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Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and portability are overall positive. The size and screen also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the value for money. Reviews about the touchpad and keyboard are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

 

The gorgeous, bright, color-saturated Retina display is the first thing you notice when cracking open Apple's newest machine. Its resolution is 2880x1800 pixels, but it would be a bit of an oversimplification to call that the "native resolution." When...

Best display we've ever seen on a laptop. Two Thunderbolt ports. HDMI and USB 3. Speedy. Thin. Light. Quiet

Apps not updated for Retina display can appear blurry. RAM, hard drive, and battery not user-upgradeable. FireWire and Gigabit Ethernet require $29 adapters. The $9.99 MagSafe-to-MagSafe 2 adapter should have been included for free

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15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

 

There's no doubt that Apple's 2012 MacBook Pro is a great piece of kit. Its Retina display and Ivy Bridge CPU are the main attractions, but its keyboard and overall build quality are still among the best in the business and make this laptop a worthy...

Excellent screen Sturdy build quality Great keyboard Runs quietly

Some noticeable warmth Screen reflections can be annoying

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Absolutely the best investment for the money.

 

The product speaks for itself. The disappointing part is that Best Buy does not give your member points if you financed the product. That is a terrible dissapointment.This product is... Big screen size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Budget...

Retina display, MacStore, SSD, Memory, - truly all of it

Best Buy doesn't give you the points for the purchase if financed

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love my macbook

 

I would say if your looking for the best laptop its this one.This product is... A touch pad that works great, Big screen size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Budget Conscious, Parent with kids, Student

it was easy to set up over all well worth the money

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Perfect and lightweight.

 

Love the MacBook! We owned a 3 year old MacBook Pro and have had no issues with it. We decided to upgrade the memory in it and give it to our son. Then we purchased this newer version which is much lighter and thinner.This product is... Good sound...

Easy to use, great screen display

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Nice, nice and nice

 

Excellent retina display, very fast and slim,,, A very nice compact size... An excellent productThis product is... A touch pad that works great, Perfect for Business, Big screen size, A nice compact size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me......

very slim and fast

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Great reliable

 

It has been 7 years using my apple computer. Thought of update a newest computer so Buy this for the Xmas gift. Love it!This product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, Perfect for Business, Big screen size, A nice compact size,...

The speed and function and the sleek look

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Mac is so much more reliable then windows products

 

apple makes a great computer along with other great products. I would never go back to a windows based product.This product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, Perfect for Business, Big screen size, A nice compact size, easy to set...

speed and it doesnt freeze like windows

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Incredible Laptop!

 

I have owned nothing but Windows products until I bought this incredible machine. I will never, ever, buy another Windows product! I took a chance on Apple and spent the money for this MacBook Pro and have absolutely no regrets in doing so. You just...

Everything

Price

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Open Box

 

Love it and was able to save money by purchasing it as an open item.This product is... Big screen size, lightning fastAbout me... Parent with kids, Business Professional