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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Needed a quick replacement, this will do

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    qj1023
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    I own an older model Mac Pro tower and a newer iMac. I use them for video editing, which is my job. The graphics card on the tower started showing signs of wear. Coupled with it's inability to upgrade to the newest OSX, I decided to take the plunge and invest in a new machine. At first I was going to choose an open box of the slightly older model but at the counter found out it was ineligible for apple care. The sales guy hadn't realized that so said he could take 100 bucks off the price of the newest one plus get a student discount of another $125. It was a good enough deal for me, just had to decide on some specs. Since my tower is still good as a render machine I didn't feel the need to gork over the cash for the 16gb. I wanted the bigger 15" screen but couldn't justify the price difference. I also didn't care too much if i had the new touchbar or not. Maybe I just don't know what I'm missing, but I haven't been longing for it yet. The one thing I did care about was not settling for the base storage, I opted for the 256. That way I can easily fit all my apps plus project files if I know i will be working away from the office or my house. After a wild goose chase across 4 best buy stores to get the space gray, I finally got home with my new MBP and unboxed it. This is the moment I realized about the ports. I will admit - I initially freaked out and wanted to return it immediately. But what does that get me in the long run? After putting some thought into it I found an immediate temporary workaround. I transferred the apps and files I needed right away from my iMac via airdrop. The next day I purchased one USB adapter for immediate needs and when my 5% cash back comes through I will use that to order the Hyperdrive hub. I will also add that the space gray is outstanding and worth the several hours of my life it took to find one in stock. I just don't like the brightness of the silver and wouldn't want to look at it for 8 hours out of my day. First world problem, I know, but if I'm spending that much money, it's got to be worthwhile On to my initial testing with different apps. Final Cut Pro handled the project I pulled up really well, as expected. After Effects rendered out a 4 second animated graphic in 3 minutes and it looks fantastic. Cinema4D is what showed the poorest handling, as expected. This is obviously not a render machine nor would I ever try to use it as one but if I need to bang out a short 3D logo animation while on the go I think it will do ok. After a day of usage, I did not care so much about the smaller screen size. It was actually nice and easy to carry around the house and at work will hook up to a larger display anyways. I love the keyboard, definitely a plus in my book though I know there are mixed opinions. So the system takes up about 36gb and after downloading my musthaves those took up another 19, so long as I don't use this guy for any of my itunes stuff (entirely possible thanks to Spotify), I think I will be ok for awhile with 192gb remaining and utilizing externals. I don't love the small amount, but that's due to my budget and needing it in hand that same day. In short, this is not a complete replacement for any of my pro machines, but it will do in the interim and I have always wanted the laptop option. My office is on the warmer side (probably contributing to my graphics card failure) so to not have to leave a machine there is ideal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Switched from Windows, No Regrets

