For any MacBook owner who has ever looked jealously at an iPad, Apple has made your dreams a reality.
When The Terminator first arrives in our time, he's naked. The lesson to be drawn from that is this — you can have the future right here, right now, You just can't have anything extraneous along with it. So too, the new MacBook.
Every few years Apple likes to redefine what it means to be a laptop. The company has done it with plastics and metals, and even with envelopes. Drives have come and gone and so have ports. With this latest MacBook, the first to bear just that simple name since 2011, even the constants of screen, keyboard, and trackpad have changed. They've gone Retina, butterfly, and Force Touch respectively. They, each of them, have once again become the state of the art. It's whether or not those changes ultimately benefit the customer that remains in question, or more accurately — what kind of customer do they benefit?