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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 816 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard is a deal breaker

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    ajsfoundry
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    Please note that three stars is my lowest score for a product that is intact and working. This is roughly equivalent to a lot of the one star reviews you may have seen. Yes, the product works and is manufactured well. But the unnecessarily thin design has unacceptable disadvantages. Cooling is compromised, so performance is throttled. Ports are gone, so you're living in dongle land. The battery life obviously could be much better if the chasis we're 50% thicker. And most importantly, the keyboard is reduced to almost imperceptible travel. It's so sensitive that you can't even touch your fingers to the keys while they're waiting to type another letter. It's marketed as a PRO laptop. The PRO model is not supposed to be the thinnest or lightest in a company's lineup. It's supposed to give up some of that in favor of usability and power. Things like a wide array of ports, a battery that lasts all day and more, and cooling that is good enough to allow the CPU and GPU to run full speed for minutes at a time, repeatedly. Full speed doesn't just mean 100% utilization; it means 100% of that processor's rated throughput - ie no throttling. I don't expect any laptop to sustain that for hours with no break, but an expensive "Pro" laptop should be able to sustain it for several minutes with no trouble, and do that over and over throughout the work day. But the compromise in this "ProAir" MacBook that is simply not acceptable for me is the keyboard. I've used microwave ovens with better keys than this thing has. If you haven't had the chance to try one yet, unroll two sheets of aluminum foil on a cushion, one on top of the other. Hold your hands over them and pretend to type. Every time a finger contacts the foil and you didn't mean to type that key, head over to the backspace key. And if you contact the foil again on the way there, backspace some more when you get there. This computer's keyboard doesn't feel exactly like that, of course, but it feels every bit as good as that. And we haven't even started on the key repeat issues I learned about when I googled it. People who keep this computer and use it every day must have some very important reason to stick with it, because it's drawbacks are enormous! And this is coming from someone who has avoided Windows for decades, but needs to run Adobe software. I'm not at all happy to be on a Windows laptop, but at least it's a high-quality machine with full-fledged professional features, that is comfortable and productive to use all day.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Computer...But...

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    couponkingofjax
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    So I had a Macbook Pro 2012 model before this model and the computer has stood the test of time. It still works fine to this day, but its finally starting to really show its age in speed and workflow. I have been waiting for an 8th gen Intel refresh on either the Macbook Pro or the Imac in order to finally upgrade. When they released the Macbook Pro's a few weeks ago I figured I would give the Macbook a shot. I've had a few days to kind of play around with it and here are my honest thoughts. Its a beautiful machine. This thing chews through anything I throw at it. I am primarily a photographer so Lightroom is the ultimate test for me and it passed with flying colors. I am very happy with the overall performance of the laptop, in short its a performance Beast. BUT..here's where the Macbook starts to become an issue for me. I like to plug my laptop into monitors when I'm working at home. And with apple's choice to go completely USB-C it causes alot of issues with my current setup. I have 2 27 inch monitors, an older Cinema Display and a Thunderbolt Display. The Cinema won't connect because its not thunderbolt 2 and the Thunderbolt does not look good for some reason. The thunderbolt display also cant charge the Macbook itself requiring the cable and the monitor to eat up 2 of the 4 USB-C ports. Forcing me to maybe consider looking into a new monitor, but apple doesn't make them anymore so I have to look to an LG or replacement brand. There's no Audio Jack cable so I can't plug the computer into my desktop speakers. And I literally have had to buy an adapter for everything, I had to buy an Adapter just to be able to use my Anker 10USB Adapter. It's very odd to me that Apple would choose to get rid of such basic things. No SD Card reader either. These are very small and minuscule things that probably could have still remained in the design of the computer. It's even basic things like not even being able to connect a USB mouse to the laptop without an adapter. I know that these problems are probably nothing new or surprising to people that reviewed or have had the touch bar USB-C models for me, but its really crazy to me that Apple made this decision. I see no real benefit to them doing this and it makes the computer alot less functional. I am going to see if I can get a decent monitor setup going otherwise I may have to consider returning this and waiting for the Imac 8th gen refresh to hopefully happen later this year. At least that model will have an SD card reader and an Audio jack lol.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best MacBook I have ever owned

