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Apple13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012)
 
4.8

(based on 51 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality display (49)
  • Fast (48)
  • Lightweight (46)
  • Good power output (39)
  • Quiet (39)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Web browsing (38)
    • Graphics (34)
    • Video (29)
    • Music (25)
    • Word processing (24)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (31), Multimedia professional (8), Technically challenged (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (43), Business (8)

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    5.0

    Great buy for college student

    By College Dad

    from Annapolis, MD

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • Video
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

      Am writing this review over ONE YEAR later. This was to be my daughter's laptop as she left for college. She was and still is thrilled beyond belief. It meets all of her school work obligations and leisure time diversions. Especially important is the flash drive which makes start-up near instantaneous and gives one peace of mind it won't fail.

      I was so impressed that 6 months later I bought one for myself!

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Perfect for college students!

      By Alena the Artist

      from Anaheim Hills, CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

        I use this computer every day, for school and personal purposes. Starts up extremely fast and functions at the quickest speeds I have ever experienced with a personal laptop. Interface and design are beautiful. I love all of the photo manipulator and design programs that I can easily use on this computer. It is great for students because it is lightweight for carrying in a backpack or purse. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a new computer. Also, the retina display is fantastic. As someone who views photography and other art often on their computer, the high resolution is perfect.

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        • Personal

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        4.0

        Like lightening!

        By Pea in the pod

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

        This is my first mac laptop and I love it. I bought it to use for personal and school work. I use a PC laptop for work and the difference in speed and capacity is amazing. It synced well with my home iMAC. It is also super lightweight! I love it. Only downside is that I thought the battery power would last longer than it does. My older PC lives longer.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        great product

        By freddy

        from West palm Beach, Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Graphics
          • Video

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

          Its very easy to used

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          • Personal

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Lina

          from Seattle, Wa

          About Me Regular person

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graphics
            • Music
            • Video
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

            Love everything about it. Super easy to use, light weight, perfect size and fast speed (whether its internet browsing or downloads or transfering files between different devices). Would recommend this MAC to all :)

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            B&H made this computer even a better buy

            By Retired Teacher

            from New Jersey

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life
            • Powerful
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet
            • Small But Seems Larger

            Cons

            • Price As Compared To Pcs

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

            My husband has the 15" notebook and he loves it. So when it was time for me to purchase a new computer I wanted to buy one myself. The cost was the only thing that held me back. B&H had the best price so I went with them. The Retina display is great and the screen seems larger than it is because of the great picture. I orderd the larger flash drive. This computer does not have a DVD drive so I picked up the USB Super Drive and I am very happy.

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            • Personal

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            4.0

            Retina display make this wornderful

            By Vinay

            from Minneapolis,MN

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • Web Browsing
              • Word Processing

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

              I have decided to buy Macbook after using traditional windows laptop for many years now and i like the mac o/s feature, 2 fingers swipe, zoom etc.
              I am still learning how to adapt, few issues which i have faced till now are the on connect the Macbook thru HDMI only the picture was playing on the TV and no sound, i am sure little bit of googling should give a resolution otherwise i like my macbook :)

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              • Personal

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              4.0

              Great Laptop!

              By Jim

              from Chester County PA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Keyboard
              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Display

              Cons

              • Low Resolution Camera

              Best Uses

              • Graphics
              • Music
              • Photo processing
              • Video
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

              I purchased the MacBook Pro to replace an iPad 1 that was getting slow and having issues with Safari crashing way too often. Went for the Retina display version due to the discount being offered by B&H. As typical for Apple products, the display is very sharp with excellent color, but I'm not convinced the retina display is noticeably better than the standard display, at least on a 13 inch screen. I use this Mac for field use for my photography. It's lightweight and small enough to slip in the pocket of my camera bag, and can be used to store a ton of images while in the field. I opted for the 256GB solid state drive since I'll be dragging this pc around a lot and didn't want to worry about damaging a hard drive. I've had too many of them crash over the years. I've found I can back my images up to the 1TB hard drive on my iMac via WiFi at approximately 9.5 MB/sec. Not screaming fast, but acceptable if I'm not in a huge rush. If I use the SDX card from my camera, it more like 44MB/sec.With 8GB of RAM, Photoshop Elements runs as fast as on my iMac, although given the small screen I only do initial processing here, then move to the big mac.Only surprise, and the reason I did not give the MacPro a 5-star rating was the resolution of the front facing camera. Not nearly the quality of what I have on the iMac. Come on Apple, what's with that?? A bit disappointing as I use Skype video calls frequently.

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              Power in Your Lap

              By fwbigd

              from Fort Worth TX

              About Me Photographer, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business Use
                • Location Photography
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                May be the best computer Apple has ever designed. The quality of the screen makes it perfect for photographer who shoot tethered on location.

