As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Apple MacBook Pro 16 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Apple MacBook Pro 16 according to what you are going to do with it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
MacBook Pro 16 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this MacBook Pro 16, Apple is well positioned in relation to other competing models.It’s a big screen that you have: 16 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The processor which equips this model, one Core i9-9880H, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even if you think 1000 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. This MacBook Pro 16 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 10 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. Apple is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
Is MacBook Pro 16 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Making this MacBook Pro 16 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Apple. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
The laptop from .Apple is imposing by its size. Large by size, with 16 inches and a high resolution of 3072×1920. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the MacBook Pro 16 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
With a processor type Core i9-9880H, Apple offers a high performance solution. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon 5500M, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Apple has made efforts with available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this MacBook Pro 16 one. Apple promises 10hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
Is MacBook Pro 16 planned for travelling ?
Making this laptop an easily transportable computer may not seem to be a priority in Apple the design of this MacBook Pro 16. We have analysed different scenarios : depending on whether it will be used for work, with bus-metro-train travel, or just for holidays and weekends. The bottom line is this : What makes this one of the best laptops to carry is the balance between weight, size and the set of components chosen by Apple.
With its 2 Kg, it MacBook Pro 16 is one of the heaviest in its class. Every transport is painful. For a laptop it”s bulky to move. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. With its 16 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this MacBook Pro 16. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
Equipped with a processor Core i9-9880H, this model has a very low power consumption. The processor of this computer is one of the most powerful at the moment.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 10 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 1000 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, Apple was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 16 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
All the same, this MacBook Pro 16 is interesting for those who travel.
The MacBook Pro 16 to make audio or video editing.
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this MacBook Pro 16meets this need perfectly. With these components, Apple puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with macOS, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Core i9-9880H and disk size of 1000 Gb will be more than sufficient.
The designers of Apple have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The MacBook Pro 16 has only got one, with total 1000 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. With 10 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. Here file transfers are done at a slower speed between your laptop and external drives.
With the MacBook Pro 16, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
MacBook Pro 16 for video games?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this MacBook Pro 16, Apple has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 3072×1920, nothing better at the moment
A high-end graphics card, AMD Radeon 5500M, combined with a high-performance processor Core i9-9880H provide a quality result. This card is one of the best of the moment. And despite the power of the components, the engineers at de Apple have designed an efficient cooling system.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 1000 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 16 inches size.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this MacBook Pro 16 is an excellent choice for video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!
MacBook Pro 16 the right choice for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. Perfectly office oriented, this MacBook Pro 16 is efficient.
This computer meets a demand that deviates from Windows standards. It has indeed an operating macOS system .
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. Note that with its 2 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1000 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In conclusion, the MacBook Pro 16 is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The MacBook Pro 16 in conclusion
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. It performs well in almost everything, the MacBook Pro 16 remains reasonable in terms of price.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– travel use
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks