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Compare all Apple MacBook Pro 2019 models

The long-awaited Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches has been announced! This slightly larger model replaces the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches. The larger screen and the improved Magic Keyboard are the main eyecatchers. But what else has actually changed compared to the MacBook Pro 15 inches? And what about the 13-inch model? You can read all about the differences between these three models here.

Compare all Apple MacBook Pro 2019 models

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches (2019) Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches (2019) Apple Macbook Pro 13 inches (2019)
Screen 16 inches 3072x1920 15.4 inches 2880x1800 13.3 inches 2560 x 1600
Processor 9th generation 6-core Intel Core i7 or 8-core Intel Core i9 8th generation 6-core Intel Core i7 or 8-core Intel Core i9 8th generation 4-core Intel Core i5 or 6-core Intel Core i7
Storage capacity 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB SSD 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB SSD 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD
VIdeo card AMD Radeon Pro 5300M, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M AMD Radeon Pro 555X, Radeon Pro 560X, or Radeon Pro Vega 16 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 or Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Keyboard Keyboard with scissor mechanism Keyboard with butterfly mechanism Keyboard with butterfly mechanism

Screen

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches screen

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches: bigger and sharper

The Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches has a slightly larger screen. Because the screen bezels are also thinner, the casing is a tiny bit larger than the 15 inches model. That means more screen in almost the same skin. Moreover, the screen has a higher resolution, so you have more total space to work on your graphic projects. That way, you'll no longer overlook any details.

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches screen

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches: wider screen edges

Due to the wider screen bezels of the MacBook Pro 15 inches, you have slightly less screen space at your disposal. The Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches has a lower resolution than the 16-inch model. The 15-inch model does have the same brightness (500 nits) and broad color representation (P3). That means your holiday photos are displayed just as beautifully as on the 16-inch model.

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches screen

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches: you can easily take it with you

The smallest Apple MacBook Pro model also has the lowest resolution. That means you work with less detail than on a model with a larger screen. The biggest advantage of the smaller screen is that you can take it with you more easily.

Processor

Apple MacBook 16 inches processor

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches: faster, better, cooler

The heart of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches beats just a bit faster than that of its predecessors. The 9th generation of Intel Core processors have higher clock speeds, letting you work more smoothly with large graphic files. In addition, Apple has upgraded the cooling system and made the MacBook Pro 16 inches a little over a millimeter thicker. As a result, you're less likely to suffer from reduced performance with demanding tasks, and it cools more efficiently.

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches processor

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches: previous generation

The Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches has i7 and i9 processors of the 8th generation. They're slightly older and slower than the processors in the new model. However, they're still fast enough to smoothly and quickly edit photos and videos. Do you not necessarily want the best of the best? Then the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches (2019) is still a very good choice.

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches processor

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches: small powerhouse

The MacBook Pro 13 inches obviously also has the least powerful processor. That doesn't mean that it's slow, though. All models can easily be used for all your image editing programs, although it's just a bit slower.

Storage capacity

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches storage capacity

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches: plenty of space

The Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches comes with a 512GB SSD in the i7 model by default. Do you want the more powerful version with an i9? Then you'll have a whopping 1TB at your disposal. For most users, this is more than enough. Do you often store large video files or 3D models? Then it's not a bad idea to get a little more storage. The Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches is available with a maximum of 8TB storage capacity. That's enough space for more than 8000 hours of Full HD footage.

Apple MacBook Pro storage capacity

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches and Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches: sufficient for daily use

The 256GB SSD in the cheapest Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches offers enough space for daily use. People who want more storage capacity can upgrade to 4TB of SSD storage. The 13-inch model starts with a storage capacity of 128GB and is available up to 2TB.

VIdeo card

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches video card

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches: render faster

The Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches has a dedicated video card from the AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series. In the basic model, you'll find the AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB GDDR6 memory. The model with the Intel Core i9 processor has a 5500M with 4GB GDDR6 memory. Thanks to these cards, your video projects are rendered more quickly. This way, you'll be ready to get started with your next assignment faster.

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches video card

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches: slightly slower

Dedicated video cards provide computing power specifically for graphic processes. This means your processor doesn't have to do all the work. The result is that you wait less time for your videos to render. The dedicated video cards in the Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches are slightly slower than those in the 16-inch model. Although your videos still render quickly, the MacBook Pro 15 inches can't beat its newer and bigger brother.

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches video card

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches: shared video cards

The Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches doesn't have a dedicated video card, but a shared video card. For graphical calculations, it steals RAM from your processor. As a result, videos render less quickly. So get a cup of coffee while you wait for your holiday videos.

Keyboard

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches keyboard

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches: a better typing experience

The Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches has a Magic Keyboard. This keyboard is more reliable than the dreaded keyboard with butterfly mechanism on older MacBook models. In addition, the keyboard has more key travel, making it easier to notice that you're pressing the keys. This types more comfortably, although this is also largely a personal preference. In addition, the physical escape key is back and the Touch ID sensor is included in a separate button. You can also use this button to turn on the MacBook Pro.

Apple MacBook Pro keyboard

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches and Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches: butterfly mechanism

The older MacBook Pro models have a keyboard with a butterfly mechanism. The advantage of this mechanism is that the keyboard is a lot flatter and tighter. This means that the key travel is minimal, so that you can't press the keys down very far. Moreover, the escape key is incorporated in the touch bar. That means there's no physical key.

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches Touch Bar (2019) Space Gray

International keyboard (QWERTY) | Intel Core i7 2.6GHz (9th-gen) - 16GB - 512GB SSD | AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
2.699,-
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  • With the 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, you can effortlessly run the most demanding programs.
  • Thanks to the 16-inch screen with a 3072x1920 resolution, you'll have more screen space for all your windows.
  • The updated scissor mechanism in the Magic Keyboard is more durable and stable, so you type more silently.
  • This MacBook Pro has 4 Thunderbolt 3 connectors. If you want to connect a device with a USB-A, Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, or VGA output, you'll need a separate cable converter.

Conclusion

The Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches will be a welcome upgrade for many users. With this model, Apple has shown that it listens to the wishes of MacBook users. Thanks to the faster processor and video card, better cooling, more RAM, and larger storage capacity, you can now do more work in less time. The improved keyboard and larger screen also make working on the MacBook more comfortable. Prefer the old keyboard? The 15 and 13-inch models still have one.



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