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

(based on 34 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fast (23)
  • Good power output (20)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Quality display (14)
  • Comfortable keyboard (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graphics (11)
    • Web browsing (9)
    • Business use (8)
    • Upgrade (8)
    • Video (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Multimedia professional (9), Quality oriented (7), Tech savvy (7), Budget shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (17), Business (7)

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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 (Haswell):

    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 (Haswell):

      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 (Haswell):

      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 (Haswell):

      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 (Haswell):

          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 (Haswell):

            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 (Haswell):

              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 (Haswell):

                  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).

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Great

                  By Max

                  from NYC

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

                  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 (Haswell):

                    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 (Haswell):

                    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 (Haswell):

                      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 (Haswell):

                      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 (Haswell):

                      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 (Haswell):

                      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.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      Little bit expensive for its performance

                      By Agus

                      from Bs. As.

                      About Me Multimedia Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Word Processing

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

                        Nice notebook to work with.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        I love this computer!

                        By Mendy

                        from Brooklyn

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer
                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Graphics
                          • Video
                          • Web Browsing

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

                          Although macbooks are more expensive than other laptops, it's worth every penny.
                          The new SSDs are a lot faster than the older hard drives. Start up time for the computer is half a second, and the computer responds so fast and smooth.
                          The screen is also very sharp, which is good for photo (and video) editing.
                          I really can't think of anything wrong with this computer, except that there is no DVD drive. But who uses DVDs in this age?

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          I would Buy Again. Gread Product

                          By Robert Marinho

                          from Brazil

                          About Me Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Business Use
                            • Graphics

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

                            Fast, Beautiful and Powerful. Great service by B&H.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Best display ever!

                            By Bertram

                            from Atlanta

                            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                            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 (Haswell):

                              Love everything about it

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              So far so good.

                              By J

                              from New York. NY

                              About Me Multimedia Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Graphics
                                • Web Browsing

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

                                It's so light and powerful, much better than previous versions.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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