MacBook Pro 16-inch Review | The most powerful laptop from Apple
MacBook Pro 16-inch Review | The most powerful laptop from Apple

MacBook Pro- Indeed, it is strange that the review of this device begins with talking about the keyboard, but it was the most troublesome element for users of the old device, and therefore it is the thing that most users or interested in the device aspired to update,

and even if the keyboard renewal was the only thing with this device,

it was It is somewhat welcome and appreciated,

as Apple is trying to make the old device thinner and ventilated with an annoying and incompetent keyboard design on the MacBook Pro 2018 15-inch.

For further clarification,

it can be said that the previous Apple keyboard was a negative result in the way the company seeks to expand the functional capabilities of that unique element,

a goal that Apple has clearly succeeded,

and has shown a somewhat deficiency in the mindset of production and application, which led to the emergence of this boom in products Apple,

and it was actually pretty good, mainly for the sake of looking.

A lot of times,

blogging using the previous Butterfly panel represented suffering for many users, it seemed as if the fingers were hitting the buttons,

and they were not pressed as it was,

and the emergence of the little buttons was a very annoying thing for the wide chip owners of the old device.

All of these things led to the abandonment of the notorious short-lived tablet in the new 16-inch MacBook Pro,

and the beginning of its complete dissolution from the rest of the Apple products, no one would be happy

or satisfied if he spent thousands of dollars on a laptop,

to be surprised by a keyboard without aspirations, just as Apple should not be very proud of the praise about the new tablet,

as it is ultimately a mere achievement of a computer with capabilities and specifications at the top.

So, Apple has radically solved the keyboard problem,

completely abandoning the mechanisms of the Butterfly panel,

and replacing it with the Scissor Switches that we have seen in the previous generation of American company computers,

so you will not encounter any obstacles or discomfort in your experience. On the other hand, you will not get the same performance or specifications as on the Apple Magic Keyboard,

as the difference between the two is clear; especially in terms of the visibility of the keys and click response,

on the whole, the use of the 16-inch MacBook Pro board is a lot of fun. Compared to the Butterfly plate.

In practical terms, there is noticeable visibility and depth of the keys, which greatly facilitates clicking and blogging, and saves a proportion of effort for effective click. Also, we are seeing more button spacing,

which limits typing errors and speeds up the user’s adaptation to the new panel.

That was not all:

Apple returned two important elements to the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard,

the ESC button and the T-shaped arrow buttons set,

which the company insisted on ignoring for the past three years. The device’s users complained about their lack of hardware. Always there.

Speaking of the Touch Bar,

it has been moved up a little, avoiding random pressure on it,

which was quite possible with the inclusion of the ESC button function in the previous Butterfly panel. On the other hand,

Apple has made the decision to keep two great features of the legacy of the previous panel,

firstly by backlighting the panel buttons to customize the LED light for each individual button, which added a professional

and luxurious character to the panel in low light conditions, and secondly,

by maintaining durability And the stability of the buttons, you can click on the single button from anywhere in its vicinity

and you will get a response as if pressed in the middle.


Now, let’s move up a little,

with the largest virtual update in the new generation of computers, and of course, speaking about the size of the screen,

while there is not a very big difference from the 15.4-inch screen, it provides a higher resolution which is undoubtedly welcome,

so we find the original resolution of the screen 3072 x 1920 with a density of 226 pixels per inch, compared to the resolution of 2880 x 1880

and a density of 220 pixels per inch in the MacBook Pro 15-inch,

as for the effective or relative accuracy, we are facing 1792/1120 in the default Retina mode on the MacBook Pro 16- inch,

compared to 1680/1050 in the 15-inch model,

which provides a wider viewer area for the user’s eye.

Previously, the default motivation for adopting Retina resolution by default for the screen in MacBook computers was that it does not embody an actual 2: 1 aspect ratio,

i.e. text output will not be as sharp and clear as it is supposed to be on a screen with two dimensions of accuracy and was The user can venture a bit

and adjust the default resolution to a 2: 1 aspect ratio of 1536 x 960,

but this will involve a loss of the actual or actual scene capacity.

So the solution to that was the problem with Apple introducing 3584/2240 screens,

which would lead to a 1792/1120 aspect ratio at default resolution and make it at 1: 1 dimensions.

Support for more than one refresh rate

For the first time ever,

the display screen on the MacBook Pro will support multiple rates and incorrect values ​​for the number of frames per second (estimated in one Hz),

which can be adjusted from System Preference and then Display,

and it is possible to note the available refresh rate values These are 47.95Hz,

48.00Hz, 50.00Hz,


and the base rate is 60.00Hz.

