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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I really love my 2018 MacBook Pro

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    T535
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    I will start with the one thing I didn't like about this product and thats the hard drive space, this is a very fast laptop and the hard drive is fast as well but in 2018 -256GB is just not enough. I would recommend this over any other laptop out right now but get more space up front! On to the good stuff -performance - I decided to get the base Touch Bar model that just came out because I wanted to see if the 8GB of ram plus those new processors would do what I needed it to do. I just have to say it hasn't let me down yet and I was surprised, I use this for video editing and photo editing, along with other graphics art projects and even with many things open it does very well and only gets a little warm when exporting video. I use this thing all the time and the one thing I wish is more hard drive space I haven't even noticed it being slow at all with the lower specs and thats saying something because I normally get the 15" MacBook Pro's but when going from 2015 model I never felt the need to upgrade till this year and the time is right specs wise. - build quality - So I really enjoy the size and quality of this laptop and I know there have been all sorts of things negative about the new MacBooks but I really like this new keyboard and its a dream to type on ( for me at least go test one in store for your self ) this is a big improvement if you ask me over last year. then the chassis and screen all seem to be nice sturdy and great build quality I have not found another laptop that I feel has this same quality build wise. - size - Ok I know everyone wants small and smaller but I think that if these things got any smaller for my pro machine I wouldn't want it. This thing will fit anywhere and having the 13" with this much power is great and I can use it places I never would before. -screen - Im not that big into no bezels like everyone else I would prefer sturdy non breaking screen over a full display any day. But this is on par with what you expect from apple it works and looks beautiful along with the new color match stuff built in to color correct in different lighting ( I turn this off for photo and video editing ). Also this doesn't just flip down on me when I move around and it doesn't have a ton of shake that you see in a lot of small form factor laptops, again this part feels sturdy. - Touch Bar - I love the computer but this I could live with or with out it ... I mean it does provide use and can make selecting things faster and I don't really like touch screen laptops so this is a good alternative. But you would have to make your self learn to use it and sometimes it might be easier to move the mouse sometimes its better to leave your hands and select on the Touch Bar ( but I would like the buttons back they moved like esc, just incase ) - Mouse - I see some saying its to big and takes up to much space but this is the only laptop I have found I like to work with out an external mouse and it feels weird to me when you go to other computers in the house and their mouse is so tiny and can't move screen edge to edge. Then I have not had any problems hitting it while I type and I even made it a point to keep my palms down when I type and still nothing, check that for your self because it could be different with different people. But this part makes working easier and feels very nice to use and touch. - ports - Just have to say it but the ports could at times slow you down a little but I really haven't noticed any differences and I just buy things for the USB C and they work and they are fast. Hasn't been a problem and if you need the device for the power and can afford it I would say get it and grab a few USB C things like SD reader and a few adapters till you get swapped out or just incase and you will be just fine! One little thing when doing things with this SSD and USB C storage things move around pretty quick like photo files ( maybe its a good thing but I would have liked one USB or SD port lol ) Over all I am happy I waited till 2018 to upgrade my personal machine and I think this is the time to get a MacBook Pro because I think the look and hardware are better now than in the last few editions. I would recommend and do enjoy this laptop, I will be getting an external screen for home use and screen size and the external hard drive. Get more space up front and if you know you can't work on 13" then spend a few more dollars and go bigger but for the size and price with the options now to get eGPU and hook up and external monitor this is the perfect travel size and power to boot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Solid MacBook Upgrade

