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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The only MacBook Pro that I trust...

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    mji71
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    I did a lot of research prior to purchasing this 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch escape/function key (non touch bar) model vs. the 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch touch bar model. All MacBook Pro 2016+ have the butterfly keyboard issues regardless if Gen 1, 2, or 3 keyboard. It remains to be seen if the 2019 version which has the Gen 4 keyboard finally resolves all of the issues. I'm not sold that 2018 version which has the Gen 3 keyboard is for the better because the added silicone membrane can actually trap dust/debris. The Gen 2 keyboard, which this MacBook Pro 2017 includes, will at least be somewhat effective with the "canned air" cleaning approach. It's crazy that this topic even needs to be considered! But thankfully Apple is providing a multi-year warranty out of the box... For the 2017 MacBook Pro, the keyboard warranty should be good until mid-2021 at the very least. But the keyboard was not the major factor in my decision to go with the 2017 MacBook Pro. I specifically went with this 2017 model because it does not have the new T2 chip which Apple incorporated into the 2018 MacBook Pro architecture. The T2 chip is proving to be very problematic (data corruption, kernel panics, audio issues, etc.). The forums are posted with troubles all pointing to the new T2 chip. The T2 chip runs BridgeOS and must integrate with the existing (proven) Intel architecture. Why it's called "BridgeOS". Even with MULTIPLE firmware updates to the T2 chip, there remains lots of problems which have yet to be resolved by Apple. This 2017 MacBook Pro does NOT have the T2 chip thankfully! Between the keyboard issues and T2 chip issues, I cannot help but think that Apple is using consumers as "guinea pigs" with this latest generation of MacBook Pro! Argh! Also, the 2018 MacBook Pro, specifically the 13-inch models, are having lots of heat/ventilation issues with the newer 8th-generation Intel processors due to increased core counts especially when under load. The 13-inch chassis was not engineered to support proper ventilation of quad-core+ CPUs. Plain and simple! It surely doesn't help that Intel is way behind schedule releasing 10nm Ice Lake processors which perhaps would have eliminated such heat/ventilation issues. Apple was expecting Intel to deliver with this generation! Unfortunately, Intel did not deliver and Apple is forced to use processors which exceed the thermal design of the 13-inch chassis. Thankfully, the 13-inch chassis does a good enough job ventilating the dual-core i5 equipped on the 2017 MacBook Pro which is more than sufficient for ordinary photo/video tasks. Lastly, to my surprise, the 2018 MacBook Pro has speakers installed towards the bottom of the palm rest which actually discharge sound through the side ventilation slots!!! The large speaker grilles are mostly cosmetic except for a tiny hole for the tweeters!!! It's like Apple was too lazy to design a proper top case for the 2018 MacBook Pro and just re-used the 2017 top case. In the end, the 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch escape/function key (non touch bar) model looks to be the safest bet if you need a newer generation MacBook Pro. Minus one star due to the butterfly keyboard issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm Split

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    Brandon
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    I like it and at the same time don't. Here's why. Pro's: - The screen. When I compare this screen to my last laptop or my monitor it's night and day. It's bright, has accurate colors and the resolution is perfect. - The trackpad. This is the best trackpad I've ever used. Nothing compares to this trackpad. The multitouch gestures are great and are very helpful. I thought that by having a trackpad this large would be nuisannce and that my palm would trigger it all the time. The palm rejection is 100% accurate and having a larger trackpad helps. - MacOS. I own an Apple Watch and an iPhone. Up until this point I've been contempt with Windows laptops. Now since owning a Mac I have to say if you have any apple product you'll want a Mac. Everything is synced. My mail, bookmarks, documents, desktop, messages are all synced and so much more. My Apple Watch even unlocks my Mac. This beats Windows Hello, fingerprints and entering in a password. As soon as I open the lid I'm reaching for the keyboard and it's already unlocked. - It's lightweight & fast. Everything that I've thrown at it (I'm a programmer and video editor) has run it well. It's nice to get a machine that is your all in one machine that is this lightweight. - The battery. It lasts pretty long. At the end of every session that I've be done using it (around 5 hours) I put it on the charger when it was at 40%. Con's: - The keyboard. This is Apple's second generation of it's new laptop keyboard nicknamed the "Butterfly Switches." I could only imagine how terrible the first generation was. The biggest issue with the keyboard is sometimes that caps lock button does not work with a regular press like the other keys. And when you press the other keys it's a major adjustment since the keyboard travel is so low. This will be your least favorite keyboard. - USB C ports. Two are not enough sometimes. Of course you can find products and cables in which in reality you only need one cable. However you are going to find yourself buying a lot of usb c perpherials & devices and then unfortunately finding them not meeting your expectations. The first month of owning this product you will be frustrated with this new standard if you have not already switched since you will be reaching into your wallet more and returning products more. - The cooling system. It's bad. When this machine gets hot it stays hot. The only time I found the fans kicking on is when I render a video and at that point I hope you got some headphones because all you'll hear is the fan. - A minor con but it's sharp. I know that sounds weird saying this but you'll definitely feel like you cut yourself sometimes when you handle this machine. Sure it looks cool but how about some cloth or smoother edges Apple? My current setup: - USB C cable from Apple that charges my MacBook. - USB C to HDMI cable. - USB C to USB A cable that connects to my 3 port USB Hub w/ SD card slot. (Sometimes I go on battery power so I can use the HDMI and USB hub at the same time). - Bluetooth mechanical external keyboard (because the Mac keyboard sucks). - Logitech M720 Mouse. Overall it's not a bad machine if you get the right setup for it. Out of the box though, it's not that great. Would I recommend it to a friend? Only to a friend who does not type as much as I do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple is beginning to go cheap

