16-Inch MacBook Pro First Impressions Praise Return of Scissor Switch Keyboard and Larger Retina Display

Apple today announced and launched the long-awaited 16-inch MacBook Pro, which has now replaced the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro models in the line of Apple notebooks. Alongside the announcement, a handful of YouTubers and tech bloggers have begun sharing their first impressions of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, after having used it for a few hours.

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The two big updates to the new notebook include its bigger 16-inch Retina display, and the updated scissor switch keyboard that ditches the butterfly keyboard of the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro. Essentially every first impression applauded Apple for the new keyboard, particularly in regards to the new physical Escape key (instead of a virtual one on the Touch Bar).

Below we've rounded up a few first impressions videos for the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Marques Brownlee:


iJustine:

The Verge:

UrAvgConsumer:

Engadget:

Rene Ritchie:

CNET:

The 16-inch MacBook Pro also features AMD Radeon Pro 5000M graphics options, GDDR6 video memory, a larger 100Wh battery for about an hour more battery than the previous generation, a redesigned six-speaker sound system, and upgraded microphones.

The new model starts at $2,399 in the United States and includes another $2,799 option, both of which can be individually configured with various internal upgrade options. For more information on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, be sure to read our announcement post for the notebook.

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cypressc Avatar
60 months ago
Seriously, why link to iJustine? She is all about being cute and smiley. She could hate the new Macbook, but she is only going to say stuff like "OMG, this is sooo cool!" and show it off with cool camera angles and editing.
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supercoolmanchu Avatar
60 months ago

Does it have touch screen and pen input?
Yes, you can both touch the screen and poke it with a pen.
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Dozer_Zaibatsu Avatar
60 months ago
The function keys said they were going down to the corner store to pick up a pack of cigarettes… I know that they'll be back! They'll be back… some day!

Damn, what's with the videos of those "influencers" on YouTube unboxing a new computer and acting like contestants on "The Price is Right" from the 70s? It's a computer. It's very nice, and it's what you expect for a very expensive machine. Calm down.
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ridgero Avatar
60 months ago
iJustine? I don’t believe any word she says in all of her videos.
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brucebrendon Avatar
60 months ago
post-Jony Ive is alive?
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PickUrPoison Avatar
60 months ago

post-Jony Ive is alive?
We’ll have to wait for a couple years until Jony’s designs have worked their way through the pipeline. But since Ive will be working with Apple on an ongoing basis, it may be 10 or 20 years before we see designs not directed, influenced or approved by Ive. Hard to say.
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