“I had the chance to spend a few days with the new and very premium 15-inch MacBook Pro,” Patrick Moorhead writes for Forbes. “The new MacBook Pro is made from all CNC’d aluminum, not a stamped or plastic chassis that absolutely looks and feels premium and high-end. You will be proud to show this off at the coffee shop or the boardroom as executive jewelry. For a 15-inch notebook with discrete graphics and high-end, 35-watt processor, with very long battery life, it is very thin at 15.5 mm, very narrow at 34.93 cm and light at 4 lbs. It’s the thinnest and narrowest 15-inch performance laptop I’m aware of.”

“Also of note, I got monster battery life out of it, so it’s not like they removed too much battery to get thin,” Moorhead writes. “I absolutely love the zero light leakage illuminated keys and wished everyone did this. It’s really the pinnacle of keyboards.”

“The new Touch bar was the biggest new thing Apple brought to the table with the new MacBook. Any time Apple brings something new to the UI table, it’s only after huge deliberation, debate and testing. I mean this is the company that first popularized the mouse and trackpad and brought high quality, capacitive touch with the iPhone,” Moorhead writes. “The new MacBook Pro is an incredible laptop.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, it is.

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