by Joel George on 2014-05-14
after years of building my own pcs to my satisfaction, but always getting stuck with silly oem configs for my laptops, i finally took the plunge, and boy isnt it worth it! no more substandard hardware, bloated up software, & compromised build quality..!
the macbook pro is every bit the legend as it deserves to be known as. Its premium all the way, from the box in which it comes, to the power adapter, to the device, its inch perfect! this is the top end version for the 13" model as available in india. in the us, it can be further customised to have an i7, 1tb SSD, 16gb ram config. so if youve got relatives.......... ahem..
yes its costly and yes its a bit of a change from a typical windows environment.
BUT ITS WORTH IT... if you dont require serious gaming performance or graphics intensive work, go for the air range. its cheaper but still very capable! and super portable!! light to medium coding and development (web, asp.net sql dbases, etc) are not an issue at all & run super smooth...
super fast boot-up and shut down times (about 3 seconds each), and everything in between! superb battery life, which is better on the 13" than the 15" by an hour.. plus it works with windows!
i installed original windows 8.1 pro x64 using bootcamp, without any issues whatsoever (just took some time to create the usb boot disk), and it runs better that any windows pc ive experienced. additionally i installed parallels9 & used the bootcamp partition to create a VM, and now i can enjoy both Win8.1 and OSX together, without hitch. word of advise - use original software, live free with peace (& regular updates!)!
since windows environment is important to me, i researched a lot before buying this and doing all these things. so im mentioning it here outright so that it clears any doubts. for those who dont understand what these things are, just ignore the last section. And for everyone else, all details are available on the company forums. Just follow the steps & ur on ur way to mac+windows nirvana!
Been using for a month now, and everything is brilliant! Oh yes, the speaker output is really really good! WSRetail is as usual the best & most reliable seller. Beware of cheaper alternatives. Im addicted to in-a-day delivery now! Thank you flipkart, for yet another wonderful experience!
by Mitul Mehta on 2014-04-18
A wonderful machine which is portable, light, and blazing fast. Apple Mavericks, is a charmingly different OS and far better than Windows. An amazing battery life, great screen, keyboard, gesture based mouse pad. Worth the money! Strongly suggest to go for this model as the laptop cannot be upgraded later.
by Amit Gupta on 2014-07-14
I can write another 200 words to explain you why it's better, but I can tell you the same in one word as well "Go for it"
by Nirmal Chandra Kamila on 2014-03-16
Awesome experience. Got product on time and was nicely packed. WS retail provides excellent service. Notebook is light weight and with lots of feature. It's my first Mac and enjoying it right now. Worth for money
Best lap for daily use....
by Ajay Kumar on 2014-06-22
Frankly i've been a linux guy. My first laptop was Compaq R600.. then Inspiron and then Alienware.. and Now Mac book pro...
1. No doubt alienware is an awesome product, with the power and performance.. But i cant really carry that daily and its really heavy.. Mac gives me awesome performance with light weight and the form factor is incomparable. Build quality, simply impressive and the response is like butter on the plate ;p
2. I am in love with Mac (as it reminds me of my passion... UNIX) and the display... games work flawlessly and you get plenty of open source products to match up your needs..
All in all.. you it once, and you will not use anything else.. But then everything comes with the cost.. make sure to check your pocket before you go for it..
by CK on 2014-10-02
Does this have an SSD? It's confusing when the specs say that this has an HDD. Also, what's the clock speed on the processor? I am rating Flipkart's product specifications as one star and not the product.
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