MacBook Pro 16 ″ 2019 and MacBook Pro 15 ″ 2019, the specification-specific comparison

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro boasts several interesting features: it features a bright 16 ″ Retina display, the latest 8-core processors, is available with up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design.

Even the keyboard has been renewed, now it is called “Magic Keyboard”, it uses a redesigned scissor mechanism and presents a 1 mm excursion thanks to which, according to Apple, “a more satisfying sensation of the keys” is offered.

Other important elements are: a six-speaker audio system, greater autonomy, the 100 Wh battery, up to 8TB of storage space.

But what does it change technically point by a point compared to the previous model? Below is a side-by-side comparison of the technical specifications of the new 16 ″ 2019 MacBook Pro and the 15 ″ 2019 MacBook Pro.

MacBook Pro 15 ”2019MacBook Pro 16 ”2019
Starting price2.443 euros including VAT2,799 euros including VAT
Touch BarTouch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensorTouch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
colorsSilver, Sidereal GraySilver, Sidereal Gray
Screen
  • Retina display
  • 15.4 “LED-backlit display (diagonal) with IPS technology; native resolution 2880 × 1800 at 220 pixels per inch; supports millions of colors
  • Supported reduced resolutions:

– 1920 × 1200

– 1680 × 1050

– 1280 × 800

– 1024 × 640

  • Brightness 500 nits
  • Wide color range (P3)
  • True Tone technology
  • Retina display
  • 16 “LED-backlit display (diagonal) with IPS technology; native resolution 3072 × 1920 at 226 pixels per inch; supports millions of colors
  • Supported reduced resolutions:

– 1920 × 1200

– 1680 × 1050

– 1280 × 800

– 1024 × 640

  • Brightness 500 nits
  • Wide color range (P3)
  • True Tone technology
  • Refresh rate: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz
Processor2.6GHz
  • Intel Core i7 6-core 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz) with 12MB shared L3 cache
  • Configurable with Intel Core i9 8-core 2.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz) with 16MB of shared L3 cache
  • 2.3GHz
    Intel Core i9 8-core 2.3GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz) with 16MB of shared L3 cache
  • Configurable with Intel Core i9 8-core 2.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz) with 16MB of shared L3 cache
2.6GHz
  • Intel Core i7 6-core 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz) with 12MB shared L3 cache
  • Configurable with Intel Core i9 8-core 2.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz) and 16MB of shared L3 cache

2.3GHz

  • Intel Core i9 8 ‑ core 2.3GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz) with 16MB of shared L3 cache
  • Configurable with Intel Core i9 8-core 2.4GHz (Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz) and 16MB of shared L3 cache
Archiving
  • 256GB SSD drive
  • Configurable with 512GB, 1TB, 2TB or 4TB SSD drives
  • 512GB SSD drive
  • Configurable with 1TB, 2TB or 4TB SSD units
  • 512GB SSD drive
  • Configurable with 1TB, 2TB, 4TB or 8TB SSD units
  • 1TB SSD drive
  • Configurable with 2TB, 4TB or 8TB SSDs
Memory
  • 16GB of DDR4 memory at 2400MHz onboard
  • Configurable with 32GB of memory
  • 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory onboard
  • Configurable with 32GB or 64GB of memory
Graphics
  • 2.6GHz

Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switch Intel UHD Graphics 630 Configurable with Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory 

  • 2.3GHz

Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory and
Intel UHD Graphics 630 automatic graphics switch

Configurable with Radeon Pro Vega 16 with 4GB of HBM2 memory or Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory

  • AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory and automatic graphics switch
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Configurable with AMD Radeon Pro 5500M (4GB of GDDR6 memory) or AMD Radeon Pro 5500M (8GB of GDDR6 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory and automatic graphics switch
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Configurable with AMD Radeon Pro 5500M (8GB of GDDR6 memory)
Charging and expansion
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB ‑ C) for:
  • Reload
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB ‑ C) for:
  • Reload
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps
Keyboard and trackpad
  • Standard sized backlit keyboard
  • 65 keys (ISO), including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch Trackpad for precise cursor control, and to enable different functions depending on the pressure exerted: long click, accelerations, variable drawing stroke based on pressure, Multi-Touch gestures
  • Standard backlit Magic Keyboard
  • 66 keys (ISO), including 4 arrow keys (arranged in inverted T)
  • Touch Bar
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch Trackpad for precise cursor control, and to enable different functions depending on the pressure exerted: long click, accelerations, variable drawing stroke based on pressure, Multi-Touch gestures
WirelessWifi
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac; compatible with IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Wifi
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac; compatible with IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Video Camera
  • FaceTime HD 720p video camera
  • FaceTime HD 720p video camera
Video support
  • Simultaneously supports the native resolution, in millions of colors, on the integrated screen and:
  • – up to two external monitors with 5120 × 2880 resolution at 60Hz and over a billion colors
  • – up to four external monitors with 4096 × 2304 resolution at 60Hz and over a billion colors
  • Thunderbolt digital video output 3
  • – Native DisplayPort output via USB ‑ C
  • – Supports VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 outputs via adapters (sold separately)
  • Simultaneously supports the native resolution, in millions of colors, on the integrated screen and:
  • – up to two external monitors with 6016 × 3384 resolution at 60Hz and over a billion colors
  • – up to four external monitors with 4096 × 2304 resolution at 60Hz and over a billion colors
  • Thunderbolt digital video output 3
  • – Native DisplayPort output via USB ‑ C
  • – Supports VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 outputs via adapters (sold separately)
Audio
  • – High dynamic range stereo speakers
  • – Three microphones
  • – 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Six-speaker hi-fi system with force-canceling woofer
  • – Wide stereo sound
  • – Dolby Atmos playback supported
  • – Three microphones in array, of professional quality and with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • – 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery and power supply
  • – Up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing
  • – Up to 10 hours of iTunes movie playback
  • – Up to 30 days of standby time
  • – Built-in 83.6 watt-hour polymer-lithium battery
  • – 87W USB ‑ C power supply
  • – Up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing
  • – Up to 11 hours of movie playback on the Apple TV app
  • – Up to 30 days of standby time
  • – Built-in 100 watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • – 96W USB ‑ C power supply

 

Dimensions and weight
  • Height: 1.55 cm
  • Width: 34.93 cm
  • Depth: 24.07 cm
  • Weight: 1.83 kg
  • Height :  1.62 cm
  • Width :  35.79 cm
  • Depth :  24.59 cm
  • Weight :  2.0 kg


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