16-Inch MacBook Pro Debuts With New Magic Keyboard, Physical Esc Key, Up to 64GB of RAM, and More

Apple today announced its much-rumored high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro, which is the largest MacBook Pro that's been offered for sale since the discontinuation of the 17-inch MacBook Pro back in 2012.


The updated 16-inch MacBook Pro features a larger display with slimmer bezels than the 15-inch MacBook Pro, which it has replaced in Apple's notebook lineup. The display has a resolution of 3072x1920 pixels with up to 500 nits of brightness.

The notebook features an updated "Magic Keyboard" that does away with the unpopular butterfly mechanism, returning instead to a more reliable scissor mechanism with 1mm key travel, along with Intel's latest 9th-generation processors with up to 8 cores. It also has up to 64GB of RAM and up to 8TB of SSD storage.

Above the keyboard, the Touch Bar lives on, but the 16-inch MacBook Pro marks the return of a physical Esc key. In line with the latest MacBook Air, the Touch ID sensor has also been separated from the Touch Bar.


Other features include AMD Radeon Pro 5000M graphics options paired with GDDR6 video memory and an 8GB VRAM option, a larger 100Wh battery for longer battery life, a redesigned six-speaker sound system, and upgraded microphones.

Starting at $2,399 in the United States, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available today through Apple.com and the Apple Store app. It will be in Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers in the United States later this week and is "coming soon" to stores around the world, according to Apple.

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4 weeks ago
512gb base storage



Rating: 63 Votes
4 weeks ago
For the love of Steve stop complaining.

They keep base specs low to keep the entry price down.

They were never going to get rid of Touch Bar.

It has better heat management.

They fixed the keyboard.

They gave you a physical escape key.

Entry price is reasonable.

This is what you asked for.

Now stop not picking on the singular aspect that you disagree with and be happy.
Rating: 26 Votes
4 weeks ago
Base storage is 512. I am STUNNED.
Rating: 25 Votes
4 weeks ago
Total fan-serve. Yet, there's still something for some people to whine about. Classic Apple product launch.
Rating: 22 Votes
4 weeks ago
A moment of silence for the drop in resale value of all butterfly mechanism Macbooks.
Rating: 18 Votes
4 weeks ago
A few more details:

- The monitor is 3,072 x 1,920 (226 ppi) — The 15" model is 2,880 x 1,800 (220 ppi)
- It weights .3 pounds more
- GDDR6 video memory
- RAM memory is now 2666Mhz (before it was 2400Mhz)
- Battery is 100Wh (its was 83.6Wh before)
- New 96W power adapter
- 512GB SSD base model, the $2799 config has a 1TB SSD.
Rating: 13 Votes
4 weeks ago
- 512GB base storage
- physical esc key
- redesigned keyboard
- smaller bezels
- fair pricing

Thanks Apple! o_O
Rating: 13 Votes
4 weeks ago
Awesome! Kinda wish they used this opportunity to put in FaceID but oh well
Rating: 12 Votes
4 weeks ago
8 TB SSD is insane.
Rating: 12 Votes
4 weeks ago


No WiFi 6! Even the latest iPhone has WiFi 6 FFS...


9th Gen Intel CPU's don't have WiFi 6.
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Wow, how over-hyped were all the rumours? There are some cool little tweaks but nothing to warrant all the articles for such a small refresh.


This is far from a small refresh. Can't please everyone I guess.
Rating: 11 Votes

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