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    KVK27

    Pros: -Beautiful Display -Blazing Fast -Thin, Sleek and Lightweight -Pretty Good Battery Life -Improved Sound Quality -Fingerprint Sensor Cons: -Only Thunderbolt Ports... Really? -Gets Hot -Touch Bar Isn't Necessary -Magnetic Charger is gone I just replaced my old 2012 MacBook Pro 13" after its motherboard finally gave out, and knew this would be the model I'd replace it with, when the time came. Overall, I'd highly recommend this computer to anyone! It can handle fairly sizeable workloads, is great at multitasking, and has more than enough processing power to handle anything you throw at it. It has 8GB of RAM, an Intel i5 quad core processor, and a 256 GB solid state drive (in short, much faster at storage and more energy efficient). The display is beautiful! The Retina Display does not disappoint, as it has a 1600p display, and is excellent for reading material or for inspecting things without artifacts on the edges of letters or objects. The colors are vivid and crisp, the display gets bright, and has fairly deep black levels and pretty good contrast. When you buy a laptop for $1800, these things are mandatory, and Apple understands that. I've put it through a day of use and found that the battery life is good. It's not great, but it's good enough to get you though a day of moderate use (~10 to 12 hours), so Apple's claim seems to hold up. The sound quality is a step up, as well. It's not mind blowing, but it's better than my MacBook's speakers from six model years ago. The fingerprint reader is also a nice touch. It's just another layer of added security, which is something I will never complain about, and can't imagine most people would complain about that, either. As for the cons, by far the biggest is the Thunderbolt port only setup. Really, Apple? I know they're trying to get ahead of the game, but not even a freaking adapter for USB or HDMI? I'm paying $1800 for a laptop, and I don't think throwing a $20 adapter in is asking for too much. The second thing is it also gets pretty hot while sitting on your lap. I would definitely recommend sitting your MacBook on a flat surface with plenty of space on the bottom for ventilation. The Touch Bar, while a cool feature, seems a little gimmicky and unnecessary, but I also assume they have some cool uses coming for it in the near future. If you got the MacBook version without the Touch Bar, you won't be missing out on much, if anything. The last one is a bit of a nitpick, but I really miss the magnetic charging cable the older MacBooks had. For hardware and space reasons they had to do away with it on this one, but it was a really nice feature that I would've liked to have had. In conclusion, there's a lot more to love about this laptop than there is to dislike. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a solid, powerful laptop built to last!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my MacBooks!!

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    Diane
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    I needed a new MacBook Pro and bought essentially the same model as I had. The only difference is that it is updated with a touch bar and different keyboard. I use all Apple products---iphone, iPad and MacBook and love that they all link together and I can see the same things on each product. The first one I bought I returned because the space bar was sticking and when I tried to update the system, it crashed. I had 14 days to exchange it, and on day 12 I just had this gut feeling something was wrong, and I exchanged it for the same model. Now that I have the new one, I know for a fact that there was something wrong with the other one just based on the way it "acted". This keyboard actually feels different than the original one. The only thing that makes me mad (and it is a pretty big thing, but Apple does this stuff ALL.THE.TIME) is that there are no USB ports. There are 4 "C" ports (which they claim all electronics are going to be switching to---we shall see what happens with that) so if you have anything you want to use with the laptop, you have to get an adapter that has USB ports. Since I use 2 Bluetooth mice, one at work & one at home, I needed an adapter with at least 2 USB ports. Apple makes an adapter that has one USB port for about $25. I found one online at B&H Photo that has 4 USB ports & one additional "C" port for the same price as the Apple adapter that only has one USB port. I ordered it & had it within 2 days. But---and this is what makes me laugh--there is a jack for a wired set of headphones/earbuds. When the iPhone 7 came out, I remember everybody going crazy because it didn't have a jack for the wired earbuds & we all had to either buy an adapter (I can't imagine how much money Apple makes from the adapters) or a set of Bluetooth earbuds/headphones. But a 2018 MacBook Pro has a jack for a set of wired earbuds? The one thing that I noticed is the battery life is no where near as good as my old MacBook Pro. Apple claims this is because the battery is smaller to make the unit lighter. If I use any bluetooth accessories, like my mouse or earbuds, the battery life is significantly affected. It charges very quickly though. But, the point of having a laptop is to be able to take it with you with a fully charged battery and get enough hours when you're out & about before you have to charge it again. The charging cord is no where near as long as the cord for my old one---and again, the charging cord for this new MacBook has that "C" port, so I can't even use my old c charging cord, and that sucks because I loved that charger. It was a magnetic connection, so all I had to do was get it close to the port & it would magnetically connect with a "click" so I knew it was properly attached. There was a little light on it too, which would be red when it needed a charge and it would turn to green when it was fully charged, which was really nice. The charging cord for this new MacBook doesn't have that---it makes a little tone when the cord is plugged into the "C" port, but that's it. I can see how the cable and/or "C" ports could get damaged by pushing the cord into the port. That's probably what Apple is hoping for. My 5 stars is more for the performance of the MacBook. And the customer service at Best Buy is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Machine, Even From a Windows Guy

