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Apple13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2013)
 
4.8

(based on 61 reviews)

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    (6)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (43)
  • Good power output (40)
  • Quality display (24)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Long battery life (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Web browsing (18)
    • Graphics (16)
    • Upgrade (16)
    • Video (14)
    • Business use (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (21), Tech savvy (19), Budget shopper (3), Multimedia professional (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (35), Business (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing - First Time Mac User

    I use the MacBook for school and general activities like web browsing. I've also been a PC/Windows user, but with the advent of Windows 8, I had to change. My friend/coworker...Read complete review

    I use the MacBook for school and general activities like web browsing. I've also been a PC/Windows user, but with the advent of Windows 8, I had to change. My friend/coworker is a big Apple fan so he suggested I try the MacBook. It took me a little bit to get used to the different functions, but it's definitely worth the learning curve. I really like my MacBook and the Retina Display. It makes reading PDFs and documents for school much easier on my eyes. It's fast, responsive, and easy to use. (I also like the glowing Apple icon on the front). The battery life is phenomenal. I think that 9 hours is generous and an overestimation of its life (depending on brightness and what you use it for). Despite what I've heard from a few people, the speakers are quite powerful for its size. Come on. It's a laptop. You can't expect Bose sound from a laptop.If you've never used a Mac before, I highly suggest it. If you have used a Mac before, then you'll already know to get one.Oh, and it's a lot lighter than I expected it to be.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Just not that good

    Sorry to disappoint, I myself am a bit down, but I was expecting the 2013 MBP to be a much better machine. The display IS gorgeous, hands down, but this is where...Read complete review

    Sorry to disappoint, I myself am a bit down, but I was expecting the 2013 MBP to be a much better machine. The display IS gorgeous, hands down, but this is where it all stops. I am comparing it to my 2011 MBA 1.8 GHz Core i5 with same 8 GB RAM. I don't believe the machine was engineered well enough to take on the massive 1680x1050. It heats up constantly to the point of not being able to keep it on your lap. The moment you play a Flash video, or any video for that matter, the fan goes to full speed and if it is a music video - good luck with hearing the music...

    We own practically a full array of Apple hardware and it is usually good, not exceptionally durable, but exceptionally well designed. This time IMHO they need to go back to the drawing board - it just does not work well. Our 3D architectural app for instance has major OGL issues and it appears to function much better on the MBA, which does not even have a dedicated GPU! System animations are very choppy, compared to the MBA and visibly slower.

    After 2 hrs on the phone with Apple support and a Senior Advisor, after removing WindowsServer plists, resetting PRAM, trying a different user, booting safe, reinstalling the OS, the whole run - it appeared to be a "hardware issue". It may be just this particular machine, however, upon a bit of online research (which I should have done before the purchase), it also appeared that this is NOT an isolated case at all and a lot of people are experiencing similar problems. I hope Apple R&D is taking some notes - this is a very pretty, but very useless machine for no more than email and iPhoto. At least for us. Fullscreen Youtube users should resort to earplugs. Apologies again, but with all our fondness to Apple, this one is just a good looking blunder...

    The Mac is going back and the second star is actually 5-stars to B&H - one of the best online retailers, thank you for your help!

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    4.0

    Great Value

    By Patrick the vidiot

    from Bay Area, CA

    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graphics
      • Video

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

      While it's a year old model, the specifications for this MacBook Pro are perfectly fine for typical home use and will be so for the next 3 years. Currently we use this to edit and post photos and videos using a combination of Picasa, iPhoto and iMovie. You can get a laptop for less, but a similarly configured Dell laptop is about the same price. You're paying for an excellent high resolution display, a large internal SSD and extra RAM. This might be overkill if all you do is web browse or write office documents.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Love my new MacBook

      By plummpj

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • 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 (Late 2013):

        I wanted this laptop for the small size and weight. Given the screen is only 13", the retina display is more than adequate-- very nice for photo editing. And buying it from B&H sweetened the deal-- I saved $ over buying it from Apple.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        3.0

        Functional

        By hdubetz

        from Austin

        Verified Buyer

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

        Retina display is impressive. But. Well, for us old folks how about a manual? My old MacBook Pro had a tiny booklet of a few pages. This one has a tiny foldout slip. Ya know, Apple? Some of us still read.

        Only 2 USB ports, no ethernet, no DVD reader. Okay, maybe too small for DVD. Still. Not impressed. We buy Macs because we don't want Windows.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Poyo

        from Buenos Aires, ARG.

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Maybe the price

        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):

        The Mac is amazing, is very fast and very quiet. The delevery was perfect. Everything ok!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Fast, portable, beautiful!

        By Matt G

        from Brooklyn, NY

        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
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

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

          This little laptop is screaming fast! It is the lightweight, portable answer to all of your computing needs, and the retina screen is beautiful. I use mine for editing photos in Lightroom and Photoshop and also designing vector-based graphics in Illustrator. This little machine handles all of the programs flawlessly.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Fast Delivery

          By T. B.

          from Los Angeles

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

          My laptop broke and this was delivered very quickly!

