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Apple - MacBook Pro®  - 13" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8 GB Memory - 512GB Flash Storage - Space Gray-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    MacBook keeps improving

    Posted
    bobinlohman
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    If you're like me and find ease of use with MacBooks and you're curious about upgrading to a model with more gee-whiz features such as the touch bar, more memory, and a display that somehow just keeps getting better, this might just be the MacBook Pro for you. If in doubt about upgrading, please let me assure you this is a MacBook that'll delight you in unexpected ways that'll keep a smile on your face for years to come. !: The sound and display Apple somehow manages to upgrade will blow you away. Upon comparison this notebook is actually smaller than the MacBook Air yet a whole lot more capable. Forget those days when you needed a separate bluetooth speaker when desiring fuller and louder sound. It's a thing of the past. This is a notebook that actually has more volume than you'll ever need and its display is simply eye-boggling thanks to considerable upgrades in screen brightness. 2: The 3.1 I-5 processor is a solid performer that'll rarely have you wanting for more unless you're a serious power user. The available 512 GB of SSD is enough though I wish they had the 1 TB that's currently only available on the 15" MacBook Pro model. 3: At a scant 3 pounds, it's a notebook that's light enough for hauling around yet more than powerful enough even when on long business trips that reminds you just how hard you work for owning a notebook that'll keep you happy for years to come. 4: The Touch Bar is not a gimmick. While there's a bit of a learning curve, I'm surprised over how much I use it the more I bang on the keys. Meanwhile the butterfly keyboard is now in its 2nd generation of development and this one is a breeze to type on (unlike the 12" MacBook that takes some getting use too). I'm a super frugal guy who makes every dime work twice as hard, yet this machine even with its rather intimidating price is well worth the investment. For peace of mind, please don't forget to add Apple Care to your final purchase. Apple has customer service that simply can't be beat hence those little tech annoyances we can't figure out are a thing of the past. All careful shoppers know that real quality always costs more, but over the long haul you'll see your investment well worth the ticklish upfront cost. There's no buyers regret here and I don't if you'll be anything but contented just as I am even after buying a total of six MacBooks during the past decade. This is in its own unique way the MacBook we've always been waiting for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A nice upgrade with the touch bar

    Posted
    DrJohn
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    Won't go into a lengthy detail on features other than the touch bar is a welcome addition but still no touch screen from Apple. Yes, everything works well and the high res. display is very nice. The touch bar displays different options, depending on the programme but there are many options and you can customize it to an extent. IT is fast and the darker gray finish is nice. New is the unique connector that powers the unit and from any port, not just one power port. But, be careful it is a plug in not a magnetic connector so the cord could potentially break if pulled hard. NO more USB jacks so you will need an adapter for any external devices such as USB memory sticks, SD cards, optical drives, etc. That Apple did not provide at least one USB port is surprising. They do make hubs if you want one and Apple makes a cumbersome version but it stick out from the side of the computer and we must ask "why"? Yes, it's a good laptop and if you can get a good deal on one, it's one you'll keep for years, unlike the quickly non future proofed PCs. Pros: Good performance and display quality. touch bar options Cons: only one connector which requires adapters. Still no touch screen. Bottom line, yes, a great computer with many good features but Apple is falling behind in the future wars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but miss the backlight Apple logo

    Posted
    Jupiter
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    My 2012 Macbook Pro crashed, which I loved, so I had to had to buy another one. I've adjusted to not having my old, beloved MBP and the new one is faster, lighter, and very nice, BUT I wish I had gotten the last model with the iconic backlit Apple logo. They have stopped putting it. When I was looking at the new Mac in the store, I had this strange feeling, like...what's wrong here. I even commented to the Best Buy salesperson that it almost seemed like a knock off, to which he asked why would you say that. After a couple of weeks when I ordered the Kuzy rubberized cover, I became aware there was no back light. At first I thought it was the problem with the cover. After Googling I discovered Apple now puts a cheap looking shiny silver apple. It would seem Apple would love the free advertising with their lit Apple. Apparently not. Now, from the outside the new MBP looks more ordinary. I guess that's what Apple is aiming for. This will be a very minor to unimportant point for many new MBP owners, but many of us are very unhappy with the change. The charger is easier to manage. It plugs in rather than having a magnet like my older one. It is light and thin. Still, I want the lighted Apple back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Laptop