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    themayor
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    I've been a Windows user my entire life, from Windows 98 to Windows 10. I'm also an information systems professional, so I've had plenty of experience with various computers (laptops, desktops, netbooks, etc.) and a variety of operating systems, including Linux. The Mac, however, was still untested water for me, as I hadn't used a Mac in any work/school environment previously. A few years ago, I purchased a MacBook Air (when they were white and made a 11.6" model), and ended up returning it within a week, as I wasn't impressed with the build quality and was unfamiliar with the OS; I exchanged it for a Dell XPS 13, which was much more impressive to me at the time. This MacBook Pro, however, was substantially better than the old MacBook Air from 2015 (and it costed $1,000 more as well), but after testing a friend's 15" model, I decided to go ahead and make the purchase. In one word, the MacBook Pro is beautiful. The all-aluminum build quality is nice looking and sturdy, and the overall look and feel of MacOS is nice. The keyboard, which many seem to complain about, is personally one of the best-feeling keyboards I've ever used, as I really enjoy typing on the short-travel butterfly keyboard. I just hope I don't experience any of the key-sticking issues that many reviewers note. In addition, the trackpad is excellent, and the touch bar is a nice addition; however, it is over-hyped in my opinion, as I rarely use it for anything other than adjusting the volume and brightness of my screen. This machine is powerful enough for most everyday activities, such as web browsing and word processing, photo editing, light video editing, and many developer activities, but for those of you who are looking to do major video editing with Final Cut Pro or develop large-scale programs, I would step it up to the model with an i7 and 16gb of RAM. After getting used to the OS, I actually prefer it over Windows 10, but there is a bit of a learning curve and I still struggle with performing some tasks that I am accustomed to doing easily in Windows (probably just a force of habit, as MacOS seems easier to use overall). I still believe, however, that the Mac isn't feasible as a full-time machine for developers and technical folks, but if you are looking to make this purchase as a student or someone who looks to write books/papers, do some creative work, or make iOS apps (which was my biggest reason for getting the Mac), this is the machine for you. My experience so far has been good, and I have very few things to complain about with this machine, even though it is my first Mac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Couple Days

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    JtheNerd
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    So this is my review after owning the MacBook Pro 13 (2018) w/ Touch Bar for only 3 days (I may update post if something major changes my mind). First thoughts... this thing is BEAUTIFULLL. I got the MBP at the amazing price of $1285 (total bargain!) It was a certified open-box with the charger and cord not even being touched so that was awesome. Customer Service was awesome. The laptop is super sleek-looking. I personally don't mind the no-glow apple logo (this is my first Mac). The setup was super easy, though I still have a lot to learn about my MBP. At first, I thought the Touch Bar would just be for looks and that I wouldn't use it that much but I find myself using it more and more AND having fun with it. My finger glides effortlessly (like a new iPhone). The Touch ID is a cool perk and makes logging on super easy. Besides the Touch Bar being a side accessory, another thing I was skeptical about was the "throttling" problem where the MBP can overheat or just get really hot. First thing I did was test this by opening 20+ tabs and things for homework. It barely got warm. My second test showed more results but I was pleasantly okay with it. I had about 10ish tabs going but 4 were long seminars for assigments, the longest being an hour long and shortest being 7 mins. That is a big load. My MBP did get a little on the hotter end but that is to be expected to tackle that load. After 5 mins of closing the hour long video tab, the MBP got noticeably cooler. One thing I do agree with when it comes to a definite con is the number and type of ports like dang... but I got a hub so I guess I will live. Another thing is the keyboard. I have heard some bad things about the butterfly keyboard but when it comes to the Version 3 Butterfly keyboard, these complaints seem unfounded. I love the feel, so far! It is nice and quiet. There is a nice, satisfying click and the keys are easy to get used to if you are used to something bigger, like me (ASUS). This review was done on the MBP and it was actually very enjoyable. Overall, this computer hasn't let me down (remember: this my 3rd day owning this so let's see what I say in a few months XD).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, beautiful, and portable