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    30ANerds

    Where do I start with this review. I have been a Mac user since 1986 when I bought a used Mac (84). I have been a user of Mac and Windows every since. I am an MCP and I own a computer company that does IT work for local businesses in my area. I have about 30 years of IT management experience so I like to at least think that I know about what I am talking about. :) Now, here is the reality of this machine. This is the best laptop I have ever owned, Mac, or PC, ever, PERIOD. It isn't even close. Yes, there are windows laptops that are less expensive. Yes, they have more power, yes they may have more ports, yes they may have 4k screens. To me, it doesn't matter. The ecosystem that Apple has built with the way their products work together, along with the style, power, and battery life of these machines makes them the ones to beat. Now the keyboard may look the same, but it really does feel different, and it is quieter. I don't know if it is going to hold up the test of time, but I am praying it does. I have AppleCare just in case. I would encourage everyone to get AppleCare as replacing the keyboard out of warranty will se you back about $400. People say that the Touch Bar is a gimmick, but I actually find it useful in some apps. I cannot say how nice it is to have a 16:10 format screen still in 2018, but it is. The machine is silent unless under load, and runs cool unless very stressed. If you are a Adobe Premier user, then I would buy a Windows machine, but if you are a Final Cut user, or may be, then this is the machine for you to edit with. It is crazy fast thanks to the optimization of FCP and the speed of the SSD. 3GB a second speeds on the SSD is just disgusting. Really disgusting. I still think the trackpad is oversized for no logical reason (wish I could use an Apple Pencil with it) and I am ready for Mojave other than that this machine is perfect to me. Again to ME. I don't care about having to use dongles. I don't mind the 720p camera, so to me this is just the best laptop on the market today. What would make it perfect? A little more keyboard travel. An Nvidia card instead of the AMD. 1080P Webcamera. An SD card reader built in. Light up the Apple logo again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great machine, but still a bunch of compromises.

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    ckelley87
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    Don’t let the title fool you, this is a great machine - I’m a graphic designer working in multiple Creative Cloud apps daily. From Photoshop to Illustrator to Premiere Pro and more, this machine handles these apps like a champ. The SSD in here is the fastest I’ve ever seen (even faster than my NVMe drives in a PC) and makes working with large files (that fit on it) a breeze. The screen is beautiful and keyboard slightly quieter from the 2016 model but only barely. The Touch Bar is... meh, it’s there. I usually run with the lid closed so it’s uselss to me 95% of the time. There’s really not much, from a hardware perspective, to complain about in how this machine is built. That said... since 2016 and Apple’s move to only Thunderbolt 3 ports, getting this machine into my professional workflow has been nothing short of a compromise. New cables were needed to connect my two 4K displays (could have got adapters but the cables are less unsightly, even then... would still need the adapters), one port is used to charge, leaving me only with a single port to plug in USB or Thunderbolt drives, SD Card readers, Ethernet adapters, etc. To make full use of my equipment I needed a external dock to accommodate those things, so that’s even more money on top of things. Still wish they would make it about 1/8” thicker and just give us two RAM slots and access to the SSD but that may be asking too much of the current day Apple design team. If your setup is less complex, or your IO needs aren’t as stringent, you will be fine. That all said, I made it work in the end (with a few hundred dollars in new accessories) and it’s so far been a great machine to get work done on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop

