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Apple13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer
 
4.9

(based on 270 reviews)

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    (237)

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    (32)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (164)
  • Versatile (152)
  • Easy to customize (132)
  • 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 (187), Business (59)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (242)

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

MAC Book Pro is Grand Slam

By D Man

from Napa Ca

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Navigate
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

      Bought the Mac Book Pro for my daughter who is in high school / its fast / efficient / Sleek / when not doing her homework on line- she is streaming movies and music

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

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      5.0

      Best bang for the buck

      By Ribies

      from Bellingham, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Customize

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

          I bought this MBP to replace a 2008 MBP with a damaged logic board. This was the least expensive MBP available. I swapped out the 500G HDD for a 500G SSD (Crucial from BandH) and the speed increase was very impressive. Doing this myself, I saved over $200 when compared to buying this MBP pre loaded with an SSD.
          It runs cool, great battery life.

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

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          5.0

          Good things come in small packages.

          By RTKR_Design

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Customize
          • Easy to Navigate
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

              My 15" MacBook Pro died a few weeks ago. I felt like I lost a limb. On the hunt for a computer immediately due to using it for work, I came across the 13" MacBook Pro gutsier than my old 15" and although screen smaller I can still use it just as well. Fantastic purchase!

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

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              5.0

              Love my Mac

              By Pas

              from Norwalk, ct

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

              B&h was excellent in delivering my Mac Pro notebook.

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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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        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

                                          Share this review

                                           
                                          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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