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    lxJGTxl
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    Pros: - Design: The all aluminum design gives the MacBook Pro a premium look and feel (like it always has). It is also very thin and compact for anyone looking to take their laptop on the go regularly. - Display: The retina display with True Tone is beautiful and a joy to look at. The colors pop and the display is clear. - Touch Bar: I actually did not care for the touch bar when purchasing the laptop, but after using it for a few days, you find different uses for the touch bar that can actually be helpful. - Speed: It is awesome to see the 13" MacBook Pro get a quad-core processor. With 8gb of RAM and SSD internal storage, you get an extremely powerful and fast laptop. - Butterfly Keyboard - Now I know this is a topic of controversy, but personally I have quickly grown to love the new keyboard. You get use to it quick and I almost feel like i could type faster on it. It also gives me a peace of mind to know apple has extended its replacement/repair program for faulty keyboards for 4 years. - Other PROS: Great speakers, TouchID CONS: - Price: $1799 is a pretty heavy price. Fortunately I got mine on sale for $1549. If you're someone who doesn't need the extra horsepower and/or can't find this one on sale, I would consider the older non-touch bar MacBook Pro or the 2018 MacBook Air. Also for the price you pay, it would have been nice for 16gb of RAM to be standard on all models. - Other CONS: I miss the magnetic charger (saved my last MacBook several times), competitors have 4k displays with less bezels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value but could be better

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    DimSum
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    The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is amazing. Overall build quality is excellent and the layout of the keyboard is a really good. At first I was going to get the non-Touch Bar because a lot of reviews said it was not intuitive and just a gimmick. However, I wanted the quad core so I decided to just pay for the "gimmick bar". After using the touch bar for a week and setting up for each program I use frequently, I have been indoctrinated. It really is something you learn to use and make good use of it. I was at Bestbuy for two hours playing with the 13 and 15 inch side by side. Ultimately the 13 won me over because the screen is more crisp. I freeze frame videos and zoomed in on high res images. The 15" sounded better but that was not a deciding factor. The size for the 15" was a deal breaker because it is big. It's no longer a "laptop" at that size. If you're a gamer and need a 15-17" for screen and hardware, then that makes sense. However, the MacBook Pro is a not a gaming platform and it can't be modded therefore it's really a screen integrated desktop. So what can be better? Apple products are expensive but you know you're getting a quality product. Where they fall behind is innovation. It does bother me that I will not be able to upgrade components so that is why I purchased the highest grade I was able to afford. At this price point, it should include other Apple capabilities such as facial recognition and ability to use Apple Pen on trackpad. Also possibility with front facing camera to record directly to iMovie. Down side of this product is cooling. On average the MacBook runs cool. I can use it on my lap and don't feel any heat. Once I start playing Metro 2033 Redux, it gets hot, really hot! I presume it may be the same when rendering hi-res graphics because the process is tasking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    overheating???

    Posted
    Aaron
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    So I had originally purchased the 2017 MacBook Pro 13" with Touchbar earlier this week due to its sale price. However, after realizing it, the newer model was only $250 more. I figured for that little price difference it would be worth it to bump up to a faster performing machine. After getting home and doing some light configurations, (Downloading Office, listening to Apple Music, and surfing the web) I noticed that the chassis were a little warm on the sides. After further inspection i reached up to the touchbar and realized it was HOT. Not warm, but very hot. After discovering this I did some googling and discovered that this is a known issue that apple has not addressed yet. Apparently the computer is getting so warm that the CPU isnt even working at its fullest capabilities. In fact, its running SLOWER than the 2017 model?? I am a loyal Apple customer, this being my 3rd Mac in my lifetime. I admire the quality and reliability of their computers, so this is a very disappointing discovery. I hope Apple addresses the issue sooner rather than later. I gave it 3 starts because the computer itself is a great improvement since the last model in terms of screen, speakers and it is quite fast (when its not overheating). I plan on updating my review once there is a fix for this issue. But until then, its 3 starts from me. Do yourself a favor and hold off on the 2018 model until the issue is addressed. If you need a computer now, the 2017 model would be just fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Switched and never going back

