“The Touch Bar on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is more than just a sexy — if relatively tiny — new touch screen,” Lance Ulanoff writes for Mashable. “It’s an important strategic shift in the future of Apple’s pro-level laptop line.”

“Is “Dongle Hell” a real thing? In the short term, yes. In the long term, a single multipurpose port will always be the winner,” Ulanoff writes. “As for how the ports function right now, they do just fine. As promised, I can charge the MacBook through any of the four ports, and I do appreciate the convenience of not having to shift around the laptop to find the one port that can charge the computer.”

“This is an excellent upgrade with a fascinating and highly extensible new Touch Bar,” Ulanoff writes. “By building a touchscreen into the keyboard of its pro-level laptop, Apple has successfully dragged laptop line into the touch age, without violating one of Apple Founder Steve Job’s core principles. It’s really quite a trick.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple has another huge hit on its hands!

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