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          5.0

          Nothing but the best

          By Tommy

          from Columbus, OH

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

          Quick ssd. 8gb of ram. Best computer I've ever owned

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          5.0

          What a great step up!

          By Libster

          from Phoenix

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

          I have been working on photography on a PC for many years. I decided to purchase a MacBook Pro laptop for travel as well as home use. It has been a relatively simple move to working on the Mac, and I love the clarity of the screen as well as the simplicity of the OS. Photoshop is up and running in seconds! Very cool.

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          5.0

          13.3 MacBook Pro

          By Big Bob

          from Plympton, MA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • Video
            • Web Browsing

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

            Great resolution.
            Fast boot up and logging into internet.
            HDMI output great for TV play.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Perfect to review photos when traveling

            By photoguy

            from CT

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Graphics
            • Web Browsing

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

            Bought this MBP to download and review my photos when traveling. I'm a PC guy so it took a while to get used to the menus and navigation. In a short time I was up and running. The display is magnificent! The SD drive is incredibly fast.

            Not getting anywhere's near the stated 9 hrs of battery life during normal use. More like 5-6 at best.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Outstanding Laptop

            By MichaelDS

            from Puget Sound,WA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

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

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

            Computing is fresh again. Have been using PCs since early '80's and Windows since early '90's. The MacBook on OSX makes it all fresh and enjoyable again. Outstanding performance, ease of use, easy to make transition from PC to Mac. PC is a plow horse that gets the job done. Mac is elegant.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            beautiful machine

            By Leigh

            from Alabama

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life
            • Quality Display

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I bought this macbook for my son who is going to college. It is a great size and he will be able to take it to class and anywhere he needs to work. Love that I was able to get parellels as an add on too.

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                Amazing - First Time Mac User

                By The Pharmist

                from Tennessee

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  I use the MacBook for school and general activities like web browsing. I've also been a PC/Windows user, but with the advent of Windows 8, I had to change. My friend/coworker is a big Apple fan so he suggested I try the MacBook. It took me a little bit to get used to the different functions, but it's definitely worth the learning curve. I really like my MacBook and the Retina Display. It makes reading PDFs and documents for school much easier on my eyes. It's fast, responsive, and easy to use. (I also like the glowing Apple icon on the front). The battery life is phenomenal. I think that 9 hours is generous and an overestimation of its life (depending on brightness and what you use it for). Despite what I've heard from a few people, the speakers are quite powerful for its size. Come on. It's a laptop. You can't expect Bose sound from a laptop.If you've never used a Mac before, I highly suggest it. If you have used a Mac before, then you'll already know to get one.Oh, and it's a lot lighter than I expected it to be.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  love it

                  By treehouse

                  from NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  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 (Late 2013):

                      Had the Macbook pro a month or so, use it every day.
                      Have yet not found anything to complain about. So fast and
                      like the solid state drive. Great screen too.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Great little Mac computer as expected

                      By SAMAREC the consultant

                      from Kansas city, KS.

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Web Browsing
                        • Word Processing

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

                        This is an upgrade from an older MBPro. This upgrade should keep me going for the next 4 or 5 years now.

                        B&H have been great to work with on purchases of this size.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By Pravin

                        from Bay area, CA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Business Use

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

                          You can't go wrong with Macbook Pro when it comes to your 9-to-5 work life. Retina display is great and SSD is zip fast compared to HDs.

                          I like its multiple ports to hook-up to 3 monitors when compared to Macbook Air. 1st monitor hooked-up via HDMI and other with Thunderbolt. I had an issue with using 3rd monitor via 2nd Thunderbolt port but i ended-up using EVGA 39+ series USB3-HDMI adapter that worked great to get 3rd monitor running. Not sure if this problem is due to on-board Thunderbolt or my monitor.

                          Shipment arrived fine and in time !

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Loving the size and functionality!

                          By Jerry Kane Music

                          from San Diego, California

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphics
                            • Music
                            • Video
                            • Web Browsing

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

                            I was shopping for the 13.3" MacBook Pro and B&H had the Educator pricing and shipped from stock! Item arrived when promised, perfect condition, no issues. Highly recommended!

                            I do music and love this little laptop! Runs the software I need and also interfaces with my ipad via Bluetooth which is a real plus.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Great product

                            By Bala

                            from Iselin, NJ

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • 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):

                              Great product - readily made available in the configuration that I wanted rather than build and wait for the same.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              MacBook Pro 866LL Review

                              By Rick

                              from Los Angeles

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

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

                                This laptop not only looks professional, but it also works perfectly. As a previous PC user, adjusting to the certain Mac features was pretty easy for me.

                                The only flaw I found was that there should be a function (without paying) where one should not reboot their computer when switching to Mac OS to Windows, or vice versa.

                                However, I would recommend this laptop to anyone.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Great upgrade!

                                By New MacBook Owner

                                from Texas

                                About Me Trying To Be Tech Savvy

                                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 (Late 2013):

                                  After having my last MacBook for the past 7 years, it was beyond time for an upgrade. I couldn't be more pleased with my new 13.3" Macbook Pro. So much thinner and lighter, and light speeds faster than my old one.

                                  B&H is awesome and did a great job packing and fulfilling the order.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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