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    Burnsy
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    First time using a MacBook, I’ve always been a windows guy but I was fed up with the errors and crashes, and slow startup with windows so I made the switch! Boy am I glad I did, wish I would have sooner, so easy to use , syncs with my Apple Watch , iPhone etc, and best part is there’s tons of tutorials online to help you learn the basics! It’s very fluid, starts up in under 10 seconds , everything is easy to find and use! I was skeptical at first because of the price but I got it on sale for 1450 and open box certified ! It was brand new never used. For the price I wondered if it was worth it, but I’ve been using it for a month and it’s awesome! I have the one with the touchbar and I know other people say they don’t use it etc, but I’ve been using it right along it changes with ever app or different pages open etc to use for whatever you are using! I find it useful! Now there are some cons! Not a lot of apps yet it the Mac App Store! Ive been using pages keynote numbers etc, but windows people can’t open the files unless you export it to excel word etc! So that’s a tip for you! Lack of other ports , mine only comes with 4 usbc ports, I did buy the hyperdrive hub which works great it’s perfect for MacBook but it’s an extra 70$. Price when on sale is worth it, full price at 1800 I would say no! Better computer than windows and I’m new to Mac so I can tell the difference I would definitely recommend it to anyone, let your crashes and errors go free and get a Mac! I’m glad I did!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Macbook

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    qrenee22
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    I bought this to replace my 2011 Macbook pro and I love it! This Macbook is so fast and light weight. I love the touchpad even though I dont use it as much but I have only had the laptop for 5 days so I am sure I will get more use out of it. I did lots of research before getting this MBP, originally I got the MBA because its cheaper and I dont do any video or picture editing but a few days after I got the MBA I found a great deal on amazon for this MBP and best buy let me price match it so I went with the pro instead which is what I wanted anyway. My 2011 MBP would take about 5 minutes to start but this new MBP starts up within 30 seconds, apps come up very quick, and the browsing is much faster as well. I am still getting used to the keyboard, I like it most days but since I have long fingernails its going to take me a little while to get used to the keyboard. Its very lightweight, I compared it to my old MBP and its much smaller and thinner and I like that because its all about portability these days. I have an apple watch and I love that I can unlock my laptop with my apple watch if I have it on. I also love being able to use my fingerprint to unlock the laptop, pay for things, and log into sites. I am happy I got a great deal, while I did like the MBA I am more of a MBP kind of girl so thanks BB for price matching and allowing me to take advantage of a great deal. Apple never disappoints and always produces quality products, I suspect I will have this MBP for a good 7 or 8 years before I have to get another one since thats how long the last one lasted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for developers

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    mrtimapple
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    I’ve been waiting for Apple to add the quad core processors to their 13” MacBook Pros for awhile. I was so happy to get this new model due to that. The build quality is amazing. I love the huge trackpad. It’s accuracy, smoothness, and gesture controls are unmatched by any other notebook computer. TouchID is my favorite part of the Touchbar as it makes logging in to the computer, websites/apps, and paying with ApplePay so easy and secure. Additionally, I’m finding the Touchbar and it’s customizations very useful too. Video scrubbing, audio scrubbing, and predictive options for moving email to different folders are great examples of its uncustomized uses. I’ve already customized it to make other features easier for me like screenshots, opening new tabs, and moving YouTube videos into picture-in-picture mode when I’m multitasking. The processor is fast and handles my browsing, emails, video watching, and light video editing well. I haven’t done any heavy video editing yet, but I believe it will do a very good job with that as well. The absolute best part of any MacOS product, though, is how well it works with the ecosystem of other Apple products. Photos and videos I take on my iPhone XS are automatically available in my iCloud Photo Library for pulling into editing on my MacBook. No need to transfer anything with wires. I can pickup right where I left off with iMessages, email, phone calls, and other documents from the phone to the MacBook and back again. My airpods are super simple to switch audio sources. I’m extreme happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a Mac! What else do you expect?

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    SKKK
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    When you think of Apple you automatically think expensive if your anything like me. When purchasing this laptop I was skeptical on rather if I should get a fully equipped HP, Dell, or just get an Apple. Just an Apple was my choice because of the brand name, but also because Apple products are always one of the best designs on the market. Apple products are one of the most durable brands on the market as well. With the fully the aluminum body, touch bar, and superior speakers this computer is undeniable. One thing that I do not like is the ports. There are four ports on the laptop, but the ports are USB-C which makes the normal functions a little more difficult to get used to. When it comes to Apple the flaws or the unexpected changes that may be an inconvenience is also what created this brand as superior and is the reason why they can charge you three arms and three legs for a computer. The brand name is established, the style is second to none, and the computer is also one of the best offered. Once you get past the honeymoon phase then buyers remorse it's overall worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    powerful machine but macbook pro lost itself

