The new MacBook Pro 15 models are equipped with sixth-generation Intel Core processors. You get a quad-core Core i7 chip that delivers Turbo Boost speed of up to 3.5 GHz.
This is backed by 16 GB of RAM with speed of 2133MHz and a Polaris-based AMD Radeon Pro 450 GPU with 2 GB of memory.
Apple provides the 15-incher with a zippy PCIe-based SSD which it says delivers faster performance than the previous generation. The MacBook Pro 15 features a split-blade fan design which improves airflow while keeping noise very low.
For the first time, Apple has added its Touch ID fingerprint scanner to a MacBook. The feature enables you to quickly unlock the notebook, access system settings and use Apple Pay with just the touch of your fingers.
Battery runtime for the 2016 MacBook Pro is estimated at up to 10 hours, similar to what the smaller 13-inch model is expected to deliver.
It comes with redesigned speakers which are said to deliver up to double dynamic range and 58 percent more volume. The Apple MacBook Pro 15 features four Thunderbolt 3 ports, which you can use for charging or for data transfer.
With an appropriate adapter, you can connect HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, and USB 3.1 via the Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (2016) Specs
Here are the specs of the 2016 Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch Notebook:
- OS: macOS Sierra
- Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core Processor
- GPU: AMD Radeon Pro 450 or AMD Radeon Pro 455 (with 2GB GDDR memory)
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Colours: Silver or Space Gray
- Dimension: 34.93 x 24.07 x 1.55 cm
- Weight: 1.83 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.4-inch LED-backlit Display, 2880 x 1800 pixels (Retina Display), up to 500 nits
- Keyboard: Full Size Backlit Keyboard with Touch Bar
- Pointing Device: Force Touch TrackPad
- Built-in Storage: 256GB or 512 PCIe SSD Storage, (Optional 1TB or 2TB Storage)
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes, iCloud
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: 720p HD FaceTime Camera
- USB 3.0: No, Supports USB 3.1 via Thunderbolt 3 ports
- Thunderbolt: Yes, Thunderbolt 3 (USB-Type C), up to 4 ports (you will need an adapter for Thunderbolt 2)
- HDMI: No, However a Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI adapter is sold separately
- DisplayPort: No, Supports DisplayPort via Thunderbolt 3 ports
- VGA: No, However a Thunderbolt 3 to VGA adapter is sold separately
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No, However a Thunderbolt 3 to Ethernet adapter is sold separately
- SD Slot: No
- Mic/Headphone: Yes (3 microphones with 3.5mm Audio Jack)
- WLAN: Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2
- NFC: No
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: No
- Touch ID (Fingerprint Sensor)
- Stereo Speakers
- 87W USB-C Power Adapter
- Battery: 76 Wh Li-Po Battery
- Use Time: up to 10 hours Wireless Web
- Standby Time: up to 30 days
The 2016 Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch is available in the United States starting at $2399. The 2016 editions of the Macbook Pro 15 are not yet available in Nigeria, Kenya, or Ghana.
When available, we expect the The Macbook Pro 15 price in Nigeria to start at 540,000 Naira, depending on your location.