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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! Simply amazing...

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    GamerDad
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    This review is for the 2017 Space Grey MacBook Pro 13 3.1GHz i5, 8GB 512MB Touch Bar version: Been a PC user for 25+ years. Never really dabbled in the Mac eco system, but decided now was the time. I already have an iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 2, and a iPad Pro 10.5, so it made sense to convert the last piece of the puzzle. Lets just say I am extremely happy with my choice! Was a hesitant at first with having to learn a new operating system coming from Windows 10, but the learning curve really isn't that bad. MacOS has all the same tools and programs as Windows, just different names, and they seem to actually work better. Love that all my Apple products merge with one another and work together as one.This to me a strong selling point. System is fast, smooth, fluid, quiet, barely warm, perfect size/weight, display is crisp and bright, speakers are by far the best on the market. I hear complaints about the keyboard, but to be honest, I really like the feel and low travel of the keyboard. I type a lot faster on this then the Yoga 920 it is replacing. Miss the 4K screen on the Yoga, but this Retina display is just as good and is perfect for a 13" screen, and lets not mention scales perfect unlike in Windows. Keyboard for me is hands down better than the Yoga 920. In all, I am extremely happy with my choice, in fact, I returned my wife's Yoga 730 and got her a MacBook Pro 13 TB as well! She loves hers just as much... Couldn't beat the Best Buy sale this weekend as I was able to save $400 on each MacBook! PRO's: Build quality Performance Speakers Screen/colors MacOS Apple ecosystem Color (Space Grey) Touch Bar (yes it seems gimmicky but after using it, it does work quiet well) CON's: Wish the touch bar version got the extra hour or so of battery life of the NTB version Expensive even on sale (you get what you pay for though) Keyboard longevity? (Get AppleCare)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Fine Apple Product

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    kennyd1gital
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    The 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is exactly what you would expect from an Apple product: (nearly) perfect. Apple and its products aren't perfect, of course, but they come closer to it than any of the other big competitors in my experience (and opinion). A lot of people complain about the keyboard, and I agree that it's a bit awkward at first and takes some getting used to, but after a few days I didn't really notice it anymore. It does make some impressive slappy sounds as you're typing; reminiscent of the days of big clunky mechanical keyboards. Instead of that hearty "chunk chunk" sound, you get a higher pitched "tat tat" sound, but they're along the same lines. Doesn't make this laptop any less awesome. A small price to pay for something so slim and sleek. There are many hardware configurations for these, so it's hard to talk specifics, but generally speaking, this thing runs well (as most Apple products do). I have a mid-range model as far as hardware goes and 4k video editing in Final Cut Pro X is no problem. It keeps up; nuff said. The Touch Bar is useful, but not entirely necessary. A lot of people feel it's gimmicky, and I see where they're coming from, but under the right circumstances it's actually quite useful. I do occasionally forget it's there, but I bought the model with the Touch Bar more for the additional USB-C ports, Touch ID, and better hardware options than I did for the actual Touch Bar itself. MacOS is awesome, but will take some getting used to if you're coming from Windows; there's a somewhat steep learning curve, but a lot of things are similar. Oh, and don't forget to buy a USB-C dongle. Gotta play Apple's game if you want to use Apple's products. Hopefully in a few years everything will be USB-C and we won't care anymore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One word AMAZING

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    that911guy
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    So to begin I was able to purchase a new computer with left over scholarship money so I swear I researched for a good month on what I was going to buy. Ive been a PC guy forever and I have been and iPhone guy since the iPhone 4 so I was use to the apple lifestyle but I was not fully into the Apple Ecosystem. But enough of the back story and to the point of why your reading this. I decided to take the leap and purchase a MAC and man do I love it. The speed is crazy fast never have I had this speed on a PC and from a i5 at that. I have the bad habit of always over specing so I was concerned buying a base model. But that was no problem as I have no issues with speed period. I watched a few Youtube videos on how to learn the Mac OS and I had it figured out in roughly a weekend but nothing to difficult that a youtube video couldn't solve. Now that I'm deep in the ecosystem with the iPhone 8, Series 3 watch and this Mac it is amazing. They all work well together and wearing the watch to unlock the computer is awesome in itself. So if your already and apple person and in need of a new computer DO IT you'll love it. Granted I'm no "power" user but I do a wide range of tasks without issues! Sorry for the long winded review but I just love the switch I made and wonder why I didn't do it sooner!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing computer

