I’ve been reading and listening to those who have an interest in a touchscreen Mac or MB, based in part on the new design of Big Sur. I for one have absolutely no interest in reaching up to touch my MBP screen.
But, a 14" M1/M2 MBP or MB Air would hit a sweet spot in size for me.
Thoughts from the forum?
Absolutely agree. I am in the market for a powerful, long-lasting pro laptop that can fit in trains and planes easily. I am on the fence for a 13’ MBP but I think I’ll wait for the M2 model, hoping the screen goes to 14’ (as the 15 → 16’ MBP did). And I have zero interest for a touchscreen on that; even with my iPad Pro, I so much prefer using the trackpad on the Magic Keyboard.
I’m waiting too. I’ll feel more comfortable with a version 2 chip before replacing my current MBP. I want to see how the new Macs do in the wild first. I’d love a 14" screen but I’ll still buy a MPB or Air with the M2 even if it is still 13"
I use the Magic Keyboard on my iPad for most work. When I want to touch the screen I’m changing use modes in which case I take the iPad off of the keyboard. This is the beauty of the iPad–it is modular and flexible. Besides, I’m OCD about smudges on my MBP display.
Yes, me too. I’d like additional ports and storage, but if the M1 already provided that, I probably would have bought one already. Will enable my 2016 MBP to reach an honorable 5 year of use before passing it on to my fiancée
If you’d like the marriage to last, you should do better than handing her a five year old computer. Ha ha I just sprang for an iPhone 12 Pro Max for my wife’s Christmas present.
Ahaha! Well, she’s currently rocking a 2011 MacBook Pro which is on its last legs and the 2016 was fully maxed out. So I should be all right.
Fingers do not belong on screens!
I’d love a 14" Air or Pro, but only if the footprint of the computer would not get any bigger.
14" non-TouchBar would be the sweet spot for me, though the 13" Air looks pretty sweet and tempting.
After using the original iPad Pro utilizing a Smart Keyboard for a year or so when it first came out (this was before mouse support) and I found the experience jarring from a performative standpoint. I would try to tab through fields in a webpage, and then if that didn’t work, I’d scroll, tap, etc. and found myself wishing I had my Mac with me in short order.
No one really wants to take their hands off the home row to reach up and interact with a screen, I think, they just think they want a touchscreen Mac.
This falls under the “neat but not necessary or useful” tab, like Siri being put on the Mac. I think I used it a total of ten commands on day one and haven’t used it since.