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Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display

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Product Highlights
  • 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core
  • 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 768GB Flash Storage
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 13.3" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
  • 2560 x 1600 Native Resolution
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, HDMI
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera, Dual Mics
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (64-bit)

The 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display from Apple is a powerful notebook computer with an innovative, ultrathin, ultraportable aluminum unibody design. It is loaded with advanced power management features and an integrated lithium polymer battery, which work together to provide up to 7 hours of wireless web browsing.

The most noticeable difference between this MacBook Pro and its predecessor is the Retina display. The widescreen, LED-backlit IPS screen has a glossy finish and a native resolution of 2560 x 1600. With 227 pixels per inch, this MacBook Pro has a pixel count of over 5 million. You'll be able to output to 2 external displays at up to 2560 x 1600 via Thunderbolt (Mini DisplayPort). Any Mini DisplayPort-compatible display will plug in without the need for an adapter. This MacBook Pro also adds an HDMI support so HDMI-compliant devices, particularly HDTVs, are now natively supported as well. Graphics are handled by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor. The computer is loaded with 8GB of 1600Hz DDR3L RAM, 768GB flash storage and a SDXC media card slot. You'll be able to connect to the Internet with ease via 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The MacBook Pro also features built-in Bluetooth 4.0, which allows you to connect wireless headphones, keyboard, mice and other compatible peripherals without a hassle.

This MacBook Pro has two Thunderbolt ports, a high-speed interface that can move data at an amazing 10Gbps, which is double that of USB 3.0. Speaking of USB 3.0, Apple has finally decided to embrace it. This MacBook Pro now features two USB 3.0 ports so you no longer have to buy an adapter, but can use USB 3.0-compliant devices natively as well. There is also a MagSafe 2 power port, which uses a magnetic connector that safely disengages from the computer when accidentally pulled. Please note that MagSafe 2 is not compatible with MagSafe adapters.

The computer features a comfortable backlit chiclet-style keyboard, which features space between each key for improved accuracy and comfort when typing. It also sports a glass Multi-Touch trackpad with a clickable design. Rather than having a separate button for mouse clicks, the entire surface of the pad is clickable. This increases the active surface area and allows you to quickly click without having to maneuver to the bottom of the trackpad.

The trackpad also fully supports multi-touch gestures. You can tap the trackpad with one finger to click, tap with two fingers to right click, scroll through documents using two fingers, pinch to zoom, navigate through Safari or iPhoto with three-finger left and right swipes or use two fingers to rotate a photo or PDF.

iLife has a complete suite of digital creativity applications. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos and compose original music. iLife includes iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand.

The 64-bit Mac OS X features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. It also features intuitive Cover Flow navigation, the powerful Spotlight search tool and Quick Look document preview. You'll be able to use Boot Camp to run Windows on your Mac, if needed.

