Apple has released the Macbook Pro 16″ with a starting price of P141,990 in the Philippines. The top model which features 8-core 9th-Gen Intel Core i9 with up to 4.8GHz boost, 16GB 2666MHz DDR, 1TB SSD will set you back at P165,990. While the official prices are confirmed already, there’s no firm release or availability date yet.
MacBook Pro 16″ Now Official in the Philippines
Apple MacBook Pro 16″ introduces updated processors with better thermal management, improved speakers, a larger screen that seems to be introducing a new category to the market, and a “new” keyboard that’s expected to reliably last. Outside the new features, you still get the same touch bar and touch ID support as well as the four Thunderbolt 3 ports. Colors come in Space Gray and Silver finishes.
While there are a few good things about the new MacBook Pro 16″, it’s the keyboard which is the most anticipated. After the butterfly mechanism went several iterations (and still receives complaints from users), Apple has finally thrown away the idea for a “new” design. The company has switched back to the old scissor-style keyboard. Apart from the better durability, the other difference is the key travel and feel. It should be significantly more responsive and springy to use this time around.
The base model features 9th-Gen Intel Core i7 with six cores to boot, turbo-boosting up to 4.5GHz. Graphics-wise, it uses AMD Radeon Pro 5300M.
Apple MacBook Pro 16″ specs, price, release date in the Philippines
- Display: 16″ 3072‑by‑1920, Retina, 500 nits, DCI-P3, True Tone
- Dimension: 24.59cm x 1.62cm x 35.79cm, 2kg
- CPU: 2.3GHz 8‑core Intel Core i9, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz | 2.6GHz 6‑core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
- RAM: 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4
- Storage: 512GB SSD or 1TB
- Ports: 4 Thunderbolt 3
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Security: Touch ID
- Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
- Keyboard: Backlit
- Battery: 100Wh, up to 11hrs wireless web surfing
- Audio: High‑fidelity six‑speaker system with force-canceling woofers, wide stereo sound
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver
- OS: macOS Catalina
- Release date: November 15th, 2019 in the US, TBD in the Philippines
- Price: P141,990 and P165,990