Great windows lap top
Have used Apple products since 1981, have used Toshiba Tecra's and Dell Inspiron's, ironically the best windows lap top you can buy is the MAcbook Pro, although I will buy the 15" next time to access the dedicated graphics card memory. I run this on bootcamp running Win 10Pro, why? becasue I need to access Sharepont and Microsoft in their wisdom dont have a version to run on OSX. Liks, total reliability,dependable easy to use, in fact windows 10 seems to run better in bootcamp mode on this machine than my colleague who has the Dell XPS. My onl...y gripe is probobly down to my use, I always drive an external monitor, howver the intel integrated graphics runs out of gutts when I have more than on Excel spread sheet open whilst connected to sharepoint and M/S Dynamics. This machine is now 3 years old, still looks and performs like new, plan to replace it with a 15" this year and retire the 13" to OSX mode running Logic Pro in my studio. Expensive to buy, but in the long run innexpensive to own, reliable and as long as you use it for waht it was designed for, an excellent machine.
The best computer
I have been using the new MacBook for sometime now and I can not stop it is the best laptop I have used in all my years the battery life is grate and the play back on my favourite movies is awesome highly recommended to anyone that is a big apple fan and wants to take a laptop with them
Goodbye Window, Hello Apple
I have been using window os throughout my entire life, this is because i was surrounded.
Work decided to upgrade my lappy and i said why not give Apple a crack, should be too hard since famous for simplicity. The first 2 weeks i was struggle and looking at YouTube channel to get some tips, now im loving it after 2 years im not looking back.
It’s not only simplicity the OS delivers, it just makes so much sense when using it (idiot proof, bug free, reliable).
You pretty much pay for what you get and now when i use window i get frustrated and annoyed.
This is a fast little unit
This is a fast little unit, I just switched from a lifetime of frustration using microsoft systems after fighting viruses, system crashes etc. This unit does not need an antivirus as it never gets viruses not to mention it is fast and responsive every time i switch it on. Should have made the switch much earlier in life!
Weapon of choice for work!
If you are looking for a reliable machine for work, the Macbook Pro is the laptop for you.
The battery life is amazing, the operating system is secured, the weight is portable, the look & feel is premium.
Although there isnt any ports available for USB and HDMI, plenty of good 3rd party dongles out there. I dont have any complaints about that. It does make the macbook look different.
The touch bar is very cool. Still got much to learn to fully utilise it and the trackpad is the best. Nothing really beat apple's trackpad. They are just so seamless and easy to use.
If you are not gaming on it and purely want it for work. Look no further. This is the laptop for you
It is discontinued but if you found a new one BUY IT instead of the new versions!
Very light and thin laptop. The battery life is great. It allows me to get my school work done and some light photoshop editing as well with no problem.the Retina display is really high quality. only downside was the apple care, which is too pricy!
I was looking for buying the newest versions of Macbook pro with the touch bar. but turned out the store had only one of the older version of Macbook pro with retina display. Im happy with this purchase.
What can I say? Beautiful looking laptop somewhat let down by a buggy operating system.
I have a love-hate relationship with Apple and their line of laptop and desktop computers.
Our family has the works - the iPhones, the Apple TV, the Airplay receivers, the Mac computers, the lot.
The thing about Apple products is that everything has (almost) this beautiful harmony with one another.
- I can enable my hotspot from my laptop computer without ever touching the phone (most of the time)
- I can share content from the laptop onto the Apple TV (most of the time)
- I can play music from one device to any other seamlessly.
Worst Purchase Ever. Everything failed after 18 months
Very disappointed in this product which is a complete rip off. Purchased for my son for high school. Told it would last the full 5 years.
Issues started after 1.5 years. Apple unwilling to assist but finally did after contacting ACCC. Then a year later the WHOLE system fails!! Used for 3 years. Repair bill higher than the price of a new one! Faulty logic board, battery and hard drive.
Be warned - poor after sales. Sell faulty units and refuse to repair. My husband works for Microsoft and says these products (and apple care) are a joke.
Won't be replacing this failed macbook with another. When you spend $2000 you expect it to last longer than a year before it starts failing.
A very angry customer!
My consumer experience has been downgraded with the new MacBook Pro
I bought this after absolutely loving my MacBook Air for 6 years. A total Apple convert I was disappointed that the MacBook Air had been left behind as far as new tech is concerned so I went for the new MacBook Pro with retina display. I am disappointed not to notice any improved speed and despite double the storage I am getting the dreaded spinning colour wheel already - not sure why yet. The reason I feel I have actually downgraded my Apple experience is because this new MacBook only has 1 USB port + the charging port (actually not USB but t...hunderbolt 3 - annoyingly needing an adapter to USB!) and no SD card port. But the main reason is the clumsy keyboard. I see in a previous review a reference to butterfly keys. Don't know what that is but mine are less smooth than my MacBook Air and really noisy
use every single day
I had never used Macbook since I started to have my own laptop. The 2016 Late Macbook is great. Super fast, pretty light that I can carry it to school in my small backpack, excellent display, perfect sound,etc. I chose the one without touch bar as it is cheaper and I think the original function bar is enough for use.
