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Apple - MacBook Pro® - 13" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8 GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 6395 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Laptop for the price that was purchased

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    Kelvin
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    Bought this with the 150$ off sale and 100$ college student discount. Also had 1% ebates...came out to around 260$ off which was great. The deals brought it lower than the Surface Laptop which was one of my top choices. The build on this laptop is great. Solid screen with around 450+ nits and the Apple trackpads are great as usual. The butterfly keys are loud, but they start to feel real nice to use once you get used to it. I also really like the improved generation (I had the 2015 mbp13) and the weight difference is definitely noticeable even if its only a .5- 1 pound difference. The Space Grey looks really sleek and solid. 256gb model is definitely a necessity. I originally had the 128gb but I decided to future proof a little more and go with the 256gb since storage is not expandable. (For someone who flies drones, and does editing 4K videos as a hobby, space can fill up quick). I do believe though that 128gb is still doable if you just use it for basic uses (word processing, youtube, surfing) Touchbar- I really feel its a gimmick right now. is it nice? Yes. Is it worth a 300$ upgrade? no way. Overall, when you get this at a discount, it is a solid laptop, with solid customer service, and if you use other apple products, the ecosystem is a no-brainer to connect to rest of your mac devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it

    Posted
    Gavin

    I've used Macs for about five years and it's really hard to recommend them to anyone now. The new Macbook Pro 13" only comes with two USB C ports, this means that you have to use dongles if you want to connect any of your older devices to it (you can't even connect an iPhone X to it without using a dongle). On top of that this Macbook Pro also a keyboard issue, after a few months of use, dust gets under the keys and makes it very difficult to use those keys (and can even break them permanently). On top of that you get thermal issues, sure the laptop is very quiet, but you trade silence for terrible performance. When doing anything intensive (editing photos or videos) the laptop will get up to 93C and the clock speeds will slow down. This increases the time it takes for a video to render and makes tasks like photo and video editing really slow. This could have been prevented if Apple used better thermal paste and made the computer louder. So unless you're a really big Mac fanboy (in which I think you should just get an older Macbook Pro to fix most of these issues) just get yourself a nice gaming computer from MSI or Gigabyte, or get yourself a Dell XPS 13 and you'll enjoy it much more than the Macbook Pro.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Defective product

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    Dudefromgb
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    My house is basically run by Siri with all the Apple products I have. I recently bought a new MacBook Pro 2019 and love it, hands down (previously owned 3 older MacBook pros). The wife wanted a new laptop as well, but didn’t want the Touch Bar, so this was the next best option. Upon receipt, everything booted up great. Ran great for what seemed about a day, then the random restarts started occurring. At first thought, I thought it was software updates since it’s new right out of the box, so I updated everything and gave it a couple weeks. The restarts continued, sporadically with no pattern. Sometimes you could go hours with no issues, others would be minutes. I’m not a complete novice with technology, so I resorted to google for answers. Sounded like kernel panics, so I tried every solution I could find with no luck, even reformatting. Returned to store and exchanged for a brand new one in hopes that there are no issues with this one. Hate to give a bad review because I understand defects happen from time to time. Best Buy did a full exchange with no questions asked, and I was in and out of the store within 15 mins. 2 stars for that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressed so far

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    jmajik
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    I really like how this laptop syncs so well with my other apple products. It is basically an iPad in laptop form. You can do Facetime, text messages, make calls if you are connected to Wi-Fi. I just bought it because I needed a reliable laptop to do work while I am away on vacation. (Sometimes, you can't escape work, but it sure is nice to be able to work remotely around the world in exotic places). I bought Microsoft Office for Mac and so far so good, does everything I can do on my desktop. 128 GB of storage was a little nerve racking, but it is more than sufficient for my needs. I just need to be able to log onto my school website, work on some excel spreadsheets and my access data bases so it is fine. I don't use it to store pictures, or music. But I am loading some movies onto it to watch during long flights to Australia. I like how you just have to close the laptop to turn it off, and open it to turn it on. I think that it is stupid that there are no USB ports on this laptop, so I had to buy a stupid converter. I think it is a simple laptop that works well for people who are just going to use it for simple work and tasks or surfing the internet. Definitely not for gaming or anything that would require a lot of hard drive space such as photoshopping, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop, Okay Keyboard & Battery Life

