In case you missed the announcement last week, Microsoft recently announced the release of their Surface Studio all-in-one touchscreen desktop computer, accompanied by the Surface Pen and the Surface Dial. Within the same time frame, Apple also announced their new MacBook Pro laptop with the Touch Bar.
With the release of these machines from the two power-houses of the computing world, it has to be said that there appears to be something of a role reversal going on. On the one hand, Microsoft's Surface Studio is innovative and edgy and appeals whole-heartedly to the design industry in terms of style, usability and beautification. Apple's MacBook Pro on the other hand, while beautiful, seems like a very small, disappointing, step forward that adds little to the overall experience of using the computer.