    Posted
    SlabbaRanks
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    After a few weeks with the laptop, I can report that I enjoy this machine. Here's what I like: 1. Touch Bar. Quick login with fingerprint reader. It allows me to quickly get to websites in safari. Ability to configure what appears in it. Quickly getting to emoji. How it saves space by collapsing and making room for more buttons. Support it in applications like Final Cut, Email, Calendar, etc. can be helpful for shortcuts. Good idea. 2. Keyboard. I don't think it's as bad as reported. 3. Size. Not too heavy. It's thin. 4. Screen. Bright and clear. A nice size. 5. Performance. Ever since Apple did the processor update, it's performed well and it's definitely an upgrade over my 2012 machine. 6. Ports. It's nice to have ports that allow you to use your power or plug in devices on any side and any location on the laptop. Could reduce amount of damaged cables due to stress and bending especially when your power cord is plugged in to an outlet on the opposite side. 7. Battery Life. Lasts a good long time even when doing Final Cut and Motion projects. 8. Operating System. It's really makes using the machine a good experience. Here's what could use improvement: 1. Touch Bar. For some things, it doesn't make sense to pull your hands from typing position to reach up to the bar. Maybe making a bar just above the trackpad somehow? 2. Ports. Have to buy all new adapters and cables. No SD Card slot although a multi-purpose dock is a great solution...maybe even better than putting multiple ports on the laptop. This way when new types of connectors (ports) are made, you can just buy a new dock with those on it. I am happy with my purchase and had to really think about the things that I think need improvement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop

    Posted
    ias2018
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    This laptop is replacing 2012 13 inch Retina display MacBook Pro which is going great after being used 8 plus hours daily, had to replace battery last year. Everything is great about this laptop except the price, it is too high in my opinion, it should have least 1 tb drive at this price point. This is apple theme lately to provide less then premium content at premium price. Once one pass this price shock, things are better. Screen is good keyboard is better than last year model, daughter has 2017 13 inch mbp. Time will tell how long it will last. Setting up is done by importing Everything from backup, this is best thing I like about Mac OS X, absolutely no time wasted. every app, shortcut in place. In new machine. This is work laptop so any time not spent is time gain. I keep laptop for very long time, even though Apple MacBook Pro are super expensive in long term it is cheaper, with no extra money needed to buy other softwares It will be used mainly office suite and web based application so extra power of graphic card may be over kill. Even with multiple apps open free memory is around 10 GB Which is great. Touch Bar and Touch ID is plus, nice to have feature. I used to buy at apple store, I have stopped buying at apple store now because Best Buy is best place to buy apple products, the prices are always better and quality service. Save yourself money by buying apple product at Best Buy. In last three years I have updated most of my Macs all purchased at Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Great MacBook Pro from Apple

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    shocknawesome
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    I upgraded from a 2011 13" i5 MacBook Pro and took it about as far as it would go into 2018. Developing in Xcode and running Final Cut Pro X was just taking way to long. I've been using the new 15" machine for a few weeks now and here is what I think. The machine is configured with a512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, and a 560X graphics card Pros: * The machine is very light and thin. * Great battery life when doing development in Xcode or browsing the web etc. * Screen is beautiful * The touch bar is actually awesome, provided the app you are using supports it. * The laptop is fast, which it better be, since it's a i7 w/ 16GB and an SSD * USB-C. I actually like the USB-C ports because I an left handed and plug the power into the right side. Cons: * Not upgradable, but that's the tradeoff for the size and weight of the laptop. You have to get what you think you will need for the long term. * power brick does not come with a extension cord * Price, it's a lot of money and considering you have to upgrade it all at the time of purchase, but I reasonably expect to keep it 5 to 8 years. * The need to purchase several USB-C adapters to work with existing devices. * Keyboard. It is softer than older MacBook Pros and other Apple keyboard products. It's not bad, just different. There are plenty of aftermarket USB-C cords, connectors, and adapters and you will likely need a few of them to attach an external monitor or other devices. There are even mag-safe to USB-C power adapters available so that you can use existing power adapters you may have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy this, only if you want the best!

