The Apple MacBook Pro (2019) delivers high‑performance thanks to the processor, advanced graphics, memory, display quality and blazing‑fast storage at the most reasonable price. It is available in 13.3-inch models and a more premium 16-inch models.
The entry-level MacBook Pro has a 13.3-inch screen and an eighth-generation Intel quad-core processor, better speakers, a True Tone display, T2 Security Chip, and the controversial Touch Bar with Touch ID.
The more premium 16-inch model sports 9th generation 6-core Intel Core i7 or 8-core Intel Core i9 processors is for high performance.
Although, Apple MacBook Pro (2019) version look identical to previous MacBook Pro models on the outside, however, it offers more on the inside which means better performance.
Apple Macbook Pro (2019) Key Features and Specs
- 8th-generation Intel CPU (Quad‑Core Intel Core i5) Processor (13.3-inch) or 9th Generation 6-core Intel Core i7 or 8-core Core i9 Processor (16-inch)
- Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 or Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (13.3-inch) or AMD Radeon Pro 5300M or AMD Radeon Pro 5500M (16-inch)
- MacOS 10.15
- 13.3‑inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology 2560 x 1600 pixels or 16-inch IPS Display, 3072 x 1920 pixels
- Up to 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory (13.3-inch) or Up to 64GB 2666MHz DDR4
- Up to 512GB SSD (13-inch) or Up to 8TB SDD (16-inch)
- Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
- 58.2 Wh Li‑Po Built-in Battery (13.3-inch) or 100 Wh Li-Po Built-in Battery
- Up to 11 hours Wireless Web
The Apple MacBook Pro (2019) sports the same aesthetic build like predecessor, hence, nothing new than the elegant, sleek look with a solid unibody aluminum chassis and now a bigger option.
The 13-inch model is ultraportable and one of the best laptops for your traveling adventurous. It measures a dimension of 30.41 cm x 21.24 cm x 1.49 cm and weighs 1.37 kg.
Thanks to the lightweight design, the Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (2019) sports a slim lid which holds the thin glass touchscreen display that stretches all around the lid leaving a very tiny bezels around the corner.
On the chassis Apple positioned the “fourth-generation butterfly mechanism,” keyboard launched from a long time. However, Apple says that it has added a new material to the mechanism to prevent reliability issues.
The 16-inch model is also sleek, but the 2.0 kg weight might be much for travel. It measures 35.79 x 24.59 x 1.62 cm.
Apple MacBook Pro (2019) also comes with Touchpad, Touch Bar and Touch ID.
Similarly, the Touch Bar which is positioned at the top of the MacBook Pro’s keyboard adds a row of multitouch controls to the laptop.
Furthermore, the Touch Bar also includes a Touch ID sensor on its right side, integrated into the Power button, hence, it makes it easy to log in to your system with a simple press.
The Apple MacBook Pro (2019) also position the smooth, functional touch pad under the keyboard for easy usage.
Finally, the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2019) has cut down on connectivity for the thin body.
Hence, it comes with two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, positioned on the right side. On the left however sit an audio jack for plugging in a headset. Some 13-inch models will also add two additional USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports on the right side.
The 16-inch Macbook Pro offers four USB Type C/Thunderbolt 3 ports (2 on each side). A headphone jack is provided on the left side.
You also get the option of a 16-inch iPS display with a native resolution of 3072 x 1920 pixels.
It also comes with LED backlighting which helps achieve a very bright maximum 500 nits.
Furthermore, the MacBook pro’s superb Retina Display allows for a 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio.
Likewise, the laptop offer Apple’s True Tone technology feature, which automatically adjusts the color temperature depending on the ambient light, hence , resulting in a more natural viewing experience.
Apple Macbook Pro (2019) is powered by the new 8th gen quad-core Intel Core i5 with a 1.4GHz processor with the TurboBoost feature which can actually reach 3.9GHz with a following wind.
The processor can however be configure up to 1.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz).