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    kkfantastic
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    I've had a PC since I was around 11-12. Then smartphones came out and I tried android at first, but quickly went team iPhone and have been ever since. Even though I love my iPhone I swore I would never give up the perks of having a PC over a Mac. Slowly but surely I started sinking deeper into the Apple ecosystem though. Got an iPad, then Apple TV, then an Apple Watch.....and there was only one thing missing but I refused to cave. Until I really needed a new laptop and this one was on sale for $1000 Best Buy. I couldn't pass it up, and it was probably one of the best impulsive decisions I've ever made. Pros - Battery life is amazing. Lasts me all day (~10 hours) and charges fast. I looked at a ton of Dells before settling on this, and not only does Dell over inflate their battery lives (for example stating a battery life is ~12 hours but all the reviews say 3-4 hours), they also degrade so badly over time and this is from personal experience with two dell laptops and reviews. - Works like it's supposed to, and does so quickly. Fastest laptop I've ever had, could see some things potentially working faster if I had upgraded RAM/processor but I'm super happy with what I paid for. - Looks so sleek. Even the nicest PCs don't have aesthetics like a MacBook. It looks nice and feels nice. - If you have other Apple products, life just gets so much easier. Having iMessage on my MacBook (something I wouldn't be able to do in the foreseeable future on any PC) seems like it wouldn't be a big deal, but it's a huge deal. When I'm super focused and working on something but also don't want to miss an important text/call I'll find myself checking my phone and then getting distracted. With iMessage on my MacBook I can work without checking my phone and know that if someone needs to reach me it'll pop right up on my screen and I can quickly answer/ignore it and get back to work. - Screen looks great. Bezel size is decent compared to other PCs I was looking at. I saw one PC with a 4K screen with quite an upcharge for that. Very happy with whatever resolution this screen has. Do a little bit of photoshop work and have no complaints. Also looks nice outside, glare isn't too bad. Couldn't even see what I was doing on my last Dell if I was in the sunlight. - No touchscreen. Many people would consider this a pro but my last laptop was a Dell 2-in-1 and I can count the number of times on one hand I used the touchscreen. All touchscreen capability does is jack up the price for a feature the average user won't fully utilize. That's why I appreciate Apple keeping their iPads and MacBooks two separately perfect devices. Cons - The keyboard takes some getting used to. Not enough bounce back as I'm used to, and it's kind of loud. I haven't had the issues about keys sticking or just not working, but I did look into Apple's stance on the faulty keyboards and they seem to be very proactive about it. "The [replacement] program covers eligible MacBook and MacBook Pro models for 4 years after the first retail sale of the unit." if you do find you're unlucky enough to experience the issue. - Lack of ports, although this is becoming less and less of an issue cause I just don't care anymore. I use my iPhone XS to take pictures more than my DSLR nowadays, so don't really need an SD card reader. Don't need an HDMI to hook up to TV since I have Apple TV. Bluetooth headphones negate the need for audio port (even though it does have one, just saying, might as well get rid of that too). And I clearly overestimated the amount of times I would need a USB port cause it hasn't come up yet even though I bought the dongle thinking it would. Either way, dongles exist...I just haven't found the need for them yet. All in all, the transition was pretty easy for me because of all the other Apple products I own. I still love the Windows operating system, especially Windows 10...but I'm very happy with this purchase. Still have a Windows desktop at my desk but have been working with this on the couch more often. Don't pass up on a good Best Buy deal when you see one. This was $500 off the day I bought it and the next day the deal was gone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Pro

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    McWriter356
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    I have known for a while that I wanted to make the jump from Windows to Mac especially with how Windows has pushed updates constantly for Windows 10 (most of them which bricked my laptop). I completed a lot of research on which Macbook I wanted and the specs that I thought would work best for me. I knew that I didn't really need the touchbar, and I knew from previous experience that I did not want a screen under 13inches. Through research between the Air and the Pro, I realized that the Pro would be better for me and I really liked the screen better on the Pro. At first I was apprehensive of the butterfly keyboard and the lack of ports on the Pro; however, with some use, I find that I don't mind the butterfly keys as much as I thought I would; the one thing that bothers me with them is how LOUD they are when typing fast. Further, I also realized how little I actually used the different ports on my old computer; the one I used the most was the USB for an external mouse and I occasionally used the hdmi for projecting to a projector. I ended up replacing my usb mouse with a bluetooth one and I bought the Hyperdrive hub for all my connectivity needs. Top 7 things I really love about the Macbook Pro and OS: 1. Screen: the retina screen is amazing and crystal clear! 2. Battery life: I can go all day without charging my computer and when I do charge, it charges quickly. 3. Imessage: I love being able to text straight from my computer and being able to use the keyboard for longer conversations. 4. OS: Its been a bit of a learning curve switching OS, but I love how its more streamlined and overall simpler to use. 5. Trackpad: this is the first trackpad I have used that I actually like. I still use a mouse for somethings, but I find myself using the trackpad more often now that I am learning more of the gestures. 6. Speed: I love being able to have multiple applications open all at once and it still being able to run. Windows would have frozen had I tried. 7. It just works. I love no longer having to wait around for my computer to boot up or restart because of updates. The Macbook Pro just works when you need it to. Few things I don't like: 1. I wish that Apple had put one of the ports on the other side instead of putting them together. 2. Cut: I wish the cut feature was more streamlined throughout the OS. 3. The keys are loud when typing. 4. I miss the snap windows feature from Windows 10. 5. I have not found a Microsoft Publisher equivalent that I like, yet. Overall, I am happy that I made this purchase and switched to Apple. The biggest question I have is, "Why didn't I switch sooner?"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first MacBook!