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    TechSnob
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    I am admittedly a tech snob. To me the best technology is like fashion is to fashionistas.....it's important not only how it performs, but how it looks. I tried to compromise on my next system upgrade and bought the Dell XPS-15 9570 with the 4k touch screen and 8th generation 6 core processor because it was $700 cheaper. But then I got a smoking deal using price match and bought the MacBook Pro 15 (which is what I really wanted from the start). I performed side by side comparisons, boot speed, program launches, responsiveness of system, touchpad, etc. All the elements that I exercise on a daily basis in using my laptop. I even made a spreadsheet comparing the different metrics that were important to me. And in the end, the MacBook won hands down. It wasn't even close. Take that, combined with the sleek sexy feel and look (yes, sexy....I told you I was a Tech Snob) of the Pro, toss in this will be my work companion for the next 6-7 years......Well, needless to say I returned the Dell. Not that it was a bad machine, just wasn't the one I wanted to take to the Prom. I could talk about how software is not optimized for 4K displays, and blurry letters from programs, finger smudges on the touchscreen.....but in the end it was beauty + power + performance = MacBook Pro. I still smile every time I pull it out of my bag and use it. As the commercial says.....smile & joy......Priceless. To me, it's worth the extra cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Upgrade & Mini Review

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    CoachCWC

    The new MacBook Pro 15 has been upgraded to the new 8th generation 6 core processor and you can really feel the power now. The GPU also got a small spec bump up to the AMD 560X. I have the Core i7 -512GB / 16GB RAM model, but you can get up to Core i9 - 4TB and 32GB. The keyboard feels slightly better with a little more spring and it is not as loud and and clicky as last years model. There is a small membrane under the keys that should eliminate the keys having issues. The speakers are now louder and fuller then last years model. The battery is also a little bit bigger to compensate for the higher processing power. You can now talk to Siri but just talking with a new chip that is being used. The SSD is also faster. Overall this is a great upgrade and worth the money coming from the 2016 model. Only if you need the higher processing power would I upgrade from the 2017. Hope this helped. If it did please hit that thumbs up and also check out my YT channel for videos on this model. CoachCWC

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome upgrade

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    TheTraveler
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    Have had MacBooks since switching over from PC around 2004. Yes, PC has gotten way better since, but Mac's security, intuitive nature and the fact that the computer isn't seemingly hijacked by Microsoft for an update every month, helped. Also, that my 2009 17inch MacBook Pro ran like a perfect Nasa mission for 10 years was an eye-opening plus. That, as multiple friends and family members went through 2-3 PC notebooks each during the same timeframe. That all being said, Apple certainly had its issues too with keyboards specifically on MacBooks, also shady phone battery clocking and other sad issues that always crop up when the greed of Wall Street forces companies to punish consumers in the name of profit and shareholders. Anyway, I digress, this machine has to my view, totally overcome the bumps and bruises of some of the recent MacBooks. The data migration was a snap and the machine runs fabulously. Graphics are super fast, processor is lighting quick and for those that complain about the new USB setup, whatever. A simple adapter doesn't even slow me down. In short, the flatter keyboard took a little getting used to, but I like it now and the machine, after the first month, has met or exceeded my expectations. I'm a film and TV professional that outs a lot of pressure on a notebook and this machine can handle everything I've thrown at it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Truly amazing piece of hardware

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    JasonC
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    6 Cores, plus hyper threading for 12 cores total, 512GB hard drive, i7 processor, good graphics.. Plus it's apple.. This MacBook Pro replaces the last one I purchased 6 years ago that is still in decent condition but definitely needs a bit of work done to it.. When I purchased this, it was on sale so it was a great bargain. The Touch Bar, while I thought t was going to be semi lame, actually works really well and for some apps, very convenient. I don't think I need to go into much about how great this device is. My environment is within the Apple eco system. iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch 1, Apple Watch 3 and my MacBook with a couple of Beats headsets and such. Everything just works seamlessly between all of my devices. One of the cool features I like with this version of the MacBook that I didn't have with my other one is the ability for the Mac to unlock by my Apple Watch being in close proximity.. Definitely nice to sit down and not have to worry about entering my password.. Looking forward to another 6 years.. If you purchase one of these, purchase the apple care warranty... if you ever have to use it, you'll be glad you did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE this Macbook!