Furthermore, to perfect the performance, the Apple Macbook Pro (2019) processor is supported by Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 GPU which 80% faster than its predecessor, hence, offering the best gaming experience.
Similarly, this laptop offer storage capacity up to 512GB SSD and 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory (RAM).
For more power and performance, the 16-inch model is the ultimate computing machine. It sports a 2.6GHz 6‑core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, with 12MB shared L3 cache or a 2.3GHz 8‑core Intel Core i9, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, with 16MB shared L3 cache.
The high performance processors combined with AMD Radeon Pro 5300M or AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory makes the 16-inch a great machine for gaming.
The 16-inch model also sports a generous amount of memory with the base model offering 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM. Models are also available with 32GB and 64GB options.
The Macbook Pro (2019) run on macOS that powers every Mac. Apple macOS Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac.
Furthermore, the MacOS 10.15 brings new features, including support for apps that were originally created for the iPad, enhanced security features, and more.
You also get to enjoy smart updates to the apps you use most. The operating system offers the best user friendly configuration to enhance your everyday experience.
The MacBook Pro (2019) comes with the T2 chip which makes the laptop more secure with an SSD controller for on-the-fly data encryption and a Secure Enclave to ensure a secure boot process.
This ultra-portable laptop comes with dual speakers setup. It includes a stereo speakers with high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound system, hence, making the Apple MacBook Pro (2019) speaker one of the best laptop speakers.
Furthermore, Apple introduces the Macbook 2019 with a powerful battery life. It also comes with battery life of up to 30 days of standby time and Up to 10 hours wireless web and iTunes movie playback.
Similarly, the built‑in 58.2‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery comes with a 61W USB‑C Power Adapter which can charge the laptop to full capacity within 60 minutes of charge.
Finally, enjoy the use of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless features for perfect sharing and connectivity.
Apple MacBook Pro (2019) Price and Availability
The Apple MacBook Pro (2019) price starts at $1299 for the 13-inch model and $2399. However, the price may change depending on your choice configuration.
This laptop is available in Nigeria at a starting price of ₦484,000 depending on the RAM, Processor and other configuration.
Apple MacBook Pro (2019) is available on Apple’s official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
Apple MacBook Pro (2019) Specs
Here are a few specs of the MacBook Pro (2019):
- OS: MacOS 10.15 (macOS Catalina)
- Processor: 8th gen quad-core Intel Core i5 (13-inch) or 9th Generation Intel 6-core Core i7 or 8-core Core i9 Processor (16-inch)
- GPU: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 or Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (13.3-inch) or AMD Radeon Pro 5300M or AMD Radeon Pro 5500M (16-inch)
- Memory: 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
- Colours: Gold, Space Gray, Silver.
- Dimension: 30.41 cm x 21.24 cm x 1.49 cm (13.3-inch) or 35.79 x 24.59 x 1.62 cm (16-inch)
- Weight: 1.37 kg (13.3-inch) or 2.0kg (16-inch)
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 500 nits or 16-inch IPS Display, 3072 x 1920 pixels
- Keyboard: fourth-generation butterfly mechanism
- Pointing Device: Touch Pad
- Built-in Storage: Up to 1 TB SSD (13.3-inch) or Up to 8TB SSD (16-inch)
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: 720p FaceTime HD camera
- USB Ports: Yes (USB Type C, doubles as Thunderbolt port)
- HDMI: –
- Thunderbolt Ports: Yes, 2 or 4 Ports (13.3-inch) or 4 ports (16-inch)
- DisplayPort: Yes
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: –
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: 802.11ac Wi‑Fi
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
- High‑fidelity six‑speaker system with force‑cancelling woofers (16-inch)
- Three microphones
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Force Touch trackpad
- Increase Contrast
- Reduce Motion
- Switch Control
- Closed Captions
- Text to Speech
- Battery: Built‑in 58.2‑watt‑hour (13.3-inch) or 100 watt-hour (16-inch) Li-Po Battery
- Use Time: Up to 10 hours wireless web (13.3-inch) or Up to 11 hours wireless web (16-inch)