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Apple - MacBook Pro® - 13" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8 GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage - Space Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 5359 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Go Mac You Never Go Back

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    iceman17896
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    Why would a die hard PC user for 15 years go to a Mac? Windows 10 is the reason I switched. Do I have any regrets switching to a Mac? Yes, I wish I would have switched SOONER! The MacBook Pro 13 inch is such a quality product. The screen is super clear, the colors are vibrant and the images are so smooth. I love the new keyboard. I like the very short key travel and yes it is a little louder, but its a small price to pay. I love how fast the battery charges. I will plug it in and come back in a half hour and I can get 30-35% battery life in such a short timespan. The battery life is excellent too because you can get a good work day of use out of this with normal settings. The start up speed is exceptional. It only takes a few seconds to start up. The Mac OS is so much easier to use than Windows 10. Also if you have an iPhone it is nice to answer texts on the computer, answer phones calls on the Mac and pick up your Safari tabs on the iphone. Unless Windows does quite a bit to improve the OS intuitiveness I will not be going back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crafted with Elegance & Leading edge Tech Specs!!

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    Ashwin
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    If you are looking at this laptop then it means you are waiting for a great "touch & feel" experience !! As apple always gives the best product to the users , this is one of them who want to explore a great audio-visual experience with fabulous display and an amazing sound quality. The build quality is just amazing!! Its light-strong and stunning. If you are switching from windows (I did) it'll be surprise package of speed and performance. There may be few cons if you dig deeply but only one con that might irritate us is the laptop having only 2 thunderbolt 3 ports. But it works great with additional dongle. Apart from that a normal user/students cant find a issue on this. Its been week after purchase and I feel of using it more and more. I definitely recommend this to all for the quality and the comfort what you can get while using a laptop. I compared prices with many stores but best buy is the best place to get this product. So if you are ready to spend little more and want to have a great experience, this laptop is for you !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer, depending on your use

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    htkeyes
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    I have been using this computer for a few months. I upgraded from a retina macbook made within the past 4 years due to my previous one being stolen. Overall, i've been really happy with the computer, but i will put some random thoughts. As a side note, i am a relatively casual user, with some aspects of "power user" (photo/video editing, gaming). -I wouldn't have upgraded, but for the computer getting stolen. I definitely notice a difference in power, but it's marginal enough for what i do that i likely wouldn't do it without a good reason. -Only having USB C ports can be annoying, but devices that support usb c are super fast. It also allows for an external GPU, which i ultimately intend to get. -The laptop can get hot when doing heavy load tasks for an extended basis. If you are the type that likes to plug a lot of things in, i'd consider a different model (either an older model, or the touchbar model as it has 4 usb c ports.) Just know, you will be in dongle purgatory until the industry catches up. But when it does, hopefully it will "pay off".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    In Love

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    CSiekierski
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    I previously owned a MacBook Air, which has served me faithfully for almost 8 years. I went back to school, and wanted something a little faster and newer. I chose this laptop, and am happy I did! The screen is bright and colorful, and it is decidedly and noticeably much faster than my old MacBook Air. It is light-weight, too- I was a little concerned that it may be heavier than my old Air, but it is not (and if it is, it is not noticeable). It was a very easy transition using iCloud to upload my documents and passwords from my old Air onto my new Pro. If I have anything negative to say about it was that I had to get the USB port plug-in separately. I feel that this should be something to include with the computer if you are not going to actually install one on the computer. Maybe now, though, that is like having the old floppy disk readers to some and I am not as current as I should be. I have gotten used to it, and it is not a major issue. The benefits of this model decidedly outweigh any downfalls!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Functional but over priced

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    sunshineman
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    Bought this for my wife as a Christmas present a year ago. Since that time, the computer has performed adequately though concerned with the keys since my wife eats while using the computer and food regularly drops onto the keys. These butterfly keys are susceptible to jamming but hasn't happened yet. With the current model, Apple has encased each individual key with plastic so food can't jam the key. Absence of any USB port is irritating because I had to buy an Apple USB-C to USB adapter and it often doesn't work for reasons I don't understand (though it always works on a windows computer USB-C). Also no external light comes on when charging cable is plugged in so you never know if power is reaching the computer without opening it up and checking the indicator on the screen. No touchscreen which is also annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mackboo Pro

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    Carthyc
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    The 13" MacBook Pro (latest 2017 model) is a great laptop. I have always loved Apple products for its performance, design etc.,I already own iPhone, iPad and this is the first Macbook. It is great to have them all sync and bunch of other features working together. MacBook Pro 13.3 is a good size, , you can see and read everything on the screen really well, with Retina display pictures are more vibrant and brighter. The laptop is fast with the SSD booting macOS. The new keyboard layout is great as well. Many complain about the noise when typing. I don't use keyboard much so I don't have any complaints. However, if you're used to Apple keyboards you'll love it. They last, they look good, they work. If this your first Macbook purchase, I would say Buy it!!, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I decided to get a new MacBook

