“The last time I reviewed the 13-in. MacBook Pro, I was quickly won over by its size, portability and performance,” Michael deAgonia writes for Computerworld. “The solid build of the aluminum chassis wrapped around the high-resolution Retina display, in concert with great performance and battery life, led me to confidently recommend that computer.”

“I have now spent some time with the 2015 version of the entry-level 13-in. MacBook Pro, and I’m more impressed than the last time I reviewed this model,” deAgonia writes. “This notebook, which starts at $1,299, shares the same weight (just under 3.5 lb.) and dimensions (12.35 x 8.62 x 0.71 in.) as last year’s, but offers improvements to the internal architecture, including a faster PCIe-based flash storage system and improvements to battery life. But the most notable addition is the inclusion of the new Force Touch trackpad.”

“This is the third Apple product to feature Force Touch and haptic feedback, the others being the Apple Watch and the upcoming redesigned MacBook. It’ll be interesting to see how this tech is implemented moving forward,” deAgonia writes. “For road warriors, students and anyone who wants a great size/performance notebook, this [notebook] is tough to beat. When you factor in its full complement of ports, unmatched build quality, support for the Apple app and hardware ecosystem — including integration with other Apple products via support for Continuity and Handoff — the value proposition rises enormously. This computer will not disappoint.”

Much more in the full review here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple has yet another winner on its hands!

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