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Apple15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

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    (7)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (25)
  • Good power output (24)
  • Quality display (23)
  • Comfortable keyboard (21)
  • Long battery life (20)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)
  • Too hot (4)

Best Uses

  • Graphics (23)
  • Video (22)
  • Web browsing (22)
  • Music (20)
  • Business use (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (21), Multimedia professional (10), Avid gamer (4), Technically challenged (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (22), Business (13)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Computer in the market

I'm a hardcore photoshop/illustrator/fireworks user and this MacBook delivers flawlessly! The only thing that I've changed is the RAM (upgraded to 8GB) but other than that it's untouched. On the other...Read complete review

I'm a hardcore photoshop/illustrator/fireworks user and this MacBook delivers flawlessly! The only thing that I've changed is the RAM (upgraded to 8GB) but other than that it's untouched. On the other hand, I have over 6K songs and 150GBs in photos (I shoot RAW) and so far I haven't notice anything on this computer processing power to complain about.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Macbook Pro Over Rated

I started using Mac back in the 90's, then went PC Windows based for the last 13 years, now back on mac. I must say that the interace is completely different and...Read complete review

I started using Mac back in the 90's, then went PC Windows based for the last 13 years, now back on mac. I must say that the interace is completely different and not as user friendly as I remembered. The OS does have a bit of a learning curve for me coming from Windows 7. For instance, I had to ask someone how to eject a DVD. Used to be that there was an icon and you dragged it to the trash. How did I know it is just a button on the keyboard now?My track pad zoom feature stopped working after an update to OS 10.8.2. After a web search it seems to be a common problem. I'll have to take it to the store when I have time.Not sure what I am doing, but I am finding my computer timing out quite a bit. I often get that rainbow colored spinning disk a lot.I bought the mac specifically for a program that only comes on mac. If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't have switched. I think Macs are way overpriced for what you get in a comparable PC.

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5.0

Great Laptop!

By bluesmoke56

from Forked river, New Jersey

About Me Multimedia Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Keyboard
  • Fast
  • Quality Display
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

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

Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

I use it for surfing the net..recording live music, studio recording also.
Its super fast & better than windows. Its a little heavy...compared to other contenders..but the battery only lasts 4 hours at the most don't know where they got 7 hours!...maybe being an older model & being that it was made in 2011 maybe the batteries..lost something in time not sure but that is my only complaint.

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  • Personal

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5.0

Review of MD322LL/A

By Mac the Mac

from Columbus, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

This MacBook Pro is smokin' fast. We were able to upgrade it from its base Lion OS to Mountain Lion through the Apple and B&H program for free. If you like the aluminum palm rest then you'll like this laptop. However, the aluminum does corrode over time so you'll probably want to buy a palm protector to keep your Mac looking nice. The 750GB hard drive is a great size for storing tons of stuff. B&H does a good job of keeping you in the loop by allowing you to track where in the process things are on their website, and the customer care is a nice feature some online retailers don't really provide, especially at such great prices. All in all, I think this product from this retailer is a great buy.

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2.0

OK but..

By mike

from menlo park

Pros

    Cons

    • Freezes Up
    • Heavy
    • Too Hot

    Best Uses

      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

      ..heavy, gets really hot, and freezes when you wake it up from sleep

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      5.0

      Fabulous buy!!!

      By Yaztelford

      from Lake Worth FL

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graphics
        • Video

        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

        I was initially looking at the 13.3 inch MacBook Pro...to save a few hundred dollars...glad I spent the extra for the 15.4 Quad Core. The extra cores make life easier...don't forget to get the kit to add more memory...it needs 8GB. Thanks B and H...

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        2.0

        Macbook Pro Over Rated

        By David

        from El Cerrito, CA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Freezes Up
        • Poor quality control
        • Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Graphics
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

        I started using Mac back in the 90's, then went PC Windows based for the last 13 years, now back on mac. I must say that the interace is completely different and not as user friendly as I remembered. The OS does have a bit of a learning curve for me coming from Windows 7. For instance, I had to ask someone how to eject a DVD. Used to be that there was an icon and you dragged it to the trash. How did I know it is just a button on the keyboard now?My track pad zoom feature stopped working after an update to OS 10.8.2. After a web search it seems to be a common problem. I'll have to take it to the store when I have time.Not sure what I am doing, but I am finding my computer timing out quite a bit. I often get that rainbow colored spinning disk a lot.I bought the mac specifically for a program that only comes on mac. If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't have switched. I think Macs are way overpriced for what you get in a comparable PC.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Amazing product!

        By Jack pupe

        from New York, 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
          • Video
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

          I'm so excited with my Mac- i'm using it for my work as a fashion merchandising and tv host. :)

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Switched from a PC to a MAC!

