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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 5211 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My first Mac, Worth the purchase

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    Reddy
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    This is my first Mac and after working on Windows Laptops for more than decade now, Working on Mac is exciting and interesting learning. It's really worth it if you really want a change from regular windows, Good Quality visual experience. i5 with 8GB RAM is fast enough for web-access, watching videos online, small coding. If used for high RAM consuming coding then go for a higher version. My suggestion, if you would like to have Windows partition then go for higher than 128GB because at least 100GB is required for partition. If it's for just basic usage then 128GB disk space is good enough unless you want to instal xPro and other high space required softwares. Gave 4 stars, reason - Just 2 ports and most of accessories are very expensive and has inadequate options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    In love

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    Daftpanda
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    I love my MacBook! It has one of the most amazing screens I've ever seen on any laptop. The unit is quick and snappy for on all of the applications I use (Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, chrome, Lightroom) I can even play Sims 4 without any problems besides heat. A lot of people have expressed their dissatisfaction with the keyboard but for me, it is actually quite nice. I enjoy the travel after getting used to it and the sound of the keys don't bother me. I opted out of the touch bar model since I didn't really see any point in spending the $300 extra for that feature even though the quad-core performance increase in the processor would have been nice this unit is great for what I will be using it for which is mostly school and some web surfing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Same Price, Less Connectivity, Not So Great

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    BestBBBuyer
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    After a Month of use: The New MacBook Pro is certainly the standard in Apple OS and software, but now lacks many of the ports it used to offer. As you get 2 USB-C ports and a hardwired headphone jack, you have to buy another adapter for $99 to $150 just to get the other ports you used to have on an older Mac. The newly designed keyboard is sunken into the design of the layout instead of a raised keyboard like older models. While this takes some getting used to, the unavoidable loud clacking of the keys are not a favorite and the glowing Apple on the lid when it's open is no longer there. It was replaced with a standard smooth Apple with no illumination. So if you're in the market for a new MacBook Pro, you're going to be in for a big surprise with the design - either you're going to love it or hate it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth every dollar

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    Alexandra
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    I’ve owned and used only windows computers most of my life, although I’ve been a strict iPhone (and now iwatch) user foreverrrrr. My old laptop has been going downhill for a couple of years now, originally purchased it for school as I work full time and have been a part time student for 3-4 years, still have another 3-4 left. I bought this in hopes it will get me through nursing school. I feel like I jumped into the future with this laptop when you compare it to my old toshiba that was 6 years old. This laptop is unbelievably light and thin! The picture is so beautiful and clear. Everything loads in less than a second, lightning fast. It’s so easy to use, and Siri helps you if you can’t find something. I look forward to going through nursing school with my first ever MacBook by my side!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I think i found a laptop i won't return

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    Matt
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    I have used and returned three laptops over the course of the last month...The Surface Go (great little firecracker but I had trouble typing on it and the battery life was not good). I also had the Google Chromebook which was great but it was very difficult to use for work (Microsoft office is hard to use on chromebooks were as Gsuite is meant for it). I decided to give the Macbook Pro a try, a product I have not owned for at least six years. I am so amazed at how far apple has come from my first white plastic macbook. This device is incredibly fast, handles all of my needs for both work and business and the screen is immaculate. I got used to the interesting chicklet keyboard pretty fast and its actually fun to type on. No company on earth can manufacture/design a product built this well like Apple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another solid MacBook

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    Palanc
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    This is my third MacBook. With the growing prices and lack of ports, I considered going back to Windows for the first time in seven years. I tried a Chromebook and had both some software and hardware issues. In the end I saved up for a trusty MacBook because of the convenience, like the fact that I can get my messages on my computer or that I can use AirDrop to easily share files between my computer and my phone. It's the little things in OS X that add up and make the difference compared to Windows. In addition, I've never had a problem that I couldn't fix on a MacBook, something that couldn't be said for the numerous PCs I had before I got this. The size is excellent; feels even smaller than the Air I had and is way faster thanks to the new processors and more RAM. Lack of ports is really the only reason I'm taking off a star, but in all honesty I very rarely use the USB's on my computer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

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    4ngel
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    It my not have the touchbar but does a great job at handling daily college tasks, these last 3 months. Saving to get a camera and see the editing side of this macbook pro. Coming from mostly Window operated systems, it was hard to get around the learning curve of it since it was my first apple computer. The only down side is sending papers out to Micosoft word format. You have to create a second file of your original paper to be compatible with people that use Microsoft word. The Tech told me it was comptabile but forget to mention creating a second file. I found this out when a professor told me she couldn’t read it. Did a quick online search and found how to do make Pages compatible to Word using the Pages perefences. Great buy don’t regret it since it 300 less then the one with the touchbar. Which I felt I didn’t need any ways.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best MacBook for mid 2018

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    EddieNC
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    I have been looking for a backup/replacement for a mid 2011 13" MacBook Air which will not be supported by mac OS Mojave. The 13" MacBook Pro was $300 off at Best Buy prior to Fathers Day. At this price, it was a far better value than the equivalent (storage) MacBook, MacBook Air, or iPad Pro plus external keyboard. The new MacBook Pro performs better than the older MacBook Air as expected. However, the TN screen on the Air is not as bad as many reviewers have claimed. When adjusted for the single user, the difference between the IPS screen in the Pro and the TN screen in the Air is small. If you need to work in public places, especially in a plane, the narrow viewing angle in a TN screen will not expose your work nearly as well as an IPS screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great "On the Go" Laptop

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    pdrsurf
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    First, I'm an Apple person so no comparisons to PCs. My 2010 MacBook Pro's replacement SSD went dead and although all the other components were in great shape I decided to go new. Getting 7 years from a laptop in amazing in my world. This MacBook Pro was the right combination of things for me. I worry about the lack of ports but I realized that I don't connect much to this my "work" computer. This is for going back and forth to the office or on the road. This is small in the right way. Beautiful screen. The track pad might be too big since I occasionally swipe it while typing but not a real problem. I wasn't impressed with the track bar on the other models so why waste the money on something I don't care about. Until I'm sure that I don't need the extra ports - I can't give it the full 5 stars. So a solid 4 stars from me. I'm not complaining.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Laptop I've ever used

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    TyTy

    This is my first macbook and while it took a lot of thinking for me to decide which one to get I finally decided to get the 256GB 13" Macbook Pro without Touch Bar. I ordered mine off of apple.com since I'm a student and was able to get it for $1400 with free wireless beats included, If your are student you should definitely try to take advantage of that deal! Other than that this laptop is very high quality and does everything you need it too. The 2017 model only has USB C ports and has a new type of keyboard that both take a few days to get used to, they work fine for me now though. You can really see that you get what you pay for with this laptop. I've used window laptops and chromebooks also and they can't touch what this thing can do. If you can get around the high price of this laptop, then I definitely recommend you get it. It's amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Switched to Mac

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    Seba
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    I haven't had a Mac since I was in high school with one of the much older MacBooks, I have always been a pc and android user, I forgot how much I loved my Mac because it is simple, and Im not much into installing a bunch of apps or running crazy software or messing around with the settings like you can with pc's and androids, the fact that it feels simple in a genuine way is not overwhelming, however, being away from apple products for so long there is still much to learn about my MacBook and that is exciting, the touchpad has multiple gestures that are very useful and the dark theme is awesome. I also use the Magic Mouse 2 and it makes the experience even better, with even more gestures. Simply great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Security Concerns

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    ctms
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    I purchased an open box MacBook Pro for my son that was supposed to inspected and cleared by the Geek Squad. Once my son returned to school he found the MAC had not been scrubbed and ALL of the original owner's personal information was still present and the previous owner had it for 6 months before returning. We brought it to the attention of the General Manager of this Best Buy location and he didn't seem very concerned or willing to ensure customer satisfaction. I've been a customer of Best Buy for many years and was very disappointed by the handling of this situation. I can not recommend purchasing an open box Mac and encourage those who return their devices to make sure they wipe their system clean.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for College

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    Kathleen
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    My first ever MacBook and I must say its well worth the pretty penny price. I used to have an acer and it finally fried and slowed down drastically over the 3 years of having it. Almost at the end of college career and think that the investment on this MacBook Pro is so worth it as my career will demand newer technology knowledge and this has it all! It is very sleek and lightweight and the new butterfly keyboard is very easy to type on. I also love that you can adjust the backlit keyboard brightness. The only thing I'm not such a fan of is that you have to buy adaptors for USB ports (etc.) And the laptop does overheat a bit when you're first installing programs on it and setting it up (like it actually burns your laps a bit lol). but other than that, it's great!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ohmylanta Apple!

