evolution. This model has defined a new shift of thought process in the Apple – Which long hasn’t been seen since Steve.

We can see they have taken some bold decisions, provided what exactly users were asking for. The same line of thought is also visible in their new iPhone SE. Lets see where they take it from here. Planning to purchase this beauty? be sure to check our Macsales Promo Code to get some great offers.

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