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Apple13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fast (10)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Quality display (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Quiet (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business use (6)
    • Web browsing (6)
    • Music (5)
    • Word processing (5)
    • Video (3)
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    4.0

    Love it ! Except...

    By git

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    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:

      Great, except, now you have to purchase an external disk drive to load CDs or programs from a disk.Also, my wireless 3-in-one no longer works, and I can't re-install it, b/c "Classic" is no longer supported.Apple makes great products, but builds them so we have to keep upgrading all the time - hence only 4 stars

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      4.0

      Made the switch to Mac

      By Southofvictor

      from Jackson, WY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

          Using this new laptop for work and it's been great so far. No problems running in our PC network environment and Parallels made using some PC only apps a breeze.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          first experience with a Mac

          By Dale

          from Birmingham, AL

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Quality Display

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

            As the headline says, this is my first experience with a Mac. And two weeks in, it has exceeded my expectations. You always hear the tag line "it just works". And so far, it has been that simple for me. Very intuitive. You don't have to be a techie. Just do your work. The Retina Display is incredible and the solid state flash storage makes everything run fast. Start-up is unbelievable, maybe 10 seconds, max. More like 6-7 seconds. If you have been considering swithcing from Microsoft to Mac, take the plunge. You won't be sorry.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Amazing Laptop!

            By Adam AWOL

            from Stevens Point Wisconsin

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • programming
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

              I'm a newly converted mac fan as I used PCs all my life. I bought a Mac Mini to get accommodated to the Mac OS. After enjoying it for my programming needs, I was hoping to be come more mobile/remote capable and was looking for the right laptop. The Mac Mini I had was a 2.6ghz quad-core processor with 16gb of ram. Needless to say, I wanted to stay on the powerful and quick side of things so moving to this specific mac was a tough call. Fortunately it has been incredible. I'm not sure if its the flash storage or what, but it is quicker than the Mac Mini and so far I can't see any stress on the cpu with the type of programming and applications I run. A++++ all the way for this machine. Plus its super light and the size is great for being mobile.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Excellent Computer, Excellent Price

              By KR

              from Albany, NY

              About Me 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:

                Love the sale B&H had on this product this month!

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                • Business

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                5.0

                Best purchased I've made in years.

                By Dj Tedlos

                from Sacramento

                About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful
                • Quality Display
                • Very Portable

                Cons

                • Non

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                Great product for what I'm using it for.
                You can't go wrong with a large flash drive.
                Great for my music and video editing.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Excellent

                By Justin

                from Indianapolis, IN

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                    I was thinking this computer would be somewhat bulky, since it is compared to the MacBook air and all. But in reality, this thing is still the lightest computer I have ever had. After a few weeks it has proved durable, fast, and easy to use. I downloaded Parallels and run all my previously used Microsoft apps flawlessly.

                    It is almost always silent, the only time it revs up is when I am running a game in Parallels and other things in OSX.

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                    5.0

                    Love this computer!

                    By ksnix

                    from Grand Lake OK

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                        A 17" MBP was my faithful 8 year-old machine until I ordered the 13.3. The advances are remarkable! The speed, mouse/trackpad, connectivity, retina display and others are appreciated improvements. Good job Apple!

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                        4.0

                        13" retina doesn't disappoint

                        By photo video jockey

                        from Boston, MA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                            Works great; fast; sleek and light; only problem (which is minor) is the the aluminum edge, where I rest my palm on occasion, is sharp. I either need to where biking gloves or put a piece of foam there to keep the chafing to a minimum. Otherwise, sweet.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            SAAAAWWWEEET!

                            By GREATful WOMAN

                            from USA & Italy

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Business Use
                              • Music
                              • Web Browsing
                              • Word Processing

                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                              They got it right. It has the light-weight of the Air and the power of the Pro. I would not change a thing! THANK YOU!

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                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              It's fast. It's quiet!

                              By Ben from Bedford

                              from Bedford, MA

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Enhance Experience
                                • Replacement
                                • Upgrade

                                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                                This is my primary machine, replacing a 3-yr old MacBook 13 (Core 2 duo) whose fan and HD were getting noisy enough to suggest imminent failure. This one has the huge flash disk, yay! I'd like to have said that the new CPU was like a bat out of hell, but it's just out of heck. I had to choose between the i7 and a smaller disk, or this one, and I'm still glad I went with the elbow room. The retina display is also very nice (except with apps that don't support it), but it, too, is less of a "wow" than I had hoped (I do a lot of photography work on this machine).

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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