  • These available values ​​will allow the frame rate of other monitors to be adapted when linked to the MacBook Pro in a single work environment.

Design and build quality

Interestingly, it may not be possible – at first glance – to distinguish the new MacBook Pro 16-inch design from its 15-inch predecessor,

as we are the same two-color – space gray and silver – with the same classic design,

and the familiar touchpad and interface and connectivity interface,

so It may be difficult for you to describe the difference at first sight

the performance

Unlike most recent upgrades made by Apple on its computers,

the new 16-inch MacBook Pro did not achieve a significant jump in power compared to the latest MacBook Pro,

because the highest processor option within the device is the Intel Core i9 octa-core,

with a core frequency of 2.4GHz,

A booster of 5.0GHz is the same as the 15-inch version released this year as well.

This may disappoint you, but the rest of the specifications may completely change your outlook,

as it pushes the capabilities of the device to limits much stronger than its predecessor. Also,

it can be said that Apple has made significant progress in improving the cooling and airflow system,

and while the device,

like all other laptops, is susceptible to overheating,

it is more merciful to the processor than its predecessor,

with a 35% increase in the heat dissipation area,

and increased airflow by 28%.

According to Apple,

this increase in cooling system effectiveness will mean that the device will ensure that up to 12 watts are provided,

an increase in the overall operating capacity,

that is, more high-level performance for heavy tasks in longer periods of time,

and this leads to an increase in the overall performance of the unit Central treatment.

Graphics processing unit

Not only did Apple stop improving the thermal system in its new flagship device,

but it was also enhanced by the latest AMD GPUs and specifically from the Radeon 5000M series, unparalleled in any other Apple laptop,

but even the lower version of the Radeon 5300M is also twice as fast.

At least the Radeon Pro 560X in the MacBook Pro 15-inch. In addition,

the higher option of the Radeon 5500M can have up to 8GB of GDDR6 RAM.

Random-access memory

64GB RAM can finally be accessed on a MacBook computer, which means more memory for video editing applications such as Final Cut Pro X,

audio music editing in Logic Pro X,

more capacity for virtual machines,

and of course,

better performance Much when you run a large number of applications and tasks simultaneously.

But, as usual with Apple products, it will hurt to pay a fair amount of extra money for more and more capacity,

as 32GB – the most rational choice – will cost an additional $ 400,

while 64GB will cost an additional $ 800. When comparing the price of those capacities of the same type of memory,

we will find that Apple has exaggerated the prices of those. However,

given that the 16GB capacity was recently the maximum amount of RAM on a laptop,

the availability of 64GB today from Apple is a serious jump and a huge asset for creators and content makers.

Internal storage

Well, Apple did expand the minimum internal storage space to 512GB instead of 256GB in the old device,

and although the average user may not need more than that space, the possibility of obtaining an 8TB space is worth admiring,

but it becomes disgusting considering the cost of 2400 An extra dollar has to be paid for that unless you really need that amount,

then the matter is worth appreciating.

For those who deal daily with a quantity of ultra-high-definition videos,

the capacity of 8TB is a huge advantage to enhance productivity and shorten time,


there is no need for external SSDs to exchange data to and from it, but only a single and safe reservoir for all business resources.

Speakers and microphone

Due to the nature and purpose of its design, laptops do not have much space for high-performance audio output gear,

which requires a wider field of airflow. So it will end up in the best case with an acceptable sound too good,

and it may lead to pure inconvenience in some devices. But for the MacBook Pro 16-inch,

it provides the best listening experience within the entire laptop market, absolutely.

Battery and charger

As usual, Apple walked the same approach as MacBook Pro computers,

but this year the device saw for the first time the presence of a true lithium-polymer battery with an actual capacity of 100 watts,

even with the largest screen resolution and wider space, and memory Random-access with the largest energy requirements,

and with upgrades in the GPU,

the company confirms that the device will ensure greater energy efficiency to last longer use time compared to its predecessor,

and this is a good achievement calculated in favor of Apple.

Ports and connectivity

Like previous versions of MacBook Pro since 2016, the total number of ports is limited to four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two of them on each side (left and right),

the 3.5mm port for the headphones,

which is a fairly satisfactory amount these days if we look at 2016 And 2017 when the market was falling short of servicing USB-C

and Thunderbolt 3 ports and accessories at the time.

Improved support for external displays

According to Apple, the 16-inch MacBook Pro will support up to two 6K displays with a resolution of 6016 x 3384 at a refresh rate of 60Hz,

not surprisingly. With the high-performance MacPro desktop.


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