Using a Touchscreen on a MacBook Pro! - espresso display

3 Apr 2021
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The espresso display claims to be the world's thinnest touchscreen and it can even make your MacBook a touchscreen... kind of. Let's see what Riley thinks.
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    ShortCircuitShortCircuitVor 9 Tage
  • 1:40 That's what a Apple fan boy would say

    CYRAX GametubeCYRAX GametubeVor 10 Stunden
  • the resolution is also worse, but it’s still cool !

    Saif ChowdhurySaif ChowdhuryVor 11 Stunden
  • Wait, where was the whole part where you showed it as a touch screen?!? Not just that wee bit at the front? Now, I'm confused!

    xtreamchancextreamchanceVor 2 Tage
  • what if, you tried to adapt that display into a real imac, so it is a “touch imac” ?? just saying

    Jahyr AlvaradoJahyr AlvaradoVor 4 Tage
  • Love this T-shirt! Saw it in multiple colours on Riley. Any chance that some of you guys know where to buy it?

    Aleksander JaneczekAleksander JaneczekVor 4 Tage
  • Объективно жаль, что только Самсунг сейчас Форсит тему с подключением своих устройств к различным док станциям. Для работы с 90% потребительских задач такая связка была бы очень удобна: браузер, стриминг, работа с документами. А относительно этого монитора, для графики и монтажа он навряд ли подходит, только для работы с таблицами и текстом. Но пока развернешь всю свою переносную рабочую станцию в какой нибудь кофешке, твой эспрессо ужа давно остынет.

    Денис ДавыдюкДенис ДавыдюкVor 4 Tage
  • BEFORE it even starts I can see that magnet mount for touch screens seems like a LOT of FUN...

    A ZA ZVor 4 Tage
  • Why not mention the annoying wobbling when actually using the whole point of the display - the touchscreen ability?

    BartholomewJSBartholomewJSVor 5 Tage
  • I’m just using the iPad sidecar

    Mr.JMr.JVor 5 Tage
  • So, in the title, they sell the video as being about a touchscreen for Mac, Linus teases it at the very beginning ... but then the review mentions nothing about it whatsoever. Anyone else feeling slightly betrayed right now?

    William ReevesWilliam ReevesVor 5 Tage
  • For the current 357 of you that dislike this video, why?

    Connor JosleynConnor JosleynVor 6 Tage
  • Meanwhile Mac Users: Laughing in Sidecar

    Blizzard4242Blizzard4242Vor 6 Tage
  • I'm a simple man, I see Riley I upvote...

    Paulo FrancaPaulo FrancaVor 6 Tage
  • "it scares me a little bit just because the only way that its mounted on is with a magnet" Pro Display XDR: First time?

    Akhil Krishna UKAkhil Krishna UKVor 6 Tage
  • "if you have a Windows PC you don't deserve this!" My MacBook Pro running Windows just so it can run ThrottleStop is very angry right now.

    Ace WingAce WingVor 6 Tage
  • what pc laptop are you using? ... I couldn't see the brand

    Raymundo SRaymundo SVor 6 Tage
  • Whyyyy would they make a touch screen monitor with that sh*ty of a stand?

    Jacob WonderJacob WonderVor 7 Tage
  • “If you use a windows PC, you don’t deserve this”😂

    Renju V DevanRenju V DevanVor 7 Tage
  • so thin but bezel on bezel.

    DMonZ1988DMonZ1988Vor 7 Tage
  • Neat, I would love a wireless monitor for pc to just browse the net or watch movies. Distance wouldn’t need to be very much.

    Nicky550 EcoboostNicky550 EcoboostVor 7 Tage
  • tried to order one, they took my money but I did not receive any confirmation mail... that does not feel good

    MaxMaxVor 7 Tage
    • Hey Max, we're really sorry this happened. Please shoot us an email at

      espressoespressoVor 3 Tage
  • honestly was amazed by this until the stand. A touch screen monitor cant be wobbly the only way that much wobble would be acceptable is if it wasn't being touched to be used.

