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Apple Announces New 16-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard

Two weeks after launching the AirPods Pro, today was the day for another product aimed at the professional audience: Apple has just announced (first, through a tweet of Tim Cook!) a new MacBook Pro long-awaited model of your notebook, now equipped with a 16 inches.

The Retina screen, 4% larger diagonally, has a 3072 × 1920 pixels resolution (with 226ppp density), up to 500 nits brightness and of course support the wide range of P3 colors. This machine supports next-generation GPUs (AMD Radeon Pro 5000M, manufactured in a 7 nanometer process), with up to 8GB of VRAM.

New MacBook Pro 16-inch Retina Display

As expected, Apple finally abandoned the troublesome butterfly mechanism on the new MBP's keyboard and reverted to a (but modernized and improved) scissor engine, "more reliable" than the previous one and with a 1mm typing depth. Your name? Magic keyboard.

Magic Keyboard of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro

Confirming rumors, the new MBP's Magic Keyboard has a physical Esc key and Apple also took the opportunity to return to the conventional design of the directional arrows without placing the sides at the same height as the verticals (hallelujah!) That is in a ?T? format. " inverted.

Internally, we have ninth generation Intel processors with configurations that reach an eight core Core i9 (with speeds Turbo boost at 5GHz, promising up to 80% more performance), at 64GB (!) of RAM and at 8TB (!) SSD storage The top-of-the-line configuration now comes with twice as much as before, 1TB.

In addition, Apple promises clearer, more powerful sound with six speakers, allied to one new microphone which makes for good noise cancellation with ?studio quality?.

In addition, the new MBP equipped with the Touch bar (including of course the Touch ID sensor), the Force Touch trackpad and the security chip T2 from Ma. Your battery now from 100Wh, providing one more hour of overall autonomy.

?Our professional consumers tell us they want their next MacBook Pro to have a bigger screen, top performance, the largest battery possible, the best laptop keyboard possible, amazing speakers and plenty of storage, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers all this and more, ?he said. Tom boger, senior director of product marketing for Mac and iPad at Apple.

?With its brilliant 16-inch Retina display, eight-core processors, state-of-the-art professional graphics, even better thermal design, the new Magic Keyboard, a six-speaker sound system, 100Wh battery, up to 8TB of storage And with 64GB of fast memory, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the best pro notebook in the world, ?added Boger.

Contrary to what was speculated a few weeks ago, the price of the new MBP occupies the space of the previous 15 ? model ie from $ 2,399 in the United States.

At the Brazil, the new models are not yet available for purchase but we already have their prices (same as before): R $ 21,299 for version with 2.6GHz six-core Intel Core i7 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 5300M and 512GB SSD; R $ 24,599 for one with an eight core 2.3GHz Intel Core i9, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M and 1TB SSD. That's right: Apple has doubled storage capacities compared to older models, which came with 256GB and 512GB respectively!

Unmodified 13 ? model

Today's news is really focused only on the new 16 ? model that actually replaces the 15 ?.

Apple didn't touch the smaller family member, the 13 ? MacBook Pro, and according to Mark Gurman Bloomberg) It will even be updated next year.