I do not own nor tried a MacBook Pro with TouchBar.
As I already said multiple times, O have a 2in1 Windows 8.1 (updated to Windows 10).
Every Wednesday (or so), I take both laptops with me at my local McDonalds to update the Windows 10 one.
Every here and then, I take both laptops with me at my local McDonalds to update the MacBook Pro.
So, every week and sometimes two times a week, I have (at my local McDonalds) both laptop in front of me. The real answer is how do I use them. Just like when you are in a transitional phase (between El Capitan and macOS Sierra for example): when you work on one and goes to the second and back to the first one. IS theres something you are missing ?
Is YES !, you have your answer. In my case, I miss the Touch Screen on my MacBook Pro. In the first minute os use, I really miss it.
Beatrix: it is not a matter of having both hands in the air for hours, it is just a matter of convenience: it is easier to press a button on the screen vs moving the cursor (with either the Touch Pad and / or the Mouse).
We have the same thing ith cars: you understand your cars brake is near the end when you drive your wife / husbands car. Same with other parts of the car (if the tires are larger on one car, brake will work more efficiently).
And to really be able to talk about that, you have to try by yourself. Talking without experience is to be avoided (at best). You have the right to have an opinion, but you better try by yourself.
Now, can we talk about the Touch Pad vs Mouse ? More than 14 years ago, I had an iBook, the laptop by Apple. I had troubles with the Touch Pad. So much troubles that I get a Mouse (with cable) and use it only.
Now, and because I do not have so much space on the table(s) I use, I ended by using the Touch Pad nearly exclusively on my MacBook Pro. [Note: on the Windows 10 machine, I cannot really use its Tpouch Pad, probably because it is bad. I always use a cable less Mouse. On the other hand, I have troubles when I forget the Mouse, trying to use the enclosed stylet, mostly because of Windows, I think. Because I cannot compare with a macOS machine, I cannot exclude that I have to train myself to use the pen.
At last, isn’t it a price problem for Apple (to propose Touch Screen hardware) ?
- Once you put your hands on a Touch Screen computer (laptop or desktop *), your opinion have the same value as mine.
- Did you play Solitaire with a Touch Screen machine ? (a 21" Touch Screen ?) Think !