- 13.3-inch 2,560 x 1,440-pixel Retina display
- Intel Core i5 and i7 Skylake processors
- Innovative Touch Bar
The 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro shares a place on this list with the 2015 edition because the two offer a different experience. Last year's model certainly offers better value than this year's non-Touch Bar model, but this new top-end option is an entirely different beast.
The Touch Bar is the headline feature, but it's certainly not the reason to buy one. Try instead the faultless build quality, light 1.37kg weight and excellent performance. The Intel Core i5 processor in this machine can go toe to toe with the Core i7 in the Dell XPS 13, and you get Intel Iris Graphics as well – something Dell doesn't supply.
The screen is the best we've ever seen on a laptop, with incredible maximum brightness and huge colour coverage. It's a professional photographer's dream.
The Touch Bar has the potential to be a key selling point, but that'll only happen when more apps support it. Read our full review for more detail on the Touch Bar.
It might not look like great value, but this is the closest anybody has come to technical perfection in 2016.
At the time of review the MacBook Pro was available for £1,749