REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Apple15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013)
 
4.8

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (77)
  • Good power output (69)
  • Quality display (53)
  • Comfortable keyboard (46)
  • Long battery life (44)

Cons

  • Too hot (5)

Best Uses

  • Graphics (43)
  • Web browsing (40)
  • Video (34)
  • Music (31)
  • Business use (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (36), Quality oriented (22), Multimedia professional (15), Technically challenged (7), Avid gamer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (67), Business (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great so far

Coming from a c.2007 15" macbook pro, this thing is blazing fast. Beyond the processor speed, the hard drive is much improved for launching apps and waking from sleep. My...Read complete review

Coming from a c.2007 15" macbook pro, this thing is blazing fast. Beyond the processor speed, the hard drive is much improved for launching apps and waking from sleep. My log in page usually appear before I can even open the lid. Photoshop opens in 2-3 seconds tops. It is quick, quiet, and cool (as in it doesn't heat up). The only time I heard the fan going was while playing a game and downloading some updates at the same time. The display makes reading text much less straining on the eyes. Overall, very happy.

For those on the market, I have realized there are only two real reasons to splurge for the 15" instead of the 13" - professional graphics and games. Even the macbook air can handle photoshop for most people's needs so only splurge if money is no object or you really intend to use the power of the bigger model (I plan to use it for app/game development, design work, art production, and gaming). The 13 inch should do just fine for most people's needs.

My main gripe - the front edge is a bit sharp when open. It irritates my wrists/lower palms a bit if I'm typing for a while. If you plan to spend a lot of time typing, check it out in the store to see if you have the same problem as I do.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful Computer, not great for gaming

I had problems with Windows 8 and decided to switch to Apple. This was a beautiful laptop with great screen resolution. Everything about it was excellent except when I played flash games on...Read complete review

I had problems with Windows 8 and decided to switch to Apple. This was a beautiful laptop with great screen resolution. Everything about it was excellent except when I played flash games on Facebook. The fans got really loud and the laptop felt really warm. I was really disappointed that I had to return this laptop.

Reviewed by 120 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
3.0

Beautiful Computer, not great for gaming

By Blue88

from Boston, MA

About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Keyboard
  • Fast
  • Quality Display

Cons

  • Too Hot

Best Uses

  • Web Browsing

Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

I had problems with Windows 8 and decided to switch to Apple. This was a beautiful laptop with great screen resolution. Everything about it was excellent except when I played flash games on Facebook. The fans got really loud and the laptop felt really warm. I was really disappointed that I had to return this laptop.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

Share this reviewHelp Icon

 
5.0

Best decision ever!

By Suhail

from Springfield, VA

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graphics
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

    I use my laptop for work, web design/development and some publishing; I therefore us Adobe CC, email, web, and a few other apps.PROS: I love the build of this computer, the quality is like no other. The screen is clear and bright, the power connector is genius, battery life is really long, OS X nicely integrates with my iPhone, the keyboard is comfortable, the mouse pad is huge; close the lid and it goes immediately to sleep, open it and it immediately comes back to life, no running drive and slow performance as with my pervious PC. I have been working on DELLs and HPs for too long, this thing blows both brands clear out of the water. Although this comes with only 8GB of RAM, it's incredibly fast and responsive. It's the best purchasing decision I've made all year. The price BH offered this product at was the best I could find. Thanks guys! I bought the late 2013 model because it had a better value, it's fast you won't regret it.CONS: There's not much to say, I really can't think of anything.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

    Share this reviewHelp Icon

     
    4.0

    Great Product, but not enough Storage

    By NewMackie

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Enough Flash Storage

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Music
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

    I finally took the plunge from a PC to a MacBook. While it took some getting used to after being a PC user for so long, I was very impressed by the speed, image quality, and ease of setup.

    The one thing I am disappointed with is the lack of memory, which is flash based. Just by having a relatively large iTunes file, most of the disk space is used and I constantly get "Startup Disk is full" and am prompted to delete files. This is my only complaint/frustration with the product.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    Share this reviewHelp Icon

     
    5.0

    MacBook with retina display

    By Sam hakosem

    from Brooklyn ny

    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

    Butifull disain excellent computer wich working very fast

    Share this reviewHelp Icon

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's all about the product and service!

    By Jim P.

    from Wisconsin

    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

    My goal for the last few years, was to purchase a new laptop within my 1,200 budget. I was doing my research over the last 6 months, preparing for the day that I make my purchase.I took my time, but it was mainly because of the cost. My new computer was going to have everything that I needed. I took my shot, with a MacBook Pro. I'm very pleased with the investment. My overall shopping experience was positive and easy. I went with B&H because of their references, 3 people recommend me to their website. The final decision came, when my brother told me he purchased all of his camera equipment from them. B&H did their job, I have no complaints and would recommend them over other box stores. Consider all your options, do the research and strongly consider this company.Cheers to Apple & B&H!!!!Merry Christmas To All!!!!!-Jim P.

    Share this reviewHelp Icon

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All good

    By dylanbob

    from matthews, n.c.

