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Apple13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013)
 
4.9

(based on 39 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fast (26)
  • Good power output (23)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Quality display (17)
  • Comfortable keyboard (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graphics (14)
    • Web browsing (12)
    • Business use (10)
    • Video (9)
    • Word processing (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Multimedia professional (9), Tech savvy (9), Quality oriented (7), Budget shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (20), Business (7)

    Reviewed by 39 customers

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    5.0

    Apple Best Notebook Ever

    By Broback

    from Knoxville TN

    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

    I was blown away by the gift I bought from BHPhoto and the quick and efficient manner of delivery! Apple products last much longer than others, and can be a bargain if you look around as I did by shopping at BHPhoto. They had the best prices hands-down, and they delivered just as they said and on time. Great company to use for electronics.

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    5.0

    THE BEST

    By Chad

    from Palmdale ca

    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

    This product is the best and most affordable for a macbook. Bh has been amazing for me

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    5.0

    MacBook 13" with Retina

    By Trey

    from Georgia

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Too Hot

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

    Very impressed, good price. Very fast shipping...5 stars

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    once you go Retina you wont go back

    By Alan

    from New York, New York

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

      As a full time college student and amateur photographer, the macbook pro with retina has been nothing but perfect for me. Being a former windows user, it took time to adjust to the Mac OS but am currently loving it. As for the display, my eyes have never been so pleased. 1080p videos on youtube are spectacular to say the least. if you are looking into buying a macbook, the retina is the way to go with out a doubt. If you want an air for its portability, the pro with retina is close to weight and just as portable as well as a much stronger comp. with an incredible display. its worth the extra few hundred bucks if you can spare it.

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      • Personal

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      4.0

      nice computer

      By treehouse

      from NY

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Graphics
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

        After a month seems fast and so far reliable. Great display.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Super computer

        By Teton Zeb

        from Jackson Hole

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

        Fairly inexpensive
        Good processor
        Lightweight

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        5.0

        I like the performance of this product

        By Karl

        from Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        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 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

          Everything in this product is better than the other product.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Excellent Product and Great Service

          By asordini

          from Bloomfield, NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Display

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Graphics
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

          I am a long time apple user and have owned four apple computers over the course of the last decade. This product is light weight but has some substance to it when compared to the Air. I opted for the 8gb RAM with the 256gb SSD. I was a bit disappointed that the RAM in the newer MBP is on-board. So for all of you users that were hoping to upgrade your RAM after purchase, too bad! I use Photoshop, dreamweaver and flash CS6 and the 8gb option works well for my needs. Other than that the Screen resolution on the Retina display is excellent and overall the computer is easy to use. The battery life is decent but nowhere near the 9 hours apple claims. I get a good 4 hours online browsing and moderate video streaming.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          It's what I expected.

          By Ran

          from Hopkinton,MA

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

          Great product.

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          5.0

          Great product so far...

          By trant

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Display

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

              My first Mac and I really like it so far.

              Pro:

              Retina Display--How can anyone not like this?
              Lightweight--Only 3.46 lbs.
              Low power consumption (60W), Li-Po battery
              Exhaust vents are in between bottom of screen and top of keyboard
              Touchpad is large and very responsive

              Con:

              Aluminum construction--Can get quite warm, and a little sharp at the edges
              2560x1600 Resolution is automatic, you can't manually set this resolution (but this isn't a big problem)
              Fan can get loud, but it rarely ever blows loudly

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              I'm very satisfied

              By DavidG

              from Tumwater, WA

              About Me Multimedia Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business Use
                • Graphics
                • Music
                • Video

                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                Actually it's my first buy from B&H, a friend told me .It's really good and about $100 cheaper than the [@] store.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                great product

                By Lawrenc

                from Atl

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Use
                  • Graphics
                  • Music
                  • Web Browsing

                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                  so far this Macbook work great, fast and reliable .
                  recommend this to those who wanted to buy apple product,

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  First Mac, Doesn't Disappoint

                  By meegs

                  from los angeles, ca

                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                      Bought it because I was tired of messing about with PCs and I need portability. I'm mostly concerned with ease-of-use at the moment, and the only high powered software I ever really use is audio recording/editing, which the MBP is more than capable of handling (Logic, GarageBand, Cubase, and Reaper).

