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Apple-macbook-pro-15-3rd-gen-retina-2012.33684831
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Apple MacBook Pro 15" 3rd Gen Retina (2012-)

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Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro 15" 3rd Gen Retina (2012-)

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Comfort 2
2.0
Display 6
6.0

Very poor check out experience in the store.

tdtink, Bestbuy
3 days ago
  • Summary: This whole experience has been a disaster. When we took the computer back to BestBuy for help within the first 30 days after the purchase because we...
  • Pros: Nothing.
  • Cons: Our Mac got a virus & we were told we wouldn't need tech support "because Macs don't get viruses."
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Overall 6
6.0

Great but...

Bowen Parrish, Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: This computer is excellent, but I was disappointed to open it up and see that the liquid damage indicators had been triggered. I couldn't see any sign of corrosion, but this still means I can't get any warranty on this computer.
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Overall 6
6.0

OVERPRICED

BaronVonEngelhafen "BaronVonEngelhafen", Amazon
10 December 2013
  • Summary: The reason Apple rose to a prominent position was because they used to have great customer service. I bought a half a dozen of their high end computers over the years but now I am totally dissatisfied. I paid over 3K for the features of y MacBook and the cord was so cheap that comes with this that it frayed, cracked and they refused to replace it for me. I can't believe it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wifi slow compared to old 13" 2011

James, B&H Photo
13 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The screen is extremely neat. A definite upgrade from my old 13" 2011 Macbook pro. The only complaint is the wifi issue. Sitting in the same room right next by each other, my old 13" macbook pro can load webpages much faster than this one. It is truly surprising and upsetting. Going onto speedtest, this computer does not even load the page (takes ~3 minutes) properly. On the contrary, my 13" macbook pro loads the page in seconds and shows my internet speed.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Powerful
  • Cons: Hard To Set Up, Slow, Wifi Issue
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Overall 6
6.0

Battery life is subpar.

Cody "Cody", Amazon
15 August 2013
  • Summary: The screen is fantastic, and that's why you're looking at this product. However, be warned: the battery life doesn't last anything near the 7-hours claimed. This is an authentic Apple Macbook Pro with Retina Display, and runs at high speed. Maybe that's why the battery sucks.
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Overall 6
6.0

Inner Seal is broken

MarvinMa, Amazon
9 August 2013
  • Summary: When I opened the pack, I found the inner machine seal(factory white seal) is broken, that means, someone opened it before. Fortunately, the battery cycle count is 1. I hope I could buy it only 2 days later, because other seller offered additional 50$ discount. I didnot make a refund because I have to pay for return postage costs. Since it is apple's perfect product, I give 3 stars.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Comp If You Already Wear Glasses

N.Boyd "nnb", Amazon
26 March 2013
  • Summary: I really wanted to love this machine. Its form factor is perfect, battery life long, and screen big enough for full-time use. However, I returned it after a week and a half because my eyestrain from this machine was absolutely unbearable. It was like someone drilled through my eyes and I could feel the pain even in the morning, waking up after a good night's sleep. I checked the Apple forums, and sure enough, I'm far from the only person to have this issue.
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Overall 6
6.0

Seriously?

Jeffrey H., Newegg
25 February 2013
  • Summary: got this for my wife, was thoroughly not impressed at all. besides the battery life, operating system and mediocre SSD and the so called Retina screen which is a major marketing gimmick, like peak power vs RMS true power ratings in car audio. Nothing from this laptop warrants the 2.6k price tag, its worth at most 1.6k from the hardware and software.
  • Pros: Its a mac, prestige, looks, w/e else is associated with the mac name.
  • Cons: price, duh
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Overall 6
6.0

Excelent but not perfect

Felipe "Felipe", Amazon
21 August 2012
  • Summary: For me this laptop was an important upgrade from my relatively old 13" MacBook Air. It is much faster and the screen is almost perfect for photograph edition. The illuminated keyboard is an important feature for me specially when I use it on dark environments. The only bad thing is the MagSafe power connector. It was a big surprise for me see how easily can be disconnected so I have to reconnect very very often.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Gary A., Newegg
6 August 2012
  • Summary: LCD is the WoW nice. now the MB has 8gb ram on it you can not add more if you need more ram get the mac with 16GB. Ram and GPU are integrated to the PCB/MB this is not good. If the ram or gpu go out you will be buying a new mac.
  • Pros: Good looking laptop supper fast
  • Cons: price, no upgrade, all ram ssd and bat is built to the PCB,MB
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