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    Geekster
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    I’ve been a Windows user for years but with Windows 10 I have struggled more and more than ever before. I’ve also used earlier Mac Mini and refurbed MacBook but have been no expert at it. I wanted a new Mac for document editing, video watching, photoshop, and other productive uses. I saw this 256G sized MacBook on sale so decided to finally invest in one. It is a huge investment, but I have had great experience with Apple on other devices that “just work”. This Mac and is no exception. I love it. I don’t plan to install a gazillion apps so 256G should be fine for me. I am glad it has 2 USB-C Thinderbolt ports so I can use an external flash drive or usb drive for expanded space (you will need a USC-C to USB adapter or hub) and power/charge it at the same time. This is the most expensive computer I’ve ever got and hope it serves me well for many years. Pros: very portable, light, well built, great clear screen, fast, powered by USB-C port, elegant Cons: only 2 USB-C ports, pricey investment

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Certified excellent isn't what it says

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    Nunya
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    This poor review isn't for the laptop itself, so far it's great. My wife talked me into trying out the open box, and I reluctantly agreed and settled for a certified excellent openbox macboox pro. The certified excellent program would have you believe that the items are tested and cleaned professionally. My macbook box was sealed, and was excited when I saw the macbook unit wrapped in factory film. Upon unwrapping the open box unit, and opening the screen I notice very obviously dirty and very greasy finger prints on all the keys and touchpad. This unit was not cleaned at all, professionally or not. I spent most of the first night with it scrubbing it clean of someone else's greasy fingerprints. Beware the certified excellent label. It only means that some rep put it back in the box upon return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Laptop

    Posted
    dpeterson
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    I am a huge fan of Apple and have had many apple products from the iPod Shuffle to an Apple Watch and everything in between. My family has had a few MacBooks in the past, but when I went to college I wanted to get my own. It is a great computer! Everything runs smoothly and is pretty basic for the most part, especially if you have a history with Apple products. However, a few months after I got this product I had a PLASTIC paper clip sitting on the corner of my computer, forgot it was there, went to shut my computer, and crack. My screen cracked over a plastic paperclip. It wasn't a super bad crack, but it was enough where they could just replace the black part it broke, they needed to replace the whole screen. Thank goodness for Apple Care!! Overall though, I really love this MacBook and it's great for a student. Just make sure to watch out for plastic paperclips.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Battery is bad

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    Isbb
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    So I bought this computer less than 2 years ago and its currently shipped off somewhere and being fixed. The battery stopped charging and stayed at zero. Talked to someone and he said I could get a free battery because the battery in a batch of models was bad. Great a free battery!! Jk, I go up there and they say yeah no free battery for you cuz this is a fixed model. Battery costs $200+ tax and was said to last 3 years I play games on my computer like undertale, roblox, and Sims. I also watch youtube videos and listen to SoundCloud. This is BS and please get a dell or something instead. Besides the battery I love my computer. But I had to replace my battery in my last computer too so maybe I'll get a gaming computer instead. Save your self the money and buy a different computer please.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    worth the money

    Posted
    techreview99
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    For many years I used an HP laptop because it fit my budget. However, I always was angered by how slow it was and knew I would eventually need to upgrade. The MacBook Pro is incredible, the screen is vibrant and clear, the keys with a backlit keyboard is awesome and the processor is faster than ever. I've always been an iPhone user and to be able to take a picture on my phone and it automatically appear on my laptop is awesome. Also, for those of you that are on-the-go types, you can write a document in pages or google docs and then open it right on your phone and continue where you left off. You surely get what you pay for with the Mac, I highly recommend investing in one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Consistently quality machine, w/ two design flaws

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    PirateLawyer
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    This is my third MacBook Pro that I’ve purchased since making the switch from a Windows OS-based PC. As with my last two Macs, I am thrilled with the product, as well as the continued interoperability with other Apple products. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy again, but I have two dislikes: 1. The trackpad, which has two levels of clickability (this is a difficult thing to explain and you’d have to try it to see what I mean), and 2. The lack of ports for peripherals. It comes with three - two “Thunderbolt” USB-C ports (I’m sure these will have more utility in the future but for now I can basically charge my computer with one, and that’s all, without an adapter) and a standard headphone/earbud input, which, with the way the iPhone has eliminated its earbud input, probably won’t even make the cut for the next round of MacBook Pros. That being said, I give this product 4.5/5, and would absolutely recommend it to many friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    3rd time was the winner!

    Posted
    Amin
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    I have bought few MacBook Pros since 2007 (4 to be accurate). This lovely new thing is light, little and awesome but the first two I took home all had burned pixels in the screen and had to be returned, which is a headache since they cannot exchange it and have to refund you the money and then re-sale you another one and then to call a manger to override the price since it was sold on Black Friday sale and you can imagine the rest! Apple needs to be better than this! These computers are just getting more expensive and you would think quality is getting better too, but I guess I was the unlucky person! Thanks to Best Buy for at least realizing the problem and getting me a new one each time! I took one star off for the headache with the quality of this new machine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rich in feature and use.

