The 16-inch MacBook Pro is one of the most powerful laptops in its class. You can take your pick between a 6-core Core i7 processor or an 8-core Core i9 CPU. And while you get 16GB of RAM to start this system can handle up to 64GB of memory
16-inch MacBook Pro (2019): Battery life
The biggest laptop you can legally include in a laptop is 100-watt-hours. And that’s exactly what you get with the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Apple says you should expect up to 11 hours of web surfing time, which would be pretty impressive for a 16-inch laptop.
On our battery test, which involves continuous web surfing at 150 nits of screen brightness, the 16-inch MacBook Pro endured 10 hours and 55 minutes. That’s excellent battery life for a big-screen laptop and outlasts competing Windows systems.
The non-OLED, 4K version of the Dell XPS 13 lasted 8 hours and 48 minutes, and the OLED version lasted 8:07, so we’re talking about at least a 2-hour difference. The OLED version of the Spectre x360 15 lasted a meager 7 hours and 46 minutes, and the non-OLED Spectre x360 lasted 8:09.
Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t make any claims about fast charging. The 16-inch MacBook Pro’s power brick is pretty beefy, though, as it’s a 96W USB-C power adapter in the same size as the 15-inch MacBook Pro’s 87W adapter.
16-inch MacBook Pro (2019): Ports
This doesn’t seem very Pro to me. You get four Thunderbolt 3 ports with USB-C connections with the 16-inch MacBook Pro. That’s nice, but I wish Apple found a way to squeeze in a microSD card or SD Card slot for photographers, as well as a full-size USB port. If you have full-size USB cables for other peripherals, you’ll have to keep living that dongle life.