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.


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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4 weeks 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.
Rating: 15 Votes
4 weeks ago


Does it have touch screen and pen input?


Yes, you can both touch the screen and poke it with a pen.
Rating: 9 Votes
4 weeks 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!
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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.
Rating: 7 Votes
4 weeks ago
iJustine? I don’t believe any word she says in all of her videos.
Rating: 7 Votes
4 weeks ago
post-Jony Ive is alive?
Rating: 4 Votes
4 weeks 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.
Rating: 3 Votes
4 weeks ago


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.


I think the optional monitor stand was his crowning achievement.
Rating: 3 Votes
4 weeks ago
Maybe the next model will return the full suite of function keys.
Rating: 3 Votes
4 weeks ago
The thing which struck me most is the massive jump in value over the model it replaces. It's almost incomparably better, finally ditching the derisory 256GB SSD, finally offering a stock 1TB model, finally ditching Polaris (and for something more powerful than the Vega 20 in the base model!), more reasonable upgrade pricing and hopefully a screen that makes the 1920x1200 resolution a bit more comfortable to use.
Rating: 1 Votes
4 weeks 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.


Agreed. Joke at best and not a real reviewer, just "trying" to be cute. other reviews were so much better!
Rating: 1 Votes

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