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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 6551 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick and Efficient Macbook

    Posted
    JesseMonroe
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    The 8gb 13" macbook pro (without touchbar) is a quick and efficient computer for traveling, shopping, low tech paperwork, etc. Have not had one problem with it and was super cheap ($850 w/ student discount @@@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice laptop

    Posted
    Yuls
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    It's a very nice responsive laptop. I'm not getting the touch bar version, it's not worth the $300-400 extra for my use right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice laptop

    Posted
    bigdan
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    Very nice and very light laptop. Can't go wrong with a mac. This does not have the touch bar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple & Sweet

    Posted
    Brett
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    A simple to use computer so those who aren't as "technologically inclined" it is easy to use and understand while still possessing a lot of extensive capability for those who need it. Retina display looks beautiful and I was not a fan of the Touch Bar so I chose this model since it doesn't have it. Yes it is more expensive than the windows laptops with similar specs but you'll get your moneys worth. Has such a premium look and feel to it and will last forever if you take care of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT PRODUCT

    Posted
    exceta
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    This macbook has served me very well. They last for many years and their processors are very advanced. Internet speed is so flawless and apple continues to impress for another year. Recommend getting this one with non-touch bar. Touch bar macbook is too expensive

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional product

    Posted
    Peddiz
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    This is by far the best apple macbook for someone in budget. Yes the Macbook Air is offered for 300$ cheaper yet for the quality of this product, the bright and crisp display, sturdy built quality, quality of parts and finish and overall its the latest generation processor with the latest deisgn. I suggest you go for this or the 256 GB model to save money and still get the same experience rather than going for the touch bar model which is a little expensive if u are on a budget. Prefferred over the Air as I have both for different purposes! Highly recommend product and combined with the best prices at bestbuy, it is a bang for the buck !! Bestbuy service is always excellent!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It Just Works

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    Bret
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    I bought the MacBook Pro to try something different and because I am already in the Apple ecosystem. I love it! The laptop is nice and light and portable enough to store in a backpack. I would definitely recommend this one to college students because it is all you really need (unless you need more storage or a faster processor). I bought this one because the touchbar wasn't worth the extra money and it looked kind of gimmicky to me. The only con I have is the fact that I had to buy a dongle to connect my usb devices to it. Other than that, the MacBook just works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not deserving of 'Pro' but still a nice laptop

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    I want to start off by stating I teetered on returning this computer for days. It wasn't a bad performing machine, but I wasn't sure the value was there, and I say that as someone with 10 Apple devices attached to my id. I'm no stranger to the Apple tax, but I just didn't feel this computer was as deserving. Its also important to note that I purchased this laptop when it was on sale for $1049. Above this price and it gets even harder to justify. The truth is, however, what choice do you have if you want a MacBook these days? The MacBook Air is priced lower, but is an aged design dogged mostly by its pitiful screen. The MacBook pros with touch bars are wildly more expensive for their gimmick feature that has been a quantitative failure. These more expensive models also needle$$ly hold the extra ports and higher clock speeds hostage from the non Touch Bar models. I'm a touch typing software developer, I like having the row of physical function keys. There's also the 'Macbook' but its generally the same price for vastly less CPU power in exchange for high base storage space. I really considered that model but the 'Pro' was on sale at the time, 128GB is in my opinion ridiculous for a 'Pro' computer. I'm getting by on it, but this laptop is, for me, not my primary machine, I use it on the go, and then work mostly on an iMac at home. I dunno, its just not a great time for apple laptops at the moment. The USB-C revolution hasn't arrived yet. None of the iPhones can even connect to a MacBook without a separate cable purchase. The pricing seems high, even for Apple. The MacBook lineup is central in an unexpectedly, currently, disjointed ecosystem for Apple. I'm going to say 'Yes' to the recommend to a friend question, but the truth is it would seriously depend. I think most non-power users would be better served by the 'MacBook'. I think that the Air is past its time and the Touch Bar models are a gimmick, and if this is your only computer don't even bother with the 128GB model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Subpar Compared to Predecessors

    Posted
    niniwah
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    While the MacBook Pro is still a capable machine, the quality of the 2017-present MacBook Pro is nothing compared to its 2013-2015 predecessor. I recently switched from an early 2015 model of the MacBook Pro to the 2018 version, and the first thing I noticed was how terrible the battery life is. I don't think the problem is mechanical either - if I am running very VERY simple programs on low brightness the computer will last a while, but as soon as I run more than one program (ex. having scientific journals open for reference while typing a paper), the battery life drains EXTREMELY quickly. When writing a final paper with many windows open, my battery drained 25% in 12 minutes. This level of drainage makes it difficult to be away from a power cord for long amounts of time, which shouldn't be the case for something this 'powerful' and expensive. I have heard that the Pro with TouchBar has a much more capable battery, but that is unfair to the people who can't afford to buy into the TouchBar gimmick. I'd rather have the same specs in both machines and have to pay more for the TouchBar than have to buy the higher end machine when I don't want the extra features. The only thing that is better about the 2017-present Pro is the speaker quality. Those are great, but verything else? Don't upgrade unless you can dish out the extra $400 for a TouchBar.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid reliable and beautiful, as expected

    Posted
    Gizmo
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    I purchased this Mac to replace a 10 year old MacBook Pro. And as old as the MacBook was, it still booted up faster then my newer windows PC. It's quite amazing. The main issue I had with old Mac is that it's OS was no longer updated, so some features were not available. So of course, when looking for a replacement, I knew I had to get another Mac. I wasn't sold on the Mac with the fancy touchbar. Perhaps I'm old school and like the buttons. Or maybe because it's the 1st gen and I don't want to have any issues. This Mac is excellent, solid build, looks nice, quick. Some cons: One of my main issues, that I've learned to live you is the mapping of my network storage device. The drive drops off when I shut down. So next time I use the laptop, I've to remap the network drive. I'm wished it had a wired cat 5 connection. I guess if I want it, I'll have to buy an FireWire to Ethernet adopter. Aside from that, it's a great laptop, you can't got wrong!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Laptop for the price that was purchased

    Posted
    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