Features

Retina Display
The 13.3" display of this MacBook Pro features over 5 million pixels. The pixel density is so high your eyes won't be able to discern individual pixels. Now with a 2560 x 1600 native resolution, you can see more of your high-resolution images onscreen with pixel-for-pixel accuracy. The Retina display also reduces glare while maintaining incredible color and quality. In fact, it has a 29 percent higher contrast ratio than a standard MacBook Pro display. Deeper black levels and vibrant color, everything is rich and beautiful. IPS technology gives you a wide, 178-degree view of everything on the screen, so you'll see the difference at practically any angle
All Flash Storage
This MacBook Pro feels incredibly fluid and responsive. It's all thanks to flash storage, which gives you up to four times the performance of a traditional hard drive. When you use apps like Final Cut Pro or Aperture, you can perform even the most demanding tasks right from your internal storage. And since this MacBook Pro comes with 768GB of flash storage, you can keep all your important files with you, including large video and photo libraries. Flash doesn't have any moving parts, which makes it reliable and quiet. It also has the ability to stay in standby mode for up to a month
Long-Lasting Battery
The built-in lithium polymer battery gives you up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles and up to 30 days of instant-on standby time. Which means you can put your MacBook Pro to sleep, and it'll come back on instantly - after a day, a week, or even a month. With Power Nap, your MacBook Pro can continue to receive email and calendar invitations while it's asleep. And when it's connected to a power source, it can download software updates and make backups with Time Machine. So the next time you open your notebook, your MacBook Pro is updated and ready to go
Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Performance
The Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 processor with a state-of-the-art 22-nanometer single-die microarchitecture in this MacBook Pro provides fast dual-core performance. Intel Hyper-Threading technology allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. The dual cores can run at a stock speed of 2.5GHz. The processor can be overclocked up to 3.1GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a 3MB L3 cache and 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM memory, this MacBook Pro can run professional applications like Aperture and Final Cut Pro with ease
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
This MacBook Pro features integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, which is perfect for both everyday tasks and graphics-intensive creative apps. Scroll through large photo albums with ease. Play games with amazing detail. Even connect an external display or two
Ports and Connections
Everything about this MacBook Pro is high performance, even its I/O. Thunderbolt is the fastest, most versatile I/O available, and this notebook has two of them. That's a huge advantage when you need to connect to just about anything, whether it's connecting to external displays, RAID arrays and video capture devices. Combine that with two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and an SDXC card slot, you can build an entire professional studio with the MacBook Pro as its centerpiece
Stay Connected
Equipped with the latest three-stream 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, you're free to unplug and still stay connected to your network, to your wireless peripherals and to the world
Audio and Visual
For something so thin and light, the built-in speakers have a surprisingly wide dynamic range, an optimal balance and a crisp, expressive quality. Dual built-in microphones are great for when you want to be heard. If you're making a FaceTime call, for example, the mics reduce background noise from behind the notebook. And when you use Dictation, they create an adaptive audio beam that intelligently adjusts to detect your voice instead of the noise around you
Multi-Touch Trackpad and Backlit Keyboard
In Mac OS X, Multi-Touch is an essential part of how you interact with your Mac. Using realistic, intuitive gestures, you can switch between apps, navigate your content and get the most out of your desktop space. The MacBook Pro features a Multi-Touch trackpad with a large, all-glass button surface. So you can tap, pinch, swipe and click away comfortably. Thin and light, this notebook is designed to go anywhere, including places with less-than-stellar lighting. A built-in sensor detects changes in ambient light and adjusts the keyboard brightness automatically
iCloud
iCloud stores your content and lets you access your music, photos, calendars, contacts, documents and more from which ever device you're on. So you'll be able to access your photos, reminders, notes, music and videos from your iOS devices right on this MacBook Pro
Retina-Ready Software
Apple has updated their native apps to take advantage of the beautiful Retina display on this MacBook Pro. Mac OS X apps such as Safari, Mail, iCal, Address Book and more as well as iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, Aperture and Final Cut Pro have already been optimized

Design

Incredibly Powerful
It may be thin and light, but this MacBook Pro is also incredibly powerful. To achieve all that in a single design required relentless focus and a willingness to make bold decisions. Bulky legacy technologies like the spinning hard drive and optical disc drive were left behind in favor of higher-performance technologies - all-flash storage, for example. It's much faster and far more reliable than a traditional hard drive. And it takes up 90 percent less space
A Display of Excellence
The Retina display is a breakthrough - any way you look at it. Apple pushed the limits of technology to create a pixel density so high, you can see everything you're doing with perfect clarity and make edits with pinpoint accuracy. Not only is it the highest-resolution display ever on a notebook, it has a more integrated design that achieves a level of fit and finish never before possible. This Retina display doesn't sit behind a layer of glass, it is the glass. Which means you get all the benefits of a state-of-the-art display - vibrant colors, high contrast, and wide viewing angles - with very little glare. So there's more to see, and even less to distract you from your work
Precisely Engineered
This MacBook Pro features high-efficiency fans. The asymmetrically spaced impeller blades with back and side airflow vents work together to move the maximum amount of air while reducing tonal impact. The custom, built-in stereo speakers provide high-fidelity sound and a wide dynamic range and better bass response. The dual microphones are precisely oriented under the speaker grille and use an adaptive beam-forming algorithm to reduce background noise and optimize performance
Ultrathin and Ultraportable
This MacBook Pro is ultrathin and ultraportable, resembling more of a MacBook Air than a MacBook Pro. It is 0.75" thin and weighs less than 4 pounds, this MacBook Pro embodies the performance of a MacBook Pro, but has the body of a MacBook Air
Electrical and Operating Requirements
This MacBook Pro supports 100-240V AC with 50/60Hz frequency. It can operate at a temperature from 50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C) and an altitude of 10,000 feet. It can be stored at a temperature from -13 to 113°F (-24 to 45°C) and an altitude of 15,000 feet. It can also stand a relative humidity range of 0 to 90% (noncondensing)