    Johnny BananasJohnny BananasVor 7 Tage
  • If it weren't for the price and the specs this would be pretty interesting. I mean if this were in the $100-$150 range I'd actually consider it but for twice plus no thank you. I'm sure there's a market for this but it's a pretty small very niche one.

    John DoeJohn DoeVor 7 Tage
  • "I'm going to the coffee shop to write my next screen play" .... and I'm bringing my own expresso.... monitor.

    Nathan WebbNathan WebbVor 7 Tage
  • A solution in search of a problem. The whole point of laptops is portability, and sacrificing screen space is part of the deal. Adding a “portable monitor” adds screen space by sacrificing some portability, and if you need to do that, there are other solutions - bigger laptops, or return to your office or home and dock to your desktop setup. And if you’re a MacBook and iPad owner, you could just use Sidecar.

    awlabradorawlabradorVor 7 Tage
  • Soy face = dislike.

    jas watsjas watsVor 7 Tage
  • Did anyone else catch the unintentional potable pun

    Ben KBen KVor 7 Tage
  • THIS video deserves thumbnail of the year award 🤣🤣🤣

    Hammad KhanHammad KhanVor 8 Tage
  • Espresso!!

    a bit of Techa bit of TechVor 8 Tage
  • Was expecting this to be really expensive but is reasently priced compared to other portable monitors £280 for the 15 inch

    KamOkingKamOkingVor 8 Tage
  • Please do not make videos with this guy anymore ! He just ruined the product ! If was the CEO of the Expresso Company I would take this looser to Court ! Horrible video, I hated it and try doing something WAT BETTER than this one next time ! Where's Anthony ?!?!?!

    Aryeh Yehudah AjzenbergAryeh Yehudah AjzenbergVor 8 Tage
  • On order 👌🏼 will work wonders whilst on the go rather than scrolling between full screen pages continuously

    Kyle WildeKyle WildeVor 8 Tage
  • Wait, Macbook doesn't have touchscreen, for that price? Mmm, superior hardware.

    ODYSODYSVor 8 Tage
  • Ok Ned

  • I think it would be nice if you did a video on which portable monitor someone should depending on their use (like you've already done with entire computer and stuff). I think that most people who would want a portable monitor would want it for basic desktop stuff but still some could want more color accurate ones, high refresh rates ones, etc...

    Benjamin ReignerBenjamin ReignerVor 8 Tage
  • I wonder how this would work as a focus pulling monitor

    jp grijp griVor 8 Tage
  • My mom uses a 40 inch tv for her MacBook lmao

    Liman K.Liman K.Vor 9 Tage
  • Wow as a Mac user this is actually something I really want.

    Isai OswaldIsai OswaldVor 9 Tage
  • “A touchscreen ; apple could figure it out” Well they did :) iPad can be used as second screen on a Mac using Sidecar! They even do that over wifi

    lapieuvreeelapieuvreeeVor 9 Tage
  • @4:26...let's make some dents in the aluminum surface of my MacBook...

    ThinkingBetterThinkingBetterVor 9 Tage
  • clunky af

    InfernusInfernusVor 9 Tage
  • Using touch screen on monitors is a shit experience. Other than that the monitor keeps wobbling around, your hands pains in just a few minutes. The ergonomics are shit. I kinda get why Apple does not want to give touchscreen and I am with them on this one.

    lolcopterlolcopterVor 9 Tage
  • wao truly innovative

    Nobo JerryNobo JerryVor 9 Tage
  • r/punchablefaces

    Bryan SBryan SVor 9 Tage
  • 6:24 Windows Laptop: notice me senpai

    Vader ThompsonVader ThompsonVor 9 Tage
  • Probably the thinnest among mainstream brands sure, but I have a "4mm thick" portable 4k touchscreen from aliexpress (it's not if you measure it pessimistically, but neither is this thing going by the ports) that cost around the same asking price. I love these portable monitors but if anything the thinner ones make me uneasy, I have an ~11mm thick model as well and it's much more reassuring to interact with.