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    Applefan
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    My first computer was an inherited Mac desktop many moons ago! I have had numerous laptops and desktops but have always wanted my own Mac again. I bought MacPro's for all of my college-bound kiddos several years ago. The oldest had gone through three laptops in three years and he's had his Pro through undergrad and professional school and it's still full steam ahead! I LOVE my new MacPro! Need I say more? I already own all Apple products already and this is just the icing on the cake. I wanted power, performance, and reliability. The only drawback is the lack of USB ports on previous models. I use an adaptor. I had been awaiting the 4 June announcement on the Air and Pro changes and alas, couldn't wait any more! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Pro. No turning back now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty happy.

    Posted
    mac91
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    Upgraded to this Macbook Pro from a mid-2012 version and the difference is night and day. I don't have any of the same frustrations with this laptop that I did with the last one. Boots fast, programs don't lag. So far, so good. No problems. A little disappointing though that the Apple logo on the lid doesn't light up anymore. Also disappointed that the normal USB drives are gone and you need to purchase another connector separately. For the price of the computer, I don't think you should have to shell out more money for anything — especially for things that used to be included for the hefty price tag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New for June 2017

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    Ohio
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    I decided to get the Macbook Pro just after the update in June 2017. The major driving factor was the fact that it was now offered without the Touch Bar / Touch ID for a reduced price. While I do hope my next Mac includes these technologies, it is great that now you have the option to shave some of the cost off of an already expensive machine. Keep in mind that all of the new Macbooks / Macbook Pros have USB-C only and this particular model only has 2 USB-C ports. Compare this to the more pricey version with Touch Bar which has 4 USB-C ports. Overall, it is a great machine and the small form factor still blows me away when I compare it to my old Macbook Pro. The one downside is that a USB-C to USB adapter is not included and needs to be purchased separately... it seems like it should come with a computer at this price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing purchase for an entry modern MacBook

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    Mechace
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    This MacBook should certify the needs of the majority of buyers out there. Very fast, simple to use, and a beautiful design all around, you can't really go wrong. Taking the jump to USB C might be a hassle at the beginning, but the trasition is worth it for the convenience. HOWEVER, I highly recommend buying the MacBooks only whenever they are discounted and/or you price match them elsewhere, not worth paying full retail price. Also, buy a skin/protective cover as the chasis do get scratched really easily (My pencil zipper semi-lightly rubbed the corner of the lid and there's a visible scratch on it)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Need I say more

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    MaxBowers
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    This fine machine..... I can't say enough good things about it. It has all the fine features that an apple lover wants. The usb-c plugs are the only thing that I have to get use to. But it's minor. The key strokes are amazing!!! Typing on it so much fun and the mouse pad is place just right. (if your a right handed) The touch bar at the top has SO many features that you can never stop finding more and more. The sleek design makes PC people jealous. The price is a little much, but worth the buy. I can say that I will not have to buy another computer for many years to come. I will be taking it overseas, so I can't wait to see how it can take that. My other PC's (Sony, Dell, and Asus) have been able to take a year but then take a turn for the worst on me when I get back. More to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer and easy use.

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    CT0109
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    I had used an HP computer for many years until I switched to the Apple MacBook. It took a little bit to get used to the set up, but with the help of the computer's tutorials the switch was easy. As an Apple I-phone user, I love the connection between my phone and computer. The ability to have my messages, calls, notes, reminders, calendar, and more update on both my computer and my phone is really nice. I like having them be fluent, especially since I use my apps for daily use. As a college student, the computer is great. It has supported every program I need for classes and always works at a fast speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Little Computer

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    John
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    The is my first Apple that I’ve owned and I must say that this little guy is fast compared to the PC laptop it replaced. Fast processing; photoshop takes about a second to open while my old computer takes 10 seconds. I bought this for work because I wanted something small and light because I’m a photojournalist and it has to easy to carry. The battery life is amazing. It also communicates with my iPhone as well which is kinda cool. I only would recommend this computer if your working in photography/video as a career. If you’re not in a related profession than a regular MacBook or MacBook Air is plenty. The Pro is geared to working media professionals.

    I would recommend this to a friend