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Graphics
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

      The laptop arrived the next day and all was the way it should be. The computer itself is what you expect from Apple. Great screen, the hardware is high quality, etc. etc. That said, though what I have works fine, do yourself a favor and get extra ram and a faster processor, you'll enjoy the extra speed.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

      Share this reviewHelp Icon

       
      5.0

      At Last A MacBook Pro Owner!

      By Mick

      from Chicago

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

        Finally bought my dream computer, an i7 MacBook Pro Retina Display! Fast and a beauty!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Share this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        Great!

        By John

        from Clemson, SC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Too Hot

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Graphics
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

        Even though it is the old version, it's still powerful and easy to use. 8G of RAM is good enough for me.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Share this reviewHelp Icon

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What a great product.

        By Aaron

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

          This computer blew me away, like most reviews, a former PC user. I have always wanted a Mac and decided on this one. The price is a great amount, but for a great computer it is worth it, and for what you are buying, BH Photo has the best price. The battery lasts me all day, and what most don't always talk about, these speakers are amazing. The retina display is unbeatable with it being a major factor in my purchase.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          Share this reviewHelp Icon

           
          5.0

          Good prod

          By Felix

          from mclean, VA

          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

          good deliver, good service

          Share this reviewHelp Icon

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very satisfied so far!

          By AK47

          from Durham, NC

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business Use
            • Graphics

            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

            I bought this laptop two weeks ago to replace my 2009 MacBook Pro and have been quite pleased with it so far. The retina display is beautiful and the machine's speed leaves nothing to be desired. It seems I was able to get a great deal since this is an older version and has a slower processor than analogous models (2.0 GHz as opposed to up to 2.7 I think), but so far with my use I've not regretted saving some extra cash and still feel like I have a fabulously capable laptop. With no optical drive, it's quite a bit lighter and somewhat slimmer than my old laptop, which I've really enjoyed. Oh, and the speakers are incredible - not sure if I'll ever use the loudest volume as it's quite uncomfortable…very impressive!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            Share this reviewHelp Icon

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!!!

            By Mauro

            from Clifton, NJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life
            • Quality Display

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graphics
              • Music
              • Video
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

              This computer is simply amazing!!! its performance is nothing but excellent. i would buy this computer again and again and i don't think i will be able to go back to PCs.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              Share this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              Perfection!

              By Edward

              from College Station

              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

              Every single place is extraordinary. If you are a Apple fan, you will definitely love it.

              Share this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              Great computer!Good Price

              By Dragon

              from New York

              About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

              It's my first time to use macbook. It's great as a media center: the retina display for photos and videos, the Cirrus Logic chip for audios, hdmi output. Enjoy with it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              Share this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              Nice!!

              By Jackie

              from Edison, NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphics

                Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                I love my new laptop!! I used PC before and this is the first time I get a mac. It is fast and nicely built. As a 15.4'' laptop, the weight is lighter than I expected. Just could not find a reason not loving it.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                Share this reviewHelp Icon

                 
                5.0

                MacBook Pro 15"

                By Albie

                from Cental NJ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Keyboard
                • Fast
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful
                • Quality Display
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Graphics
                  • Web Browsing
                  • Word Processing

                  Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                  Great service. Received in 2 days as promised. Also noticed day after I order the unit the discount was increased by another $. Call B&H and received extra discount without any hassle.The computer itself is fantastic. I use it for photo editing,banking and bill paying, Fast easy to use and fantastic screen.Woulld recommend this computer to all.

                  Share this reviewHelp Icon

                   
                  5.0

                  beyond expectation

                  By Eric

                  from Ann Arbor. MI

                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Quality Display
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Video
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                    I buy this laptop for the substitute of older MBP. The new one is really fast and the screen the the best I've seen so far. The price is also rather good, although dropped by $ several days later. a little pity. Anyway, this laptop is absolutely deserving recommendation!

                    Share this reviewHelp Icon

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Computer!!!!

                    By alexiadh

                    from .

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                        Ordered it Sunday and it came today !!!. The free expedited shipping plus no tax (I live in MD) is such a plus. I love my Macbook pro so far. I haven't owned a laptop in years, but I've had an IMac. I was going to go for the 2014 version, but this was is just as good for a little bit cheaper.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        Share this reviewHelp Icon

                         
                        4.0

                        good- price. good notebook

                        By giu

                        from new york

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Keyboard
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Quality Display

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Graphics
                        • Video

                        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                        The combination of price, capable processor, an amazing display, a light and slender form factor, and respectable battery life, secure to this MacBook Pro's position as one of the best notebook in the market right now.I'm a photographer and for my work this notebook is the best. The only problem is the Glossy screen.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

                        Share this reviewHelp Icon

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome

                        By venkat315

                        from Pleasanton,CA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Business Use
                          • Music
                          • Video
                          • Web Browsing

                          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                          Amazing product at amazing price. Really happy with the process time.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          Share this reviewHelp Icon

                          Displaying reviews 1-20

                          Back to top

                          Previous | Next »