Expand your view of everything on MacBook Pro thanks to a larger 16" Retina display with sharper pixel resolution and support for millions of colors.¹ Harness the power of 6-core processors and AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics with 4GB of GDDR6 memory, together with an optimized thermal architecture for groundbreaking performance. Featuring 16GB memory and 512GB of storage.³ Touch ID and the Touch Bar. And all-day battery life.² Designed for pros who put performance above all else, MacBook Pro gives you the power to accomplish anything, anywhere.
It's a good machine. I bought this as a temp replacement for my Razer Blade Advanced that's now with the Geek Squad unfortunately. It's not as fast as the Razer Blade but its close and I'm not crazy about soldered components but I'll take it over a non-working machine.
Here's my experience:
Temps: Excellent! Light use (email) results in around temps of 80 F. Medium use (5-6 web browser tabs open, a few applications running, etc) temps are in the range of 100 F - 130 F (about 113-117 F stable with a cooling pad). Maxing out all 6 cores, I saw temps in the range of about 170 F (with a cooling pad). This is the first MBP and first power user laptop that I can actually put in my lap for light to medium use without cooking meat...Nice!!!
Battery: No 11 hours yet as Apple advertises. I'm getting about 7+ hours on the light end and about 9+ on the high end.
Touch Bar: After a heavy use of multiple applications, the Touch Bar froze and required a kill command through Terminal; not crazy about that. I miss the physical buttons for brightness, volume, etc.
Finger Sensor: It's accurate and fast. Very nice integration for logging in and authenticating online and off.
Speakers: They're amazing, the best I've ever heard on a laptop in terms of cleanness of sound and loudness. I find myself turning the volume down more than up. The sound cleanses I'd say is the equivalent to a $60 external Bluetooth speaker.
Mic: I didn't find it to be cats pajamas as it's advertised to be. It's better than my Samsung Note 9 cellphone quality but not by much.
Screen: It's a MBP, always awesome. Greatly enjoying the 16:10 ratio.
Keyboard: It's renamed the "magic keyboard" but it's actually the older keyboard before the not liked "Butterfly Keyboard". It feels good for long term typing and sounds good...it always has. No complaints.
If you're a Power User and not doing 3D rendering then I would keep with the i7 and upgrade the memory. In retrospect, I should have bumped up to 32 GB as when I'm running full, I'm typically down to 1.5 GB - 2 GB of free memory.
My last MBP is now 10 years old and cost around $3,700 for a maxed out 17". That breaks down to about $30.83 a month. If this Mac last as long, then $24 a month is amazing for this caliber of machine for many years to come.
So my 2013 MPB started having keyboard trouble. I eventually settled on this 16 in after looking at the air and the 13 in pros. Anyway, I've been having to use my external monitor when writing papers for school and I was tired of having to sit at my desk. I typically read research papers on one screen, type on another, and browse the web on another. On the 13 in the side by side windows were too small and I had to subtly manipulate each window. With the 16 inch, I can have all three windows open to decent sizes, side by side by side. Great for productivity. Everything else is as most online review state - good keyboard, nice speakers, etc. The battery life seems good but it still drains roughly 10% per hour depending on usage. Charging is fast and having the ability to charge on both sides of the laptop is another plus for me. This machine is expensive but I hope to keep it for 10 years! I also plan to get into coding and again setting up side by side windows is great with the amount of stuff you can see. I have the setting to the smallest font so I can see a whole lot on one screen.
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This is what I needed! Awesome laptop, I needed a laptop that I could do my editing on the go when I could not be at home editing on my iMac .. I needed a laptop that could handle the work load and get my photos or videos edited as fast a possible. I don’t have time for waiting. So if your a filmmaker or photographer this is a awesome tool to have In your bag. It still fits in my bag even though they say It will only fit up to a 15inch laptop this 16inch still fits no problem!!
Apple products have been a way of life for me and when my 2011 MacBook died I was really impressed with my new MacBook. The features and characteristics of this one is amazing. I am absolutely pleased with my new laptop and wish I would have purchased it sooner.
I thought I wouldn’t love it since the ports are all usb-c but after discovering they have adapters I truly love it! It’s so much faster than my old early 2015 MBP 13 inch and I can easily run FCP on it with no worries. I still bought an external hard drive to keep space free on my laptop. The huge screen is a game changer and I love that I can open it with my fingerprint or my Apple Watch. I mean it’s MCP. Just Buy it already.
Been an Apple customer since day one. Been wanting a new MacBook for my business and video editing. Absolutely love my computer. Great purchase on sale. Got a great deal. Great sound and speakers with a great screen. Def. would recommend this laptop and any apple product on the market.
This MacBook Pro gets the job done every time. From regular day to day usage to processing videos for my YouTube channel. I held off for many years on buying a new MacBook. I had the original 17” MacBook Pro and after it died a few years ago, I began using a 13” MBP for a few months. I sold it and prayed that Apple would do another 17” or a 16” because I needed that extra screen real estate. As soon as the 16” was released, I knew I would get one as soon as they started to give deals on them. The MacBook Pro just works and the experience is even better because I have an iPhone and an iPad so being in the Apple eco system is great.
This MacBook is super fast at pretty much everything I throw at it, from gaming to the occasional college word document. The display is big and super high resolution with fantastic colors. The build is super premium and well crafted, absolutely zero panel gaps anywhere. I also like how the base model which is what I have, has adequate storage (512 gb) and ram (16gb) which is great for future proofing. The people who buy these expensive macs can’t afford to upgrade every year so future proofing like this is definitely essential. Now, the one thing that isn’t so great is the fan noise. Under heavy tasks like film editing or gaming the fan is very loud, much louder than my other laptops. Overall I would give it a 9.5/10. Also, the trackpad is nice and big. Another bonus is the backlit keyboard which helps me to papers in the dark, and thank god we got the siscor switches back!!!!! It makes the typing experience great again!
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about sound, design, screen and performance. Editors are less positive about price and connectivity and have mixed opinions about battery. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 91/100 = Excellent quality.
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1) Better thermal performance so it'll run faster
2) Bigger screen
3) Better graphics card so photo and video editing will be faster
The 16" model is a little bit bigger, but it isn't as simple as that. Since it is bigger, not only does it get a larger screen, it gets better thermal performance since the cooling fans have more room to work with. This also has a better graphics card meaning it can render photos and videos much quicker aside from the better thermal performance. If you have a bestbuy account you can get the 16" for $100 cheaper than the smaller one.
A:AnswerYou will never own a Windows again. Don't get me wrong, they have come a long way over the years. With that being said, Mac still beats them on security and quality by a long shot. I just upgraded after having a MacBook Pro for 8 years and only upgraded as a want, not a need.
A:AnswerIt has four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports capable of speeds up to 40Gbps. You will need to buy an adapter to plugin SDHC or USB Ports. I would recommend buying something like a Anker 5 in 1 that has USB3.0, SDHC and HDMI in case you need it. There are also adapters with Ethernet in case you have a need for it.
A:AnswerYou might be better off with the Best Buy card. They have student discounts and no interest for 18 months. If you can pay it off in that time frame, you’ll save more money than on other cards, unless your federal CARD is interest free.