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Apple13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer
 
4.9

(based on 266 reviews)

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    (233)

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    (32)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (162)
  • Versatile (150)
  • Easy to customize (130)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (117)
  • Fast (11)

Cons

  • Difficult to navigate (5)
  • Not enough audio tools (5)
  • Not very powerful (5)

Best Uses

  • Multimedia (136)
  • Educational purposes (114)
  • Music (4)
  • Personal (3)
  • Web browsing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (9), Tech savvy (4), Graphic designer (3), Photographer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (186), Business (57)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (239)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Computer

I converted to mac back in 2009. I primarily use them for my video business. I edit with Adobe Premiere Pro. I have 4 macs in all, a Mac pro for my primary...Read complete review

I converted to mac back in 2009. I primarily use them for my video business. I edit with Adobe Premiere Pro. I have 4 macs in all, a Mac pro for my primary edit machine an imac for a 2nd standard rough editor. I have an alder 17" MacBook pro 2008 model I bought from a friend. Loved that one used it as a rough mobile editor. Only issue with it was it was big, 17" is almost to big for sitting in your lapin a waiting room. It ran supper hot and I had to get a cooling pad to keep it from temps of 220 degrees (use istat to monitor temps. Well I guess my HD footage burned the logic board up it went on me. So I got this 13.3" macbook as a replacement mostly for the money but secondly for the size. Its not a computer you want to edit video on all the time because the size, but you can do what I do when I'm home I hook to a 32" monitor and its awesome. Plenty of power for HD editing way more than my 17". Runs allot cooler than my old 17" macbook pro.

I do like that this one is up-gradable as appose to the retina versions. The retina version; memory and solid state drive are not replaceable. They say the retina screen is so much better. Well the LED is much better and clearer than my old 17" so I don't care about retina. Not worth the un-ability to change memory or hard drives. I also like having a DVD drive. Why they are phasing those out, beats me. I have the need to rip out DVD's from time to time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expensive Paper Weight

Difficult to use trackpad requires external mouse for any precise control Gorgeous aluminum design Confusing - not intuitive OS 10 or whatever, Works OK with BootCamp in Windows 7 WASTE of $ over a...Read complete review

Difficult to use trackpad requires external mouse for any precise control Gorgeous aluminum design Confusing - not intuitive OS 10 or whatever, Works OK with BootCamp in Windows 7 WASTE of $ over a comperable DELL, SONY, HP, LEVENO computerSHAM

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5.0

Just what I expected

By oldtrekguy

from Moscow, Idaho

About Me Long-time Pcmac User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Customize

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photo editing

    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

    I bought the 13" MacBook Pro as an upgrade to my 4 1/2 year-old MacBook. The setup procedure for the new Pro worked flawlessly, transfering all of my data, programs and settings from my external backup drive. I had considered buying a HP Elite notebook, but the hassle of re-installing software from the original DVD/CD convinced me that life is too short!I wanted the less expensive version of the Pro, because I wanted the storage capacity of a hard drive instead of a SSD, and the ability to add my own ram and/or my own SSD as a later upgrade.B&H was great to deal with, and delivered quickly. The local Mac dealer was very condecending to me when I went in to look at the Pro and MacBook Air line of notebooks. B&H gave me a much better deal, the shipping was free, and they included a free copy of Parallrls 9. All in all, very pleased with my purchase. -------------

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    Best Product Ever.

    By Alene

    from Buffalo, MO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Educational Purposes
      • Multimedia
      • Personal

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

      Me and my wife gifted my daughter this laptop for her 13th birthday. She absolutely loves this laptop. B&H is the best place to buy electronics. Everything is great, and nothing is wrong. Thank You.

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

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      5.0

      Very Nice Laptop

      By Kevo

      from Houston, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Not Enough Audio Tools

      Best Uses

      • Educational Purposes

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

      It's working well so far

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

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      5.0

      I would by more products from BH

      By Nonika

      from PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
      • Easy to Navigate

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Educational Purposes

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

        I've bought 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer. This is an excellent notebook I've ever seen and used. Everything is great and very easy.
        The small problem is that I've just moved from my PC and sometimes cannot find some keys, but it has very useful help.

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

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        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Mandy

        from Central Minnesota

        About Me Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Customize
        • Easy to Navigate
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Educational Purposes

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

          Perfect for college, everything I need at a great price!

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

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          5.0

          What can you say really?

          By Sam

          from Nashville, TN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dependable

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Educational Purposes
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

          My daughter needed a mac for school. I went with this one over the Retina display because of storage. Needed a spinning drive instead of a SSD. I have the 15. Simply the best laptop that ever existed.

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

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          5.0

          Quick shipping and quality products!

          By Amber C.

          from Saratoga Springs, NY

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

          I originally ordered a MacBook Pro from Groupon for $ on July 20th. It had taken them 11 days to ship the product and their customer service is terrible. I decided to purchase through B&H instead because I had such a good experience with purchasing Apple Care. I didn't even realize until I decided to purchase that the MBP is actually cheaper by $ through B&H! I placed my order on a Tuesday, and it arrived on Thursday. Not to mention, you get the Parallels DVD and a 6-month Parallels mobile subscription for free! I received the MacBook from B&H before I got the one I ordered from Groupon. Needless to say, I cannot be more pleased with B&H. They are an excellent retailer and I will always buy through them from now on!