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    JoshBolisky
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    I didn't know what to expect never having had an apple laptop before, but I have been blown away. I have never had a computer that was so solid. It's like a brick, not like dinky plastic and bendy thin aluminum/plastic combinations that I've seen with other brands. It connects so well with other devices and services even outside the apple brand. It blew my mind to have a built-in mail app that didn't suck! (Looking at you windows 10....) The desktop management system is gorgeous and functional and I got the one with the touch-bar. I love it! I kinda miss my function keys (I'm a computer developer) but the functionality I get with the touch bar makes up for it, especially web browsing. Screen is amazing, I still get fingerprints on it... but looks fantastic! The wide trackpad is fantastic! I just love it. Everything is gorgeous and the UNIX based OS is great for development! I want to get apple everything... but I already have google music and apple is lagging behind in whole home speaker/assistant systems (GIVE ME A HOMEPOD MINI!) I can justify the cost by the quality of the computer and the length of time I KNOW it will remain functional for me. It will be worth it getting the bigger memory! I really can't stop, I just love it so much!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop

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    T4M2F1
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    I’ve recently upgraded from the MacBook Pro with Retina (2013) and so far this laptop has been great. It’s light weight and has an excellent screen. I love that you can use finger ID to log on, it keeps everything more secure without having to type in your password all the time. And the touchbar was a feature I was unsure if the extra money was worth it but I ended up getting that model and I’m so glad I did. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it but it has been great... I use it way more than I expected to. I like that it makes suggestions and finishes words with an autocorrect like a cell phone would. The only complaint I have for this is the lack of the USB port they do make an attachment but in order to use it I have to take the bottom of my laptop cover off just to use that which gets kind of annoying. Other than that this is a great laptop and I would recommend it to anyone who loves apple products or are thinking about switching over

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer but larger than MacBook Air.

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    RichC
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    I have been spoiled by my 11.6" MacBook Air. It is small and light and does most of what I want it to do. As a photographer, the big problem has been the screen. It is not retina and is too small to do serious work on. The MacBook is too slow for heavy Photoshopping so the MacBook Pro makes the most sense. I would prefer to see 16 gigs ram standard and 256GB SSD minimum. I have the 8 gig 512GB Touchbar model. USB-C (3.1) is great! 4 ports and you can get USB 2.0 to 3.1 adapters cheap or buy 1 USB-C hub! This computer is bigger than the 13" MacBook Air and heavier too. Speed is good and the build is top notch. The touch-bar is far more useful than expected and it is nice to be able to unlock your computer with your fingerprint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple’s best laptop yet

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    Sparkd
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    This is my first Apple laptop. I’ve always owned PC’s, but I needed a new laptop and since I already had the iPhone and iPad I decided to try an Apple laptop to have a product that worked in conjunction with my other Apple products. I couldn’t be more happier. This laptop processes quickly. The apps and terminology is a little different than PC’s, but once you understand them there’s a smile on my face every time I turn it on. The built in features and organization of Apple laptops is incredible especially the MacBook Pro. I was reluctant spending the extra money, and I wish at least Microsoft Word and Excel came with it, but I’ve gotten used to using Apples version since I don’t have to share documents with people that have PC’s otherwise getting Microsoft 365 would be worth the extra money. I look forward to many years of use with my MacBook Pro 13”.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best thing I can get for school.

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    Maestas63
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    High School is one of those places where a good laptop can really do good for a student. The MacBook Pro is perfect for this given it has fast speeds and is compatible with many of my school's required applications. It also exceeds the grounds to use personally whether it's Netflix or having all the music from my iPhone on my computer. cons- the lack of ports and buying a battery pack with the only compatibility to my MacBook Pro being that I can charge the battery pack with the MacBook. Don't forget that you have to get the adapters. There are small ones that you can plug into your computer for easy use. Just a slight inconvenience when you don't have the ports to begin with when it will take a century for companies to change to thunderbolt C ports. other than that, solid choice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First time Macbook owner

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    Jennyson
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    I am a long time windows user who just switched to a Mac because of work. I've had it for a couple of months now, and I'm surprised to say that I'm a convert! My productivity has definitely increased because the OS makes everything so accessible! Pros -- Multiple deskcropts -- Touchpad > mouse. I never thought I would say this, but the touchpad takes you 1 day to get used to, and you're never going to go back to a mouse. -- Terminal. As a developer, this makes my life 100% better -- Size. I have the 13" Macbook Pro and it is very light and discreet, yet the display is big enough to get work done comfortably (the multiple desktops definitely helps) Cons -- Price! Previously, the most expensive laptop I've owned was 700 including tax! This was definitely a splurge for me, but I have no regrets.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a macbook pro!

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    armand
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    I like it, I use it mainly for developing apple ( IOS, OX, TV, etc. ) tools, software, and applications ( which you can do only on a mac ). I got the touch bar version and I'm happy I did, 1st because I can develop tools for that as well, and, 2nd because it's very useful! ) CONs: 1. It takes a while to get used to the touch bar ( I still hit the esc or back button on the touch bar by mistake when browsing which is, very, very very, annoying! but I'm getting better at it ) 2. The USB-C phenomena! the fact that even all the other (newly released) apple products do not support it is really ridiculous! so to connect my iphone X I'd need a convertor! Over all, recomended

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Amazing Mac!

