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Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M (MacBook Pro 16 2019 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M - 4096 MB, GDDR6, Apple own
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666
Display
16 inch 16:10, 3072 x 1920 pixel 226 PPI, APPA044, IPS, Retina, glossy: yes
Storage
Soundcard
Apple Audio Device
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 4 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: Headset, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Broadcom 802.11ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.2 x 358 x 246 ( = 0.64 x 14.09 x 9.69 in)
Battery
99.8 Wh, 8790 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.36 V Simplo Technology (Changshu) Inc. A2113
Operating System
Apple macOS 10.15 Catalina
Camera
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Released
11/13/2019
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds), Power Supply: 359 g ( = 12.66 oz / 0.79 pounds)
Price
3199 Euro

 

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Average Score: 89.07% - very good
Average of 23 scores (from 43 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 91%, features: 64%, display: 93% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 98%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M

89.7% Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 Laptop Review: A convincing Core i9-9880H and Radeon Pro 5500M powered multimedia laptop | Notebookcheck
A thicker case, proven keyboard design and better cooling: That is the latest MacBook Pro in a nutshell. It seems that Apple has finally listened to its users and the press by optimising its largest high-end laptop for professionals. We put the flagship model through its paces in this detailed review.
90% Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019) has the keyboard every Apple laptop should have. And I really do hope that Apple brings this keyboard to the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, as superior ergonomic comfort should not be a premium feature. But that's just the way it is for now. There are plenty of other reasons to splurge on this laptop, including its vivid 16-inch display with narrower bezels, amazing audio system and epic battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 16in review: A little bigger, a lot better
Source: It Pro English
If you want a laptop much more powerful than this, though, in a slim and portable chassis, the MacBook Pro 16in is your only choice. Even Dell’s range of workstation laptops can’t match the top-spec MacBook when it comes to outright power. Objectively, the Dell XPS 15 2019 makes more financial sense, but there’s just no denying the quality of the MacBook Pro 16in. It’s a mighty fine machine, especially for the most demanding of users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% MacBook Pro 16-inch Review: Back to basics and getting them right
Source: India Today English
So, here is what I think: If you are professional making money with your videos, photos, software development, IT work that requires a top-of-the-line machine, it is worth splurging on the MacBook Pro 16-inch. If you are someone who is looking to upgrade their old 15-inch MacBook Pro, you will find the new MacBook Pro 16-inch an ideal machine. But for people who don't want a Core i9 or accelerated graphics processing provided by AMD Radeon 5300M or 5500M, the MacBook Pro 16-inch is too pricey. They should stick to their existing laptop, and if an upgrade is required, do so once Apple is out with smaller MacBook Pro with the redesigned keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro review: A return to form?
Source: Hardware Zone English
In other words, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is the result of Apple listening and considering the needs of the people that actually use this class of notebooks. It may not be perfect, but it seems like Apple is taking a step in the right direction and that’s worth popping open the bubbly. I can’t wait to see what they will do to the rest of the MacBook line.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 75% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 2019 review: What else does a professional need
Source: The Indian Express English
Overall, the new MacBook Pro 16-inch gives professional users the raw power they need to be better at their work and maybe even push the limits on what can be achieved on a device that ultimately can go in your backpack. The new MacBook Pro will only cement its position as the go-to device for creative professionals, though it becomes a bit more expensive with the new innards. The MacBook Pro is anyway a very powerful device, so make sure you don’t end up spending too much for extra processing power you will never use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The MacBook Pro 16-inch is the very best laptop we've tested for creative duties. Its screen, keyboard and performance have all seen sizeable improvements, removing the majority of the flaws seen in previous iterations of Apple's Pro series. This is incredibly expensive, but if you need a laptop to breeze through media tasks, there is no better option than this MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro review: A return to form?