Good! Love the touchbar addon
Bought this because my MacBook Air was on the verge of spoiling and it was a good decision made. Didn't like the butterfly keys on the MacBook 12 inch but this new improved butterfly keys were smooth and provided the feel I like. Touch bar functionality is limited but cool. Hoping more programs would support it soon
- MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13-inch 2016 Late (with Touch Bar)
- Verified purchase
Solid performing laptop that is little too expensive!
Apple has done it again with a good quality laptop that runs like a dream with beautiful crisp screen and has been updated significantly from the previous model with latest intel processor and now included USB-C connections. Main downsides is the really high price and the lack of tradition USB port (no required to carry around a dongle as a converter).
This is still very good
I have used MBP 2010, 2012 for many years, I feel satisfied with its quality.
Now my employer gave me this 2015 model MBP, it is still very good to use, HDMI post can TB(DP) ports are quite useful.
I am very happy with 2015 model than other latest models, such as 2016 and 17, because of they only have USB type-C.
It was excellent
I bought it as a birthday gift to my brother who is working on editing and making some special effect for TV commercials. I just borrow it one or two times. The color on the screen was totally correct and the processing speed is fast. There is a little problem to me, someone who used to use windows systems though.
- MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13-inch 2016 Late (with Touch Bar)
- Verified purchase
The Best Laptop
We've been pushing our 13" MacBook Pro (2016) to its limits lately, so we bit the $6,000 bullet to find out how much faster the new 15" MacBook Pro (2017) and the results were shocking.
Full video comparison: https://youtu.be/dhSxoNL5Bys
13" MacBook Pro (2016)
Intel i7 3.3GHz Dual Core
Intel Iris 550
1TB SSD ...
The early 2015 Macbook pro is amazing. Looks good and performs super well under different tasks. Whether it be photo editing or watching YouTube it performs it easily with no lag or noise.
The retina display is quite amazingly clear and super realistic.
The aluminium body around the laptop gives it the luxurious elegant look.
It looks just as good as it performs.
Amazing laptop though a little pricey.
The Laptop is absolutely good enough
It is exceptionally fast and productive, with an overall good quality. However, I have hid issues with the screen though. This proved to be no concern, however, as Apple traded it in for a new Laptop within a day. Great Customer Service and Product!. Will enjoy it for a while
The best laptop I ever have
Simple and elegant model. Best keyboard I ever use compared with other laptops. With backlit keyboard, working at night is more convenient. Display is bright, clear and sharp. Sound is excellent and clear even though the speaker is not located at the front side like other laptops I ever used. With macOS, it is easy to use especially for programming. Highly recommended for daily and specific use.
Would be the best thing that I buy, ever. No regrets at all. If you are thinking of buying a lap top my advise will be a MacBook without a doubt. I wish I got that extra cash to get the 15in but the 13in will do me just fine.
The Perfect Laptop
I have had the new 15 inch touch bar laptop for a couple of months now and have not had a single problem or glitch with it, typical Apple! I was worried that the new laptop would not live up to my old 17 inch 2010 MacBook pro, but this machine is so well crafted and works so well that to tell you the truth I no longer even notice the difference in screen size (although Apple please bring a 17 inch version out one day!).
The usb-c drives that a lot of people complain about are incredibly fast, I would never go back to the old usb drives. I ...laugh every time people mention dongle gate, its a $10 cord that will not be required in 2 years! The speakers are unbelievable, how can this great sound come from such a compact elegant case?? Battery life did seem a bit disappointing in the first few weeks, however since the update this has improved to the point where it is no longer an issue for me. The touchbar is great, I use it virtually in every application now, and I can only see programs utilising this even more in the future. As for the price, I will let you in on a little secret ...... you pay more for the best. If any laptop can maintain its performance after 6 years to the extent that its effectively performing as a new laptop, then its worth a lot more money.
Questions & Answers
Hi I’m thinking of buying a MacBook Pro 13-inch 2014 model second-hand
What things should I check before buying it
-e.g does it overheat
Neither of my children’s have ever overheated and they use them for the full school day. If they have been used by a student especially a middle school student check for dints and scratches that might look like it has been dropped. My youngest has dropped hers twice and it still works well but one of her friends has a couple of keys that don’t work properly after dropping it.
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