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    Thattechguy
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    I have been a Windows user for my whole life. I never thought I would buy a Mac. I have set them up for people, but never used one long enough to understand what the big deal was. After 3 weeks of using my MacBook Pro, I can't see going back. I compared so many laptops over the course of a month or so. Lenovo, Dell, Acer, etc... Then I decided I should at least look at the MacBook Pro. I was sold pretty quickly, but still waited a week to buy it since it was a shift from everything I have known. I am positive I made the right choice though. The keyboard is so smooth and easy to type on. The battery life is amazing. It easily gets me through the day. The screen is beautiful, crisp, clear and accurate. The thing I love and appreciate the most is Sierra though. The OS is so smooth and quick. It took some time to get used to the gestures and shortcuts (I still am), but now I wouldn't want to go back to Windows. The trackpad is also useful and easy to use. The MacBook Pro is not without it's drawbacks, but they are not as bad as I thought they would be. I opted for the 13" non-touchbar Pro so I only have two USB-C ports on the left side. I was concerned about it, but I have not had an issue in the 3 weeks of use. I bought one $20 USB-A adaptor and have only even needed that a couple times. I do store most personal and work data in cloud drives and I don't hook up to other monitors very often. I will get a HDMI adaptor at some point. Another concern was storage. I was used to having 1 TB on my previous laptop. I opted for the 256gb MacBook Pro over the base of 128gb and it seems to be plenty considering my use of cloud storage. What is stored on the SSD drive is loaded very quickly. My final concern was programs and apps, but it turns out most of what I had on Windows I either didn't use as much as I thought, I was able to get on the Mac or I was able to replace with a Mac counterpart for pretty cheap. In my case none of those issues were really issues. I am very happy with the MacBook Pro and can definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big improvement from the 2013

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    ksaephan
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    Switching from the 2013 MacBook Pro 13, the 2017 laptop looks and feels significantly better. I did a lot of research and watched tons of youtube videos before deciding to make my purchased. The colors on the screen pop more compared to the previous generation. Speakers are greatly improved. There is a huge debate about the keyboard and yes it is noticeably louder than the previous generation, but I am with those that love it. The keys do have a shorter depth but they seem to make typing much more accurate because the keys aren't spongy like the previous version. On the previous generation, keys may not register if you have light fingers. The backlight on the keyboard are much more appealing to look at. Battery life is the same and you can expect a full days or two of use with normal usage. I'm not a pro photographer so I can't say how big of an issue it is that the SDXC has been removed. I don't miss any of the ports being removed personally. I did have to purchase a USB 3.0 adapter to connect my CD Drive to install software that I have on CD's but that's a one time thing. For me personally, it's not something I'll have to carry around and if anything, I can just leave it in my backpack. The USB-C connection to charge isn't as bad as people make it out to be, it's actually nice that it's not magnetic. When I had the MagSafe connection, it use to always disconnect by accident with a light tug when using it on my lap. If you have a 2016 MacBook Pro version, you should probably save yourself the money as I don't think the 2017 is a major upgrade from last years. I didn't buy the touch bar one because I feel like it's a gimmick and prefer touch keys anyways. For the cost of the touch bar version, I would rather upgrade the storage and/or processor to i7. Do yourself a favor and get the space gray. The silver looks outdated. If you're using it for college, 128GB version may suffice if you want to save some money. I'd recommend at least the 256GB if you can fit it into your budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Mac, never going back

