New 16-Inch MacBook Pro is Thicker and Heavier Than Previous Generation

Apple today announced completely redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that in the case of the 16-inch model is unsurprisingly thicker and heavier than the previous generation.

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Apple announced a new 14-inch model that replaced the high-end Intel 13-inch MacBook Pros. Given the larger screen, it's not fair to compare the two models. What is fair game, however, is to take a look at the new 16-inch MacBook Pro compared to the previous generation. We've put side by side the weight, height, and depth differences for the new 16-inch MacBook Pro compared to the previous generation.


2021 16-inch MacBook Pro

  • Weight: 4.7 pounds (2.1 kg)
  • Height: 0.66 inches (1.68 cm)
  • Depth: 9.77 inches (24.81 cm)
  • Width: 14.01 inches (35.37 cm)


2019 16-inch MacBook Pro

  • Weight: 4.3 pounds (2.0 kg)
  • Height: 0.64 inches (1.62 cm)
  • Depth: 9.68 inches (24.59 cm)
  • Width: 14.09 inches (35.79 cm)

As you can see from above, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is nearly 9% heavier than the previous generation and is also slightly thicker. The new MacBook Pros feature a redesigned designed body, that is not also thicker and heavier, but also includes more I/O ports and new features. Learn more about these new MacBook Pros here.

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Top Rated Comments

DHagan4755 Avatar
8 months ago
There are many people, myself included, who were sick of Apple going thin for the sake of thin. Meanwhile the machine would throttle because it was too thin.
Score: 65 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bryan Bowler Avatar
8 months ago
So happy that Apple is returning to functionality versus thinness for the sake of being thin. Well done Apple, well done!
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rick3000 Avatar
8 months ago
It's a Pro computer, for Pro's who value performance, battery life, ports, etc.

If you need thin and light Apple has you covered with the Air.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
8 months ago
Why no optical disk drive??
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Digital Skunk Avatar
8 months ago
Take the money now Apple!

That notch is HIDEOUS, but I'm glad they've backtracked on just about everything they've done to the MBP for the past 8 years. A worthy upgrade to my workhorse machine.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeeW Avatar
8 months ago
I like the design though, reminds me of the best MBP Apple ever built.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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