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    baab
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    In their attempt to win the "thin and light" award, Apple has begun to cheapen their product. I suspect that other laptop manufacturers will follow or have followed suit. 1) The butterfly keyboard is problematic in the long run. Their response to this issue is a guarantee on the keyboard for 5 years. That's like eating at a dirty restaurant daily with the promise that when you get salmonella, they'll pump your stomach for free. So far, fingers crossed, my keyboard is working. 2) The power button is now part of the keyboard. Before, it was not within the keyboard. If there is an issue with the button, you have to replace the entire keyboard. Whether or not that falls within the 5 year guarantee mentioned above is unknown. 3) The power cord used to consist of two parts: the wall wart which connected to the computer and an "extension" cord which allowed the computer to be further away from its power source. No more extension cord. 4) There used to be a light on the power connection indicating power status; amber charging, green charged. No more. 5) As part of the thin and light campaign, all but three ports for using external devices have been removed. There's a headphone jack and two USB-C connectors. Now, you have to buy dongles to attach accessories. Rather than buy a bunch of dongles, I spent $100 on a HyperDrive attachment which plugs into the two USB-C ports and gives me an HDMI port, two USB-C ports, two standard USB ports, an SD slot and a microSD slot. On the plus side, this newer and thinner MacBook Pro runs rings around my mid-2012 MBP which I have wiped and installed Debian Linux. If you accept being part of the Apple Cult, a MacBook Pro is a no brainer; go for it. But be aware of what I perceive as short comings and a touch of cheapness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like an iPhone, only bigger

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    AutumnV
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    I had my old MacPro for nine years before needing to replace it. I finally invested into a new one, and so far it's been a pretty seamless transition. POSITIVES: The speed is lightening fast, and it seems to have ample storage. The apps all look different from their appearance on my old MacPro, but that's eight years worth of changes of course. It's very lightweight and the battery life seems to work well so far. The picture is very clear, and the sound is far better than my old MacPro. It syncs to iCloud automatically, which is helpful if you have an iPhone, or iPad. Also, it seems like it's a workhorse and no matter how many windows or apps are running, it pretty much stays as quick as if you were only running one single app. Lastly, I like how I can text from the messages app if I'm working and my phone is nearby-- it's a very unique feature that I didn't expect. NEGATIVES: I bought it for many reasons but primarily business use- which it would have been helpful if I knew that there's no Microsoft Publisher out there compatible for Apple products. I never tried using Publisher on my old MacPro because my laptop was too slow at the time, so I used the computers at school and work. Had I known that there's no Microsoft Publisher I could purchase, I wouldn't have gone with another MacPro unfortunately (I'm a diehard Apple user). It would be nice, especially for students/entrepreneur's if it came with a Microsoft Office upgrade at least for compatibility purposes. While the comparable apps are useful, they just aren't exactly the same as Word, Excel, etc. I wish it had a USB port built in. Instead, you have to purchase one separately. Also, I can't find a way to switch the touchpad so that when I scroll upwards, I go upwards (it's a small glitch and I'm pretty sure it's just user error, but I wish it gave you the option). These are the negatives in my opinion, but the biggest being that there's no Publisher to use. If Microsoft or Apple could come up with Publisher compatible with MacPro (or other Apple products), I would have given the rating five stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro

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    jnb1024
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    I had a MacBook Pro from 2011 that finally gave out and I thought it would be a logical choice to replace it with something similar. The Apple guru at the Best Buy store was extremely knowledgeable about the lineup and all the different options available and pointed me to this version based on using it for e-mail, photos/editing, music storage and general internet "stuff". So far the computer has been great. It is all the things you would expect from an Apple; quick/responsive, great display, aesthetically pleasing and intuitive. All that said, there are a few things that I have found at least a little annoying. To start, the power cord is new and they did away with the magnetic feature that guided the old power cord into the receptor on my old MacBook. The new one just plugs into the "upgraded" USB. Apparently, the entire industry is changing over to this new USB and it will be faster or somehow better but it's extremely annoying to me at the moment. In order to use a standard thumb drive (which I will often use to work on files from the office or transfer media) I had to buy a $100 adaptor. Additionally, Apple decided to get rid of the brackets that helped roll up the power cord. Finally, the new MacBook tends to get very warm after working on it for a while. I am typically not one to complain but when you are paying a premium for a brand you expect to be pleasantly surprised vs. surprisingly annoyed. I have probably come to take some of the great things that Apple offers for granted so I a still rating this product as a 4 out of 5 but I think Apple has reached a plateau of innovation for the moment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop