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    Newbie1911
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    I have been a devout Windows consumer from the beginning. In fact, the last apple computer that I used was the Apple II E... and that was in Elementary school. I never had anything against Apple or Mac, really, but I was always concerned with compatibility issues, so I just stuck with Windows. And then came Windows 10... I dodged it and avoided it for as long as I could because it's basically spyware (apart from being practically unusable), until one day my faithful Asus laptop (Windows 7) finally crashed and something had to give. So I finally bit the bullet and took the plunge... And I can not believe what I have been missing out on for all these years!!! To start with, the build quality on the MacBook Pro (13inch) is freakin amazing! It is without a doubt the most solid-feeling laptop that I have ever seen or held in my hands. Seriously, just pick one up and you will instantly know what I am talking about. I love how thin (and definitely NOT feather-light) and sleek it is, yet there is no sacrifice in speed, power, or battery life. Now that I have adjusted to the keyboard, which is slightly different from my Asus, I simply cannot find enough excuses to use it. Also worthy of note: The trackpad is the first one that I have ever been able to use easily and efficiently. I bought a wireless mouse for it, but I almost never bother using it. For starters the trackpad is HUGE, so there's plenty of space to move the pointer from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner without having to lift your finger. Also, the scroll feature is life-changing... bottom line, go into Best Buy and fiddle with one for 20 minutes - you will never be the same again. As for the OS; I was truly impressed at the ease with which I was able to pick it up; and I am neither easily impressed nor overly tech-savvy. There weren't nearly as many compatibility issues as I feared. I would not hesitate to recommend this machine to anyone - Windows devotee or otherwise. Frankly, it has been a very very long since I have been this thoroughly impressed with anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Laptop

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    Abdullah

    I purchased this laptop from Best Buy the day before yesterday. I was having to pick between this and the HP Spectre X360. I have always used windows but was not impressed with the vulnerability of the OS. I was already in the Apple ecosystem having owned an iPhone and an iPad and just wanted the reliability of Apple in the form factor of a laptop. The beautiful space grey aluminum body feels premium and like a true Apple machine. This being my first Mac, the switch from Windows wasn't as dramatic as I thought to would it be. The amazing build quality paired with MacOS is perfection. The lack of ports isn't a big deal to me since I'm not a professional but I would have loved to have at least one USB A port. some might hate it, but I just love the 2nd Get Butterfly switches on the keyboard. they feel clicks and tactile. The gorgeous screen shows many colors and can reach a brightness of almost 500 nits. the Baby Lake processor helps keep everything snappy . The battery almost lasted me 9 hours. The speakers are beyond what I expected from a laptop of this size. The larger trackpad is welcome when using gestures. In conclusion, this portable beast is the best laptop you can buy for a student or a business professional. I hope to make this last for at least 4 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for student

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    flysusie
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    Upgraded from a 2010 MacBook Pro and this thing is way lighter and smaller than the previous computer. MUCH faster with a MUCH better screen - but I guess that’s would be obvious with how far laptops have come in the past few years. We also have a 2016 model MacBook Pro in our house, and we were expecting this to be more or less the same, and were surprised by how different this one was. Make sure you know and are okay with the fact that this computer has no USB ports - at least not the kind you are probably used to using. This model has the new USB-C ports. So any previous equipment or accessories you may have, like a thumb drive, portable hard drive, etc, won’t be compatible without purchasing a USB to USB-C converter or upgrading your other equipment as well. We weren’t thrilled with how few of these USB-C ports were on the computer (just 2 in total, and one of these is taken up by the charger which is also now a USB-C, leaving you with just ONE SINGLE port while charging). I suppose the current trend is to have everything be Bluetooth/Cloud, but I think this would be a 5-Star laptop with just one more USB-C port. Still a great laptop, but make sure it will fit your needs and any current technology you need to use with your laptop. It ultimately still works for us, but we weren’t really prepared to re-purchase Bluetooth/USB-C versions of our current equipment

