MacBook Pro 15” (2016) specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about MacBook Pro 15” (2016) including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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MacBook Pro 15” (2016)

Key Features

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
At Glance
Released in Late
2016
16:10 Retina
15.4”
1800p 60Hz
Weight
4.02 lb
1.82 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-6920HQ
4C/8T, 2.90 → 3.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
836
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,321
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® HD Graphics 530
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3
AMD
Radeon Pro 460
4GB GDDR5

Availability

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Released2016
Release Date
  • Announced on October 27, 2016
  • Available on November 15, 2016
Pricing
  • $2,399
    Intel Core i7 6700HQ | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | Radeon Pro 450
  • $2,799
    Intel Core i7 6820HQ | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | Radeon Pro 455
Generations
MacBook Pro 15” (2016) Price
2016 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.7GHz quad-core with Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(QWERTZ English) Space Gray (Renewed)
2016 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.7GHz quad-core with Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(QWERTZ English) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$474.99
Apple MacBook Pro 15" Retina Core i7 2.6GHz MLH32LL/A with Touch Bar, 16GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro 15" Retina Core i7 2.6GHz MLH32LL/A with Touch Bar, 16GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
By Apple
$479.00
Apple 2016 MacBook Pro with 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (15 inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple 2016 MacBook Pro with 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (15 inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$489.97
$517.89 5% OFF
Apple 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Silver (Renewed)
Apple 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$600.00
2015 Apple MacBook Pro with intel I7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)- Silver (Renewed)
2015 Apple MacBook Pro with intel I7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)- Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$326.00
$378.28 14% OFF

Exterior

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Dimensions13.75” x 9.48” x 0.61” (349.3 mm x 240.7 mm x 155 mm)
WeightStarting at 4.02 pounds (1.83 kg)
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures

Display

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Size15.4 Inches
InfoRetina display
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1920 by 1200
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1280 by 800
    • 1024 by 640
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color gamut (P3)

Ports

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Ports
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport
Right (3)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport

Internal Specs

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Processor
  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.70 → 3.60 GHz, 8 MB Smart Cache, 45W
  3. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6920HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.90 → 3.80 GHz, 8 MB Smart Cache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)1
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ79895.45%
2
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ82698.80%
3
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6920HQ836100.00%
0836

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)1
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ3,07392.53%
2
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ3,14294.61%
3
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6920HQ3,321100.00%
03,321
Integrated Graphics
  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  2. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  3. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6920HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
Memory
16GB
of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Discrete Graphics
  • AMD Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 455 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
Storage
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD

Connectivity

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2 wireless technology

Battery

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Size76 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply87W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
OSShipped with macOS Sierra
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Misc

MacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T1 Chip
In the box
  • 15‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 87W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one‑year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
More
Video Support
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
  • Up to two displays with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Up to four displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about MacBook Pro 15” (2016).

Great battery life of up to 10-hours

According to Apple, the MacBook Pro 15” (2016) lasts up to 10 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to AMD Radeon Pro 460 4GB GDDR5

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about MacBook Pro 15” (2016).

Non-upgradable storage

MacBook Pro 15” (2016) has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more

Storage SlotsMacBook Pro 15” (2016)
M.20 - Onboard
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on MacBook Pro 15” (2016) is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemoryMacBook Pro 15” (2016)
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR3
Speed2133 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Supports faster memory

MacBook Pro 15” (2016) supports a faster memory speed than the MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015). It supports up to 2133MHz versus 1600MHz of system memory on the MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015).

Memory type and speed
MacBook Pro 15” (2016) - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz
MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015) - DDR3L
1,600 MHz
About 11% lighter

MacBook Pro 15” (2016) weighed 4.02 pounds, 11% lighter than the 4.49 pounds MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015).

WeightMacBook Pro 15” (2016)MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)
Pound
4.02 lbs.
4.49 lbs.
Kilogram
1.82 kg
2.04 kg

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Non-upgradable storage

MacBook Pro 15” (2016) has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion.

SlotsMacBook Pro 15” (2016)MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)
M.2
Onboard
Yes x1