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    Nickerbocker
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    I had a hard time deciding between this and the 2017 MacBook to replace an old MacBook Air. The MacBook is lighter and has twice as much internal storage. This 13" MacBook Pro has a larger, brighter screen and more powerful processor, and weighs about the same as the MacBook Air. In the end, the larger screen and better processor won me over. One concern was that the keyboard would be horrible. After a little more than a week of use, I've adapted. It's not a great keyboard. I'm still getting used to the up/down arrow keys being positioned differently than on the MacBook Air. The short-travel keys are not as comfortable to type on for long periods of time, and it's resulted in my missing a few letters every now and then. But I'm gradually getting faster and more consistent on it. It just sucks that the user has to adapt to it instead of it being designed to better facilitate the user. Another concern was battery life. The MacBook and MacBook Pro are both officially rated at 10 hours of battery life, but from what I read, I was concerned the MacBook Pro would have trouble actually achieving that. Using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to do general media consumption and basic tasks, I'm seeing about 6-9 hours of battery life depending on load. That's not terrible, but disappointing when the advertised battery life is 10 hours. Overall, though, this is a great laptop. I just wish it had come with 256GB of internal storage for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for school

    Posted
    Sean
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    I traded in my MacBook Air for this laptop during the back to school special (which is one of the few times you’ll get a discount on any apple products). I was upgrading laptops so that I’d have something good and reliable to finish out college with. At first I was hesitant to buy this laptop as there were issues with the new butterfly keyboards but I haven’t experienced any issues. It’s a nice sleek laptop that gets the basic job done for school in terms of taking notes, looking up YouTube videos pertaining to what I’m studying and also great for light photo/video editing on the side. While everything about the product is perfect, the only downside is that the battery doesn’t last very long during class. I’d say I get about 2 and a half hours with just a PowerPoint and Microsoft word open while dimming the screen brightness. This issue is offset by simply plugging in the laptop to a power source but it concerns me that a laptop I spent over $1200 and is brand new can only last that long. But other than that, as a college student this laptop is more than enough to get the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very disapointed

    Posted
    FrankS
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    This system does not allow you to use multiple drives to transfer data easily. It has 2 C-ports that are right next to each other. I bought a C-port docking station from Iogear that was recommended by the staff and it does not work. If you want to plug anything into the system at all you have to have an adapter. If you get frustrated with the dock not working you would then have to have 2 C-Port to USB adapters to connect external drives and you would have no power - the c-port is also the way to charge the system. You could buy a c-port to USB HUB and plug that in - if it works. If you want to hook it up to a monitor with a USB drive you would have no power either. Having only 2 c-ports limits what you can do with the system. Since the c-port dock is useless that leaves you with a $1,200 system you cannot use if you want to work with music files. That does not work for me. If you just use email and do not need to hook up anything else to this system other than power you will be happy with it. It is fast and sleek and look very nice. If you need it for work you will be very disappointed - like I am.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the rest but ...

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    BlahPart2
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    Apple products aside from the two dead time capsules which I keep hoping to someday get pre cloud files. I digresss, I’m disappointed in the MacBook Pro because I need a computer ASAP due to a freak accident with MacBook Pro that suddenly died. I bought the new notebook without knowing the new quad core processors would be in the new release in only a couple weeks. Also this is my 3rd MB P and i upgrade the ram aftermarket to save a lot of money and it is so easy but now this ram is saoukdered which I shout daily multiple times because my machine crashes. I am a heavi user but that was not a problem in the past before we lost Steve Jobs and gained so many options that are overpriced and possessed by demons. Storage is an issue even now Mojave is here and still for almost a year I can’t airdrop anything which so convenient but now I wait and wait for a documento to open from iCloud. That will be cancelled soon . So good things. It is pretty. It does sub -pro computing but can’t handle running logic and other apps at the same time and I will accept no escort. I will be more gentle when I am employed which I made this pieshase to survive with multiple side hustles. I recommend AppleCare since it covers spills now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Elegant and Efficient

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    KS23
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    I was hesitant to purchase this entry level MacBook since I was coming from a 2012 i7 with 750GB storage and 16GB of ram. The 128GB SSD and i5 was my worry. After much thought, I realized since I will be using this for work, I would be storing small files sizes (excel,pdf) and also using a company VPN to store on a virtual desktop (doesn’t use my memory). This model would be sufficient. Any personal items that are on my iPhone that I want transfered would go directly to an external drive that I already own. This laptop is beautiful. A lot slimmer than what I owned (had a CD drive lol). It boots up quickly even from it being completely shutdown. The usb c charging is efficient and I absolutely LOVE the battery life. After 2 hours of being on my company VPN (internet based) I was still at 94%. My ONLY dislike is that it did not come with the extension cable like my previous MacBook did but of course Apple is a business and I was able to purchase one for $19 at Best Buy as well. Overall, if you’re not looking to store a lot of pictures, videos, or music on your computer then this is more than enough. At its sale price, you can always buy an external hard drive if you do plan on having media on it and still save more money than if you were to jump up to the 256GB model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product for an even better price.