Source: Hardware Zone English
In other words, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is the result of Apple listening and considering the needs of the people that actually use this class of notebooks. It may not be perfect, but it seems like Apple is taking a step in the right direction and that’s worth popping open the bubbly. I can’t wait to see what they will do to the rest of the MacBook line.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 75% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Review: Two weeks with a 16-in. MacBook Pro
Source: Computerworld.com English
Not every Apple user is going to need a Mac as powerful as this one. I’d argue that in a huge number of scenarios, most users only really need something as powerful as an iPad to get most tasks done.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2019
90% MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) review
Source: Techradar English
The MacBook Pro 16-inch isn't just the most powerful MacBook Apple's ever made – it's also the best. By listening to its customers and taking on board the criticisms of previous models, Apple has made a MacBook Pro that improves on nearly every aspect of the iconic workstation. If you have the budget for it, this is one of the best laptops you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) review
Source: Techradar English
The MacBook Pro 16-inch isn't just the most powerful MacBook Apple's ever made – it's also the best. By listening to its customers and taking on board the criticisms of previous models, Apple has made a MacBook Pro that improves on nearly every aspect of the iconic workstation. If you have the budget for it, this is one of the best laptops you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% MacBook Pro 16-inch review: The ultimate Apple laptop
Source: Engadget English
Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is basically every creative’s dream machine, with a ton of power and a vastly improved keyboard. The larger screen makes it more useful than the 15-inch model it replaces, and it even has decent battery life for a workstation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch
Source: PC Mag English
With a larger display, a beefier graphics chip, and (vitally and finally!) an improved keyboard, Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is a beyond-capable big-screen powerhouse built for creatives.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
MacBook Pro 16in review: Hands-on
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is, unsurprisingly, the best Mac laptop to date. Based on 16 hours experience, I’d say that if you bought either the 2018 or 2019 15-inch model, there’s little reason to upgrade yet – but if you’ve been hanging on, this could the moment to invest in a new MacBook Pro. But for a definite answer, wait for our full review with complete benchmarks including a battery test.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2019
Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro review: hands-on with the first new MBP size since 2006
Source: Digital Arts English
Anyone who remembers the 17-inch model might be concerned that again we’ll be faced with an impractically large, teatray-sized Mac. Thankfully, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is only a smidge larger than the 15-inch model, thanks to slimmer bezels around the screen – and it’s less than 1mm thicker too. On the desk next to my 15-inch MBP, the 16-inch model looks noticeably bigger – but folded down there’s not much in it for size or weight. It’s about the same size/weight as 15.6-inch Windows rivals such as the.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2019
15 hours with Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro: The scissor switch keyboard is here
Source: Mobile Syrup English
After months of rumours, Apple’s new, subtly redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro is finally here. The most significant takeaway from my roughly 20 hours with the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the beleaguered ‘Butterfly keyboard’ featured in Apple’s laptops for the past few years will likely be slowly phased out. The tech giant might not have said it outright, but the fact that its highest-end laptop now features a scissor key design that is different from every other device in the MacBook line, leaves the current MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro in a state of limbo.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2019
Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro review: hands-on with the first new MBP size since 2006
Source: Digital Arts English
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is, unsurprisingly, the best Mac laptop to date. Based on 24 hours experience, I’d say that if you bought either the 2018 or 2019 15-inch model, there’s little reason to upgrade yet – but if you’ve been hanging on, this could the moment to invest in a new MacBook Pro. But for a definite answer, wait for our full review with complete benchmarks including a battery test.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2019

