New touchscreen monitor is the MacBook accessory we've been waiting for

Apple has been touting the iPad as a laptop replacement for a while now, and one of the fundamental edges it has over the MacBook is its killer touchscreen display. But one company has developed a new accessory that finally brings touchscreen capabilities to the Mac – and it could be a game-changer.

Australian startup Espresso has created a portable external display called Espresso Display which, at 5mm thick, is being called the world's thinnest monitor. With USB-C, it's compatible with many devices, but its the extra functionality it adds to the MacBook that's potentially most exciting. The MacBook Pro is already our best laptop for graphic design, but with the Espresso Display, could it reach new heights?

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.