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

(based on 31 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (21)
  • Good power output (19)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Quality display (12)
  • Quiet (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graphics (9)
    • Upgrade (8)
    • Business use (7)
    • Web browsing (7)
    • Video (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Multimedia professional (9), Quality oriented (7), Tech savvy (7), Budget shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (15), Business (7)

    Reviewed by 31 customers

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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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                              5.0

                              13 in MacBook Pro Retina

                              By Sean

                              from Anonymous

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Set up was a snap, product just as described from B&H. Fast shipping, will shop at B&H for all of my electronic needs going forward.

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                                  5.0

                                  Worth the upgrade

                                  By Sid the Lycan

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Enhance Experience

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

                                    + Great Display
                                    + Light Weight

                                    - 4GB RAM Not Sufficient
                                    - Took a month to fulfill the backorder

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    BEST COMPUTER I HAVE EVER UESD

                                    By john

                                    from chicago

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast
                                    • Powerful
                                    • Sharp Display
                                    • Thin

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        I use my computer for many things games, editing, internet browsing, game designing and this thing is super fast. i have used more than half the storage already though thats the only bad thing. I opened about 50 apps all at once and dint even get the spinning beach ball. This computer is super thin, a little heavy, has the best screen i have ever seen, amazing light up keyboard, pretty goo battery life and is all around a great computer.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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