MacBook Pro 2016 vs Samsung NoteBook 7 Spin: Buy Samsung Now or Wait For Apple?

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MacBook Pro 2016
MacBook Pro 2016

Apple is reportedly working on its new laptop, the MacBook Pro 2016. On the other hand, Samsung has launched its new laptop Samsung Notebook 7 Spin. Here is the comparison between the high-end laptops by Samsung and Apple.

Although Apple is supposed to launch a new MacBook Pro with notable changes, it will receive tough challenge from current top models like Samsung Notebook 7 Spin and Dell XPS. The company has not released any official statement regarding the specs and the price of the MacBook Pro 2016. The comparison is based on the rumored specs of upcoming MacBook.


MacBook Pro 2016 is supposed to feature 5K display with 5120×2880 screen resolution. The display could be supported by its own GPU. An Augmented Reality (AR) support can be expected as well. On the other hand, Samsung Notebook 7 Spin features full HD touch screen with video High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode and is supported by ?NVIDIA GeForce 940MX Graphic card.


Processor and RAM

MacBook Pro is supposed to include the sixth generation ?Skylake? processor with up to 8GB RAM. Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is powered by same processor sixth generation Core i7. However, it offers a massive 16GB RAM that can be further be upgraded to 32GB.

Internal Storage

MacBook Pro is supposed to have 1TB onboard storage. ?Although, Samsung Notebook 7 Spin offers same 1TB HDD storage, 128GB SSD onboard storage is also there as an advantage.

OS Platform

MacBook Pro is expected to roll out with pre-installed macOS Sierra. Apple is supposed to release both MacBook Pro 2016 and macOS Sierra in September. Samsung Notebook 7 Spin runs Windows 10 Home version.


There is no solid information about the battery of MacBook Pro 2016. Apple could launch the new MacBook Pro with improved battery. Moreover, the new processor will also improve the battery life of the MacBook Pro 2016. On the other hand, NoteBook 7 includes 5Wh, 3950mAh Li-ion battery that provides about 11 hours of backup to the laptop.


MacBook Pro 2016 will post probably include USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports as these are already there in its current laptops. Samsung Notebook 7 Spin lacks Thunderbolt 3 while USB Type-C port is available.

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin

Other Features

Apple is supposed to replace the physical function keys with OLED touch bar in an upcoming MacBook. The new OLED touch bar will include integrated fingerprint reader. On the other hand, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin offers 360 degree touch screen.


According to IBT, the 15-inch variant of MacBook Pro 2016 will cost around $2,800. Samsung is offering Samsung Notebook 7 Spin at a much affordable price. The top model of 15.3-inch variant comes with a $1,199.99 price tag.

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