Performance

Photography
At 5.1 million pixels, the Retina display is the perfect place to view and edit your high-resolution photos. Dot for dot, more of your image can fit on the screen - which makes editing photos far more precise. And with four times the number of pixels than a standard 13-inch MacBook Pro display, you can see fine details and textures like never before. In fact, the Retina display is so sharp, you can tell which photos are in focus just by looking at the thumbnails. With two ultrafast Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3.0 ports and an SDXC card slot, you can build a photo studio around this MacBook Pro. Or take it with you and import thousands of RAW images on location - up to five times faster than on a standard MacBook Pro. Once your photos are on your computer, editing in Aperture is faster and more responsive than on any notebook we've ever built. And high-speed flash storage lets you quickly browse large image libraries from internal storage. So you have instant access to any photo in your library
Video Editing
The processor, graphics, and memory inside the MacBook Pro are built around an all-flash architecture - giving you unprecedented mobile video editing capabilities. Super-responsive flash storage delivers up to nine streams of 1080p ProRes (HQ) content for multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X, while the latest quad-core processors decode multiple streams of video, and a powerful GPU renders millions of pixels onto the screen. With flash storage that offers up to four times the performance of a traditional hard drive, you can even edit four streams of uncompressed 8-bit 1080p HD video, right from your internal storage. Having four times the pixels of a traditional display changes how you edit video on a notebook. Especially in Final Cut Pro X. For the first time on a portable computer, you can view your video in pixel-accurate 1080p HD and see your editing workspace onscreen at the same time. And video is so sharp, so clear, and so lifelike, your shots may look even better than you remember
Design and Layout
With 2560 by 1600 pixels, the resolution of the Retina display is so high, it rivals the printed page. Combined with reduced glare, higher contrast, and a 178-degree viewing angle, this Retina display is the ideal place to see your work. High-performance graphics and processors let you render images and apply filters with incredible speed. And thanks to flash storage and superfast 1600MHz memory, you can access and edit large-format files much faster than on a traditional notebook
Science and Engineering
The latest quad-core processors and 1600MHz memory provide an enormous amount of computational power. And the latest GPU technology and the high-resolution Retina display allow you to visualize your data like never before. From 3D molecular modeling and DNA imaging to architectural renderings and structural analysis, this MacBook Pro will have you working anywhere

Mac OS X

Hardware and Software
Since the software on every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X works with the processor in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance. The Multi-Touch trackpad on every Mac notebook gives you more than enough space to pinch, swipe, and tap your way around most of the apps on your system. OS X gives you long battery life by dimming the screen in low-light conditions and even regulating processor activity between keystrokes
Interact with Your Computer in a Whole New Way
Tap, scroll, pinch, and swipe using Multi-Touch gestures, directly controlling what's on your screen in a more fluid, natural, and intuitive way. When you scroll down on your trackpad or Magic Mouse, your document scrolls down. When you scroll up, your web page scrolls up. When you swipe left, your photos move left. And there are many more gestures that make all you do on your Mac the best experience you can have on a computer
Easy to Use
From the desktop you see when you start up your Mac to the applications you use every day, everything is designed to be simple and intuitive. It works seamlessly with iCloud to keep your music, photos, calendars, and more up to date across all your devices
Find, Organize and Share Files Fast
The Finder gives you easy access to all the files on your system. It lets you find, organize and access practically everything on your Mac - including applications, files, folders, discs, and shared computers on your network. You can sort files by kind, application, date modified, date added, or size. But with so many files on your computer, finding a specific one can be a challenge. Not on a Mac. Features like Spotlight and Quick Look make locating the file you're looking for effortless - even if you don't know the filename. And with Quick Look, you don't need to open an application to verify that you've found the right file - view a full-screen preview by hitting the space bar. Want to share a file with someone nearby? Just drag and drop to send it to the person wirelessly with AirDrop
See Everything Running on Your Mac Instantly
OS X offers system wide support for gorgeous, full-screen apps that use every inch of your Mac display. You can have multiple full-screen apps open at once - along with multiple apps in windows. And it's easy to switch between full-screen and desktop views. Mission Control gives you a bird's-eye view of all your windows and full-screen apps, and allows you to instantly navigate among them
Auto Save
Auto Save automatically saves your work while you work, without you having to do a thing. Versions creates a new version of a document each time you open it and every hour while you're working. It saves only the differences between successive versions, so the impact on your disk drive is minimal. Just open Versions to see the current document next to a cascade of previous versions. You can copy and paste between versions or revert to an earlier version. And when you share a document, you share only the most recent copy