    BirdulonBirdulonVor 9 Tage
  • Cool

    SevenDeMagnusSevenDeMagnusVor 9 Tage
  • Honestly nobody needs touchscreen on mac

    imiccaimiccaVor 9 Tage
  • what's the point of a monitor the size of your laptop screen

    Opeyemi SanusiOpeyemi SanusiVor 9 Tage
  • what about an iPad as a monitor contacted to Mac ?(wireless or pluged)

    Tony MuTony MuVor 9 Tage
  • This could be the device I'm searching for, due to MacOS support. Could you tell me if it supports gestures, etc please? I ask for a rather unique reason. I'm blind and use VoiceOver on the Mac. I'm searching for a touch screen to allow me to control particular software to provide me with an easier way of working, rather than routing to an iPad, etc, I'd rather a direct display. If you could advise me, I'd much appreciate it. Also, who's the manufacturer? this is so I can contact them directly to ask if they could provide a unit on trial in order to undertake R&D to particular accessibility software to encourage Apple to officially support touch environments within MacOS and VoiceOver. Why should the ipad have all the fun?

    Lewis AlexanderLewis AlexanderVor 9 Tage
  • Waiting for Jerry's bend test

    Nurav AnimationsNurav AnimationsVor 9 Tage
  • Me about to take a monitor to my school

    JurreJurreVor 9 Tage
  • I crave for an external monitor with a battery and high brightness but it has to be at least 17"

    Umano TeodoriUmano TeodoriVor 9 Tage
  • if you make a product first for mac, in the words of Reggie, what's your problem ?

    PacketLostPacketLostVor 9 Tage
  • Can you please do a video on Legion 5 pro 2021?

    Drop The MicDrop The MicVor 9 Tage
  • Riley is awesome.

    Ben KorpellaBen KorpellaVor 9 Tage
  • Just buy an iPad at that point.

    Riley ColemanRiley ColemanVor 9 Tage
  • Cut the mac in half and attach attach I tell u

    Monster SaricMonster SaricVor 9 Tage
  • in hackintosh laptops we already do it :P

    Aabir KashifAabir KashifVor 9 Tage
  • That box is a Wacom ripoff

    Ryan Lennox-BradleyRyan Lennox-BradleyVor 9 Tage
  • Running MacOS on a touch screen Apple: “Wait, that’s illegal”

    Raymond ChenRaymond ChenVor 9 Tage
  • I just got the new intel ad with Mac guy 😂

    Peter SchumacherPeter SchumacherVor 9 Tage
  • Can mac run 2 of those + built-in display at the same time?

    gregoriodiagregoriodiaVor 9 Tage
    • Hi! Thanks for the question. Yes, Mac can run 2 espresso Displays + built-in display at the same time! 😄

      espressoespressoVor 8 Tage
  • my kind of monitor

    EspressoEspressoVor 9 Tage
  • I've been saying I want a 15" iPad Pro.

    Hi-Fi InsiderHi-Fi InsiderVor 9 Tage
  • I mean, you could just use your iPad as a 2nd display...

    Arne SchröderArne SchröderVor 9 Tage
  • It has a cool stand, and touch screen is interesting, but I will stick with my $80 acer portable monitor

    DCsProductionsDCsProductionsVor 10 Tage
  • "It's a potable monitor, you can drink it." So he has a kid now...

    Contour NutContour NutVor 10 Tage
  • 3M has made these since the 80’s

    Jason BrooksJason BrooksVor 10 Tage
  • surprised i hadn't made that kevin lyttle connection before this 😂 thanks riley

    kuchesezikkuchesezikVor 10 Tage
  • potable espresso :D Good writing.

