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"The Mac is so incredibly important to us," Apple CEO Tim Cook said at a media event held at Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters.Apple launched three new models of the MacBook Pro: one with a 15-inch screen, and two 13-inch models — one with Touch Bar, one without.The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar starts at $1,799 and goes on sale in two to three weeks. The 15-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,399 and also goes on sale in two to three weeks.The 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar costs $1,499 or more and goes on sale today.Apple says both new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar will manage 10 hours of battery life.The two computers with Touch Bar are equipped with four Thunderbolt ports that use the USB-C connector. Any of the four USB ports can charge the computer. Both are equipped with a headphone jack, unlike the new iPhone.

The new touch screen part of the keyboard is called Touch Bar. It changes and adapts to whatever software the person is using at the time.For example, if you're in Safari, you'll see shortcuts. It can also adjust volume and brightness, for example.In the Photos apps, the Touch Bar can scroll through photos, apply filters, and make some edits.As you're typing, Touch Bar can show quick-type suggestions or emojis, like the iPhone keyboard does. It's also customizable with the most useful settings for a user.There is also a Touch ID fingerprint reader integrated into the Touch Bar, which enables purchases with your fingerprint, and, presumably, will lock your laptop in conjunction with a password. It doubles as the power switch for the laptop.Some third-party apps will be able to display custom shortcuts on Touch Bar. Apple demoed versions of Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Djay, and other Mac apps that use the Touch Bar to adjust settings.Both versions of the new MacBook Pro are thinner than Apple's old MacBook Pro. The 15-inch model weighs 4 pounds. Both have a trackpad that's twice as large as before. The keyboard has also been redesigned to be thinner.

Apple says the new MacBook Pro screen is 67% brighter and has 25% more colors.Powering the 15-inch MacBook Pro is a Intel Core i7 processor with 2133MHz of memory and a Radeon Pro GPU with Polaris architecture. Apple says the graphics are 2.3 times as fast as the last MacBook Pro.Powering the 13-inch MacBook Pro is an Intel Core i5 processor. It's equipped with Intel's Iris Graphics, which is two times as fast as the old 13-inch MacBook Pro.The smartphone killed the MP3 player and GPS. Streaming TV boxes like Roku and Apple TV killed the DVD player. And so on.Microsoft surprised people at first with the introduction of the Surface Book, a laptop with a screen that detaches and works as a tablet. The initial reviews were pretty good, but once customers actually got their hands on the device, they found it was plagued with bugs like a faulty trackpad and screen flickers.Microsoft also released the Surface Pro 4, which like its predecessors, has an awkward form factor that doesn’t make it a suitable laptop alternative.

Google released the Pixel C, an Android tablet with a clever magnetic keyboard cover. While the hardware was impressive, reviewers blasted the software. Most Android apps are still designed for smartphones and look awkward on tablet-sized screens, making the Pixel C a poor replacement for a regular laptop.Finally, there was the iPad Pro, a device even Apple’s CEO Tim Cook claimed would replace your laptop. But the consensus was pretty much unanimous: The iPad Pro may be powerful, but its keyboard cover and software were full of too many compromises to truly replace your laptop. It’s just a big iPad.Replacing the laptop was the big obsession with tech companies in search of The Next Big Thing in 2015. How can they take something so essential to our productivity and reinvent it for the era of mobile computing?And the truth is, they shouldn’t replace the laptop until they can make something that isn’t a half-baked attempt to fulfill the lofty promise of creating One Gadget To Rule Them All.The Pixel C, iPad Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Pro 4 didn’t cut it this year, and their successors won’t next year, either. Apple, Google, and Microsoft announced these products and juiced expectations with a lot of hype, only to disappoint when they actually delivered.

After trying all these devices this year, I’m convinced there’s no reason to try and replace the laptop. Laptops might not appear as sexy or draw as many headlines as some sort of computer/tablet hybrid device, but the reality is today’s laptops are amazing and they’re only getting better. They’re powerful. They look good. They have excellent keyboards, trackpads, battery life, and they’re guaranteed to run any app you need.My primary machine is a 13-inch MacBook Air that lasts about 10 hours on a charge. It’s also thin, light, and slips easily into my messenger bag. It’s no more of a burden to take with me than the iPad Pro, plus it’s cheaper and simply lets me do more than the iPad.I’ve also been testing Dell’s new XPS 15, a powerful, attractive laptop that runs Windows 10. Dell’s smaller XPS 13 is pretty good too. Then there’s Apple’s new, super-thin MacBook, which may seem limited today, but hints at the potential laptops hold in the future. And there are several great Google Chromebooks to choose from if you want something cheap and basic.The era of mobile computing has disrupted everything from MP3 players to linear television. But no one has cracked how to disrupt the laptop. It’s a difficult, near-impossible task, but for the sake of consumers, it’s something tech companies are better off ignoring as we move into 2016.

Google is ready to push Android’s presence on Chromebooks — and Samsung is making some new hardware to help.Samsung on Wednesday announced a new pair of Chrome OS machines, the Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Pro, which Google says were designed to better accommodate Android apps from the Google Play store.What that means is they’re both convertibles, or “2-in-1s,” so their displays can flip around 360 degrees and become a sort of makeshift Android hybrid tablet. They’re also the first Chromebooks to come with the Play store pre-installed — Google has slowly rolled out Play store support to a small selection of existing Chromebooks over the past few months — and the first to come with native support for a built-in stylus. On the spec sheet, both machines seem fairly high-end. They each have 12.3-inch displays with taller, 3:2 aspect ratios — so they can fit a little bit more of a webpage on screen — and sharp 2400 x 1600 resolutions.

Both are nicely slim and light, measuring about a half-inch thick and just under 2.4 pounds, so it's not the most unwieldy thing in tablet mode. There’s two USB-C (but not Thunderbolt 3) ports and a microSD card slot on both, as well as an accelerometer and gyrometer, which should help the devices stay compatible with certain Android apps. Samsung rates each battery at about eight hours. The main difference comes down to processing power. Both laptops feature 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which is plenty for a Chromebook, but the Plus runs on an unspecified ARM chip that’s generally meant for mobile devices (likely from Rockchip) while the Pro is powered by a last-gen Intel Core m3 chip, which is mediocre for a Windows laptop, but should be more than enough to handle Chrome OS.Only the Chromebook Plus model has a set price and release frame: Samsung says it’ll cost $449 and arrive sometime in February. The Chromebook Pro is pegged to release “later this Spring,” but past leaks suggest it’ll cost $499.

For Chromebooks, these two are pretty expensive. And based on some brief hands-on time with the Chromebook Plus model, I have reasons to doubt they'll be worth the money. Google told me the software on my demo unit wasn’t finalized, so I can’t knock it for being sluggish, but the hardware itself didn’t feel as substantial as other pricey options like the Dell Chromebook 13 or HP Chromebook 13. The metal material isn't as chilly or sturdy.It certainly looks sharp, but the keyboard is on the shallow side, and the trackpad wasn’t anything special. The built-in stylus, while small, did seem to work in harmony with apps like Google Keep, but the screen wobbled noticeably whenever I wrote with it in laptop mode. On the plus side, the display looked great, and flipping the notebook into a tablet or tent mode was painless. Either way, we’ll have to test further before making a recommendation.The interesting bit here is in the software, as Google tries to overcome the quirks of having Android apps invade another OS. Unfortunately, the Chromebook Plus will only come with the beta version of the Play Store at launch. We’ve tried that before, and while it has some benefits (offline Netflix!), there's still some fundamental awkwardness, like not being able to granularly adjust window size, or certain apps not being formatted for larger screens.

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