Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro carries the same base price as the outgoing 15-inch model. Apple is now offering users more bang for the buck by doubling the RAM, improving the thermal performance, throwing in a new 6-system speaker, and more though. But what if one would max out their 16-inch MacBook Pro? How much would that cost?
The maxed-out 16-inch MacBook Pro with 2.4GHz 8-core Core i9 processor, 64GB RAM, 8TB SSD, and Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB RAM will cost one $6,099. That’s before taxes though. You can get 3% cashback if you use an Apple Card to buy the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. The good thing is that this machine will be more powerful than the base model of the Mac Pro which starts at $4,999 and packs a measly 256GB storage.
Storage and RAM upgrades for the 16-inch MacBook Pro are on the expensive side, but then that’s typical of Apple. A bump in RAM capacity to 32GB will cost users an extra $400 while the jump to 64GB RAM will cost a staggering $800. The 2TB SSD upgrade costs $400 while the 8TB option is priced at a staggering $2,200. One can pay an additional $200 and get another 16-inch MacBook Pro in that much money!
The upgrade to the 8GB version of the Radeon Pro 5500M GPU costs $100 and it is probably the only option that has been priced sensibly by Apple.
Sadly, the RAM and the SSD are still soldered on the logic board meaning they cannot be upgraded manually at a later date. Nonetheless, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro still offers plenty of value for money for a MacBook, especially when compared to the outgoing model.