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Apple15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer
 
4.9

(based on 131 reviews)

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    (116)

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    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (65)
  • Quality display (63)
  • Good power output (58)
  • Quiet (53)
  • Long battery life (51)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Video (51)
  • Graphics (50)
  • Music (50)
  • Web browsing (46)
  • Multimedia (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (41), Multimedia professional (24), Technically challenged (9), Avid gamer (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (84), Business (43)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (57)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My First MAC

I waited for a long time to cross over to the Mac. I've been a PC guy since Windows 3.1 and just couldn't take the leap. Finally I did and I haven't been...Read complete review

I waited for a long time to cross over to the Mac. I've been a PC guy since Windows 3.1 and just couldn't take the leap. Finally I did and I haven't been sorry. Everything just works so well and is so fluid. I push the power button and 30 seconds later I'm surfing the net. No hang ups, no processes that slow down other applications. I'm impressed. It found my wireless printer with no effort on my part and set up flawlessly. The quad core processor is #1 in my book. Best computer I've ever owned by far. Don't hesitate, make the switch. Within a week you will have adapted; PC and Windows will be history.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great configuration but...!!!

Apple is one of the leaders of computer industry. Great for designers, great for daily use. High performance. But... Unfortunately programmers are not supporting it enough. It is not supporting all...Read complete review

Apple is one of the leaders of computer industry. Great for designers, great for daily use. High performance. But... Unfortunately programmers are not supporting it enough. It is not supporting all features of Microsoft Outlook, any salesforce tools and bunch of other business programs.

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5.0

Best Notebook bar none

By Matt

from New Orleans

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
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

    It's my first Mac and I have to say the PC is disposable trash. Don't get me wrong I still use pc's but only because I to..... because they are cheep and I don't want my employees destroying a $ computer. The Mac is so smartly built both physically and software wise. Mouse Pad is one of the most sensible attribute pure genius.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    First in Overall Excellence

    By Television Photographer

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graphics
      • Video
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

      I use this every day to do screen captures and video editing. This computer screams! I am only sad that there's no QuickTime Pro that allows you to do some rough cut editing. But the machine itself is quick, responsive, and very portable.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Real Machine!

      By Matt

      from New Orleans

      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 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

        My first Mac and I can say it is unbelievable. Compared to Pc which if I can help it never own again Mac is a real piece of equipment. The Mouse pad is genius, the shell is solid as a rock, the 15.4 screen makes forget the 17 hp I used to have. Multi desktops are awesome. Printer connections are stupid!!! Hp printer software in 2 minutes. My garbage hp took 45 minutes and needed mupli installs. Lighted key boards crazy! Can you tell I love it?

        I have already converted 2 people!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        What an enjoyable difference from Macs

        By intheworld

        from Northern Florida

        About Me Knowledgable

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Photos
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

        first time Apple user, personal uses. went to Apple store and signed up for One to One for $99/yr. Well worth it for the learning experience and setup! Apple notebook is now soooo much simpler than Microsoft
        Experienced some applications that do not transfer well to Apple, such as US Treasury saving bond program cannot download.
        There is a user timeframe of adjustment to this machine. For me, about 3 months. Now, it makes life and computer land wonderful. Love it!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By Arlene

        from New York, 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
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

          It's taking me a little while to get this laptop up to speed with the older model I already have. Most of the programs are incompatible because they are PC based so they would not transfer/migrate. In general I am very happy with the speed, storage, keyboard (easier to use), backlight, touchpad and magnetic cable. They make life a whole lot easier and faster.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Powerful Portable

          By News Photographer

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Multimedia Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graphics
            • Video
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

            This machine is solidly built. I love the one piece aluminum body (chassis?) and all the of the small touches that make this machine a pleasure to use. And of course there's the software that comes with every Mac...iLife, the Mac OS, everything is a pleasure to use.

            I bought this mainly for my wife who is an educator. It's getting used mostly for entering grades and some research. But I do use it for FaceTime chats with our iPad. Great for out of town communications!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Great Price!!!

