It is alleged that like all modern MacBooks, the 2017 MacBook Pro is a superbly designed productivity machine. And apparently, just like the succeeding devices, the newcomer is better than the one before, but with some qualifications.

Apple's classic design is evident, from the new butterfly mechanism keys, to neatly milled ports, to a detailed fit and finish. The design, including material choice and physique quality combined, form a solid laptop.

Reportedly, the new MacBook Pro is a 13-inch machine equipped with a 2-gigahertz Intel Core i5 CPU, Intel Iris Graphics 540 integrated graphics chip, 8 gigabytes of 1866MHz LPDDR3 RAM and 256 gigabytes of PCIe-based SSD storage. In order to fit the full-size keyboard into the MacBook Pro's smaller frame, Apple is rumored to adopt a key layout which originated with the 12-inch MacBook. It is said that making the fit even snugger is an extra-large Force Touch trackpad.

Ample reports have said about Apple's decision to limit MacBook Pro to Thunderbolt 3 ports, although only two are included on the 13-inch model without Touch Bar, but probably many users will not feel the nip. While in the previous MacBook Pro a series of I/O ports are featured, the current models do well do with four Thunderbolt 3 inputs on Touch Bar versions.

Accordingly, also new to the MacBook Pro series, and that also includes all Macs, is a Retina display with support for the DCI-P3 color space. It is rumored that this new feature dutifully reproduces wide color scope images, a plus for digital imaging professionals.

Generally, reports say that the new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar is an achievement in industrial design that fulfills Apple's commitment to usability and user experience. Industry sources reportedly claim that this more affordable MacBook Pro 2017 without Touch Bar will eventually replace the 13-inch MacBook Air in Apple's notebook lineup.