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great MAC laptop

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    2017Kitchen
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    I made the transition after years only knowing a PC. Since I have an iPhone and iPad it won't as hard for an 63 year old non-techie person how to learn use an Apple laptop. First of all it weighs less than half the weight of my old Dell laptop-around 3 lbs. It's 2/3 thinner and has a beautiful sleek modern design. That was also a big part of choosing the Mac Book Pro over the Mac Book Air because the screen edge/frame seems visually bigger. The higher definition was another plus and I did not want to compromise and look back regretting not spending a few extra dollars for this better upgrade. The keyboard is also different and keys are less "sticking up" than the Mac Book Air. It was not a difficult transition on keyboarding. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone. Best of all it was $250.00 cheaper than the Apple Store. I was all set to purchase one at the Apple Store and 3 days before my appointment at Apple, I received a Best But email advertisement and by curiosity checked the model and price. This was a pleasant surprise. I purchase the Microsoft Word and HyperHub accessories and still was within my savings budget. For those who are Apple beginners or even lifelong learners, please take the free Apple Classes at the Apple Store. Each class is differnt and they are in small groups and not intimidating. Bring a list of quetions on write them on a sticky note and place it on your computer next to your track pad. I used this to even write down additional notes during the class.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    another outstanding Mac!

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    Livingroom
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    The simple fact of the matter is, any Macintosh computer is fantastic. There are some that are geared towards more heavy workloads and some that are generally directed at a more casual audience. This MacBook Pro, the thirteen-inch non-touchbar model, falls somewhere in the middle. Powerful enough to get average workloads done quickly, it easily and quickly replaces the MacBook Air. Thinner, lighter and faster, with better connectivity options, it's a fantastic machine purpose-built for the budget-conscious consumer that still wants a lot of productivity power packed into as light-and-compact a package as possible. That being said, just because it's not as fast as its' quad core cousins, that does not mean you cannot get work done on it. So far I've exported 4k video from iMovie, built websites, virtualized 18 operating systems simultaneously, and just yesterday used it to dial-up a BBS - something I haven't done since 1998, and admittedly was just a "lets see if I can" project. It can still do anything and everything you need to do - and frankly I do not notice a performance hit on this model over my fifteen-inch maxed out MacBook Pro. The incredibly fast PCI-Express based storage, DDR4 memory and Kaby-lake CPU ensure that this is a fantastic machine well worth the price of admission - and will remain a fantastic machine for years to come!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What an Upgrade!

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    EA75
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    Review is for the MBP 13in 8/256 non-touch bar. Upgrading from a mid-2012 MBP which has served us well over the past six years and is still going strong. Moved the mid-2012 to reserve duty and kid use. Did not realize how far things have come in six years, this computer is fast, the keyboard is precise (I know some do not like it, but I think its easy to get used to), set-up was a breeze. Our house blends Apple hardware and Amazon software and this MBP had no trouble with Amazon Music and Amazon Photos, both of which work seamlessly. The display is breathtaking and did I mention the weight? I guess coming from my 2012 anything would seem light. Cons? Yes, its expensive, even on sale. However, I am sold on the Mac, My 2012 had 0 issues, never a virus and always booted right up and did what I asked of it. I expect more of the same from this new MBP. One last note, I was on the fence about moving to the 512gb memory as that is what I have on my 2012 Mac, but in six years of use I have only used 210gb of the available space, and much of this is videos my daughters make of themselves playing with stuffed animals! Hours of Bennie Boo videos. In the end, I determined 256gb would be sufficient for my use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Back to Mac