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    manojverma
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    I was using windows at office and home. I needed another laptop for my personal use and at the same Time I was doing some programming certification for that I need to have Apple MacBook. I cannot be done in windows. so I bought my Mac book pro. It took little bit of time to get adjusted since I grew up using windows but it was not that hard. Some of the challenges was like how to write or same something in your external hard drive for that I have to download a tool or application. how to uninstall an application. if page has multiple scrolling then how to do that. But now I have learnt that and it is so easy and comfortable I feel like I get rid of all the windows laptop. Ofcourse it is rich in feel and use. But at the same some you have other drawback as well. like you have to have Mac OS application only and if you have already purchased some only for windows then they are waste now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a great laptop

    Posted
    Christian8037
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    I have been using an iMac for a couple of years and had been considering purchasing a MacBook for quite a while. I got to say... I was a bit worried that the screen size was going to be hard to adjust to but I found out that it's a really good size for me. I'm a student still going to school, and it works perfectly fine with everything I throw at it. I personally love almost everything about this Macbook, I would only change two things. I am personally not a fan of the fact that both Thunderbolt 3 ports are on the left side of the computer... I wish they could have been on both sides without the requirement of the touch bar (which I didn't opt in to get). And the other thing is that although I do enjoy typing on the keyboard, it is very loud. But other than that, everything has been pretty good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for business use

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    Star
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    Wonderful computer, however not for business use. I purchased the Mac pro because of the quality build. All the Geeks love it as a favorite. I am sadly disappointed. Due to the nature and location of the various job sites, I need to work in Excel off-line. The application is only offered in the Mac pro via internet. All my business work programs run off window based systems, so my bad for not checking. Now im borrowing a computer to get my work done. I did hear that can be adapted, however, I did not pay top dollar for a computer to chronically be adapting and purchasing additional product. Had to purchase an adapter to plug in to the Mac Pro for charging and monitor because what came on the computer was insufficient. Charging cord too short requiring another purchase. Heavier than most computers it's size. Do not recommend for business use. Nice quality, just too expensive to be my toy. Would rather have other toys.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent build quality but pricey for the specs

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    Jormangand
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    First and foremost, the build quality of this machine is great. The frame is sturdy and light. The machine is quiet and cool. The screen is gorgeous. Only a few times have I pushed the fan to be audible for extended times. I am impressed with the way the MacBook syncs with my watch and phone with included software. Investment in the ecosystem has paid off in that regard. Loses a star for price. It is simply too expensive for the internals, the biggest offender being the hard drive. Overcome by an external drive, yes, but still bothersome. That said, I would still recommend to someone invested in the ecosystem. To anyone else, buy a windows ultrabook instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best machine I've owned

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    OpusOne
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    Bought to replace a 2008 MacBook that is still working well, 10 years on, but since Apple has stopped supporting it and it has a spinning hard-drive, I'm playing with fire. I like the style of both the old and new keyboards. I can't explain why, but they are different. This is the first laptop I've owned with backlit keys and I love it. It's fast and capable, and the OS integration with my other (Apple) devices is incredible. Viewing a text on the laptop dismisses notification on the phone like magic. The Unix shell is such a benefit. My biggest issue is the big one you've probably heard before: non-replaceable parts. The battery, RAM, and hard drive are soldered in and can not be replaced by me. This is why my 10-year old machine is still working today. The un-upgradability may very well get me to look elsewhere besides Apple when this laptop needs to be replaced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I tried the rest, but Mac's the best.

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    Back2Mac
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    I was a long-time MacBook Pro loyalist, but I felt that Apple really started to milk its success by taking advantage of people price-wise. I still feel that way, but as I type this on this MacBook Pro with specs that are half that of other laptops in its price range, I could not be happier. The build quality and trackpad are enough to justify its price, but the optimizations that Apple does to make use of the power available--limited though it may be--makes it run faster and smoother than those with 3 times the power. Reluctantly, I must admit that I have not truly "loved" a piece of hardware like this since the last MacBook I bought. I have been working--screen on and bright--for like 4 hours straight and there is still 67% battery left. ;TLDR If you want to know why its so expensive, walk over to Lenovo, Dell, et. al. and press down on the keyboard area. Then lift the clamshell to open with one hand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Graduation gift

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    Steelersgirl
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    We purchased the MacBook Pro as a graduation gift for our daughter. I have one that is over 6 years old and still running very well. So far, she has found it easy to learn to use and will get a lot of use when she begins college. I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 because the laptop no longer has a built in CD/ DVD drive, and Apple's super drive sold separately is not compatible with the latest MacBooks, and they fail to disclose this. We were forced to return the drive and buy a different brand so she could play CDs and DVDs on it. It would also have been nice to still have the various ports built into the laptop, such as the memory card slots, USB ports, etc. We had to purchase a separate hyperdrive adapter. Other than those details, the laptop is great, and we'd still consider another one someday when mine has reached its life span.

    I would recommend this to a friend