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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2016 (MLH32, MLH42, MLH52, MLW72, MLW82, MLW92)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2016 (MLH32, MLH42, MLH52, MLW72, MLW82, MLW92). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and performance. The screen and design also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the battery and price.

portability, design, screen, performance, reliability

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2016 (MLH32, MLH42, MLH52, MLW72, MLW82, MLW92) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Kane Fulton (

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016) review


Glass half full of promise

Luminous display ; Innovative Touch Bar ; Four USB-C ports ; Loud and clear speakers

Touch Bar not fully-realized ; Trackpad feels too big

While Apple's brighter and bolder 15-inch MacBook brings immediate benefits the second you turn it on, it has its quirks and feels like a laptop that will become much more useful down the line.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner, Klaus A. Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (

Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7) Notebook Review


Better by a Touch? Apple slims down the MacBook Pro 15 quite radically and reduces the weight to around 1.8 kg with a thickness of just 16 millimeters. The professional notebook, which even gained customers from the 17-inch Pro in the past, is now even...

excellent chassis ; very good display ; huge trackpad with great precision ; quiet and good cooling ; high WLAN transfer rates ; good speakers

neither USB-A nor HDMI-out ; defective speakers due to BootCamp ; 2.4 GHz WLAN issue with attached USB-C device ; fans are (slightly) audible while idling ; very expensive – especially the upgrades

The new Apple MacBook Pro 15 builds on the advantages of the predecessor and is one of the best devices you can buy right now in some respects. This definitely includes the excellent chassis, where the diet did not affect the quality or the stability....

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Matt Safford (

Apple MacBook Pro (15-Inch, 2016) Review and Ratings


Apple's new big-screen Pro impresses with its snazzy Touch Bar and slimmer, super-solid design. It's a good balance of performance and portability. Just know: You'll need dongles, and the keyboard is an acquired taste.

Superb screen ; Thinner and lighter than previous MacBook Pro models ; Excellent touch pad is now enormous

Pricey, given the components ; Unpredictable battery life

With its solid feel, bold screen, clean lines, giant touch pad, and svelte frame, Apple's new MacBook Pro 15-inch is a

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (

Review: Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2016)


The new generation of MacBook Pros feel like the very distillation of Apple's design ideals. Thin, light, and powerful hardware that's designed to dominate in content creation, but it does so at the expense of some personality.

Still, it is hard to deny the great new design, the gorgeous new Retina Displays, the super fast SSD storage, the versatile Touchbar, lighter form factor, vastly improved speakers and ability to charge the device from any of the four ports are all...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jelle Stuip (

Apple MacBook Pro: Touch Bar heeft zijn prijs


De 15,4"-versie van de MacBook Pro is op een aantal punten verbeterd ten opzichte van zijn voorganger. De accuduur is langer, het scherm is verbeterd en de hardware is wat sneller geworden. Het toetsenbord heeft helaas heel weinig travel, de...

Uitstekend scherm ; Prima accuduur ; Vingerafdrukscanner ; Vlotte hardware

Toetsenbord met nauwelijks travel ; Hoge prijs ; Dure upgrades ; Kaartlezer ontbreekt

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner, Klaus A. Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (

Kort testrapport Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7) Notebook


Beter met Touch? Apple heeft de MacBook Pro 15 redelijk radicaal afgeslankt en het gewicht tot ongeveer 1,8 kg verlaagd, met een dikte van slechts 16 millimeter. De professionele notebook die vroeger zelfs klanten overnam van de 17-inch Pro, is nu ook...

uitstekende behuizing; erg goed scherm; enorm trackpad met uitstekende precisie; stille en goede koeling; hoge WLAN-snelheid; prima luidsprekers

geen USB-A of HDMI-out; defecte luidsprekers dankzij BootCamp; 2.4 GHz WLAN-problemen met aangesloten USB-C-toestel; ventilatoren (ietwat) hoorbaar in inactieve toestand; erg duur - zeker met upgrades

Dec, 2016

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Recensione Completa del portatile Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7)


Update 24/11: autonomia, benchmarks e video apertura confezione.

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner, Klaus A. Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (

Breve Análise do Portátil Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7)


Melhor por um toque? A Apple afina o MacBook Pro 15 de forma bastante radical e reduz o peso para cerca de 1,8 kg com uma espessura de apenas 16 milímetros. O portátil profissional, que inclusive ganhou clientes do Pro de 17 polegadas no passado, agora...

Excelente chassi ; Muito boa tela ; Enorme trackpad com ótima precisão ; Silencioso e com bom resfriamento ; Altas taxas de transferência WLAN ; Bons alto falantes

Nem USB-A, nem saída HDMI ; Alto falantes defeituosos devido ao BootCamp ; Problemas com o WLAN de 2,4 GHz com aparelho USB-C conectado ; As ventoinhas são (um pouco) audíveis durante o modo inativo ; Muito caro – especialmente as atualizações

O novo Apple MacBook Pro 15 aumenta ainda mais as vantagens do predecessor e é um dos melhores aparelhos que você pode comprar no momento, em alguns aspectos. Isto definitivamente inclui o excelente chassi, onde a dieta não afetou a qualidade ou a...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner, Klaus A. Hinum (

Подробный обзор ноутбука Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016)


Толщина нового ноутбука Apple уменьшилась до 16 миллиметров, и он весит заметно меньше в сравнении с предшественником. Теперь 15-дюймовый Pro, вытеснивший в прошлом 17-дюймовый вариант, может стать неплохим выбором для тех, кто ранее пользовался...

15-дюймовый ноутбук Apple остаётся одним из наиболее продвинутых устройств на рынке. Нам понравился яркий, качественно калиброванный экран и достаточно звонкое, подробное звучание встроенной акустической системы. Отсутствие привычных полноразмерных...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner, Klaus A. Hinum (

Kısa inceleme: Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7) Notebook


Touch daha mı iyi? Apple, MacBook Pro 15 modelini radikal bir şekilde inceltip ağırlığını 1.5 kg ve kalınlığını 16mm seviyelerine kadar indirmiş. Profesyonel cihaz 17 inçlik Pro modelinden de geçmişte kullanıcı kazanmayı başarmıştı ve şimdi de 13 inç...

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:3


Battery capacity (Watt hours):76 / 83.6
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p


Energy Star certified:N / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Colour of product:Black / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:39.1
Display Resolution:2880 x 1800
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Pro 450 / AMD Radeon Pro 455 / AMD Radeon Pro 460 / AMD Radeon Pro 560X / AMD Radeon RX 460
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Maximum Resolution:5120 x 2880
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard:N / Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / French / German / Norwegian / Russian / Spanish / Swedish / Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:64 / 65
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB Type-C


Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:N / No
DC-in jack:N / Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:4


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:87


Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 4.3
Processor cache:6 / 8 / 9
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HQ / i7-6920HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88970 / 88972
Processor code:SR2FQ / SR2FT / SR2FU
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y


Bundled software:- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra / macOS Mojave / macOS Sierra / macOS Sierra 10.12


Card reader integrated:N / No / Y
Flash drive interface:Flash / PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 2048 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive capacity:512
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 2048 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.5