Built-in Apps

iPhoto
iPhoto is an easy-to-use photo application that makes it fast and fun to organize and find your pictures, as well as make them look their absolute best. With features like Faces, Places, and Events, iPhoto helps you keep track of your photos by who's in them and when and where you took them - all in an immersive full-screen view. Quick and simple editing tools let you make so-so shots picture perfect with just a few clicks. Photo Stream in iCloud automatically pushes new photos to all your devices, so you're never without your latest shots. And if you feel like showing off what you've captured, iPhoto lets you share with beautiful photo books and letterpress cards or online via Facebook and Flickr
iMovie
With iMovie, you can transform the videos you shoot into your very own indie flicks. If you know how to drag and drop, you can make a movie in iMovie. It comes with Apple-designed themes that look fun and professional. Just choose one and iMovie does the rest, adding animated titles and sophisticated transitions automatically. Customize your screen gem further with your own words and audio
GarageBand
Whether you're musically gifted or mostly curious, GarageBand is the application for you. Plug in your electric guitar or USB music keyboard and get ready to rock with virtual replicas of the most revered amps and stompboxes in the world, as well as over 100 software instruments. Just because you didn't grow up learning your A, B, and C sharp doesn't mean you can't. Basic Lessons teach you just that: the basics. Choose from 40 lessons that cover blues guitar, rock guitar, classical piano, pop piano, and more. Or get a private lesson from one of your musical heroes, like Sting or Death Cab for Cutie, with Artist Lessons. GarageBand even tells you how well you're playing in real time with a feature called "How Did I Play?"
Mac App Store
Just like shopping the App Store on iPad, the Mac App Store offers endless possibilities to browse and purchase apps. New apps install in one step right to Launchpad. And the Mac App Store lets you know when app updates are available, so you always have the latest version
Safari
Designed with the Mac in mind, Safari emphasizes browsing, not the browser. In full-screen view, the browser frame is only a pixel wide, and you can hide almost the entire interface if you choose. So there's nothing to distract you from an article, video, or photo album. Navigating web pages is easy with trackpad gestures; flip through web pages with a swipe, and double tap or pinch the trackpad to zoom in on text or images. Safari also features Reader, which lets you peruse articles sans annoying ads. Don't have time to finish what you've started? Reading List lets you save links to articles and other web pages for later, and iCloud keeps your Reading List up to date across all your devices. Since pages render fast in Safari, you won't miss a minute of the web
Mail
Mail makes it easy to manage all your email from a single, ad-free inbox. It features powerful search capabilities, with search suggestions and tokens built in. It works with the free me.com email account you get when you sign up for iCloud, as well as most email standards - including POP3 and IMAP - and popular email services such as Gmail, Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, Cox, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL Mail. Mail supports Microsoft Exchange 2010, too. If you have more than one email account, no problem. Add your accounts to Mail and you'll be able to access all your email from one place. And Mail looks as great as it works. It makes full use of your display with a gorgeous widescreen view featuring a full-height message and a message list that includes snippets. With Conversations, messages from the same thread appear in an elegant timeline showing each communication as it was sent while hiding redundant text
Calendar
Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using Calendar. Create separate calendars - one for home, another for school, a third for work, and so on. See all your calendars in a single window or choose to see only the calendars you want. Calendar lets you create invitations using information from Contacts, update your guest list, keep track of responses, and receive the latest status information. When you or another Mac user receives a Calendar invitation via Mail, it's automatically added. Calendar also works with iCloud, Yahoo!, and Google. And when you use iCloud, every Calendar edit you make on your Mac automatically appears on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. So no dinner dates are missed, no meeting goes unattended, and no anniversary is forgotten
Contacts