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    Tony
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    The MacBook Pro 13” laptop is the best computer I’ve ever owned, hands down. The solid state disk drive is very quiet and runs very cool. It’s low power consumption allows this MacBook to start immediately and it’s Intel i5 processor is very, very fast. The task bar, which replaces the old “function keys” is an amazing tool. It functionality intuitively changes depending on the program in current use which makes it extremely powerful. On the down side, Apple’s switch to USB “C” “Thunderbolt” ports is a bit frustrating and requires an intermediate interface in order to connect older USB peripherals. Otherwise, I think the deign is great and I highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expected Apple Quality

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    DaveB
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    This is my third MacBook over time. This one didn’t fail my exoectations. The battery isn’t quite what I had expected. But the Touchbar is a great feature. I wasn’t sure I’d use its functionality, but the login with TouchID is great. The customization of the touchbar also comes in quite handy as well. My only gripe is the new keyboard is LOUD when typing. The new keyboard I believe is mechanical, so it’s more responsive, but there’s no more quiet typing no matter what you try to do to be quiet. I didn’t feel this was worth dinging it a star because that’s just my preference.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic piece of art but bring your credit card

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    Joseph
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    Wonderful fast and great quality as expected with an apple product. It’s pricey and there may be some accessories you will need to purchase if you want to plug in a USB or external disc drive cause all that is not on these new MacBooks. You’ll adjust easy though and most everything is wireless these days anyway. Beautiful sound and epic display. I love the touch pad at top of computer. Watching Netflix or doing your job is a pleasure with this light weight compact but powerful little machine. If you have the extra funds it’s worth it for perfection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first MacBook Pro

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    Kingman
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    I purchased this new. I haven’t owned a Mac computer for many many years. I have been a PC guy. I decided to try something different. I love my iPhones so I bought the MacBook Pro as an experiment. It pairs very well with my iPhone 6S Plus. I have had no issues. Wish I had gotten the 15 inch screen. The battery life is good. I also recommend purchasing a hard shell case to protect the finish. As an open box item I was very pleased. It was exactly like a new computer with the seal broken. I couldn’t tell anyone had ever touched it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Disappoint

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    Brian
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    Works as advertised. Really like the touch bar even though it's a gimmick. As much as Apple Macbooks break the bank, it is by far the best user experience on the market. I continually use Windows also and the frustration and issues that arise make Macbooks worth it. Not going to review the features because they're listed and everyone is familiar with them. However, build quality is excellent and I expect above average durability. Overall happy with purchase and you get often get what you pay for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first is great

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    Semaritan
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    I have been a PC owner for more years then I would like to mention. But the mac pro is a great laptop. With the SSD it provides instant reflex to your clicks. The transfer program did not work well which is minor issue compared to the overall performance. Learning curve was about four hours since the OS does not use left and right clicks on the pad and is much more intuitive with left and right swipes. I only wish is for the Apple pen to work with the pad. The Touch ID is a great addition for safe online shopping

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Actually Love the Small Screen

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    Anonymous
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    I've had 2 MBP's in t he past with the larger screen. I wanted something smaller and more portable, and this fits the bill. I usually use it hooked up to an an external monitor, so take that into account. Added benefit for those who wear bifocals: it works so well to fit in the "range" (you know what I mean if you wear them). I can power two monitors at the same time at work with no problems. But, beware, you will have to spend some extra $$ for adapters for the mini USB ports for you old usb "stuff".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Great Sales Help

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    Beth
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    I needed a new MacBook after mine was stolen, and Best Buy had the best price. I visited the store at Alliance Town Center and found exactly what I was looking for. There was even a better price when I got there, but they were out of the color I wanted and it was not at the sales price. The first salesman told me that "my" color was not on sale, but after checking with his manager they were able to order it and ship it to me within 2 days!! Well done Best Buy!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lightweight laptop

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    gfunk
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    Great Apple laptop that works well. I have had several MacBooks and MacBook Pros since 2006 and this one is the fanciest one I have ever had. The TouchBar and TouchID are both very cool features. The computer is super lightweight and is a typical high quality Apple product. I plan to get many years of service out of this product. The Best Buy salesman was very knowledgeable and was a great help.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for me

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    rkrichter
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    This is my third MacBook Pro in the past 10 years. They always last me a long time and the only reason I bought this one is because I really wanted something smaller than my latest 15" I had bought just three years ago. I love the smaller size, the taskbar, and everything performs well for me. I'm not a gamer at all, but I have read the 13" model does not have the proper graphics card to run some high end games from the App Store, so keep that in mind. Otherwise, absolutely love this machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend