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Apple13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Haswell)
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (6)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Long battery life (4)
  • Quality display (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Business use (4)
  • Graphics (4)
  • Video (3)
  • Web browsing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (3), Personal (3)

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3.0

It is what is advertised

By Den

from Miami, FL

Verified Buyer

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

It is what is advertised

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5.0

Worthy replacement

By Georgia from New York

from Kingston, NY

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
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

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

    I replaced my 2006 17" MacBook Pro with this work horse. After going back and forth for a while between the Air and the MacBook Pro I finally decided that the retina display and minimal weight difference made this the way better choice since photo editing on the road is my number one necessity. Boy, what a pleasure to unload all that weight I was carrying with my old 17". Couldn't be happier. The battery life is so much better than what I'm used to and recharging is also very fast.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Love my MacBook Pro 13"

    By Steve

    from TN

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Graphics
      • Web Browsing

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

      I use this for my photography business. It is great to take along on shoots to view the pictures while shooting.

      The only drawback is the keyboard. I have a 17" MacBook Pro and the keyboard seems to be larger and I have big hands so I have some overlap on keys.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Just perfect

      By Crispin

      from Puerto Rico

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

      This is my first time tha a bought thru b&h and this is my first Mac, it's just a perfect combination, I got the best costumer servic and the product. Omg. I'm in love, I never use a computer tha can flow that's fast and it's so simple to use tha I never Los control of my computer.

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      4.0

      excellent hardware

      By Dave

      from Texas

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Professional Photographer, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Apple Os

      Best Uses

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

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

      Hardware:
      Fantastic! Not perfect, but excellent. Nice fit and finish, keyboard and touchpad. Very fast for Photoshop and LIghtroom use. Retina display is accurate enough for all but the most critical color use. For stock, people, landscpe work it is perfect. Finally good enough and fast enough to replace my i7 desktop!
      Probably the best laptop on the market, but pretty expensive.

      Software:
      I admit I'm not an Apple guy, but Windows is just better - not perfect, but better than Apple OS. More intuitive, more context sensitive, more amenable to quick keyboard use and customization.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Just get it

      By Matt

      from NJ

      About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Graphics
        • Video

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

        I have been on keyboards & photography/cameras for the past 25 years, probably as you are, you, reading that post. I've been using everything since I cannot tell you ! One day, my best half told me to register on B&H, I never trusted any of those online merchants, ever. So, I registered, and that offer reached my mailbox .. and I (was prepared for that, indeed, never trust her too much you know) just ordered it.. I am a 50-60 workings hours/w stupid idiot/buddy but still passionated with what I & we love: photography ! and (beyond keyboards you got it) its pixels around the globe, world.. As you're reading that I am sure you're thinking: poor man he is such an idiot, a looser, and actually you would be thing right ! if the problem wasn't: time is missing and what is THE solution.Then comes the truth: I was still looking forward the ultimate tool/solution (we own Nikon D800 & D800E with appropriate associated lenses..) and when it comes down to 50-80 Mb files per picture to manage on a 64 Gb SD card, you simply suffer..;-( = we needed a serious hardware/software solution. The day I ordered the thing = my life changed ! I know you know what I am talking about. This takes of course a while to move to it .. a Mac is a Mac, MacOS you like it or you don't, but I've so far never met anyone who hates it ! indeed. Aperture is apart, but I'm sure you'll love it, and you know what, at the end, as we are, as I am, so released ... whatever if you like Apple software or not, we don't care ;)Regards to the hardware, what else, seriously what else ?!? an I7, 16Gb, 1 To SSD combined with an embedded 2560x1600 screen, that folds and stays in a simple bag ? if you're not happy with that equipment/price, then you must be one of those genuine fax-owners at home ! come on.Regards to B&H, I am perfectly aware I am posting on the B&H website for an Apple product, this is ridiculous, I know, this has nothing to do with B&H.But you know what ? some distributors are just distributors, my experience with B&H has been different, indeed, and here are the 5 reasons why: (then you can ask yourself and answer the question below)1. they processed my order in a second .. I am serious2. they delivered in a day.. I am serious 3. they contacted me directly the days after .. just to make sure if everything was ok and if I was happy with my order (yes I was, they rock, UPS rocks too)4. they -answered- the phone when I called them, I didn't talked to a robot, I talked to a human, and a good one, I can tell you. 5. I got it with all that with a [$]$ discount, that ends into almost an 8-9% discount ! compare it with any [@]store you might visit and will spend your time in ..Now the question: If you can compete with that, then please let me know, you'll make my future :) So if you cannot compete with that, then you would agree with me YES ! i recommend that piece of hardware and the shopping experience here !Happy ordering, enjoying, photographing and so much more ..Please share. M.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Clear crisp display, speedy too

        By ken

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Haswell Power Efficient
        • Light Like An Ipad
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Not User Up-gradable
        • No User Up-gradable Comp
        • Relatively Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Application Development
        • Replacement
        • Upgrade

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

        Compared to my old Mac Book Pro 15" with 8GB RAM (not too old though) This one's pretty fast and power efficient. Mavericks is quite a step up from Mountain Lion although the plethora of features needs a bit of a learning curve.The Retina display is as advertised and is a great aid for aging eyes. That said, the laptop is great on most counts except maybe the price; but then that's Apple. You pay for what you want to get.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Love My Apple

        By Mac Suze

        from Austin TX

        About Me Value Oriented

        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):

            B&H had in stock the configuration I wanted in my new laptop. Thank goodness for B&H! As always, Apple products are flawless.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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