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Apple15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display
 
5.0

(based on 33 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (32)
  • Good power output (30)
  • Quality display (25)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Comfortable keyboard (21)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Video (18)
  • Graphics (16)
  • Web browsing (15)
  • Business use (14)
  • Music (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Multimedia professional (12), Tech savvy (11), Quality oriented (6), Technically challenged (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (17), Personal (14)

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5.0

Can't be happier

By Gigi

from San Francisco

About Me Technically Challenged

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graphics

    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

    I finally switched from PC and I'm incredible happy! I am designer and just everything with this MacBook Pro is very easy and pleasant. The retina display is amazing too ! I highly recommend it !

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Power and Portable

    By simonpig

    from nyc

    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Need More Usb

    Best Uses

    • Graphics
    • Music
    • Video

    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

    Impossibly Thin, yet powerful as f. This is the best of both world. I came from the regular Macbook pro C2D and dropping a little over a pound makes a huge difference in portability. Also, it is impossibly thin for the amount of wallop it packs. Just beautiful.

    The quad core processor in these new generation macbook in combo with SSD really gives this the OOMPH it needs. It would great if they would include 1 more USB port though.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Perfect.

    By Airpez

    from Oviedo, FL

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    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 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

      It's all you could ask for in a computer. Period.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Awesome computer!

      By James Fallas

      from San Jose, Costa Rica.

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too Hot

      Best Uses

      • Graphics
      • Photography
      • Video
      • Video Editing

      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

      I use this laptop for Photography and it's been so far the best laptop i've ever had...gorgeous Retina Display, really fast during the editing and export of the pictures, highly recommend this for any Pro Photographer.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      We love our MacBook!

      By The Hill's

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

        My husband and I both enjoy using our new macbook pro with retina display. This is our first mac computer! We use it for both work and personal use! I can't think of anything not great about it!!! This was also our first purchase from B&H and we would definitely buy from them in the future! Great customer service!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Best laptop

        By boyscout

        from Anaheim, CA

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graphics
          • Video

          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

          Excellent computer. Fast, precise, and reliable.
          I recommend.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          "I would buy this product again."

          By DAVID

          from 5530 98TH PLEACE 2C CORONA N.Y.11368

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

            I use this product for design of pattern.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            The BEST Laptop out there!!!

            By Tribaltech

            from New Jersey

            About Me Analytical Modeller, Market Researcher, Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Cost Maybe

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • Music Production
            • Video
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

            The Macbook Pro Retina is just a stunning laptop! There is no other, better way to put it. I have been a Windows loyalist/user since childhood but a few years ago switched over to Macs. Firstly the MBPs just work. Right out of the box they function beautifully and take years and years of abuse and work just like they did straight out of the box on day one.

            Now with my new rMBP with 2.8Ghz i7 and 16GB + 512 GB SSD, this machine is a beast! You cannot throw anything at it that it wont' handle with utmost ease. I justified this expensive purchase because of my music production side-career. So I needed something reliable and fast. Something that could handle a DAW and multiple VSTs loaded with sound libraries and drum loops going on in parallel. Up until this point I had a Windows Vista powerhouse desktop that was doing all of the above for me but had begun to seriously struggle just like every other Windows machine anyone has ever owned. I am retiring that computer since it was beginning to get crushed under my demands and more importantly since now I have this beautiful monster.

            The Display on this Retina Macbook is just incredible! People may tell you that just a screen is not worth all the extra money. But when you start computing the costs and overall ROI with the overall package of the rMBP that includes the Quad Core i7 + SSD drives along with a large amount of on board Graphics Card memory, then this machine is well priced for what it offers. Every application opens in one click. The icon bounces for maybe one or two times at the most and I am talking about heavier applications such as Logic X and MS Excel, etc. Boot up time from shut down on this rMBP is about 5 seconds!!!

            I am very happy I purchased this laptop. If you are into music production, video editing or just need a machine that works brilliantly fast and efficiently, this is the laptop for you. DO NOT listen to Windows naysayers in how they'd build a similar machine in half the cost. Those claims are stupid because you aren't comparing the actual quality. Those "built-up" machines don't even come close to the build quality, craftsmanship and value proposition of this baby.

            I highly recommend this laptop and yes it is worth the money.

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            5.0

            MacBook Pro

            By Khurijj

            from Corona, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Graphics
            • Video
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

            This is our first Apple MacBook and we are very pleased. The retina display is excellent and machine is very fast. Also, I would like to say that B&H is the best, I have purchased many many products and have always been satisfied.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            New 15

            By Tree Hugger

            from Washington, DC

            About Me 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 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

              I love my new laptop. I just started a graphic design freelance business and a desktop would be nice, but I need my work to be portable, as well as fast and equipped to design anything I need to work on (print and web mostly but some large format work, too). This laptop is plenty fast, more lightweight than most laptops, and I dock it at home and use an external monitor. Very happy with it.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              workhorse

              By Mike the Wonderhorse

              from Pacifica, CA

              About Me Multimedia Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Powerful
              • Quality Display

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                Great computer for filmmakers

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                I recommend this product

                By Carlos Moura

                from Feira de Santana, Bahia, brazil

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                  The macbook pro is amazing, incredibly fast and powerful in performing tasks, ideal for mminhas scientific research and hobby like photography.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Excelent

                  By GCS

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Setup With Wifi Webpage
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Use
                  • Graphics
                  • Music
                  • Word Processing

                  Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                  As usual all Apple products work flawlessly. Set up is simple and once it is set, you open the computer and start working, no wait for loading files etc.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  I'm in love!!

                  By BeijaFlorCA

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                    Sleek, light-weight, and super-charged - everything you could wish for in a MacBook (or any laptop computer)!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    suer

                    By bike girl

                    from usa

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                      fast shiny compact light weight great storage for pictures

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Smooth Saiing

                      By ArnyBarnes

                      from Beverly Hills,CA

                      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                          This is a fast, fast machine. If you are an IT professional and need a powerful machine to keep up with your multi-tasking, this is it. With double the ram of previous high end machines, and an all Flash architecture, you never wait for disk access. I can run bigger tasks in Virtual machines and use other native apps along side it, super-productive.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          PRESTO!! It's ON ... FAST Response ...

                          By "Mom"

                          from Cincinnati, OHIO

                          About Me Learning, Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                          WOW!!! Open up this computer and it's ON!! And, the Display is so clear and concise. The trackpad is VERY responsive and you can enlarge, make smaller, go back to the last thing you were looking at with a swipe of a finger. Pages and Keynote can store in the cloud. I can send and receive iMessages from my computer. I'm instantly notified of iMessages and emails and their source on the upper right hand corner of the screen, as they arrive. Airplay to the TV is fantastic...WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE!!!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Very fast Mac Pro

                          By michaejlt

                          from San Antonio Texas

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Business Use
                            • Graphics
                            • Music
                            • Video

                            Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                            Very surprised of the speed of this 15.4" MacBook Pro with the Retina Display. Still loved my current PC, however I learning and loving my new Mac.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Perfect

                            By Lucas

                            from Illinois

                            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Music

                              Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                              Could not be happier with my purchase

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              15.4" MacBook Pro is Super Fast!

                              By California DJ

                              from Palm Desert Ca.

                              About Me Multimedia Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Keyboard
                              • Fast
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Business Use
                                • Music
                                • Video
                                • Web Browsing

                                Comments about Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display:

                                I was very surprised of the speed of the 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display( 16gb 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 500 GB flash storage.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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