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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) Technical Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple Computer
  • Processor Intel Core i7 (6820HQ)
  • Display 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
  • RAM 16GB
  • Storage 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD
  • Web Cam 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • OS macOS

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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) laptop Review

The 2016 MacBook Pro is a top-of-the-line laptop with a 15-inch screen. It has a sleek design and powerful features.

The touchpad is large and responsive, and the keyboard is backlit and easy to use. The screen is bright and clear, and the audio is loud and clear.

The battery life is excellent, and the overall performance is outstanding. The only downside is the price, but for the features and performance, it is worth it.

What are the specifications of the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) laptop?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) laptop:

  • Processor: 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • Memory: 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Storage: 256GB 512GB 1TB or 2TB SSD
  • Display: 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • I/O: Two USB 3 ports, MagSafe 2 power port, SDXC card slot, Thunderbolt 2 port, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colours: Silver, Space Gray

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Laptop
Released 15 November, 2016
Status Available
External Buttons and Connectors Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:

Charging
DisplayPort
Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Processor (CPU)

Processor Type Intel Core i7 (6820HQ)
Processor Speed 2.7 GHz
Processor Cores Quad Core
Processor Cache Level 1 Cache 256 KB
Level 2 Cache 1 MB
Level 3 Cache 6 MB
Base frequency 2.7 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.6 GHz
Threads 8
Fabrication process 14 nm
64-bit Computing

Memory (RAM)

RAM 16GB
RAM Type LPDDR3 SDRAM
RAM Speed 2133MHz
RAM Max upto 16 GB
User Upgradable No

Storage

Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Capacity 256GB
512GB
1TB
2TB
Technology PCIe
User Upgradable No

Display Info

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Retina display LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Size 15.4-inch (diagonal)
Resolution 2880-by-1800
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 220 pixels per inch
Refresh rate 60Hz
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Max. brightness 500 nits brightness
Extras Supported scaled resolutions:

1920 by 1200
1680 by 1050
1280 by 800
1024 by 640

500 nits brightness
Wide color gamut (P3)

Case

Height 0.61 inch (1.55 cm)
Width 13.75 inch (34.93 cm)
Depth 9.48 inch (24.07 cm)
Weight 4.02 pounds (1.83 kg)
Colors Silver
Space Gray

Graphics Card

GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. AMD Radeon Pro 455 with 2GB of memory and automatic graphics switching Intel HD Graphics 530
GPU Type Dedicated
GPU Memory 2GB
Up to 1.5 GB shared from main memory (Intel HD Graphics
Base Clock 800 MHz
Fabrication process 14 nm
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bus 128 Bit
Memory speed 5080 MHz

Operating System

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. macOS

Battery Info

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 76.0-watt-hour
Placement Non-removable

Multimedia Features

Audio Features Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
Three microphones
3.5 mm headphone jack

Connectivity Info

Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Fingerprint Yes
Optical drive No

Input and Output

Keyboard and Trackpad Full-size backlit keyboard with:
64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
Ambient light sensor
Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
USB Type-C Yes
Thunderbolt Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader No
Backlight Yes

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