                      It comes as advertised: fast, simple, sleek.

                      Only con is the price tag, but I won't complain about that unless the machine breaks down quickly (knock on wood).

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Great

                      By Max

                      from NYC

                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                      Good all around product

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                      5.0

                      Excellent... 'iPad pro'

                      By Sirkay

                      from Essex MD

                      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Graphics
                        • Video
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                        Fantastic laptop,
                        Excellent display.. RETINA!!!,
                        Powerful for my VMIX production mixing.
                        Super Slim.
                        Best of all, double thunderbolt ports and direct HDMI, meaning possible quad screen display.

                        Feels like a full option iPad .... 'Ipad pro'

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Awesome computer

                        By Levi

                        from California

                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                        This computer was the best thing I have ever bought!

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                        5.0

                        Perfect! Just what I needed

                        By Rich the designer

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Multimedia Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Business Use
                          • Graphics
                          • Video

                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                          Upgraded from my 5 year old mac mini. Now I can work anywhere.
                          I love the speed and retina display is clear. It is also light at 3.5 lbs and 13" is just right plus the battery lasts pretty long. I do miss my superdrive but I'm not using DVDs and CDs as much.
                          I really recommend the macbook pro.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Beauty and power, but at a cost

                          By Brandon

                          from Brady Lake, Ohio

                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Backlit Keyboard
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Powerful
                          • Quality Display
                          • Quiet
                          • Solid State Drive

                          Cons

                          • Not Easily Upgradable

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                          There's nothing I love more than my new MacBook Pro. Its design is among the best I've seen in electronics, but do be cautious as this has its drawbacks. Apple has packed a substantial amount of power into a super-thin and lightweight body. The Retina display is contained in a thin display which is quite impressive. So far I have not had any problems with lighting as the display has a wide range of brightness settings and the backlit keyboard is adjustable as well.

                          The insides are beautiful as well, but this is where Apple started to make limitations. The fact is, if you want to upgrade your new MacBook Pro, you might just be out of luck. From what I know, there are people working on upgrades for this model of MacBooks.

                          Another drawback is actually the thin profile. The ports on the side have to be thin enough to not protrude up or down, so Apple has cut out the Ethernet port. Luckily, Apple foresaw this problem as you may now purchase their proprietary Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter.

                          Pros (limited to the best in my opinion):
                          -Thin profile and lightweight
                          -Solid-state drive allows for fast boot times and software installs
                          -Crisp Retina display makes practically everything beautiful IF the graphic or movie has a high resolution
                          -A reasonable amount of power

                          Cons:
                          -No Ethernet port (not so much of a drawback though)
                          -Little to no options for upgrades to the notebook itself

                          In all, to get the most out of your new MacBook Pro, either buy the model you'll be happy with, or be prepared to purchase accessories to increase disk space (externally) and allow for wired internet connections. I also suggest purchasing an large external display for use on a work desk.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Happy

                          By audriusb

                          from Boston

                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                          B&H service is stellar. I sometimes wonder how they manage to provide service like this.The computer is very good. I took the simplest version because it is for email and MS Office and it works great. This is my first retina monitor on a laptop and I can tell you that it makes a huge diffrence. It will be difficult to go back to non-retina. Get retina if you are still on defense.Great computer from Apple combined with an excellent service from B&H; price lower than at [@], free shiping and no tax.

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                          5.0

                          GREAT

                          By RB

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Student, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Cannot Be Upgraded

                          Best Uses

                          • Music
                          • Web Browsing
                          • Word Processing

                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013):

                          This is my first MAC and I am loving it. It's very fast, and so far very reliable. I was very concerned about the fact that this new version of MACBOOK cannot be upgraded after purchase, not even by MAC technicians (information confirmed via phone call to Apple). But considering that I use it mainly for school stuff and that most of my documents is saved in the internet, I think this basic model will be sufficient enough for me, for at least 3 more years. I do, however, I do dislike the fact that Apple is restricting more and more their users from manually customizing their purchase.

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                          • Personal

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