The starting at $2,999 CAD 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro has arrived at our office, so we took it out of its packaging and snapped a few quick photos of it.
The Touch Bar makes a return in the somewhat bulkier 15-inch and this time around it’s slightly larger. While this doesn’t fundamentally change how the Touch Bar works, it does make it slightly easier to navigate with precision.
With the 15-inch new MacBook Pro the touch pad is enormous, significantly more so than the 13-inch.
The speaker grills, which iFixit says are completely cosmetic in the 13-inch MacBook Pro, are enormous in the 15-inch. While I’ve only tested the 15-inch MacBook Pro for a brief period of time, the sound actually seems to be higher quality than the 13-inch.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro’s screen resolution comes in at 2880 x 1800 pixels compared to the 2560 x 1600 pixel screen int he 13-inch Pro.
The 15-inch Pro’s form factor is just as sleek as the 13-inch, with the top and bottom portions of the laptop connecting almost perfectly (the space between the top and the bottom is almost non-existant).
Here’s a comparison of the 13-inch Pro, the 13-inch Pro with a Touch bar and the 15-inch Pro with a Touch Bar.
All three of Apple’s new MacBook Pros beside one another.
Side by side, the 13-inch Pro with the Touch Bar and the 15-inch Pro with the Touch Bar. While the 15-inch doesn’t look huge at first glance, compared to the 13-inch Pro, it’s massive.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro’s screen is bright, vibrant and measures in at 2880 x 1800 pixels.
The second-generation ‘Butterfly’ keyboard is a significant step above the version featured in the 12-inch MacBook.
Like all of Apple’s MacBook’s, the 15-inch MacBook features a sleek form factor.
As expected, the 15-inch MacBook Pro also features USB-C, just like the 13-inch version. Get ready to live the dongle life.