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Apple MacBook Pro 16" w. Touch Bar (i7, 2019) (MVVJ2LL/A)

Apple MacBook Pro 16" w. Touch Bar (i7, 2019) (MVVJ2LL/A)

This model ranked #10 among Laptops priced over $725 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

This elegant and understated laptop is built for creative projects away from the desk. It's not an insignificant investment, but it's one of your best options if you use Logic Pro or Final Cut regularly.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.$20+

Unusual Expenses. Some expected features are missing from the base product which will nearly guarantee that you will need to buy essential accessories. This could be external dongles to get USB ports or headphone jacks or a keyboard cover which, while optional, is shown in every single photo of the product. See description above for details.~$85

Dongle-Dependant. This Laptop has no regular USB port. So, in order to plug most USB peripherals, you will need an adapter of some kind. Those are sometimes included but not always and can result in hefty expenses. $10-$120

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $135 on accessories, for a total cost of $3140.

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Casual Worker

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck68th percentile
Versatility14th percentile
Power (General Purpose)97th percentile
Power (Graphical)91th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
Storage Space54th percentile
Portability62th percentile
Battery Autonomy95th percentile
Ease of Maintenance10th percentile
Longevity74th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck57th percentile
Versatility14th percentile
Power (General Purpose)92th percentile
Power (Graphical)81th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability70th percentile
Battery Autonomy92th percentile
Ease of Maintenance10th percentile
Longevity53th percentile

Specs

Screen

16", 3072×1920(3072 × 1920 (5.9 MP)), 226.42 PPI, IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Mac OS X

CPU

Intel Core i7-9750H, 6 cores clocked from 2.6 to 4.5 GHz

GPU

AMD Radeon Pro 5300M, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

100Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w35.79 × d24.59 × h1.62

Dimensions (in): w14.09 × d62.46 × h4.11

Weight (kg): 2

Weight (lbs.): 4.41

Features

  • Backlit
  • Paired Memory
  • External Power Brick
  • Haptic Feedback
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Thunderbolt
  • USB Type-C
  • USB 3.1
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A specialist might be able to help you

Local Storage: Can't be repaired or updated

Memory: Can't be repaired or updated

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

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Storage Space74th percentile
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