            By Johnny

            from NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                  I use my Macbook Pro, for everything! great for work and graphics. I love how easy it is to use.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Great notebook computer

                  By ballistic67

                  from Greater Los Angeles, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Battery life
                  • OS X Lion
                  • Quality hardware
                  • Speed

                  Cons

                  • Slow bootup

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                  We bought this computer to replace an aging windows vista (!) notebook. The windows notebook was mainly used for home accounting tasks, web surfing, and occasional media viewing. With the new macbook, I also would like to use it access my MacPro using remote desk top. So far I've really like the Lion interface, the full screen app is especially nice for my wife as she enjoys the ipad. The battery life is pretty awesome. Two minor complaints: (1) the screen color is a little muted than I expect. I am assuming that a little calibration will take care of it, but being Apple I expected it to look great out of the box. (2) It takes a long time too boot up. Having had the mac pro desktop for a while, I really liked how fast it starts. But the macbook takes longer to start, which is pretty odd. It does shut down very fast, which is nice.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Best Thing Ever

                  By Cherio

                  from Dallas tx

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                        I my self use my laptop every day and it is a really great product and the best part is that B and H has it for a really cheap price.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Apple is all they say it is and more

                        By Mark, the college father

                        from Gaithersburg, MD

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                        • Easy to Customize
                        • Easy to Navigate
                        • Efficient
                        • Excellent audio apps
                        • Excellent graphics apps
                        • OSX Lion very smooth
                        • Versatile
                        • Very intuitive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Educational Purposes
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                          The MacBook Pro was a Christmas present for my son who will be entering college this fall. After loading his "stuff" from his PC, he cannot stop praising the Apple for its speed, efficiency, and intuitive applications! He is now a complete Apple convert.
                          Thank you B&H for offering such a wonderful product at such a competitive price.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Amazing LapTop

                          By breaddriver

                          from Chino Hills, Ca

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                          • Easy to Customize
                          • Easy to Navigate
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Educational Purposes
                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                            I purchased this product for my daughter and she cant stop raving about it. the speed, the ease, and just the overall way it operates is amazing. Apple is awesome!!!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            GREAT!!!

                            By phatboyee

                            from San Antonio, TX

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                  I love it!!!!

                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  Would not hesitate to buy again.

                                  By Bud

                                  from Citrus Heights, CA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                  • Easy to Customize
                                  • Easy to Navigate
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Educational Purposes

                                    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                    It just works! Not being a computer geek, this computer just makes things easy for me, and the larger screen really helps too.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Mac Book Pro Purchase

                                    By Bradjumas

                                    from Arkansas

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                          I have used hand-me-down computers my whole life. I wanted to invest in a good computer to last me a while. It has taken some getting used to but so far this computer has been great. Itunes is just terrible for transfering information from one computer to the next but that is a separate issue. for everyday use this product will do everything you want and much more. great buy!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          First Mac

                                          By R

                                          from Portland, Oregon

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                          • Easy to Customize
                                          • Easy to Navigate
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Multimedia

                                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                            Simply awesome!! Extremely well built computer; very smooth running and intuitive functionality once you get oriented to it.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Mac

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                                            5.0

                                            So user friendly!

                                            By Melinda

                                            from San Luis Obispo, CA

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                            • Easy to Customize
                                            • Easy to Navigate
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Face time
                                              • Internet

                                              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                              Still learning Apple's way of organization. Not that much different than a PC. I bought my MBP to be worry free of viruses. I am surprised what a powerhouse it is. I am completely satisfied.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • Mac

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                                              5.0

                                              MacBook Pro

                                              By Jennifer

                                              from Camarillo, CA

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Navigate
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Educational Purposes
                                                • Multimedia

                                                Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                                An excellent computer! I just upgraded from my ancient iMac with OS 9 to a 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook and couldn't be happier! So easy to use, even for someone used to an OLD model of Apple. Now I just need to figure out how to transfer all my old applework files! A Mac costs more than a pc but they are definitely worth every cent!

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                5.0

                                                This is truly an awesome machine...

                                                By jtuivai

                                                from San Rafael, Ca

                                                About Me Witty inquisitive

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                                • Easy to Customize
                                                • Easy to Navigate

                                                Cons

                                                • No troubles at all

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Daily usage
                                                • Multimedia

                                                Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                                I can't believe that I haven't used mac since the beginning. It really is a great product, would recommend it to everyone who needs a great piece of equipment!

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                4.0

                                                Cmon its Apple!

                                                By EsaMC2

                                                from Farmington Hills, MI

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to Customize
                                                • Easy to Navigate
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                • Short of tech softwares

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Multimedia

                                                Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                                my first switch from PC to MAC and so far so good. Not as magical as I some people tend to believe but its a huge improvement. The build and design is obviously unmatched ....cmon its apple!.. great experience with multitouch trackpad and gestures.. worth the money - Sure!.. would I worship Apple.. probably not!..Good product.. and it WORKS.. to say the least :)

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                4.0

                                                Product exellent!

                                                By Grassa

                                                from São Paulo, Brazil

                                                About Me Workaholic

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                                • Easy to Customize
                                                • Easy to Navigate
                                                • Easy to work
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                • Little weight

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Internet
                                                • Multimedia
                                                • Work

                                                Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                                I use the product to work and entertainment. The system is very good and I`m so glad.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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