Foreign Reviews

100% MacBook Pro 16 Zoll
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 Zurück in die Zukunft
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2019
MacBook Pro 16 Zwei Wochen mit dem Neuen
Source: Der Standard German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2019
MacBook Pro 16 Ein Traum-Mac
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2019
89% Der Best-of-Mac 2019
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90%
Análisis MacBook Pro 16 pulgadas: qué dicen los medios
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive price; big screen; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2019
Análisis MacBook Pro 16 pulgadas: qué dicen los medios
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive price; big screen; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2019
[Review] O MacBook Pro de 16 polegadas precisa ser o futuro dos notebooks da Apple
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Excellent speakers; comfortable keyboard; fast system; good price; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2020
MacBook Pro 16: è davvero una workstation mobile
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: High performance; long battery life; high mobility; big screen. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2019
Recensione MacBook Pro 16, quello che stavate aspettando
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; nice display; big screen; high performance; great speakers; good microphones. Negative: No SD card slot; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2019
80% Apple MacBook Pro 2019 16" (i9 8-core 2,3GHz, 16GB ram, 1TB opslag, Qwerty) Spacegrijs Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Apple MacBook Pro 2019 16" (i7 6-core 2,6GHz, 16GB ram, 512GB opslag, Qwerty) Spacegrijs
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 16" Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 2019 16" (i9 8-core 2,3GHz, 16GB ram, 1TB opslag, Qwerty) Zilver
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
[REVIEW] MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019): de beste blauwdruk
Source: Diskidee.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice performance; long battery life; good cooling system; comfortable keyboard; decent speakers. Negative: No HD webcam; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2019
Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019)
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; high performance; decent speakers; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2019
MacBook Pro - sprawdzamy 16-calowy laptop Apple. Rzut oka
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; fast system; excellent display; nice ergonomy. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2020
Обзор ноутбука Apple MacBook Pro 16”
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice Touch Bar; great display; good speakers; quick charging. Negative: Noisy under loads; overheats while using; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/13/2020
Обзор 16-дюймового MacBook Pro: ждали не зря
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/25/2019
Bạn cần chiếc laptop hiệu năng cao, hay mua ngay chiếc Macbook này
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: High performance; powerful processor; excellent ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2020
Tất tần tật về MacBook Pro 16 inch: Bàn phím mới, GPU 7nm, RAM 64GB, SSD 8TB, giá tới 140 triệu
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Impressive keyboard; powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2019
95% Apple MacBook Pro 16" (2019)
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 95%
TEST: 16-tommer MacBook Pro
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; nice ergonomy; bright display; high performance; impressive speakers; good microphone; long battery life. Negative: Poor webcam; no memory card reader; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2019
80% Apple MacBook Pro 16” [TEST]: En Big Mac med det hele
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
100% Apple MacBook Pro (2019) 16″
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% MacBook Pro 16” test | fantastisk på næsten alle parametre
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Anmeldelse: Apple MacBook Pro 16″ – næsten helt perfekt
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 100% workmanship: 90%

Comment

Series: The Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 is the most powerful notebook Apple has ever made. The highlights of the Macbook Pro include a 16-inch Retina display, super-fast processors, next-generation graphics, the largest battery capacity ever in a MacBook Pro, and massive storage. The 16-inch Retina display is the largest Retina display ever in a Mac notebook. It produces 500 nits of brightness for bright whites, while delivering deep blacks thanks to the precise photo alignment of liquid crystal molecules. The P3 wide color gamut allows the screen to display true-to-life images and videos. The thermal architecture in the MacBook Pro has been completely redesigned. It features larger impellers with improved fan blades for optimal airflow and more heat-dispersing fins for more effective cooling. Thanks to the more advanced thermal design, the Intel Core i9 processor with up to 8 cores and 16 threads sustains higher performance for longer periods of time. It also delivers up to 2.1 times the performance of its predecessors, which is a quad-core MacBook Pro.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro uses up to 64 GB 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM for smooth performance. It also has up to 8 TB of SSD storage, which is the most available in any notebook. The AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series delivers the graphics horsepower in a MacBook Pro. The graphics helps the Macbook to be over two times faster than the previous-generation for seamless playback and faster rendering of ultra-high-definition videos. Besides that, the new Magic Keyboard features a refined scissor mechanism with 1 mm of travel for a responsive, comfortable and quiet typing experience. The Touch Bar places powerful shortcuts front and centre, and Touch ID can provide fast authentication. As for audio, the six-speaker sound system produces room-filling wide stereo sound like users have never heard from a notebook before. For a clearer, more natural sound and a half-octave lower range to the bass, it features Dual force-cancelling woofers which also dramatically reduce system vibration. The 16-inch MacBook Pro has the highest-capacity battery Apple has ever put in a notebook. The 100-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery not only powers the larger display and delivers higher maximum sustained power, it also provides longer battery life of up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing and video playback. As a conclusion, the Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 is a great performance laptop to work on the go. It is catered towards professionals who require high performance hardware and lightweight sleek build. It also does not come cheap, so it is catered towards professionals who have the budget.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

AMD Radeon Pro 5500M: Mid-range mobile graphics card based on the Navi 14 chip (new RDNA architecture) and manufactured in the modern 7nm process. Offers all 24 CUs (=1,536 shaders) of the chip and therefore 2 more CUs than the similar named mobile Radeon RX 5500M and desktop RX 5500. Available with 4 and 8 GB GDDR6 video RAM.

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.


i9-9880H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 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.


16":

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.


2 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).


89.07%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-11-27 (Update: 2019-11-27)