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    yiizhao
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    After testing this machine for 24 hours, I could tell you this machine is quite powerful and impressing. I will tell you both the advantages and disadvantages. Advantages: 1. screen displays amazing color. you can tell it from parameters, because delta is smaller than 0.4. The color is unbeatable. 2.quiet. I used it to watch 4k movie. Although it is hot in touch bar area , fans are unexpected quiet. I was determined to buy the older and cheaper 2017 without bar model but doubted it will be noisy. 3.more thunderbolts. You might think it is not that important cause two are enough, but the truth is you never know what devices you are going to connected. 4.keyboard. I'm just the guy who hate typing in great force ,this is personal. Disadvantages 1. sound. I don't know if it is the common issue or just my case. The sound is too sharp especially when I play human voice. Compared to my 2016 ipad pro, it sucks!!! 2.touchbar. It is not only useless but also disturbing. Choosing word by touchbar makes me look like old people with bad eyesight. I have to convince myself that touchbar is designed to force users switching eyesight between the screen and the keyboard, so that they can protect their eyesight. Conclusion: Apple still gives us an excellent choice using six years old appearance. The distance between apple and other winbook is smaller and smaller. Apple macbook fans hope it maintains its position in innovation, but from touchbar, I know there will be no changing your life macbook. This is the final formation of the mac and win books. May be many years later, apple can release new products with project technology.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All of the power I need in a compact sleek package

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    ChrisFTW
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    I’ve been waiting for Apple to add the quad core processors to their 13” MacBook Pros for awhile. I was so happy to get this new model due to that. The build quality is amazing. I love the huge trackpad. It’s accuracy, smoothness, and gesture controls are unmatched by any other notebook computer. TouchID is my favorite part of the Touchbar as it makes logging in to the computer, websites/apps, and paying with ApplePay so easy and secure. Additionally, I’m finding the Touchbar and it’s customizations very useful too. Video scrubbing, audio scrubbing, and predictive options for moving email to different folders are great examples of its uncustomized uses. I’ve already customized it to make other features easier for me like screenshots, opening new tabs, and moving YouTube videos into picture-in-picture mode when I’m multitasking. The processor is fast and handles my browsing, emails, video watching, and light video editing well. I haven’t done any heavy video editing yet, but I believe it will do a very good job with that as well. The absolute best part of any MacOS product, though, is how well it works with the ecosystem of other Apple products. Photos and videos I take on my iPhone XS are automatically available in my iCloud Photo Library for pulling into editing on my MacBook. No need to transfer anything with wires. I can pickup right where I left off with iMessages, email, phone calls, and other documents from the phone to the MacBook and back again. My airpods are super simple to switch audio sources. I’m extreme happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop but could do without touch bar

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    Jonnyv535
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    This is, of course, a solid laptop but since I traded up from my MacBook Pro-2015, I can comment on some of the subtle differences. Though the memory and ram are the same, the newer model responds much quicker and processes much faster. I feel it is easier to type on the newer keyboard, though it took some time to adjust to. There is also a noticeable difference in the screen quality. I do not like the fact that there is no USB port. I know we are heading to a time where everything is cloud-based, but we are not there yet. Many people still use a USB port regularly and I find it ridiculous that I have to buy a $20 adapter to use one. As for the touch bar, it is very cool looking, but I have not found it of any use. Actually, I have accidentally tapped it with my pinky several times pressing the ESC key or activating Siri while I am trying to type a paper. I wish I saved $100 and went with the model without the touch bar. All in all, if you have an older model Mac and you want to upgrade it is kind of worth it. But I would not trade my 2015 in yet if I could go back in time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My dream laptop

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    Gator
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    I had two desktops and switched to laptops and I will never go back. Bought a Dell in 2007. It got a real bad virus. Was always a Dell fan. I looked, but i bought a Toshiba chrome book for backup and it’s a nice little laptop. My passion project is that I want do my family genealogy and I have family photos that I wish to put together into a lifetime chronologic order. I miss my parents so bad, both deceased. My family took tons of photos. This laptop was in the top five for photographers. I haven’t gotten into my project yet. My dad used to develop his own photos. A lot of my photos have faded over time. Been playing with it and this laptop can fix that. The sales guy showed where I can put music to my videos. I spent a lot more money on this laptop than that Dell, but it’s worth it. Because I have over 100 photos, you have to have the Touch Bar. That’s a necessity. I bought a new camera also. I’m in the market for a printer to print slides. Some slides were in the Bahamas. We fished for our dinner. My mom made grouper stew and conch salad and we swam at Man O War Cay. He built a cute little house on an island. My dad took photos from a plane over our island. We had a Chinese junk also. I miss all that. I’ll get my pictures out of those boxes with this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great piece of machinery

