Apple has done it again and released another beautiful machine. That beautiful machine that I speak of is their 2019 MacBook Pro. The base specs show that its aimed towards pro-type customers – video editors, game developers, scientists, Hollywood creators and such. And if the base specs aren’t enough for your liking Apple has given you room for upgrades. For example, it comes with 16gb of RAM, but can be upgraded to a whopping 64GB. The storage starts at 512mb, but can be upgraded all the way to a massive 8tb.
Price: From $2,399
CPU: 9th gen Core i7, 9th Gen Core i9
RAM: 16GB (up to 64GB)
Storage: 512GB to 8TB
GPU: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M (4GB), Radeon Pro 5500M (up to 8GB)
Display: 16 inches (2072 x 1920 pixels)
Battery: 100-watt-hour up to 11 hours
Size: 14.1 x 9.7 x 0.64 inches
Weight: 4.3 pounds
The first thing you’re going to want to touch is the Magic Keyboard. Apple finally ditched its old Butterfly keyboard and went with a scissor mechanism. The new keyboard has a new keycap structure making the keys more concave. It greatly improves input consistency. It feels Tempurpedic soft compared to the flatness of yesteryears keys. It delivers 1mm of travel compared to less than 0.8mm which made me have less typing errors. Apple also added back an Escape key and an inverted T arrow key set up so you can move the cursor more easily by feel. The Touch Bar is shrunken on the new Mac Book Pro, but it didn’t seem to be a problem for me.
First thing I noticed about the display was it reminded me of why I loved my xps13 so much by having a minimum bezel. It always made me feel more immersive and this is one of the brightest and most colorful panels around. The 16-inch screen on the MacBook Pro packs a fairly resolution of 3072 x 1920. This is not a 4K screen, though. Apple likely opted for this resolution to save on battery life, but a 4k option would have been a nice option for the people wanting a higher resolution screen and didn’t care about the battery life
Sound and Mic
It has a 6-speaker sound system with force-canceling woofers. This system also offers beefier bass that’s half an octave deeper than the previous year. It has amazing sound quality and doesn’t have any type of distortion which plagues a lot of other laptops. The MacBook Pro has a 3-mic array that’s designed to rival the best dedicated Yeti mics out there and is of studio quality.