Contacts is a flexible and convenient place to store information for everyone you know. It's easy to import names, numbers, addresses, and photos from other applications. And it's designed for Facebook, too. Contacts automatically includes your friends' profile photos and information. And when friends update their information, Contacts updates your Mac. You can create smart groups for clubs, activities, and business purposes; print address labels and envelopes; and more. iCloud updates your contacts on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac - so when you enter someone's contact info once, you have it everywhere. And since Contacts is built on vCard, an industry standard for storing contact information, your friends can send you cards that you can add simply by dropping them into your contacts list - no typing required
Time Machine
Time Machine works with your Mac and an external hard drive (sold separately) or Time Capsule. Connect the drive, assign it to Time Machine, and start enjoying some peace of mind. Time Machine automatically backs up your entire Mac, including system files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, and documents. But what makes Time Machine different from other backup applications is that it not only keeps a spare copy of every file, it remembers how your system looked on any given day - so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past
FaceTime
FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPad, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPod touch, or another Mac from your Mac. And when someone tries to reach you, the call rings through on every Mac you own, even if FaceTime isn't running. So you never have to worry about making yourself available. If you don't want to receive calls, just turn FaceTime off in preferences. FaceTime is integrated with your Address Book so you can initiate chats easily
Photo Booth
Take photo snapshots and video clips with your Mac using Photo Booth. Send them to your friends, use one as an iChat icon, add them to your Address Book, or organize and edit them in iPhoto. The real fun starts when you use the effects and backdrops in Photo Booth. Choose from nine effects that use facial tracking technology so effects look great whether you're front and center - or left of center. Snap single photos or shoot multiples in a four-photo burst. You can even shoot video clips, complete with effects, then trim them right in Photo Booth and send them to friends and family. And since Photo Booth can be viewed full screen, you'll enjoy every detail down to the last pixel
Performance
Processor 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core
Cache L3: 3MB
Memory Type: 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Installed: 8GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Shared
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 13.3"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Glossy
Native Resolution 2560 x 1600
Supported Resolutions 1680 x 1050 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
1440 x 900 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
1024 x 600 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
External Resolution Up to 2560 x 1600
Dual Display Yes
Video Mirroring Yes
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 768GB 
Type: Flash Storage
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x Thunderbolt
2x USB 3.0 (A)
Display 2x Mini DisplayPort via Thunderbolt port
1x HDMI
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
2x Integrated Digital Microphone
1x Combo Analog Headphone/Optical Digital Audio Out
Flash Media Slot 1x SDXC
Communications
Network None
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband None
Webcam Not Specified By Manufacturer
General
Operating System Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (64-bit)
Security Not Specified By Manufacturer
Keyboard Keys: 78
Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad with Double-Tap, Drag, Four-Finger Swipe, Inertial Scrolling, Multi-Touch Control, Pinch, Rotate, Tap, Three-Finger Swipe
Battery Lithium-Polymer  Providing up to 7 Hours per Charge
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50-60Hz
Consumption: 60W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.3 x 0.7 x 8.6" / 31.2 x 1.8 x 21.8 cm
Weight 3.57 lb / 1.62 kg
Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (includes Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes and more)
  • iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand)
  • MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Power Cord
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Apple13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Fast (10)
    • Good power output (9)
    • Quality display (9)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Quiet (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business use (6)
      • Web browsing (6)
      • Music (5)
      • Word processing (5)
      • Video (3)
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      4.0

