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Laptop Program: Recommended 16" MacBook Pro
Updated: 31 August 2020 03:13 PM

Best

16" MacBook Pro 2.3GHz 8-Core Processor 1TB Storage AMD Radeon Pro 5500M

  • 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz
  • 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory
  • 1TB SSD storage
  • 16-inch Retina display with True Tone
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Backlit Keyboard - US English
  • Accessory Kit

Good

16" MacBook Pro 2.6GHz 6-Core Processor 512TB Storage AMD Radeon Pro 5300M

  • 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
  • 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • 16-inch Retina display with True Tone
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Backlit Keyboard - US English
  • Accessory Kit

OCAD University Recommended Systems

Already Own a 15" MacBook Pro?

Here is our minimum recommended specification for older MacBook Pro models.

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2015)

  • Intel Core i7 Processor (Quad processor)
  • 8 GB Recommended minimum, 16 GB best
  • 256 GB SSD or better

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