Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.7 GHz, 455)


Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.7 GHz, 455)
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.7 GHz, 455) (MacBook Pro 15 2016 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon Pro 455 - 2048 MB, Core: 855 MHz, Memory: 1270 MHz, GDDR5
16384 MB 
, 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM soldered
15.4 inch 16:10, 2880x1800 pixel 220 PPI, APPA031, IPS, glossy: yes
Apple SSD SM0512L, 512 GB 
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 4 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: Headset, Brightness Sensor
Broadcom BCM15700A2 802.11ac (ac), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 16 x 349 x 241 ( = 0.63 x 13.74 x 9.49 in)
76 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Apple macOS 10.12 Sierra
Webcam: 720p FaceTime HD camera
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo Speakers, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
1.83 kg ( = 64.55 oz / 4.03 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)


Average Score: 87.9% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 51%, display: 92% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.7 GHz, 455)

87.9% Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.7 GHz, 455) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
The perfect balance? We also review the mainstream configuration of the new MacBook Pro 15. The test model is faster than the entry-level spec thanks to the Core i7-6820HQ and the AMD Radeon Pro 455, but is it worth the additional price?
Recensione Macbook Pro 15 con TouchBar
Source: Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; good cooling system; comfortable touchpad. Negative: Relatively high price; difficult to repair.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2017


AMD Radeon Pro 455: Mobile GPU based on Polaris 11 that is found in the more powerful Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Late 2016. Probably a slimmed-down version of the Radeon RX 460 (clocks and possibly shader count). With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
6820HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.83 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).

87.9%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-31 (Update: 2017-03-31)