The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is an improvement on the previous versions. It's sleek and the new, low-profile keyboard is especially excellent. The display is exquisite, with incredible resolution and good color reproduction. It's a pleasure to read text on it. The Touch Bar itself is kind of cool but it hasn't changed my life and I haven't yet found ways to use it that substantially improve functionality or reduce time.I have a couple of complaints. First, my computer quickly developed a popping sound and sensation associated with opening and closing the lid. This problem has been reported in several news sources and is especially common on the 15"" version. Because it was progressively getting more common on my computer with time, I made an appointment at the Apple Store, hoping that they would just fix the problem. Instead, they ran hardware diagnostics, which, unsurprisingly, found the brand-new computer to be healthy (""your battery health is excellent""), so they basically declared it in good shape and told me to get lost. This is despite me having AppleCare, the fact that others have reported the same issue online, the computer being only a few months old, and the fact that we were able to reproduce the problem in the store.Normally, I might chalk this manufacturing up to a one-off issue and the stingy Apple Store service up to a particular Genius Bar employee, but this is the second Mac in a row that I have purchased with manufacturing defects, and for which the Apple Store basically gave me cheap and unsatisfactory service regarding problems that are Apple's own fault. (I also purchased an iMac about 2 years ago that came out of the box with a line of green pixels down the screen. In the case of the iMac, I hoped that they would simply give me another iMac instead of the one that came out of the box broken, but they insisted upon tearing it open and replacing the monitor by hand, which irritated me because I needed that computer to last for at least 5 years and I wasn't pleased to have human hands tinkering around inside what should have been a pristine and brand-new computer that simply functioned properly out of the box.)A second complaint: it's fast but it's not that much better than the previous versions. The processor is powerful but not all that powerful. I bought the top-of-the-line version (processor, RAM, and video card all maxed out) and it struggles with bigger tasks in a way that I think shouldn't be warranted for a computer of this cost.BOTTOM LINE: it's a pretty good computer�great in some ways, an incremental improvement in others, faulty in still other ways, and quite expensive�but don't expect much out of your warranty, even if you buy AppleCare. If my recent experiences are any indication, Apple is beginning to show its stinginess with a mediocre manufacturing process and greedy approach to warranties and customer service.