After rumors have been propagating the idea of such a product launch for months, Apple finally revealed on yesterday, Nov. 13, the 16-inch MacBook Pro, a model that the company refers to as “the most powerful MacBook ever.”
To earn this title, the variant with the most advanced configuration has:
- A 16-inch Retina display
- An 8-core processor
- Up to 64 gigabytes of memory
- Radeon Pro 5000M graphics
- A Magic keyboard
- A Six-speaker sound system
- Studio-quality mics
- A 100 Watt-hour battery
- This display is the largest Retina laptop display ever produced by the company; it has a 3072 x 1920 resolution and delivers nearly 6 million pixels.
The 8-core 9th generation processor with 5.0GHz Turbo Boost Speeds and 64 gigabytes of memory work together to “deliver blazing fast performance.” In fact, the performance speed is over two times faster than the quad-core 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Compared with the same model, this MacBook Pro — thanks to the improved graphics — give video editors, gamers and developers faster performance across a variety of software.
The company dropped the problematic butterfly keys used in their most recently launched notebooks in favor of a system that utilizes a scissor mechanism.
Also for the first time, this MacBook Pro can be configured with 8 terabytes of storage — no external hard drive necessary.
The simplest configuration of the laptop will put owners back $2,400 (about P121,800) whereas the more advanced variant complete with 64 gigabytes of memory, 8 terabytes of storage, and Final Cut Pro X pre-installed among other features has a price tag of $6,600 (around P335,000). All variations are available to order as of today. RGA/JB
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