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Apple13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer
 
4.9

(based on 151 reviews)

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    (134)

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    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (94)
  • Versatile (92)
  • Easy to customize (85)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (65)
  • Fast (16)

Cons

  • Not enough audio tools (3)

Best Uses

  • Multimedia (80)
  • Educational purposes (46)
  • Graphics (4)
  • Photography (4)
  • Photo editing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (93), Business (41)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (132)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

First Mac - I love it!

After deciding I wanted to get a mac, I had the difficult decision of which model to get. I decided on the 13.3in I7 model because it seems the best value for my...Read complete review

After deciding I wanted to get a mac, I had the difficult decision of which model to get. I decided on the 13.3in I7 model because it seems the best value for my uses. I also decided that I could probably resale it and move up if I needed more power or graphics ability.
I immediately upgraded the memory to 16G and popped a 256G Ssd drive it.
I loaded Parallels 8 on it and a copy of Windows 7.
I love this machine and I love the Mac OS! It is also a very good windows machine. I have a few programs that I can't part with and Parallels has worked flawlessly.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I love love love my new mac!

very user friendly

very user friendly

Reviewed by 151 customers

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5.0

Great laptop for photo editing

By PB3P0

from Bethesda, MD

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Digital Photo Editing
    • Multimedia

    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

    I purchased this laptop as I needed a new system capable of handling photo editing in Adobe LightRoom 5 & Photoshop CS6. That is the main purpose for purchasing the laptop.

    Off the shelf it has 8GB of RAM and plenty of disk space; 750GB. I have had the laptop for about a month and have had no issues in either application working on my photos. I do plan on maxing the memory out in the future as it will help with processing.

    It is small, sleek and compact as well as not too heavy. This is my first Mac laptop and I do not have any regrets crossing over from PC. I don't have any complaints at this point. Shipping was also very fast; 2 days! And I did not pay for expediting shipping.

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

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    5.0

    GREAT!!

    By dipso

    from NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Customize
    • Easy to Navigate
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

      Great computer, just what i expected

      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Great Computer

      By Steve

      from Illinois

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Customize
      • Easy to Navigate
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multimedia

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

        Absolutely great computer. Does everything I need it to and then some.

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

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        5.0

        Very happy!!!

        By The Zander Project

        from Panama

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Navigate
        • Ready To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • DJ
          • Multimedia
          • Photo editing

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

          It came in time, well protected original box inside, like buy it directly from apple.
          Very please with the service of B&H.

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

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          5.0

          Very satisfied

          By Eddie

          from Maringa, Brazil

          About Me Arranger, Choir Director, Composer, Handbell Choir Director, Music teacher

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Educational Purposes

            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

            Use my macbook for editing sheet music and normal productivity uses. Never turning it off makes it always available. No crashing, freezing or reseting.

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

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            5.0

            Great Laptop from a PC Technician

            By The Computer Guy

            from Greenwood, SC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Boot Camp For Windows
            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
            • Easy to Customize
            • Easy to Navigate
            • Great Display
            • Versatile
            • Very fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Educational Purposes
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

              I am a PC technician and I know Windows systems inside and out having worked with them over the past 14 years or so. I still like Windows but I have been getting a bit bored and was looking for a new challenge. It also didn't hurt that I have Mac fanboys that are friends! I already owned an iPhone 5s and an iPad Air and wanted to give Mac OS-X a try with Mavericks. I purchased the MacBook Pro and so far, it has been a great experience. I connected the MacBook Pro to an external 23" monitor to use as a desktop system. I also connected an external keyboard and mouse. The laptop connected to my printers flawlessly. I also found most programs that I used for Windows to also be available for the Mac. There are still some Windows programs that I have to use so I used Boot Camp on the Mac and put Windows 7 on the MacBook Pro as well. The MacBook Pro is surprisingly fast even though it has a 5400 RPM drive. My original purpose was to put in an SSD for speed but I have not needed to do this. My only complaint is that in order to boot into the Windows partition using Boot Camp, I have to disconnect my external hard drive even though OS-X "sees" the correct drive to boot into. My only other criticism is that you cannot change the system fonts. It would be great to be able to choose a specific font that is built in as an alternate choice.

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

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              5.0

              Work Great

              By Eagle

              from Hattiesburg, MS

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Customize
              • Easy to Navigate
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Educational Purposes
                • Multimedia

                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                First Mac Notebook

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

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                2.0

                I love love love my new mac!

                By Jlp

                from lafayette, la

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Customize
                • Easy to Navigate
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                  very user friendly

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

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                  5.0

                  Wife LOVES it!