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    jcrouser
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    This was my first MacBook ever. I was very sick of buying Windows laptops that ran like garbage a year after buying them and taking forever to process EVERYTHING! I mostly bought this for movie rendering which almost made me fall off of my chair the first time I rendered a movie that would normally take me 10 hours in 4 minutes........ What a beast this thing is. I love the boot camp feature so I can boot Windows OS from an external SDD and still run my expensive Windows programs without re-buying them. And they all run better than they ever did on a Windows PC . Yes I had to buy an adapter so I could have an HDMI, USB ports, and SD slots but it was only $100 which isn't horrible. I love the airdrop feature from my ipad and iphone, love that I can unlock my Macbook by just wearing my Apple watch and many many other features that are awesome. It was a breeze to move from Windows to Mac OS........no issues learning it at all. The only thing I can say I do miss with the this Macbook is a ten key as part of the keyboard. I do a lot of financial stuff and a ten key does come in handy, but not a deal breaker. Oh and the screen is AMAZING. So clear and clean it's almost 3D.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Heavy CS and music production user

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    DongleHater
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    The hype about the skinny F-bar screen issues scared me from being an early buyer when this class came out. I waited it out and pulled the trigger. No problems whatsoever. I've been using employer-bought MacBook Pros for 10+ years, but this is the first one I purchased with my own money. In addition to being a heavy Adobe Creative Suite user, I'm also one of those people who leaves a million browser windows opens. Trust me, I know how tax a laptop's day-to-day memory and workload. This laptop is doing just fine after several months of usage. (Barring the expected constant mismatch of OS updates that make Avid's ProTools incompatible... I've learned to just update the OS as late as possible in order to be able to continue using Pro Tools... that's an Avid thing, not Apple's problem). My only knock is something that was negated by my purchase of a j5create docking station -- Apple's getting rid of all the USB jacks on this laptop is a pain, but we all know that Apple tends to be the leader in forcing the new, next jacks that the world needs. (Ask Blackberry how well servicing people's habits works out as a business plan). Just get a docking station for all your dongle/jack needs and you'll have no qualms with this Mac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

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    EAAR
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    I can't comment on the actual computer at the moment because I haven't used it yet. After the initial setup (which took an annoyingly long amount of time), I was looking forward to transferring data from my external drive onto the computer. I wasn't able to, however, because the USB-C to USB adapter I purchased did not work (my external is USB). I'm still not sure if this is a computer issue or faulty adapter issue. My main disappointment lies in the fact that Apple has decided to make things unnecessarily more complicated and more expensive by designing this computer without a built-in USB option. This issue is not a Best Buy issue, it is an issue I have with Apple. I do not believe any newer models of their computers have a built-in USB option (to my knowledge) and it is what it is. This fact has cost me additional money, time, frustration, and problems though. At this price-point, I feel design should be more well-rounded and user-friendly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    Posted
    Whitt
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    I'm a MAC user! This is my third Mac and my second MacBook Pro. Last one was an early 2011 and it finally gave up. Apple is expensive but I like the product so decided to stay with what I'm familiar with. I purchased it at BestBuy. They had the best price at the time and I had been in to talk to different associates several times. I liked the info (knowledge) I received and the service. The new Mac has the touch bar, wasn't to sure about it but now I really like it and prefer it over the old style touch pad. I like having the ability to use my fingerprint to log on. The computer is fast with the new i7 processor and the 16 mb of RAM. I'm able to use multiple apps including two video apps at the same time. The difference in speed and performance helps make it well worth it. I like the new SSD drive over the old hard drives. Apple changed the charging cable and removed the USB and SD card slots. Not sure why so I had purchase the Ultra Drive Doc to over come this issue, so it's an additional cost. However, I really like the new Mac and hopefully it should last me a long time, longer than my last MacBook Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the gift that keeps on giving

