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The 2016 MacBook Pro was revealed on Oct. 27. YouTube/Apple

The MacBook Pro was overdue for an upgrade, and Apple definitely did not disappoint during its recently concluded Oct. 27 event. The 2016 MacBook Pro is undoubtedly the best in its line as it introduces a new Touch Bar, a larger trackpad, new butterfly keys and better overall technology.

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The new 2016 MacBook Pro comes in a 13-inch variant and a 15-inch variant, but it pretty much looks like the older model -- at least from the outside. When the notebook is opened, users will see the larger trackpad and a new function keyboard.

The F-keys have been replaced with a Touch Bar, which shows quick controls and various information that changes depending on the application used. At the right most portion of the Touch Bar, users will find the Touch ID fingerprint reader. These items are not exactly surprising as various reports have claimed the same before Apple officially unveiled the 2016 MacBook Pro. Nevertheless, the confirmation is very much welcome.

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The 2016 MacBook Pro replaces standard function keys with the new Touch Bar. Apple.Com/Mac

The keys themselves also received a facelift, despite looking the same. Once the keys are pressed, users will immediately feel the difference in the new butterfly keyboard switch mechanism. The click is not as evident -- as Wired describes, the feel falls somewhere between the standard Mac keyboard and the iPhone keyboard.

Users will also be able to enjoy the improved technology that the 2016 MacBook Pro features. The device is more responsive and sensitive to touch than before as evidenced by the barely-there lag between touch and action. It even supports as much as 10 fingers at a time, and the display is more vibrant.

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Overall, the device is noticeably thinner and lighter. It also sports better speakers and thermals. The 2016 MacBook Pro starts at US$1,499 (AU$2,000) for a model without the Touch Bar. Including the Touch Bar in the 13 inch option will set back a buyer as much as US$1,799 (AU$2,400) and US$2,399 (AU$3,200) for the 15 inch variant. The entry level option will start shipping out immediately, but the higher end models will follow in the next couple of weeks.

Watch the making of the new 2016 MacBook Pro