                  By D4vesgrill

                  from San Antonio, TX

                  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:

                      She hasn't used it to its full potential yet, but for the first time she dove in with a OS manual and started learning everything it can do. Excellent packaging, delivered on time prior to holidays and was a huge a surprise! So, works as advertised!

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

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                      4.0

                      Loving it!

                      By Rocky Rogers

                      from Murfreesboro, NC

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Navigate

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                          After years of buying other brand name computers I decided to give the Mac a try. I replaced a 17.3 for a 13.3 Mac and I love it. For me the size choice was the best decision I made. I've not adjusted to the differences between the two but I'm slowly getting there.

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

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                          5.0

                          A great little notebook

                          By Pat

                          from Pennsylvania

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Cddvd Drive
                          • Easy to Customize
                          • Easy to Navigate
                          • Fast
                          • Lots Of Memory
                          • POWERFUL
                          • Sd Slot
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Lots To Learn To Make Use

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                            I am replacing a 2008 MacBook that gave me excellent service. With all the new innovations on the new MacBook Pro plus greater power and speed, my business and personal needs will be met. Apple is the best and I can trust them to help me learn to use this new computer through their One-to-One personal training program. My 2008 still works and my husband said he has first "dibs".

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

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                            5.0

                            Beyond perfect

                            By Briza

                            from Mammoth Lakes, Ca

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                              I do a lot of video editing and photo editing. I have had a White Macbook for close to 5 years now. I decided to upgrade and got a killer deal through BH Photo/Video. I have always loved B&H, I have purchased heaps of equipment from them and they have always provided flawless service.

                              As for the Mac, it's fast and exceeds my needs. I have absolutely no complaints.

                              Thanks B&H!

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

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                              5.0

                              Top of the Line

                              By Abe

                              from Fairfield, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Customize
                              • Easy to Navigate
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • NONE AT THIS TIME

                              Best Uses

                              • Educational Purposes
                              • Multimedia
                              • Personal And Financial

                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                              Excellent product! I've been a PC user all my life, now I'm a convert. Love my Macbook Pro?!?!?!

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

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                              4.0

                              awesome computer!

                              By Ant

                              from Connecticut

                              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 use the macbook for school and media streaming, the computer works flawlessly and boots up super fast! I love the look and feel of the computer and couldn't be happier with my purchase.. I will say it is a little heavy and I wish that the resolution was higher on the screen but besides that 9/10!

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

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                                5.0

                                Great MacBook Pro

                                By Paul

                                from Hattiesburg, MS

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Educational Purposes

                                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                  This Macbook Pro has 8GB ram and it's super fast. I love also that it has 750 GB hard drive space. Moreover, if you wish you can upgrade to the new OS software for free.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Cheaper than Apple Refurb

                                  By Tim

                                  from Fresno, CA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                        I purchased a refurb from Apple before, and this one was the same condition and quality. I chose BH because they were cheaper than Apple and faster shipping.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        I Love this product!

                                        By JP

                                        from Lafayette, LA

                                        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:

                                            This is the first mac that I have owned and I absolutely love it already!

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

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                                            5.0

                                            Great product, best service!

                                            By Ilbartha

                                            from Minnesota

                                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                            Never disappointed with B & H! The MacBook Pro is perfect and the service superb!

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                                            4.0

                                            Great computer so far (December, 2013)

                                            By sammy

                                            from Charlotte, NC

                                            About Me Student, Video Editor

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                            • Easy to Customize
                                            • Easy to Navigate
                                            • Enough To Do Everything
                                            • This Has Dvd Drive

                                            Cons

                                            • Not Ratino Display

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Multimedia

                                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                            I do not know this is good after 1 year, but now (December 2013) this is great! I am a student. I use computer a lot, and I make videos. This Mac can afford everything. Yes, this is little bit old model, so it is not ratino display. but this Mac also has beautiful display. In addition, newest model Mac does not have a space to put DVD, but this model allows us to watch or make DVD. I still need DVD drive so this was great shopping for me. I think this model is the one which normal people must buy now. (but if you are not interested in making video, Macbook air might be better for you)

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

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                                            5.0

                                            Good Deal!

                                            By HappyJax

                                            from Baltimore, Md

                                            About Me Computer Tech, Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Dual Platform Ability
                                            • Pretty Fast
                                            • Small and light

                                            Cons

                                            • NONE AT THIS TIME

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Graphics
                                            • Multimedia
                                            • Photography

                                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer:

                                            Being a geek, I prefer to own computers I can repair/upgrade. This is one of the last models Apple made that fits the bill. The Retina screen computers are virtually unrepairable and expensive. I am happy with this 2012 model for a good price:) Having the ability to run Windows on the same computer just adds to the value as I do not lose any programs:)

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

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