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                Essential

                By Hershal

                from Orange County, CA

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Graphics
                  • Music
                  • Video
                  • Web Browsing

                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                  I use this for editing videos and it is so easy to use. Final Cut pro doesn't have any lag and is so much more friendly than my pc. Not finding anything wrong with this beauty.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic!

                  By Jared

                  from Lincoln, NE

                  About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                    I use this for school and light gaming, like borderlands 2 and minecraft, the games run great, not on the highest graphics settings, but for me that wasn't the most important thing for me and I'd rather save a few more bucks. Computer runs great, starts up fast runs great and smooth as Apple is know for. Touch pad is really nice and works very fluently. I love it! I also noticed buying a computer running a different OS with the same specs and such is about the same price as buying from this site. Customer Service is great to! I was offered some free software when I bought my computer but in my haste of excitement I skipped it. After realizing my mistake a day late I used the online chat system that B&H provides and with ease their fantastic customer support also shipped free software my way. Product is fantastic, and the customer support exceeds expectations of what people today define honor as. LOVE IT!

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Yes It's Great

                    By Cracken

                    from California

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics
                      • In-field Photo Download
                      • Web Browsing
                      • Word Processing

                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                      If you appreciate a super crisp and clean display and like the 13 inch design, this is it. If the display on the Air also looks great to you and you care about battery life, then consider the new 2013 Air, which my daughter now owns and loves. One difference buyers should look at between the two is the feeling of the trackpad. I'm not a gamer but it would be cool if there could be a graphics card in this 13 inch Retina Pro. Finally, if someone is looking for a Windows 8 alternative with touch screen, look at the 13 inch Samsung Series 7 for under a thousand $. Amazing display that at the 13 inch size, is similar to Retina in range of color.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Apple Mac rules

                      By Ednick

                      from Iowa

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                        Bought this for my daughter in college after numerous issues with Dell Studio. Although pricey, it feels worth the extra $. Data transfer between the Dell was seamless, software loaded without issue, boots up fast (flash hard drive), incredible display, excellent battery, sleek, straightforward design. Hopefully long term reliability will match the initial quality perception. I can recommend this product.

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                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Best laptop I have ever used!!

                        By Ben the beagle

                        from Sunnyvale, CA

                        About Me Technically Challenged, 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 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                          This is one amazing laptop especially transition from the traditional PC. Display is out of this world with so much details. Design is elegant and robust. Keyboard is smooth and quiet. Battery often runs into 7+ hours with heavy use. Never have problem in going to or out of sleep (unlike PC which crashes from time to time). Super quiet, cool and fast with the SSD. Weight and battery is not as good as the new Mac Air but I will take the Retina over anytime.

                          Guess I am now an Apple fan and will not turn back to PC. Btw, you can always run virtual PC or dual boot by installing other software if needed (best of both worlds).

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                          5.0

                          SO FAR I LOVE IT!

                          By Apple Lover

                          from Arizona

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                              I've had it for a week and love it so far! It is a great size for being portable and feels so thin and light. It seems to process tasks quickly. Very happy!

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                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Best investment

                              By monbir

                              from Toronto Ontario

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Keyboard
                              • Fast
                              • Quality Display
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Business Use
                                • Graphics

                                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                                I'm a graduate student and use my computer almost all the time. This MacBook has allowed for me to get through school with all it's features, every function is unique in it's own way. Its quiet while I sit in class, no loud noises from the insides. Lightweight to carry on a daily basis. Backlit keyboard is key when the classroom gets darker. Organizing files has been easier. Swiping fingers to alternate between screens is best if you dont have a mouse.

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                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Fantastic Laptop

                                By UofK Ed

                                from North Augusta, SC

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Graphics
                                  • Web Browsing
                                  • Word Processing

                                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                                  This laptop replaces and old PC. Don't know why I waited so long to make the move. It is mainly used for field photography and fits perfectly into the 13" computer slot of my Tamrac camera bag! The only thing that needs improvement is the cutout made in the aluminum case to allow a finger grip for opening the computer has two little pointed corners. These are sharp enough to be irritating and I intend to remove the points with a small file when I get enough courage!

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                                  • Personal

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                                  4.0

                                  excelente

                                  By Albertini

                                  from Bogotá, Colombia

                                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Graphics
                                    • Music

                                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                                    very good

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    Powerful and ultraportabe.

                                    By Dorel Colodei

                                    from Bucharest, Romania

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Powerful
                                    • Quality Display

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                                        Very satisfied with this product. Using it to downland and edit photos offsite, the compact size is ideal for working. Appreciating the promptitude of the delivery the correct price, it is a pleasure to do business with B&H.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Awesome!

                                        By Joanne

                                        from Hibbing, MN

                                        About Me Somewhat Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • No ethernet port

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Business Use
                                        • Graphics
                                        • Video
                                        • Web Browsing

                                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Late 2012):

                                        This was the first MAC computer I have ever purchased and I can't believe I lived without it for this long! I use it for travel and for presentations for work - very functional in every way. Great Price.

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                                        • Business

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