Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray)

Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray)

Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray)


Product Highlights

  • 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
  • 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD
  • 15.4" 2880 x 1800 Retina Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 455 GPU (2GB GDDR5)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2
  • Touch Bar | Touch ID Sensor
  • 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Ports
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Stereo Speakers
  • Larger Force Touch Trackpad
  • macOS Sierra
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Apple MacBook Pro overview

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Experience the innovative interface of the Touch Bar in the late 2016 space gray Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

The Touch Bar places controls right at your fingertips and adapts to different apps to provide useful functions without having to navigate complex menus or memorize keyboard shortcuts. Replacing the function keys in the top row of the keyboard, the Touch Bar features a Retina-quality display and supports multi-touch input.

The power button has been upgraded with a Touch ID sensor, so you can quickly log into your MacBook Pro using your fingerprint. You can also use Touch ID to make purchases over the web, thanks to Apple Pay. Touch ID enables a quick, accurate reading of your fingerprint and uses sophisticated algorithms to recognize and match it with the Secure Enclave in the Apple T1 chip.

The system features a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, 16GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory, a 1TB PCIe-based SSD, four Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports, a 50% larger Force Touch trackpad, a keyboard with a 2nd-gen butterfly mechanism, stereo speakers with double the dynamic range of its predecessor as well as improved bass, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, and even a 3.5mm headphone jack. macOS Sierra is the installed operating system.

Touch Bar
The Touch Bar replaces the function keys that have long occupied the top of your keyboard with something much more versatile and capable. The multi-touch, Retina-quality display changes automatically based on what you're doing, from showing traditional system controls, such as volume and brightness, to more directly interacting with or browsing through content. Intelligent typing features like emoji and predictive text improve the typing experience, and you'll be able to customize the Touch Bar to fit your needs. The Touch Bar can also adapt to apps, such as Mail, Safari, Messages, and even third-party apps like Adobe Photoshop, so you'll have access to useful functions previously hidden in menus.
Touch ID
A Touch ID sensor has been integrated into the power button, so you can quickly log into your account, even when another user is logged in. You can also use it with Apple Pay to securely purchase things over the web, thanks to macOS Sierra.
Retina Display
The 15.4" Retina Display has a 2880 x 1800 resolution and features brighter LED backlighting than its predecessor as well as an increased contrast ratio, delivering deeper blacks and brighter whites. Its larger pixel aperture and variable refresh rate make it more power efficient than previous generations. It also supports the P3 color gamut, which allows for more vibrant colors. This ensures true-to-life pictures with realistically vivid details, which are essential for graphic design, color grading, and editing.
Force Touch Trackpad
The Force Touch trackpad on the 15.4" MacBook Pro is 50% larger than the previous generation. The Force Touch trackpad takes all the capabilities of multi-touch and adds force sensors that detect subtle differences in the amount of downward pressure you apply. This lets you have a deeper connection to your content, bringing more functionality right to your fingertip. It also introduces haptic feedback to MacBook Pro — allowing you not just to see what's happening on the screen, but to feel it. With multi-touch, you can use realistic gestures like swiping or pinching to switch between apps, navigate your content, and get the most out of your desktop space.
Thinner & Lighter
The 15.4" MacBook Pro features a redesigned enclosure design and all-metal unibody construction that creates a rigid and dense notebook that is also thin and light. At just 15.5 mm thin, the 15.4" MacBook Pro is 14 percent thinner and has 20 percent less volume than the previous generation. It is also nearly half a pound lighter at just four pounds.
The speakers have been totally redesigned to provide as much as twice the dynamic range and up to 58 percent more volume, with two-and-a-half-times louder bass for maximum boom. Plus, they're connected directly to system power, enabling up to three times more peak power.
macOS Sierra
The 15.4" MacBook Pro runs macOS Sierra, which features Siri integration, Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay on the web, and memories in Photos.
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously or one multi-panel 5K display. The Macbook Pro has four ports, with each pair using a dedicated bus.
In the Box
Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray)
  • 87W USB Type-C Power Adapter
  • USB Type-C Charging Cable (6.6')
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty with 90 Days of Free Telephone Support
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    Apple MacBook Pro specs

    Processor Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.7 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.6 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 16 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 16 GB
    Memory Type LPDDR3 SDRAM
    Memory Speed 2133 MHz
    Onboard Memory 16 GB
    Available Memory Slots None
    Graphics Type Hybrid
    GPU AMD Radeon Pro 455 with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Intel HD Graphics 530
    Size 15.4"
    Aspect Ratio 16:10
    Native Resolution 2880 x 1800
    Finish Glossy
    Maximum Brightness 500 cd/m2
    Available Slots None
    Total Capacity 1 TB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 1 TB Integrated PCIe
    Optical Drive None
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    Ports 4 x Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type-C
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    2 x Integrated Speaker
    3 x Integrated Microphone
    Media Card Slots None
    Network None
    Wi-Fi 802.11ac; Dual-Band
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
    Webcam User-Facing
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer
    Watt Hours / Type 76 Wh Non-Removable
    Maximum Runtime 10 Hours
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
    Power Supply 1 x 87 W
    Operating System macOS Sierra
    Security Fingerprint Reader
    Keyboard Keys: 64
    Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Features: Backlight
    Pointing Device Force Touch Trackpad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 13.8 x 0.6 x 9.5" / 35.1 x 1.5 x 24.1 cm
    Weight 4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.3 x 11.5 x 3.9"