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    Shannon000
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    I bought this laptop with absolutely NO WARNING due a tragic and instantaneous loss of my prior computer I purchased for school. Having completely DESECRATED my Mac Air by accidentally dumping boiling water all over it to the point of no return, I was absolutely devastated. Being my first big self-purchase in life, that thing was my best friend... I took it everywhere. IT GOT ME THROUGH AP EXAMS! But sadly, as a college student, I could not go long without something else. So, to cheer myself up, I decided to go top of the line and purchased this BEAUTY and THANK GOD FOR THE BOILING WATER ACCIDENT. SO LONG MACBOOK AIR!!!! *Insert wave emoji here* This laptop is INCREDIBLE. It is impeccably fast, gorgeously sleek and light--which is great because I was not a pro user before, simply because I didn't care for the size--but it is definitely worth it. IT DOWNLOADED 30 GB OF PIC/VIDEO in 20 minutes with EASE. The same batch of pics took legit hours on my old laptop. I don't care what people say, the touch bar is totally worth the extra $$$ and anyone who disagrees is just jealous. I seriously enjoy this machine and I would 100,000% recommend to a friend for it's reliability, user-friendly and unique experience, and beautifully aesthetic design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the perfect Macbook Pro 13 inch to get

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    rbg7
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    Coming from an older Macbook Pro 15 inch, I wanted to upgrade to a new Macbook Pro 13 inch. 13 inch Macbook pro is the perfect size for traveling or on the go. This Newer model of the 13 inch Macbook Pro with touch bar is a great upgrade for Apple, because now you are getting a quad core processor which is great for your computer running faster and you are not only paying for the touch bar. If you are looking for to upgrade to a new Macbook that is 13 inch, I would recommend investing into the macbook pro 13 inch with touch bar instead of settling for a macbook air or mac pro 13 without a touch bar; because they only have a dual core processor and an older version like Intel 7th Generation . It is not cheap by any means, but having a quad core processor is better and will keep your mac running fast and smooth in coming years. Now is the perfect time to get this 13 inch macbook pro with touch bar because it has the latest Intel 8th Generation Quad core processor for speed and battery efficiency.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice!

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    Nanci
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    I can’t get over how luxurious this laptop is! Yes, it is very expensive, but my god it is nice. The Retina display is incredible, and the things that you can do with the Touch Bar is amazing! It feels very high tech! I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to technology, but I love how easy Apple’s software is. I’m a very simple gal. I don’t need a super powerful laptop, I don’t need to do anything fancy with it. That being said, if you’re unlike me, then this laptop might not be for you. Yes it is a very nice laptop, but compared to others, it is stupid overpriced. When I started college, I was hesitant to buy this laptop, since it is expensive, so I went with a PC. I used it for a year, but I just couldn’t get used to it. Apple is overpriced, but I’m glad I got this laptop. It is very nice and does what I need it to do! The only thing I don’t like about it is the keyboard. Apple really dropped the ball on that aspect, but I don’t care too much for it. Overall, I highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Laptop

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    Daelyn
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    Don’t get me wrong, Macbooks are super nice and all... but totally not worth the price. I am a college student, and even the cheapest Macbook was giving me payment anxiety... (not sure if that’s a thing). I decided to get the newest and most expensive Macbook because why not. I love photography so it was supposed to be great for that. Well, this thing froze up quite often for a new laptop, and it didn’t even allow me to submit any of my college assignments through the college website. It did have very good speakers, and the touch bar was a great addition... but Macbooks are too over priced. I actually returned this and bought a larger laptop (15.6 inch screen) with better memory and processing speed, along with the ability to convert it into a tablet or touch screen laptop. It was LESS THAN HALF the price of this Macbook, and so much better!!! Don’t get me wrong, it was super nice, but only if you can truly afford it. Macbooks are too overrated; or at least in my opinion. #brokecollegelife

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend