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Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID

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Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID review: specs and price

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
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Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID better than the average?

  • RAM
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    16GBvs7.97GB
  • Resolution
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    2880 x 1800pxvs1.91MP
  • RAM speed
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    2133MHzvs1735.01MHz
  • Weight
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    1.3kgvs2.05kg
  • Pixel density
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    220ppivs146.05ppi
  • Battery life
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    10hvs7.7h
  • CPU speed
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    4 x 2.9GHzvs6.09GHz
  • Screen size
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    15.4"vs14.62"

Price comparison

Design

1.weight

1.3kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
3.thickness

15.5mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.warranty period

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
5.maximum operating temperature

35°C

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
6.lowest potential operating temperature

10°C

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

1.resolution

2880 x 1800px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

220ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

15.4"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
6.has an IPS screen
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

1.RAM

16GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.RAM speed

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this, they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.
4.CPU speed

4 x 2.9GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
5.internal storage

2000GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
6.maximum memory size

16GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.USB 3.0 ports

0

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
4.has an HDMI output
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Battery

1.Battery life

10h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.number of microphones

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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