Tech specs for the new 16-inch MacBook Pro

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On Monday 18th October at approximately 6 pm GMT, Apple hosted the MacBook event. Few announcements were new colours in the HomPod mini, AirPods 3 will be available for £169 and a 14-inch and a 16-inch MacBook Pro will be on order right now.

The new MacBook Pros have had a massive overall and everything you can think of managed to get an upgrade. With features that you probably won’t be able to keep up with.

As far as those features and specifications are concerned, we have gone and put together a breakdown of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro tech specs.

16-inch MacBook Pro tech specs

The Technical specifications for the new 16-inch MacBook Pro

Pricing

  • £2,399 10-core M1 Pro
  • £2,599 10-core M1 Pro
  • £3,299 10-core M1 Max

Colours

  • Space Grey
  • Silver

Processor

£2,399

  • 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores
  • 16-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 200GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine

  • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW
  • Video decode engine
  • Video encode engine
  • ProRes encode and decode engine

Configurable to:

  • M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 24-core GPU
  • M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU

£2,599

  • 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores
  • 16-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 200GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine

  • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW
  • Video decode engine
  • Video encode engine
  • ProRes encode and decode engine

Configurable to:

  • M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 24-core GPU
  • M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU

£3,299

  • 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores
  • 32-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 400GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine

  • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW
  • Video decode engine
  • Two video encode engines
  • Two ProRes encode and decode engines

Display

  • Liquid Retina XDR display
  • 16.2-inch (diagonal) Liquid Retina XDR display;10 3456×2234 native
    resolution at 254 pixels per inch
  • XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
  • Up to 1,000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1,600 nits peak brightness
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio

Colour

  • 1 billion colours
  • Wide colour (P3)
  • True Tone technology

Refresh rates

  • ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
  • Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz

Memory

£2,399

  • 16GB
  • 16GB unified memory
  • Configurable to:
  • 32GB (M1 Pro or M1 Max) or 64GB (M1 Max)

£2,599

  • 16GB
  • 16GB unified memory

Configurable to:

  • 32GB (M1 Pro or M1 Max) or 64GB (M1 Max)

£3,299

  • 32GB
  • 32GB unified memory

Configurable to:

  • 64GB

Battery and power

  • Up to 21 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 14 hours wireless web
  • 100-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery2
  • 140W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB‑C to MagSafe 3 Cable
  • Fast-charge capable with included 140W USB‑C Power Adapter

Storage

£2,399

  • 512GB SSD

Configurable to:

  • 1TB, 2TB, 4TB or 8TB

£2,599

  • 1TB SSD

Configurable to:

  • 2TB, 4TB or 8TB

£3,299

  1. 1TB SSD

Configurable to:

  • 2TB, 4TB or 8TB

Charging and expansion

  • SDXC card slot
  • HDMI port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • MagSafe 3 port

Three Thunderbolt 4 (USB‑C) ports with support for:

  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)

Keyboard and Trackpad

Backlit Magic Keyboard with:

  • 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted “T” arrangement
  • Touch ID
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures

Wireless

  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Camera 

  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Advanced image signal processor with computational video

Audio

  • High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro and AirPods Max
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones

Size and Weight

  • Height 1.68 cm (0.66 inches)
  • Width: 35.57 cm (14.01 inches)
  • Depth: 24.81 cm (9.77 inches)
  • Weight (M1 Pro): 2.1 kg (4.7 pounds)
  • Weight (M1 Max): 2.2 kg (4.8 pounds)

Built-in Apps

  • App Store
  • Books
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Find My
  • GarageBand
  • Home
  • iMovie
  • Keynote
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Messages
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • numbers
  • Pages
  • Photo Booth
  • Photos
  • Podcasts
  • Preview
  • QuickTime Player
  • Reminders
  • Safari
  • Shortcuts
  • Siri
  • Stocks
  • Time Machine
  • TV
  • Voice Memos

What’s in the box

  • 16-inch MacBook Pro
  • 140W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB‑C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2m)

There you have it, a quick overview of the tech specs for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Are you picking one up soon?

Also Read: New Apple MacBook Pro with M1 chip announced

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