Macbook Pro with Touch Bar Review
The new MacBook Pro with TouchBar (available in upgraded models) offers a new way to get things done. In this video review, David will go over his favorite and least favorite aspects of Apple’s new signature computer. Is this the right computer for you? Watch to find out.
One of the biggest changes you’ll find are the lack of any ports other than USB-C (and a headphone jack). To combat the obstacles this will pose in the immediate future, we strongly recommend you check out the HooToo USB-C hub (link just below).
I found touchID to be a nice feature when it comes to unlocking your Mac. You can also use it to make purchases in the App store and even on the web with websites that accept ApplePay, although this does require use of Safari (personally…still not a fan).
It’s great, but I found that I only use a small portion of it. Palm rejection technology seems to be dead on. No problems here.
Easier to type on than the butterfly keys on the MacBook, but these are also much louder.
Its going to be great for some people and others won’t probably use it much. I found it was much easier to still do everything via hotkeys. When you’re using your laptop on your couch, you may find that your hands coverup the touchbar which makes it hard to see (and thus use).
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