          By Nili

          from Chino Hills, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

              For a person who was a strong believer of PC, buying this macbook pro has definitely been a daring move. And I have to say, I am lovin' it! I would recommend all my family and friends to buy one of these!! I am truly in love! (:

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Happy with my purchase

              By Franky

              from San Diego

              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 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                I am glad I saw this deal online and just went for it. Saved lots of money! My macbook is working perfectly. Love it and will keep on ordering more products!

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                If they've got it, buy it.

                By Kordova

                from Ft. Worth, Texas

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Powerful
                • Quality Display
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • Too Hot

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                  This computer is blazing fast. Having a hard time putting any type of load on this processor. Screen is beautiful. Always buy a one model year old mac, saves lots of money and still amazing.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Great laptop, faster and power

                  By Yair Granados

                  from Laredo, TX

                  About Me Multimedia Professional, 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 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                    I use with photoshop, 3D animation, video editing, and works great

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Great Machine

                    By Shrey Babbage

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Powerful
                    • Quality Display

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphics
                    • Web Browsing
                    • Word Processing

                    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                    At business.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Purchased 4 of these so far

                    By TFCTECH

                    from Twisp, WA

                    About Me Avid Gamer, 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:

                      All 4 have been up and running for a week now and as usual no complaints. Great computers for a GREAT price. Thank you B&H!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      Macbook Pro :)

                      By Derek

                      from Seattle

                      About Me Video Editor

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                      • Fast
                      • Powerful
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics
                      • Video

                      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                      I recently purchased my Macbook Pro and do all of my at-home video editing on it using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, and it works great. Got the 8GB RAM upgrade, and it was well worth it, for the projects that I work on.

                      I wish the battery life was longer, don't know if that is something you can upgrade as well...something to research. FYI my battery life is ~4-5 hours.

                      Other than that life is good.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Amazing product from a great seller

                      By Riley

                      from Silverthorne, CO

                      About Me Avid Gamer, 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:

                        I could have easily bought this computer from Apple, but not at this price. The new Macbook Pros are extremely overrated, and I actually wanted to buy last year's model. For the same price the Apple store would have cost me, I got twice the hard drive space, twice the processing power, and all brand new and not refurbished. Possibly the best part is that they sell you AppleCare at an extremely discounted price!!! That's about a third of the price Apple would cost you, . Overall I am extremely pleased with my purchase from B and H and would gladly do so again.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Great computer

                        By Lisa

                        from Vista, CA

                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Business Use
                          • Graphics
                          • Music
                          • Video
                          • Web Browsing

                          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                          This is the first Mac I have ever owned as I've been a PC user for over 15 years. Yes, there was a learning curve that was frustrating because I felt slow in the beginning, however now that I am getting more proficient with the Mac I'm realizing the power and speed this laptop has, it is great!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          MacBook Pro 15.4" Notebook

                          By It's Raining Music DJs

                          from Morganville, NJ

                          About Me Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Business Use
                            • Music

                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                            I have a p/t DJ business & use it for that. I also plan on using it for my f/t job & putting on powerpoint presentations; I've only had it for 2 weeks now, but it was a successful party

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Best ever!

                            By Na

                            from CT

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Music
                              • Student
                              • Video
                              • Web Browsing
                              • Word Processing

                              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                              This is the best computer I' e ever used

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Smooth and fast

                              By caligamer

                              from San Diego, CA

                              About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

                              Pros

                              • Fast
                              • Powerful
                              • Quality Display

                              Cons

                              • Too Hot

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                              I have never used a Mac before and needed a laptop so I spent a little more than I wanted on it but it is a very nice system and smooth and beautiful to look at too.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Gotta have a Macbook

                              By dyna1

                              from Adams,MA

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Heavy
                              • Slow Cd-r Writing

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                              This is my Second Macbook Pro. The first one I had to give to my son for college, it was only 6 mos. old but I had it long enough to be a convert. Tried going back to a Windows laptop, just couldn't get back in the swing of it, was very disappointed,so I started scouring the web for a good deal and found the best one at B&H. Great experience ordering and buying,arrived quickly in perfect condition,works great ... very happy.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Macbook Pro 15

                              By ppk

                              from Edmond, Oklahoma

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Pros

                              • 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:

                                What a pleasure! Sold my 13" macbook for [$] and replaced it with this one. Great brilliant display, boots like windows did 15 years ago... 9 or 10 seconds. Fast, graphics like lightning when plugged in. Battery lasting a lot longer than me. Maybe 8 hrs.. too long the measure. About 100 times more stable than windows of any vintage. I got to despise windows 7 it needed endless reboots and updates all the time. Every time i walked up to it, it had rebooted to install a security patch. You will find the Mac rock solid with wifi, printers and all software. Not a lightweight laptop, but a speed demon quad core.

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                                • Personal

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