    Posted
    SALU
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    Amazing laptop, I have a blast using it. It's fast, efficient, the toucher is super useful for everyday tasks that I need, and the battery life is actually pretty decent depending on what you are doing. Only problem I see is that it is not as fast as it claims to be. Now granted, I transferred everything from my old laptop to this new one via Migration Service and it has opened applications a lot faster, but not as lightning fast as I expected. Not trying to sound spoiled but I expected faster. On another note, this may be just me, but my laptop screens seems to be a little heavy as when I put the screen a decent amount down, it will automatically close on it's own. I have put a hard case on it, but it is very lightweight and should not be the reason it is shutting on it's own that much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for a pro user

    Posted
    nicha
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    I exchanged this 13” for the 15” inch. My previous MBP was having issues with the video card and I needed a replacement, after much contemplation I went ahead and bought another MBP. This new line up is much slimmer to my previous 2011 MBP and the screen is beautiful. However, as a student I think I would have been fine with the regular Macbook or the Macbook air. Buy the pro if you really are a pro user and do a lot of editing, etc. If you need laptop simply for browsing, taking notes and no real gaming, then get anything else other than the MBP as I think the price is very, very high. Also, the lack of connectivity can be a pain because you have to buy extra connections to be able to attach any other USB connections...so be ready for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    SgtMinton
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    I love the MAC performance it really is much better built than PC however I do not like the direction Apple has taken. I miss the not having alternative ports and now have to purchase everything separately. WISH MAC would have left the PORTS and DISK DRIVE for DVD and MP3 on the MAC Pro itself. Without them it is very inconvenient to have to A) spend more money, B) keep track of little add on's, C) Keeping everything plugged in and stable to be able to use. Now it hangs by wires off of the MAC. You are paying more money for less product, VERY INEFFICIENT and AWKWARD. I would still recommend MAC overall but am extremely disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for students and powerful

    Posted
    Flyer18
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    Great laptop overall. It’s slim, light, fast and has good battery life. I haven’t experienced any issues at all so far. Laptop charges fast in my opinion but I think that’s normal as I realized it on its first recharge right out of the box. But battery lasts long after it’s charged so it leads me to believe it’s probably normal. Stand by time I got over 3 days which is crazy!! Overall it’s good and I haven’t experienced any problems yet. Only reason why I give it 4 stars is because of all the extra dongles you have to buy that are quite pricey. Everything else is great though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I am and will continue to be a Mac user, but . . .

    Posted
    EDMB
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    This MacBook Pro is OK, but for me not as easy to use as my previous MacBook Pro purchased 5 years ago. I'm replacing that computer because, while traveling a lot, I beat it up badly. The new Touchpad is not easy to use, and I was disappointed that the Power Adaptor Extension Cable was not included as it was 5 years ago - the cord and plug included are to heavy to use in a wall socket and easily fall to the floor. I feel that this omission was a cheap move by Apple. I now have to adapt to the new system, which will take some time. I do not find that all of Apple's "improvements" are useful.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hardware is great! But OS is counterintuitive

    Posted
    mpussah
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    As a first time Mac user, I was mesmerized by the hardware. Even though I enjoy my SurfaceBook, I am not too happy with the screen always being dirty, so I got this Mac. I love the hardware and how it blends with its software. Nevertheless, the MacOS itself in my opinion is just too cumbersome. At every turn, I feel like it is trying to restrict my movement around my own machine. Simple things like snapping windows side-by-side require counterintuitive steps to achieve. So, I just went ahead and installed Windows 10, and the world is good again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    DeannaDanger
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    Good product, I've only had it a couple months, but so far it works alright. The fingerprint security feature is awesome and convenient. Operating system has updated once since purchase and I've only had one glitch with the headphone jack (thinking it was receiving input rather than playing to a plugged in speaker). Ocassionally the screen flashes weirdly, so I hope it doesn't become a future problem. Charges fast, stays full long...pretty much works as typical for MacBook Pro's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Always happy with Macbook Pro