    Ira JacobsIra JacobsVor 10 Tage
  • Touchscreen on windows is the biggest gimmick on laptop thats why apple did not implement touchscreen on macos

    Mark Louie AdameMark Louie AdameVor 10 Tage
  • The wobbliness is plain horrible. It is impossible to use this screen as touch screen with such movement. My HP laptop doesn't seem wobbly at all, but once i start poking fingers around, have to hold it still with another hand when i need accuracy.

    ale Tale TVor 10 Tage
  • Could you use a pen and make it like a graphics tablet?

    Nick LofyNick LofyVor 10 Tage
  • Series S and this monitor, baam portable gaming station.

    Aritra AdhurjyaAritra AdhurjyaVor 10 Tage
  • Wait apple hasn’t gotten to touch screens yet 💀

    AZRubsAZRubsVor 10 Tage
  • 1:44 :(

    frezydynecyfrezydynecyVor 10 Tage
  • 6:59

    maruftimmaruftimVor 10 Tage
  • Nobody pulls out a touch screen to get work done, and who is gonna use the touch screen on that wobbly mess?

    Jerry GossJerry GossVor 10 Tage
  • Dude I want this but not to use with mac. So many ideas is runing through my mind right now!

    Servius The BearServius The BearVor 10 Tage
  • The term is adsorption, not suction.

    grapesofwrath1984grapesofwrath1984Vor 10 Tage
  • and raspbery pi screens

    doctor wingsdoctor wingsVor 10 Tage
  • Was literally searching for a quality version of this last week to use as hands on DAW control. Thanks for the great content as usual

    AllinsonAllinsonVor 10 Tage
  • Well to be honest you can actually use the iPad as the second monitor as a touch screen, it does the same thing!

    Flip FlopsFlip FlopsVor 10 Tage
  • It's very weird that you changed a perfectly good video icon to a wonky looking Riley.

    Computer Aided WorldComputer Aided WorldVor 10 Tage
  • This looks cool but I'm going to stick to sidecar and iPad until travel picks back up.

    Kyle ChurchKyle ChurchVor 10 Tage
  • Did you have to install a driver on your Mac to use this?

    Mahip KalraMahip KalraVor 10 Tage
    • Hey Mahip! If you want to use your Mac with an espresso Display, you don't need to install a driver. However, to take advantage of the touch feature on the Display with your Mac, you need to have our espresso Touch Software installed on your device. Hope this helps! 🙂

      espressoespressoVor 8 Tage
  • Looks like what DIY perks will make if he has more time and fund

    A WA WVor 10 Tage
  • Well you also have iPads

    Arav AmbaramArav AmbaramVor 10 Tage
  • thats illegal

    CodyG Gaming And TechCodyG Gaming And TechVor 10 Tage
  • that would be sick, for travelling.

    Very LokiVery LokiVor 10 Tage
  • Why not trying with a phone? :)

    Mauricio GiacomelloMauricio GiacomelloVor 10 Tage
  • Could you plug an IPad into it?

    Anton LAnton LVor 10 Tage
  • That dude is annoying a f.... Gotta be a pretty close friend, or good at something else?? then "tech" since Linus stated he wanted to hire him. He got no info about the product, are not validating the claimed specs, and fx checking the brightness that often is highly overpromised and close to 200 then 300, he has spent no time actually examing the content and what could be interesting to show for the viewers, that you're afterall trying to sell this product too. all you doing is sitting like a bozo and fooling around with it and acting more stupider than I reckon you actually are.

    JakobJakobVor 10 Tage
  • Espresso's logo is almost exactly the same as Zowie's lol. Only difference is that Espresso's is more angled/square.

    Matt CarlinMatt CarlinVor 10 Tage
  • Notion or Monday :/

    Monarch's GamesMonarch's GamesVor 10 Tage
  • Riley might be my favorite person in the world.

    dadlikeslaptopsdadlikeslaptopsVor 10 Tage
  • I'd not be surprised if I saw Riley at the coffee shop today with le ESPRESSO !

    Vedant MhaskeVedant MhaskeVor 10 Tage