    Posted
    Vira
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    I have had the same laptop since 2012!!! I never needed a new one because I just dealt with the years of wear on it and recently my laptop gave its last hoorah. I need a laptop for work and for personal use and I didn't know the first thing about laptops or what their uses were or if it was even a good purchase but I knew I needed to replace it asap. I was lucky enough to speak with a very knowledgeable employee Arturo N. that assisted me with knowledge I would have otherwise needed to guess on even though it wasn't even his department he told me the deals they were having and the specs on each laptop and even informed me about the 0% finance option I could get with the card. He made the decision an easy one to make as I went home to compare prices online and couldn't find a better deal. I use it everyday and Love it! thanks Arturo and thanks Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Second Macbook Pro Laptop Purchased Since 2010

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    ADIY
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    I have 13.3 inch Macbook Pro that I have been using since 2010 and never had any problems with it. I have upgraded the hard drive to a SSD Hard drive w 256GB storage and increase the memory from 4-> 6 GB. I was using a standard SATA drive that slowed down the laptop performance. With the SSD hard drive, the OS boots up faster and everything just runs a lot faster and better. I have the latest Apple OS installed - High Sierra. The CPU is the older 2.4 GHz Core 2 Dual. I decided to purchase a updated 2018 MacBook Pro (13 inch) for my wife because I could count on it performance and reliability based on what I had experienced on mine's. So far so good. It is running High Sierra as well with 16 GB memory and 128 GB SSD drive. I have installed Office 2016 (MAC) successfully. Wifi has been enabled. Accessing various websites has been a breeze (fast). You can't go wrong by spending more money. Just for your information, I am also a Windows user (original platform I began with many years ago). I have been able to co-exist with both platforms with ease.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Deal

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    RileyCrain
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    I purchased this laptop during New Mexico's tax free weekend. I got an open box and with a manager's discount I picked up this macbook pro for 999.99 final price out the door. I used the savings to add on the apple care, which is something I am not particularly happy about but with all the issues reported with this laptop I felt I needed it. Overall I am extremely happy with this product. It is beautiful and functions perfectly. I no longer open my laptop with annoying windows updates that force you to wait through the update. Once you master the commands and operating system this machine becomes the daily driver for a college student. I love this computer. I would also like to add that I love the keyboard. I type so much faster and the sound of the keyboard is surpringly soothing. I feel rythem and consistency when I type. I do get a little nervous when I see specs of dust on it though and after a month I can see dust within the keyboard through the lighted keyboard. This get me nervous because I keep it really clean. I sure do hope that this doesn't affect the functionality in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great product but unfortunate defects

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    JonV
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    Although I love love love love love loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed my experience switching over to a Mac for the first time..............my particular MacBook pro was defective from the start. The laptop gets supperrrrrrrrrrrrrrr hot to where I can’t place it on my lap because it actually burns if I’m not wearing think outerwear. The digital bar at the top of the keyboard is soooooo convenient when using different applications. Other defects are the icons (when thrown in trash) remain frozen to screen and will not let you see on on certain areas of screen unless you restart you laptop. I took me almost 7 months to submit to be repaired because geek squad said it would take 2 weeks. As a full time student and full time employee who is completely dependent on my laptop, I was not able to turn it in till today. Now it’s time to play the waiting game......... would recommend this product.........just cross your fingers that you don’t have any technical issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Laptop

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    Brittany
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    I am a student at a university and for my notes, homework, research, social media stalking, Netflix binging, and random google searches, this laptop is absolutely perfect. I used an HP before this laptop and I always complained about how slow it was and how quickly it died (I couldn't go anywhere without my charger). My MacBook has exceeded all my past expectations of what a laptop should be (I never thought I would be impressed by Retina display). I bought it with the hope that it will last me a very long time and so far, I don't think another laptop will ever make me this happy. The only bad thing I have to say about this laptop is that there is only a slot to plug in your charger and headphones. A USB port would make it better, but you can buy them separately and there are also many places online to use as a file folder rather than saving them on to junk drives. Overall, I love my MacBook Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Learning Curve...