    Posted
    Alyssasma
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    I am happy with the new Macbook Pro. The Apple rep was very kind while helping me make the decision as to which unit would work best for me. What he failed to inform me is that the MacBooks no longer include the CD/DVD drive - it is after market Super Drive. Surprise! The Best Buy and Apple Support people are always kind, patient and solve the problem. I have purchased my photo equipment and computers, and printers from Best Buy for the past 20 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Multi taskers paradise.

    Posted
    Fizzyna98
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    It's AMAZING! I am a college student who wanted a laptop for multitasking and this is perfect. I can switch between MS Word, Excel, and the internet immediately. Touch bar also makes life a bit easier for me when using excel and word. I also like to run Photoshop because one of my hobbies is digital art. Everything runs smoothly and the screen is crystal clear. I would give it 5 stars but there is no HDMI or USB 3.0 ports. There is no CD rom either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    Posted
    Gr8Save31
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    I have had this MacBook Pro for almost a month and love. It is a replacement for my 7 year old MacBook, which is in good working condition, but starting to slow down. Both are 13 inches, with the new one being a lot smaller and lighter. I can only give it 4 Stars, because Apple has left all the USB ports of this newer model. I can get buy without the DVD player, but a built in USB port or 2 would have been real nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop considering its an Apple product

    Posted
    dkent
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    I am not a fan of Apple products but I purchased this for my daughter because she wanted it for the graphic arts abilities. The salesman was helpful, but I always feel like I am being sold "snake oil", and he is a salesman (enough said). My daughter likes it and I haven't had to spend countless hours on Google to research how to make it work, so that's good enough for me. YMMV

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's so pretty

    Posted
    Saka
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    This is a beautiful marriage of the MacBook Air and the Pro. The slim line design, backlit keyboard, and touch bar are visually striking and inviting. But, the 4 thunderbolt ports in replacement of all the ports is a major drawback because it require additional accessories to be brought. Overall though its a finally decent upgrade from my MacBook Pro 2012.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light and Powerful

    Posted
    WaxahachieTiger
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    Replaced our old MacBook and there is a noticeable difference in weight and thickness. New one is lighter and thinner. Superfast charge, and it lasts a lot longer than our old Mac. Don't like that it has no USB ports or CD/DVD drive. All other features seem to be capable with our old MAC. We have had it almost 3 months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Glad I bought it....

    Posted
    Kaching1958
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    Tied into windows products at work. But prefer Macs. I was nervous about the purchase being able to handle my works work as well as my homes work. OMG! Parallels works like a dream! I’m able to run engineering software as well as the iOS apps I love. If I had to pick one word to discribe....awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good Mac

    Posted
    azninjaco
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    My wife bought this to upgrade her 2010 MAC and she loves it... it is light, the screen is great. the bad part on new MACS are that you cannot upgrade memory and hard drives, it only comes with OSB-C ports so you have to buy a HUB to connect SD cards, USB 2.0 ports, etc.... and the price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple. It’s apple

    Posted
    Kelly0928
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    No problems at all. This computer is slick, elegant, chic. The only reason why it did not get 5 star review is because every adapter is an add on that you have to buy. You will be needing an adapter to connect your phone, hardrive or any apple product you may have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tech update

    Posted
    Musicmouse1
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    My new MacBook is still a stranger to me. I enjoy the new look, lightweight, convenience of it. However, I am still using my old Macpro laptop because it is like an old friend- I'm used to what I can do on it and how it works. I just need to take time with the new technology.

    I would recommend this to a friend