Apple releases 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Pro ships in December

Apple on Wednesday released its newest laptop, a 16-inch MacBook Pro, with features all pro users will love.

In addition to the larger display, the MacBook Pro features 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, and up to 8GB of VRAM. The computer produces Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz, which is 2.1 times faster than the quad-core 15-inch MacBook Pro, according to Apple.

Something everyone talks about with the MacBook Pro is the keyboard. Apple has developed a new Magic Keyboard with a “refined” scissor mechanism—hopefully this will put to rest all the problems with previous generation keyboards. This keyboard also features a physical escape key and inverted T arrow keys—definitely two welcome changes.

Of course, pros need storage in addition to power, so the standard configurations for the MacBook Pro come with 512GB and 1TB options. If you want to go to the extreme, you can configure the laptop with 8TB of storage.

Apple wasn’t done with power and keyboards in the new MacBook Pro—they also worked on the audio system.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro introduces a completely redesigned six-speaker, high-fidelity sound system designed to bring musicians, podcasters and video editors the most advanced audio experience ever in a notebook. New Apple-patented force-canceling woofers use dual opposed speaker drivers to reduce unwanted vibrations that distort sound. As a result, music sounds more clear and natural than ever before, and the bass can go half an octave deeper. An upgraded high-performance mic array delivers a 40 percent reduction in hiss and an improved signal-to-noise ratio that rivals that of popular professional-grade digital microphones, delivering super-clean recordings that capture even the quietest details.

I can’t wait to hear that.

Pricing for the 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,399 and will be in stores later this week in the US.

Apple also announced that the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will ship in December. No specific date was given.