    Apple MacBook Pro reviews

    15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helluva yet! The touch bar gets better and better as you get used to the new machine. The keyboard change is actually a much better improvement that anticipated. Heat dissipation is much improved as is battery life. The speaker upgrade is fantastic!
    Date published: 2017-03-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pricey, but great My late 2008 MBP died -- I shut it down for a few days and it wouldn't start up again. For everything except frame accurate video editing, it was still a perfect machine and it looked almost as new as the day it was purchased. The advantage of the machines in that era was that end users could easily replace the battery, memory and hard drive. That's not the case anymore. You can't do any of those things with the new MBP, so if you buy one, buy it fully loaded because it can't be internally upgraded. In my case, I do a lot of photography and video and even with getting rid of redundant files, they take up gobs of space. So I really wanted to buy the model with a 2TB SSD, but Apple charges a $1200 increment over the 512GB model, so I settled for the 1TB SSD which costs $400 more. When I run out of space, I'll just have to start offloading older photos and videos to another drive. But this new model is smaller, thinner, lighter, gets better battery life (although maybe not the advertised life), is far brighter, amazingly faster and incredibly quiet (if it has a fan, I'm not aware of it). The new keyboard has keys that are barely raised above the surface. At first I thought this would annoy me, but I got used to it pretty quickly and I think it causes less strain on the fingers. I find that when I put the machine to sleep and wake it after a time (by lifting the cover), some Microsoft and Adobe applications have crashed, but restarting them takes literally only one second. (To be fair, these aren't the current versions of those apps.) I just did a backup to a standard drive. On the old machine, it used to take about four hours. It completed in 45 minutes. With an external SSD, which I'll buy when the prices come down, it would be far faster. One thing to be aware of is that even if you use Apple's migration assistant to move files from an older machine or hard drive, it does not bring over Microsoft and Adobe license keys. Be sure you have them or you'll be back in a 30-day trial mode if you use those apps. The new Touch Bar is fun and will probably someday prove useful, but it does make you take your eyes off of the screen and it has somewhat limited functionality. But if you put websites (as opposed to folders) in your Safari Toolbar, they'll appear in the touch-bar and you just touch them to launch one of your favorite sites. Simple, but nice. Word suggestions also appear there like they do on the iPhone. The Touch ID function initially gave me a few problems. It doesn't always recognize my fingerprint (it gives you the option of entering your password if it doesn't work). I've reprogrammed my fingers several times and the performance now seems to have improved. You wouldn't think this would be a big deal, but it's far superior than having to type your password all the time. (Note that if you reboot, you do have to enter your password to get into the machine.) I find the new larger touchpad to be too large. Part of my palms rest on it and when they do, the cursor frequently moves to the wrong position. The new touchpad is a two-level click. I went crazy at first because I couldn't easily move files around in the Finder by using the usual push down, drag and drop. I finally realized that you're supposed to use a soft touch to accomplish this. The USB-C thing is not the issue that everyone makes out to be. I bought inexpensive adapters and stuck them on all my USB devices and they work fine. In another year or two, a machine of this quality will probably be close to a $thousand less expensive because the price of SSDs will probably come down substantially. So for now, this machine is kind of expensive. Other than that, and other than the fact that it can't be user upgraded or repaired, it's a fabulous machine. If its useful life is as long as my 2008 Mac, I'll be more than satisfied.
    Date published: 2017-01-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not New but New to Me My last MacBook Pro was a 2010 model and though I loved it, it was just too difficult to try to keep updated with application software. I like a lot of the features on this New late 2016 model. Easy to set up and Apple support folks are always great to help with any questions. I am still learning a lot about this model, but one thing that is a little difficult to get used to is the light touch of the finger pad. I have a bit of a heavy hand and keep making unintended errors in cursor movement. I am used to a mouse, and if you don't have a bluetooth mouse, you will need to get a hyperdrive for USB.3 connection as there are no USB.3 ports on the computer. I also use a USB.3 portable hard drive backup that needs the hyperdrive port.
    Date published: 2018-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied customer Purchased this MacBook Pro it's brand new and works great and was a simple transaction and shipping was on time and I did not have to pay taxes which saved me about $250 on top of the sales price. Very happy
    Date published: 2018-07-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's okay Although I liked the 1tb memory and some other functionalities. I expected a faster computer for the amount of money I spent. I would have loved this computer if it was faster.
    Date published: 2018-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Awesome Deal, Love it
    Date published: 2018-08-13
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