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    Danno
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    With my Mac mini dying out, it was time to get a new computer. My experience with Mac products goes back about 8 years, but recently I was willing to give a Windows machine a chance. I tried the Surface Pro and actually liked it a lot. The problem was the basic model I purchased was generating a lot of heat, which is not a good sign for new computers. It was easy to set up and use, but not the right solution for me. I then tried a high end Spectre from HP. It had all the bells and whistles and specs, but this one ran hot too. It ran hot doing nothing, I could only imagine if it had a serious workload thrown at it. The unit also locked up a few times when the facial recognition failed. I didn't want another Mac mini as they hadn't updated it in 3 years and one of my requirements was to run a 4k monitor. I bought the 13" MacBook Pro. If you've ever bought a Mac, the experience is unique in the packaging and quality build of the product. It's easily apparent that the MacBook is very well engineered and built with high tolerances, something that was lacking on the HP. Long story short, the Mac works like a champ for everything I need. Apple may not be the innovator they once were, but they still build high quality products that work well together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy migration from a PC

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    TomWNH
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    I am a long time PC user and iPhone user. I decided to switch to Mac because of the ruggedness of the product and, believe it or not, the price. I was able to buy this for $200 off list price on sale at Best Buy. I was very impressed at how easy it was to set up my new Mac. Since I already had an Apple ID the computer "knew" me and transferred much of the information from my phone. There are enough apps already on the computer that I did not really need to buy anything else but we did install a subscription to Office 365 to maintain compatibility to work. I am hoping that my skill in Pages and Numbers will increase to the point that I will not need to renew the license next year. I also installed Quicken. I was unable to install Draftsight, a 2D drafting program, but the error message from Mac OS indicated that this was because the program did not have a valid signature from an approved developer - I can't complain about being protected. I was also able to move all of my data from my old computer to the Mac. The file explorer on the Mac (Finder) is a little awkward for me to use but I think this is because the file structure I have was copied from a PC. If I had started on a Mac I would have named and structured things differently so that they were easier to find. The size, weight, screen resolution, and battery life are all excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Machine

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    Mustang59

    I got this MacBook on sale after looking at the Microsoft Surface. I almost went with the Surface because of the touch screen but I had terrible experience with Windows machines lately. I had an HP that came with Windows 8 and upgrading to Windows 10 was fine for a year, then all sorts of problems started. Plus I remember the monthly need to install patches and the need for anti-virus ... and I decided that maybe a Mac was the right decision. My 2012 MacBook was getting old and slow but it simply worked and gave me very little problems. So I don't have a touch screen. I could not be happier. There are only two "downers" with this machine. One is there are only 2 Thunderbols ports but with a quick trip to Amazon for $35 later I got a hub that added everything I needed. The other is the keyboard. Not the best that I ever used but after getting used to it I ended up not hating it. Apple should reconsider the keyboard. I understand they used this style to reduce size but I think people would like a slightly bigger overall laptop for a better keyboard. But getting a laptop that just works, requires little maintenance, and I still think Mac OS is superior to Windows 10 ... worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE MY MACBOOK!

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    susie706
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    I purchased this device on a recommendation from a trusted person. I first purchased the one with the fewest gb, I don't know the first thing about computers but I then read that was best to buy the 256gb as the one with less, you can't add storage. I had it for 3 days and it just stopped working, it kept giving me some error. I called Apple Care who recommended I return it to the store, which I did. She said it was extremely unusual that this would have happened. Got a brand new one and have been loving it ever since. I've never had a computer of any kind and this is great! I also bought a Brother printer on the same recommendation from my acquaintance. I have yet to hook it up, just waiting to buy a desk first. So bottom line, I highly recommend this device but spend the extra few hundred dollars and get more storage. I bought a lovely shell case for it plus skin for the keyboard at a great price and selection on Amazon. I also strongly recommend spending the extra money to purchase Apple Care!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite current MacBook Pro

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    Joepure
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    Buying and owning Apple computers is a form of commitment that is unique in the world of consumer technology. The 2017 (release year) MBP 13" as configured here is the best blend of performance, usability and price in the entire lineup of their portables today for most of the world's users. At 3lbs - it's heavier than my old MacBook 12" but not enough to be a distraction. The retina screen and general configuration allow this MacBook to feel quite snappy in doing all of my daily creative work and light programming. Battery life is phenomenal as is the traditional keyboard layout without TouchBar! The duo core i5 is plenty fast for my business. The newer 8th Gen Intel quad core chips use much more power which is shorter battery life. The butterfly keyboard takes a day to get used to and then you never think about it. Relative to the new MacBook Air. This is faster, more powerful - a much better screen and basically at the same price. Happy to have it in my bag - so will you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for basic home computing