    Posted
    brettbennett12

    I sold my 2013 Retina to upgrade to this one. The bad: Price.....The base in 2013 was 128gb SSD, so it is criminal those are still the base model at this price point. I considered getting the 128gb to save $, but this is a long-term investment and the 128gb is already obsolete before you buy it. The iPhones are shipping with 128gb but this is supposed to be an expensive "Pro" laptop. Glad I got the 256 with trade in and college discount promotions. The good: The screen on this is amazing. Don't drop it or else it's a $400+ repair from apple :) The weight is improved, it feels 1lb lighter than the 2013 and the difference is noticeable. The Kaby Lake processors is a nice upgrade to catch up with the market. The speakers are a huge upgrade from the previous model. Space Gray looks awesome. I am getting used to the new keyboard. It is definitely more precise than the latest model, feels more accurate but a bit clicky. The Thunderbolt 3.0 I am indifferent about. They should have included the adapter to legacy USB so that it would work with an Iphone 7 out the box. I would give it 5-stars if the base model price point was 256gb.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Compact Lap Top

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    JessT
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    This is my first Mac book and first new lap top in almost a decade. I do love it and did lots of research before taking the plunge. I mainly use this lap top for photo organization and editing. I would have given five stars, but I have found it to be a little slow, when I am doing certain tasks, mainly with photo editing. I run Adobe products, such as Bridge, Photoshop and Lightroom. It’s certainly not the end of the world, but I thought I purchased the right amount of memory/storage to have smooth operations. This may be something to consider, if you are looking to use it for something like a photography business, and you want it to be super fast. I also move all of files onto an external hard drive, so I’m never taking up space on my actual lap top, except with the programs I use. Most functions do run smoothly, so it’s not a deal breaker and it’s certainly a huge step up from the ancient dell I was using previously. Other than that it is a great lap top. The 13” is lightweight and compact, so it’s easy to travel around with. I’ve used Macs in the past, but never owned one of my own, so I have a slight learning curve, figuring out all the Mac quirks. That’s on me though. I would definitely buy again, but may just go up on the memory/storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product with some minor inconveniences

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    Lisa
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    This is an excellent product for what I need it for. I got rid of my old desktop & now use this as my main home computer/laptop. I mostly use it for pictures, music, & videoes. I bought the extra memory. The quality is excellent! It's easy to use once you get used To the 'Apple' differences. The ports are different than most accessories require. So you have to buy an adapter. This is irritating because you always have to have this adapter with you. It's a little difficult to get around & find things. It took me a long time & a YouTube video to figure out how to store pictures on my external drive as I want my own copy as well. There are some neat conveniences too such as being able to text on the laptop. There are differences in how you scroll & where to find things. If you are already used to Macs, then this won't be an issue. There seems to be updates constantly though that you have to wait for. It is very light and extremely easy to transport. I also bought the external DVD player which works well with an adapter of course. Overall, the quality & base product is excellent with some minor usage inconveniences.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    PC v. Macbook Air v. MacBook Pro

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    NoNonsense
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    I use a PC at work and, historically, a mac at home. But I was looking at my budget and trying to figure out "what do I need?!" versus "what do I want". I'm not a gamer, I'm not editing videos, I pretty much use my personal computer to collect photos, save files from past work I'm proud of, write and take notes, keep a journal, and I have ambitions of one day being able to edit photos & host my own blog. So, ultimately I was going back and forth between the MacBook Pro & the MacBook Air. And between those two or a PC. Ultimately, I decided I wanted a mac because they came easy - already set up and ready to go. Plus I have all my music in iTunes anyways (yes I'm old school like that at the age of 32 - none of this cloud stuff for me!) Since I have a PC at work, I hardly need Microsoft because I'm set up there and can use it on my work computer in a pinch. So, I decided to live on the dangerous side and let myself have the pro under one condition: I learn how to edit photos. If I fail to do that with my most recent purchase, then next time I need to buy the Air or a PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Windows user moving to Mac

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    badger
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    It was a big risk for me to move to mac given that I have used windows all my life. I had a Dell XPS and Dell Alienware. The Bad points: 1. Like all apple products, it is expensive. 2. Few slots and yes you need a converter for most other devices to connect or but more apple products. 3. Since the keyboard working is little different, it will take some time to get a hang of it. 4. Where is my right click, it is little different Windows people. So, again it will take some time. The good points : 1. It is light and easy to carry. 2. Fast charging and got a long battery life. 3. It is fast in booting (SSD does help). 4. Overall fast response and good speed ( I do some image related coding and it requires processing speed). 5. display is amazing and I do feel a difference in the video quality and overall view. I am still getting a hang of it as I have to work on windows laptop for work. But I will say it has quality. Is it worth the price is debatable.

    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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Laptop

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    3rd time was the winner!

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    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: 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: 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

  • 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: 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