That depends entirely on your own preferences, then. With respect to browsing and writing, there's nothing a Touch Bar does that you can't do on a non-Touch Bar MBP.Browsing, writing
Man I hope they torpedo the TouchBar ultimately...can say the touch bar is cool as a gimmick but wouldn't be worth paying hundreds of dollars extra for.
I would bet against that personally... (if I had to choose one way or the other)Like it or not, the touch-bar is probably here to stay.
And less battery, non-replaceable SSD (if the internals are the same as 2016's) and useless TB.you're also paying for a faster processor, slightly better integrated graphics, 2 more TB ports, and a larger SSD.
Hence the topic of the thread?I don't think theres anything wrong with the touch-bar to the point it should be removed. It's just not super useful most of the time.
That could well be because people are more prone to post frustration than admiration on a MBP help forum. And a lot of people get called out as a 'Fanboy' or 'defending Apple' if they do say they like it. Personally I'm so-so on the TB, but I'm sure there's many thousands of people out there enjoying it or at least living quite happily with it.Hence the topic of the thread?
There are way to many posts in these forums of users finding the TB just interrupts their workflow; it's gimmicky. Why spend a bunch of time trying to learn new habits on something that may or may not aid your productivity? And worse, it appears that Apple isn't putting a TB on their keyboards that come with the iMac or Mac Pro, so those habits aren't transferrable to any other Apple product.
Half baked idea if you ask me. My guess is that Apple thought this was compelling enough to put on the MBP, but did so as more of a test case than a full commitment. Why didn't they make it standard on everything, or at least on some of the higher grade desktops too?
Can confirm. I thought it was a gimmick but honestly I love it.That could well be because people are more prone to post frustration than admiration on a MBP help forum. And a lot of people get called out as a 'Fanboy' or 'defending Apple' if they do say they like it. Personally I'm so-so on the TB, but I'm sure there's many thousands of people out there enjoying it or at least living quite happily with it.
The one area where it is not neutral is the pricing aspect in that one may have to pay for something they do not want IMO. The touchbar is neat. I prefer the physical function keys as I use them quite a bit and I do not look at them while using them. If the touchbar were to get its own feedback engine that could differentiate between different 'keys', I'd buy a touchbar model the day it comes out, as I think this would make the design far more useful.I would chime in that I don't understand people being upset at the touch-bar to the point they want to see it removed. I mean, sure, it may not be super useful for some, but it certainly doesn't impede or detract from the MacBook experience. It's neutral at the very worst.