Nov 1, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

TouchscreenappleblendWe've made very clear here that we think Apple's latest MacBook Pro, complete with touch bar, was a good move. Not only that, but the touch bar was a brilliant solution to combat the wave of crappy touchscreen computers we've seen so many of recently. And now we'll talk about what makes those touchscreen computers so crappy (aside from the software, hardware, design, and pretty much everything else about them). Put simply, touchscreen computers are out of touch. Apple made them look stupid. Because, as Mark at T-Gaap put it in a recent conversation I had with him, "now that Apple has released the Touch Bar, why use a touchscreen computer ever again?". I agree with this statement wholeheartedly, and we at AppleBlend have many reasons as to why the touchscreen computer has become a dinosaur with the release of the Touch Bar.

First off, who wants to touch their laptop screen? With the exception of niche uses, touching a computer screen is uncomfortable for most. Secondly, the smudge marks. I have used a touchscreen computer before, and they get bad. Very bad. No functionality plus lots of smudge marks? It equals a bad computer, no matter what the internals are.

We already knew touchscreen computers were bad, but the release of the Touch Bar just made all touchscreen computers obsolete. Any thoughts? Leave them in the comments below. Thanks!


  1. John Davis ~ Nov. 1, 2016 @ 7:30 am

    Totally agree. I cannot see the point of a touch screen laptop or desktop computer. For one thing your arms would get tired. I like to keep my hands on or near the keyboard at all times because I do a lot of writing. For moving stuff around on screen a mouse or trackpad is best. #
  2. tech-52 ~ Nov. 1, 2016 @ 7:59 am

    In fairness, although not for me, a lot of the touchscreen-enabled laptops fold into a tablet-like form factor. With that use case, you'd probably want touchscreen capability. But for a laptop, being used as a laptop, the trackpad is world's better, and the Touch Pad very well might be a game-changer. #
  3. Old dumb guy ~ Nov. 1, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    "Make your arms tired"? Thinking maybe going outside once in awhile, going to a gym can help Stop that issue. #
  4. Carter Reschke ~ Nov. 1, 2016 @ 10:55 am

    Old dumb guy, I think he was just trying to say that it is uncomfortable to have to reach and touch your computer screen while typing, etc. Thanks for checking out our website! #

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