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    jrf89
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    So, this will be the first Apple computer I've ever owned. I own an iPhone 7+, but run a custom-built PC. I decided I wanted something a little more, where I can hop on, and off, without skipping a beat. I know that there are apps within the Microsoft world that can do the same thing, but I decided to try Apple/Mac out. Overall, there's a huge learning curve to a Macbook, and the entire OS in-general, but I've enjoyed the trial and error of living the 'mac' life. For an on-the-go Laptop, this does a lot! I can edit videos, edit photos, create new content, and have it ready before I get home to present. The entire macbook runs very well. Once I'm done with it, whatever I'm doing there transffers to my iPhone. Web-pages, Photos, and other apps I use are connected. I absolutely love it. THE BEST THING, honestly, ABOUT THE MACBOOK? iMessage. I can send messages to people w/o picking up my phone, I can attach photos, and do everything I usually do on my phone - on my laptop. I leave my phone down. It's a one device-does-it-all workforce in my daily life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great MacBook for All User Types

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    Masonberry27
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    Whether you’re using this as a power user, internet surfer, or a college student, this computer is perfect. I bought this about 2 weeks ago to replace my old MacBook Air, which I gave to my girlfriend so she could use it for school. It’s got everything you need. Decent battery life, great screen and speakers, and Apple software is so well optimized with their hardware and MacOS that even if you got a cheaper laptop with comparable specs, there’s no way it could out-do the MacBook Pro. Only downsides with this model are the SSD storage (which isn’t that bad if you use any cloud server or thumb drives or just don’t save that many file) and the edges of the computer can start to dig into your wrists if you type a lot with it while laying on your back with the MacBook on your chest area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality laptop, but you should wait.

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    ramma
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    MacBooks have mostly been known for their great build quality, and that is true for this model in particular. The new keyboard takes some getting used to in comparison to the old one, but after typing on it for some time it feels comfortable. Also, the increased size of the touchpad is handier than before. I haven't had any issues with my hands interfering with the touchpad while typing. There is some detection at work to prevent that from happening, and it seems to be working. What I will say is that there's no excuse for the storage space to be so limited, especially when you're paying such a high price. That and the fact that the ports are exclusively USB-C besides the headphone jack. It's mandatory to buy a dongle of some sort for you to be able to use generic USB devices and HDMI. Besides those gripes, I've had a productive time using my MacBook for school and its been getting the job done for all tasks that I need. It performs well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Powerful

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    NetworkKing
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    If you are a MacBook enthusiast like me then you will LOVE this computer. This is a computer for people who DO NOT game or run multiple programs that consume a lot of processing power. However, if you are like me that and hate waiting for programs or sites to load then have no fear this is the computer for you. 8GB of onboard RAM is more than enough for most people but this amount of memory makes it so that you can run multiple programs and change between them or use them both concurrently without any lag time or waiting for something to load or heaven forbid you see that dreaded pinwheel. Yes the hard drive storage space is only 128GB, however it is a solid state drive (ridiculously fast and has no moving components) like a standard hard drive which has a disk that spins inside of it. The memory is small at 128GB but I have a 4TB external drive so storage is not no concern for me. If you are the same way the. I can’t stress how amazing this computer is. Again this is not for gamers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New to mac

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    JamesM
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    My first apple computer, been a pc user since early 90's, worked on macs long time ago, never really cared for them. I was in the market for a lightweight, light use laptop. I have a ipad air 2 that i have had for almost 3 years i think, and love it. Been a hardcore android user since the beginning and have had a couple iphones in the past but it was so so experience. I Decided to upgrade my phone and got the new iphone xs max and by far best phone i ever owned, and thought a macbook would compliment the ipad and iphone perfectly, and wow, I dont think I have ever been impressed this much with a laptop, or the whole apple ecosystem as a whole. Very nice, and takes a little getting used to, but well worth the switch, especially anyone that has been burned out on the same old laptops and looking to experience something new, you wont be disappointed at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The new 13 inch screen is smaller than the old

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    rarelyeverbuy
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    After paying for a new hard drive on my old worn out MacBook, and spending hours on my cel with tech support, I finally lost my patience and bought a new computer. After I had it, I came to like the lightness and the new small size. At first, I resented seeing new laptops with no CD drive and with no place for a thumb drive until I learned that the external devices to use these things I'm used to are easy to use. The only thing I resented about it was the requirement to type in my legal name during the set up process and having it slapped on my screen. My old laptops did not do this to me and I felt violated by it. This computer is only for me to use at home and not at work, so it does not need to slap my name around and I would have liked to be able to opt out of this.

    I would recommend this to a friend