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Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20 (MacBook Pro 15 2019 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 - 4096 MB, HBM2
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, soldered
Display
15.4 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 221 PPI, APPA040, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake Z390 (Cannon Lake-H)
Storage
Apple SSD AP1024, 1024 GB 
, 940 GB free
Soundcard
Apple Audio Device
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 4 Thunderbolt, 4 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Stereo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Broadcom 802.11ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.5 x 349.3 x 240.7 ( = 0.61 x 13.75 x 9.48 in)
Battery
83 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Apple macOS 10.15 Catalina
Camera
Webcam: Facetime HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Butterfly v3, Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 91-Watt-PSU USB-C, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.83 kg ( = 64.55 oz / 4.03 pounds), Power Supply: 369 g ( = 13.02 oz / 0.81 pounds)
Price
3499 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.88% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 86%, features: 64%, display: 91% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 20

89.4% Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 in review: Still a very good multimedia laptop in 2020? | Notebookcheck
The MacBook Pro 15 2019 is also available with the Intel Core i9-9980HK. However, the cooling system is already at its limits with the smaller processors, so the upgrade is hardly worth it. The GPU upgrade to the Radeon Pro Vega 20 from AMD on the other hand makes more sense.
80% MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) review
Source: Techradar English
Once again, with the MacBook Pro 2019 refreshes, Apple has built a well-designed professional laptop with the MacBook Pro 15-inch (2019). Its upgraded internal components bring a welcome boost. However, the lack of port variety stops it from being a truly flexible prosumer device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) review
Source: Techradar English
Once again, with the MacBook Pro 2019 refreshes, Apple has built a well-designed professional laptop with the MacBook Pro 15-inch (2019). Its upgraded internal components bring a welcome boost. However, the lack of port variety stops it from being a truly flexible prosumer device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) review
Source: Techradar English
Once again, with the MacBook Pro 2019 refreshes, Apple has built a well-designed professional laptop with the MacBook Pro 15-inch (2019). Its upgraded internal components bring a welcome boost. However, the lack of port variety stops it from being a truly flexible prosumer device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) review
Source: Techradar English
Once again, with the MacBook Pro 2019 refreshes, Apple has built a well-designed professional laptop with the MacBook Pro 15-inch (2019). Its upgraded internal components bring a welcome boost. However, the lack of port variety stops it from being a truly flexible prosumer device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20: Dedicated graphics card based on the Vega architecture (or a mixture of Polaris and Vega like in the RX Vega M GL). It integrates 20 CUs (1.280 shaders) and 4 GB HBM2 graphics memory.

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.


i9-9980HK: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 2.4 - 5 GHz (4.2 GHz with 8 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4":

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).


81.88%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-03-10 (Update: 2020-03-10)