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    MikeyMan321
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    I bought this as an iPad Pro replacement. I am pretty much all in with the Apple eco system as I use the iPhone and Apple TV. I initially tried to use the larger iPad Pro as my home computer replacement ... but I am not much of a fan of some of the apps. Overall very happy with the machine. The display has great resolution and the touch pad works well. I debated getting the 15 inch model, but happy that I stuck with the 13.3 inch model. I am a software engineer so I spend my days on a computer .... and part of the rationale for buying a Mac is simply that they work and have been very reliable for me in the past. I just want a reliable computer when I'm home from work. I was a little leery about the smaller hard drive size (256GB) but I am using cloud storage more and more so not a big deal. If you have USB devices you better get a USBC adapter. My suggestion is do some research on these adapters to make sure it will be compatible with whatever devices you want to connect. I know MacBook Pros are a bit pricey but I have never had a Window laptop last more that 3 years whereas my Macs have lasted well over 6 years before I replaced them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for school

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    ChiFan
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    Coming from a windows based laptop, this was a huge change. My MacBook Pro had a load of features that windows doesn’t. Initial set-up was quick and easy. Turning on the computer is no process as it easily and quickly unlocks. The adjustment to a new interface was a pleasant experience. There was a drastic difference in the resolution between my previous windows based laptop versus my MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro was much more clear and vibrant. My laptop did need to go through a few updates only a week after purchase, however they were quick and didn’t take away from my productivity. As a student, this laptop handles all my tasks with ease. However, while uploading a couple thousand of pictures from my phone and using garage band to create a mix my laptop did take a toll. The casing was significantly heated and the operations lagged slightly. Overall, this laptop is powerful and a breathtaking piece of art produced by Apple. I would definitely recommend making the switch from windows to IOS as it has a simpler operation but is still loaded with useful features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality

    Posted
    IAS09
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I own 2010 MBP 15 inch, although it is working just fine i need something smaller and lighter, this laptop is the answer, I contemplated between MacBook and this the difference is one extra port and 1 lbs heaver but it is very fast as compared to M processor. Apple MBP have been not updated that much as far as processing power is concerned and at this price point a dedicated Graphic is must, $300 price is steep $1299 is base laptop with only 128GB HD. Keyboard is getting used to, I am not sure I am liking it and not sure about how long it will last, definitely not a plus point at this point and only con I can see. price is high but it is apple so cough up money if you need laptop apple should at least kept one USB3 port. using usb3 disk connected via adapter works fine but adapter is nuisance to keep. it is ironic that even iPhone cable need that dongle to connect. Retina Screen is gorgeous my wife has similar Retina display laptop and has been used quite a bit in last 3-4 years it is super reliable and rarely needs restart, never locks up. I like the space grey color for a change matches my iPad Pro. I would recommend this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Laptop That Does Everything

    Posted
    Milt5658
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    After decades of Windows laptops, even though I have had iPhones and iPads since 2010, I finally decided to plunge into Mac World. It is wonderful. This computer is easy to use, it's easy to master and it is built extremely well. This is the most I have ever paid for a laptop, but I use them heavily and this one feels as if I may have it for more than 6 years, which seems to be the maximum for a Windows computer. This is built solid, it never overheats, I never get the blue screen of death, and (unlike my last Windows laptop), I don't have to slow down my typing to let the memory catch up. The 256 GB SSD drive is plenty of space and it's fast as anything I have ever used before. The retina display makes watching videos a pleasure and the built-in speakers are adequate for most things. Probably the best part is, this is probably the first laptop I have purchased in a while where I didn't feel like I have to go out and buy a lot of accessories or parts. It has everything I need and then some.

    I would recommend this to a friend