      Love it ! Except...

      By git

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

        Great, except, now you have to purchase an external disk drive to load CDs or programs from a disk.Also, my wireless 3-in-one no longer works, and I can't re-install it, b/c "Classic" is no longer supported.Apple makes great products, but builds them so we have to keep upgrading all the time - hence only 4 stars

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        4.0

        Made the switch to Mac

        By Southofvictor

        from Jackson, WY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

            Using this new laptop for work and it's been great so far. No problems running in our PC network environment and Parallels made using some PC only apps a breeze.

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            5.0

            first experience with a Mac

            By Dale

            from Birmingham, AL

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            Pros

            • Fast
            • Quality Display

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Graphics
              • Music
              • Web Browsing
              • Word Processing

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

              As the headline says, this is my first experience with a Mac. And two weeks in, it has exceeded my expectations. You always hear the tag line "it just works". And so far, it has been that simple for me. Very intuitive. You don't have to be a techie. Just do your work. The Retina Display is incredible and the solid state flash storage makes everything run fast. Start-up is unbelievable, maybe 10 seconds, max. More like 6-7 seconds. If you have been considering swithcing from Microsoft to Mac, take the plunge. You won't be sorry.

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              5.0

              Amazing Laptop!

              By Adam AWOL

              from Stevens Point Wisconsin

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              Pros

              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life
              • Powerful
              • Quality Display

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business Use
                • programming
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                I'm a newly converted mac fan as I used PCs all my life. I bought a Mac Mini to get accommodated to the Mac OS. After enjoying it for my programming needs, I was hoping to be come more mobile/remote capable and was looking for the right laptop. The Mac Mini I had was a 2.6ghz quad-core processor with 16gb of ram. Needless to say, I wanted to stay on the powerful and quick side of things so moving to this specific mac was a tough call. Fortunately it has been incredible. I'm not sure if its the flash storage or what, but it is quicker than the Mac Mini and so far I can't see any stress on the cpu with the type of programming and applications I run. A++++ all the way for this machine. Plus its super light and the size is great for being mobile.

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                5.0

                Excellent Computer, Excellent Price

                By KR

                from Albany, NY

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                Pros

                • Comfortable Keyboard
                • Fast
                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life
                • Powerful
                • Quality Display
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Use
                  • Music
                  • Video
                  • Web Browsing
                  • Word Processing

                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                  Love the sale B&H had on this product this month!

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                  5.0

                  Best purchased I've made in years.

                  By Dj Tedlos

                  from Sacramento

                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful
                  • Quality Display
                  • Very Portable

                  Cons

                  • Non

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Use
                  • Graphics
                  • Music
                  • Video
                  • Web Browsing
                  • Word Processing

                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                  Great product for what I'm using it for.
                  You can't go wrong with a large flash drive.
                  Great for my music and video editing.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Justin

                  from Indianapolis, IN

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                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Battery Life
                  • Powerful
                  • Quality Display
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                      I was thinking this computer would be somewhat bulky, since it is compared to the MacBook air and all. But in reality, this thing is still the lightest computer I have ever had. After a few weeks it has proved durable, fast, and easy to use. I downloaded Parallels and run all my previously used Microsoft apps flawlessly.

                      It is almost always silent, the only time it revs up is when I am running a game in Parallels and other things in OSX.

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                      5.0

                      Love this computer!

                      By ksnix

                      from Grand Lake OK

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Powerful
                      • Quality Display
                      • Quiet
                      • Robust

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                          A 17" MBP was my faithful 8 year-old machine until I ordered the 13.3. The advances are remarkable! The speed, mouse/trackpad, connectivity, retina display and others are appreciated improvements. Good job Apple!

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                          4.0

                          13" retina doesn't disappoint

                          By photo video jockey

                          from Boston, MA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Powerful
                          • Quality Display
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                              Works great; fast; sleek and light; only problem (which is minor) is the the aluminum edge, where I rest my palm on occasion, is sharp. I either need to where biking gloves or put a piece of foam there to keep the chafing to a minimum. Otherwise, sweet.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              SAAAAWWWEEET!

                              By GREATful WOMAN

                              from USA & Italy

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful
                              • Quality Display
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Business Use
                                • Music
                                • Web Browsing
                                • Word Processing

                                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                                They got it right. It has the light-weight of the Air and the power of the Pro. I would not change a thing! THANK YOU!

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                4.0

                                It's fast. It's quiet!

                                By Ben from Bedford

                                from Bedford, MA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Enhance Experience
                                  • Replacement
                                  • Upgrade

                                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                                  This is my primary machine, replacing a 3-yr old MacBook 13 (Core 2 duo) whose fan and HD were getting noisy enough to suggest imminent failure. This one has the huge flash disk, yay! I'd like to have said that the new CPU was like a bat out of hell, but it's just out of heck. I had to choose between the i7 and a smaller disk, or this one, and I'm still glad I went with the elbow room. The retina display is also very nice (except with apps that don't support it), but it, too, is less of a "wow" than I had hoped (I do a lot of photography work on this machine).

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  Ruggard -  13" Ultra Thin Laptop Sleeve (Black)
                                  • You Pay: $12.85
                                   

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                                  Apple -  USB SuperDrive
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                                  Lexar -  32GB S73 JumpDrive USB 3.0 (Orange)
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                                  Track your finances, manage your business, or add new utilities to maximize convenience.

                                  Microsoft -  Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 (Product Key)
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                                  Adobe -  Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)
                                  • You Pay: $135.85
                                   

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                                  Share your Internet connection with other computers, either at home, school or the office.

                                  Apple -  Airport Express Base Station
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