“It’s been a while since a laptop really wowed us. Okay, the positively diddy nature of the Apple MacBook was seriously impressive, but sub-sized dimensions aside, nothing’s really changed the whole screen, keyboard, shell dynamic that’s been the laptop form for so long,” Luke Johnson writes for Digital Spy. “The new 2016 Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, however, marks a seismic shift in portable computing, and all because of a slim, touch-friendly OLED panel that sits in place of the traditional, physical function keys.”

“Pair this innovative new addition with raw, unadulterated power, a simply stunning screen and a design that’s simply without rival, and the top of the line MacBook Pro is possibly the best laptop ever made,” Johnson writes. “The 2016 MacBook Pro hosts all power you’ll ever need while also lining up as one of the best looking gadgets we’ve ever laid eyes on. Not laptops, gadgets, period. Seriously, this thing is beautiful. It’s all change too. Unlike the iPhone 7, the Pro has been given a radical redesign.”

“Combine the Touch Bar with more power than you’ll use and a display that’s without parallel and you’ve got a laptop that’s in a league of its own. Finish this off with one of the best designs we’ve ever seen, and you’re onto a near fault-free winner,” Johnson writes. “Is the new 2016 Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar the ultimate laptop? Without a doubt. Should you buy it? If you’ll really make use of its power and can stomach the asking price, undoubtedly.”

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MacDailyNews Take: “The ultimate laptop.”

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