2020 MacBook Pro 16” specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2020 MacBook Pro 16” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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2020 MacBook Pro 16”

Availability

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
Released2020
Release Date
  • Announced in June 2020.
  • Available in June 2020.
Pricing
  • $2,399 - Intel Core i7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | Radeon 5300M 4GB
  • $2,799 - Intel Core i7 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | Radeon 5500M 4GB
Generations
2020 MacBook Pro 16” Price
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$589.00
$624.69 6% OFF
Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Laptop M3 Max chip with 16‑core CPU, 40‑core GPU: 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display, 48GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD Storage. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Laptop M3 Max chip with 16‑core CPU, 40‑core GPU: 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display, 48GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD Storage. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
By Apple
$3,531.38
$3,999.00 12% OFF
Late 2021 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Pro chip (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2021 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Pro chip (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,228.00
Late 2019 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (16 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2019 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (16 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$614.00
Late 2019 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Intel Core i9 (16 inch, 32GB RAM, 1TB) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2019 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Intel Core i9 (16 inch, 32GB RAM, 1TB) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$850.63
$919.95 8% OFF

Exterior

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
Dimensions
  • Height: 0.64 inch (1.62 cm)
  • Width: 14.09 inches (35.79 cm)
  • Depth: 9.68 inches (24.59 cm)
WeightStarting at 4.3 pounds (2.0 kg)
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 65 (U.S.) or 66 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys in an inverted‑T arrangement
  • Touch Bar
  • 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

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
Size16 Inches
InfoRetina display
  • 16‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit display with IPS technology; 3072‑by‑1920 native resolution at 226 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 2048 by 1280
    • 1792 by 1120
    • 1344 by 840
    • 1152 by 720
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology
  • Refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz

Ports

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
Ports
Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)

Internal Specs

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
Processor
  1. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.80 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2020 MacBook Pro 16”1
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H1,04493.72%
2
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H1,06695.69%
3
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK1,114100.00%
01,114

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

2020 MacBook Pro 16”1
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H4,88075.03%
2
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H6,10093.79%
3
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK6,504100.00%
06,504
Integrated Graphics
  1. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  2. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  3. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
Memory
16GB 32GB 64GB
2666MHz DDR4 onboard memory
Discrete Graphics
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory (20 CUs)
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory (24 CUs)
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory (24 CUs)
New
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5600M with 8GB of HBM2 memory (40 CUs)
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
SSD

Connectivity

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Battery

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
Size100 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 11 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply96W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
OSShipped with macOS Catalina
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

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • High‑fidelity six‑speaker system with force‑cancelling woofers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Dolby Atmos playback
  • Studio‑quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

Misc

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • 16‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 96W 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.
MoreVideo Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • Up to two displays with 6016‑by‑3384 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors or
    • 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, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Key Features

2020 MacBook Pro 16”
At Glance
Released in
2020
16:10 Retina
16”
1920p 60Hz
Weight
4.3 lb
1.95 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C/16T, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,114
Single Core
Geekbench 5
6,504
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
Configurable up to
64GB
2666 MHz DDR4
AMD
Radeon Pro 5600M
8GB HBM2

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about 2020 MacBook Pro 16”.

Great battery life of up to 11-hours

According to Apple, the 2020 MacBook Pro 16” lasts up to 11 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 11 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to AMD Radeon Pro 5600M 8GB HBM2

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about 2020 MacBook Pro 16”.

Non-upgradable storage

The 2020 MacBook Pro 16” has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more

Storage Slots2020 MacBook Pro 16”
M.20 - Onboard
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on 2020 MacBook Pro 16” 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

Memory2020 MacBook Pro 16”
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeDDR4
Speed2666 MHz