Apple’s new beastly 16-inch MacBook Pro is finally here, and it’s rocking a re-designed keyboard that the range so desperately needed.
It sure ain’t cheap, though. This is how much it will set you back in Australia.
The good news for MacBook and MacBook Pro users is that Apple has finally capitulated and fixed, or at least improved, the low profile butterfly keyboards that have been causing headaches, and straight-up failing, since 2015. The bad news is that, for the time being, the only upgrade path available is the new monstrous 16-inch MacBook Pro that will cost you at least $3,799 for the privilege of having every letter on your keyboard reliably working.Read more
The “cheap” 16-inch MacBook starts at $3,799 and comes with a 2.6GHz six-core Core i7 Processor, 16GB of RAM, 4GB AMD Radeon Pro 5300M GPU, and a 512GB SSD drive.
It also comes with a new 100-Wh battery which will apparently gift you will 11 hours, as well as 3 USB-C ports. What you won’t find is a built-in SD card slot. Sorry.
If you’re looking for more power and storage, you can opt for the $4,399 unit, which comes with a 2.3GHz eight-core Core i9 processor, 4GB Radeon Pro 5500M GPU and a 1TB SSD.
Both laptops can further boosted with a 2.4GHz eight-core Core i9 processor, Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB GPU, up to 64GB of RAM and a whopping 8TB SSD.
If you really want to go out with the specs it will set you back a casual $9,679.
Besides the giant display, the most significant new design feature is the ‘Magic Keyboard’, which we’re hoping will work better than bothersome butterfly keyboard which, well, sucked.
The new keyboard now has a scissor mechanism, minimal wobble and only one millimetre of travel. Fans of the Touch Bar will also be rejoicing at its continued presence.
Let’s see if Apple lives up to its promise of this new keyboard causing less headaches.
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is available in Australia now.