Written by Stan Schroeder

Holy crap, the maxed out 16-inch MacBook Pro costs $6,099

If you want a pro machine, you’ll have to pay top dollar for it. 

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro, announced Wednesday on Apple’s website, is the most powerful laptop the company has ever built. It starts at $2,399, but that price climbs fast as you start adding more options. 

If you tick all the boxes — which include a 2.4GHz, 8-core, 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor; 64GB of RAM; AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of memory; and 8TB of SSD storage, the price jumps to an eye-watering $6,099. 

Yes, that much.

Yes, that much.

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As is typical for Apple, memory and storage options add the most to the price. 32GB of memory will cost you $400 extra, while 64GB of memory will cost $800 extra. For storage, a 2TB SSD costs $400 on top of the base price, a 4TB SSD costs $1,000, and adding an 8TB SSD will set you back $2,200.  Read more…

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Elon Musk says new Tesla Gigafactory will be built in Berlin

Tesla’s next Gigafactory will be built in the vicinity of Berlin. 

This is according to CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted the news late on Tuesday. 

🖤♥️💛 GIGA BERLIN 💛♥️🖤

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 12, 2019

“Will build batteries, powertrains & vehicles, starting with Model Y,” he added

Musk originally announced the news a few hours earlier, during an awards ceremony in Germany, TechCrunch reported Tuesday, but said he couldn’t share all the details yet, except that the factory will be built in the Berlin area, near the new airport. Musk is likely referring to the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which is currently under construction and is slated for a 2020 opening.  Read more…

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Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro might be coming very, very soon

That 16-inch MacBook Pro Apple is supposedly working on? It might drop today. 

This is according to Bloomberg, whose source claim the new laptop will replace the 15-inch MacBook Pro line. It will have a higher-resolution 16-inch screen, a more reliable keyboard, and louder speakers. 

The price for the 16-inch MacBook Pro will remain roughly in line with the pricing for the current, 15-inch models, meaning $2,399 and up. 

Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro will not be updated this time around, according to the report. 

We’ve been hearing about the 16-inch Pro for a while now, and the reports were often conflicting. In April, for example, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple is working on it, but may not launch it until the first half of 2021.  Read more…

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