Macworld reviews Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz 8-core Core i9: ‘A great combination of usability and performance’

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is the world’s best pro notebook.
Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is the world’s best pro notebook.

Roman Loyola for Macworld:

With the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the company set out to create a laptop that would satisfy user demand—and that’s a little different way of doing things for Apple. Most users are used to Apple setting the tone and direction, and expecting users to just go with the flow. But it finally got to a breaking point, and users started to loudly complain about the things they didn’t like about the MacBook Pro.

So, Apple corrected course.

With the prior 15-inch model, there was always a “Yeah, but…” With the 16-inch MacBook Pro that replaces it, there are fewer chances for users to say, “Yeah, but….” The new laptop is a great combination of usability and performance, and it fixes the biggest issues with its predecessor.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro truly is the world’s best professional notebook.

Here are a couple of our own benchmarks, 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.40 GHz (8 cores):


  1. Finally!

    As most real-world people have said, this could have been perfect with the addition of one USB-A port, Magsafe, a user replaceable battery, an SD card slot, and affordable RAM options.

    Apple however has made it clear that those user-friendly features have been abandoned.

    Next request: a mid-size headless tower starting well under $3k please. The sealed mini and iMacs are just not up to snuff in terms of internal customization (yes, some people actually still like economical internal RAID arrays and PCI card expansion). Sealed thin units also falter under sustained processing, and iMacs basically force the user to have only one display or mismatched displays. The yet-to-be delivered 2020 Mac Pro is priced to exclude prosumers and photo professionals who don’t do Disney/Pixar levels of 3D animation.

    1. Why not just request your fantasy computer for FREE hand-delivered by Tim Cook riding a unicorn? The new Mac Pro basically answers every wish every user ever had and those they didn’t even know they had, EXCEPT that it isn’t free or near-free, get a real job so you can afford one! In case you haven’t gotten the memo, Apple fired whiny “real-world people users” like you years ago. Get over yourself.

      1. “Why not just request your fantasy computer for FREE hand-delivered by Tim Cook riding a unicorn?”

        Well…I bet some of his ‘friends’ can’t wait to see that getup when he is at home and off duty.🤣

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