Apple announces new 16-inch MacBook Pro with scissor-mechanism keyboard; Starts at $2,399

Apple has finally unveiled the 16-inch MacBook Pro that will feature a 16-inch Retina Display, the latest 8-core processors, and up to 64GB of memory. The new MacBook Pro will be available in two variants, i.e. it will come with either a 6-core Intel Core i7 processor or an 8-core Intel Core i9 processor. However, Apple will be using the 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors rather than opting for the latest 10th generation.

Apple announces new 16-inch MacBook Pro with scissor-mechanism keyboard; Starts at $2,399
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Apple VP Tom Boger in a statement described the new MacBook Pro as featuring a “larger display, blazing-fast performance, the biggest battery possible, the best notebook keyboard ever, awesome speakers and massive amounts of storage”.

Apple also said that it has improved the thermal performance of the new laptop that will ultimately help sustain CPU and GPU running at full speed for longer. As far as the graphics are concerned, the laptop features up to AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Moreover, The new baseline GPUs will offer up to 2.1 times faster graphics performance than the previous standard configuration. Also, the Cupertino giant said that it will be using a new scissor mechanism in the keyboard that allows for 1mm travel on the keyboard.

The retina display will now boast a resolution of 3,072 x 1,920 and a higher pixel density of 226 PPI. You can also configure the new MacBook Pro with up to 8 TB of SSD storage. The new 16-inch MacBook Pro will be available at a starting price of $2,399 for the base variant.


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