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          5.0

          Excellent

          By Rob cue

          from Los Altos Ca

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

              el mejor equipo!!justo lo que esperaba, económico y de uso rudo

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Tough and Feminine in one Sleek Package

              By SunDog Film

              from Vancouver, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                  I bought this for my wife when her last one went down. I have always used PC's but decided to make a move to Mac. Her last one(PC) was heavy and powerful but the MacBook Pro is Light and Powerful kind of like the women that now uses it.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Excellent!

                  By Alex

                  from Miami, Florida

                  About Me Document Guru, Grad student, Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Educational Purposes
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                    My mother recently surprised me with this gorgeous MBP as a late graduation gift and the service was excellent all around. The product shipped fast and arrived in a timely manner! No complaints from my end (or Mom's) so B&H has officially gained two new loyal customers. Thanks for the awesome experience!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    GREAT!!

                    By Kathy

                    from Sacramento, ca

                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                    Love this computer. Arrived fast!

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                    5.0

                    macbook pro

                    By Jerry

                    from Palm Desert, California

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Educational Purposes
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                      Great product for personal use. B & H experience is top notch!!!!

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

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                      5.0

                      Cheap way to get a standard product

                      By Martino

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                            It is a brand new Macbook Pro, so the product pretty much speaks for itself. But why I bought it from B&H is that the price is low, it does not require sales taxes, and it showed up promptly by mail.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Perfect Computer

                            By JPrimm

                            from Dallas, GA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Navigate
                            • Upgradable
                            • Upgradeable
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                              I converted to mac back in 2009. I primarily use them for my video business. I edit with Adobe Premiere Pro. I have 4 macs in all, a Mac pro for my primary edit machine an imac for a 2nd standard rough editor. I have an alder 17" MacBook pro 2008 model I bought from a friend. Loved that one used it as a rough mobile editor. Only issue with it was it was big, 17" is almost to big for sitting in your lapin a waiting room. It ran supper hot and I had to get a cooling pad to keep it from temps of 220 degrees (use istat to monitor temps. Well I guess my HD footage burned the logic board up it went on me. So I got this 13.3" macbook as a replacement mostly for the money but secondly for the size. Its not a computer you want to edit video on all the time because the size, but you can do what I do when I'm home I hook to a 32" monitor and its awesome. Plenty of power for HD editing way more than my 17". Runs allot cooler than my old 17" macbook pro.

                              I do like that this one is up-gradable as appose to the retina versions. The retina version; memory and solid state drive are not replaceable. They say the retina screen is so much better. Well the LED is much better and clearer than my old 17" so I don't care about retina. Not worth the un-ability to change memory or hard drives. I also like having a DVD drive. Why they are phasing those out, beats me. I have the need to rip out DVD's from time to time.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              So far, so good

                              By skdlfjsk

                              from Tampa, FL

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                    Price is high, but so far product is good.

                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent!

                                    By Chici

                                    from PA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Navigate

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Educational Purposes

                                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                      Performs excellent and built to last!

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

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                                      4.0

                                      No reason to get hot

                                      By doito

                                      from san antonio, TX

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                      • Easy To Manage Sound File

                                      Cons

                                      • Bit Too Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Multimedia
                                      • Music Recording And Mixin

                                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                      I use my macbook pro for my college work.

                                      It is easy to browse through different apps, fast and superb for music. I will use it to record my guitar performances.

                                      Unfortunately it is a bit too heavy. Anyway, it doesn`t seem it will start getting excessively hot due to clogged air intakes. It is kind of air tight and the aluminum case takes care of the heat exchange.

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

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Love it!

                                      By busymom

                                      from Northeast Pennsylvania

                                      About Me Mother And Teacher

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Educational Purposes
                                        • Multimedia

                                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                        This is the 4th MacBook we have purchased and the only 13 inch, our others are 15inch. After owning pc's for years I cannot begin to tell you how much we love Mac's, and after going to work today and using a pc, all the tousles our old pc's gave us came crashing back. I have never had a problem with a Mac, no crashing, no memory dumping, I've never had to deal with one problem. As far as the 13 inch, it is compact and light and I hardly notice the screen difference from my 15 inch which is bigger and much heavier. I was glad to get a model with a dvd drive too. I will never go back to a pc, not even if someone gave one to me. Apple is amazing!

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

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                                        5.0

                                        recommend

                                        By evanhw

                                        from Berkeley, CA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Customize

                                        Cons

                                        • Not Very Powerful

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Multimedia

                                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                        For now, everything is good.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        I would buy this again

                                        By Rome722

                                        from Charlotte NC

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Educational Purposes
                                          • Multimedia

                                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                          I found this online because this was by far the cheapest deal. It came with the latest macbook, and a complimentary Parallels program. The only thing is you have to have your own windows program, but besides that great buy.

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

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