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    timmy
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    Long story short; this is my favorite electronic purchase thus far! My last apple computer was the MacBook Air 2015/16 & to think I was beyond content using that!!!!! The second the screen turns on on this MacBook Pro it’s like a new world! The graphics are INSANE. Lighting has various settings to please the specific eye! I am a photographer/videographer & this MacBook has MORE than enough room & “engine” power for professional material that’ll last well over 10 years! This is a true, life bettering investment that has so many beneficial aspects you literally find something new each day! (That is, unless you read the handidandi booklet it came with) Absolutely LOVE the touchscreen tool bar, and I’ve gotta be honest cus I absolutely DESPISE touchscreen computers, but this new feature is definitely an asset & definitely ADDS to the experience without it being cliche or “cheap” . Lol It’s a true masterpiece!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A huge leap forward: speed, touchbar, screen

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    ODH3
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    I bought a new MBP15 recently when my 2014 MPB-13 Retina had to go in for service and I couldn't be without a computer for a week. The video rendering speed is awesome: I can regularly render multiple videos SIMULTANEOUSLY at faster speeds than I could export a single video before. The multi-core advantage is massive if you use Premiere, Photoshop, and other apps that take advantage of it. This machine also runs cooler than my 13" because that machine had only one fan! I've had no significant heat problems and have detected no throttling. WARNING: after using this, you will be incredibly annoyed with other computers you touch— this is so fast, apps launch so quickly, files write at blistering speeds— even external SSDs can start to feel slow!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice laptop!

    Posted
    Charlie
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    Apple has come through again with a powerful laptop. We upgraded from our 2011 model to this powerful model. The I7 processor, 16 GB Ram and the 512 SSD (Solid State Drive) makes this a powerful system that will make even the advanced user very happy! My only complaint, and my reason for giving only a 4, is that it only comes with 4 USB-c ports built in. To connect all your peripherals (USB drives, HDMI devices, camera cards, etc.) one has to purchase USB-c Hubs that have the ports you need. Some are simply USB-c to USB 3 or other single connections and others are multi-port devices. The cost for these hubs range from about $20 to $200. A few multi-port hubs can be found in the range from $75 to $100. My feeling is that Apple should include an external hub with the ports most commonly needed with the laptop. With the hefty price tag on the MacBooks, the extra hub would not hurt Apple's profit margin. And it would allow purchasers to give this MacBook a 5 rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best and dependable

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    SquareHammer
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    I purchased a Windows computer over a year ago to replace my MacBook Air. I just needed more room and power and didn't want to spend the $$ on anew MacBook Pro. After struggling with a Windows computer for a year, I decided that I had had enough and went to BestBuy and purchased a new MacBook Pro. Working with a Mac again was like putting on your favorite relaxing sweat pants... very comfortable and familiar. Even though I was able to move around the Windows environment in an "OK" manner after a couple of months, NOTHING compares to a Mac experience. It is so intuitive and easy. Yes a Mac does have its quirks, (expensive, upgrades limited) but the Mac OS is so much easier to navigate than the Windows world. Also, if you are invested in the Apple Universe, with a little patients, all of your Apple devices can connect together which helps organize your life. If you need a computer that is dependable and JUST WORKS, I would recommend a Mac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My very first MBP!

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    Jammy
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    Coming purely from Windows products for nearly fifteen years (never thought it would ever come to this), the switch isn't as hard as I feared it would be. This particular model (MBP 15", i7, 512 SSD, 16GB RAM) is pretty powerful for what I needed it for. I've picked up Photography as a hobby, but soon realized I wanted to do more with it. Comes the decision to purchase my very first Apple laptop. I'm not saying Windows PC couldn't handle what I wanted to do, but after all of my research, I kept landing on MBP, not only for portability, but also for functionality. For the longest time I always worry that switching to a different OS was going to be a pain, but in reality, there's not much to it. It does take getting used to, but I really don't find it a whole world of difficult. I do wish that the laptop was a little lighter, because I did not expect it to be quite heavy just by looking at it.

    I would recommend this to a friend