The laptop is absolute masterclass for a guy who is into programming. The MacOs gives you a Linux like feel that is very important to master for begginer programmer and experts alike. Good battery. Solid 7-8 hours. But where it really takes a beating is the value for money segment.(especially india) With God only knows where our tax money goes system, this product is taxed almost 60,000 more than what it is sold in US. For a cash conscious country like us, where even the rich are careful on spending, this laptop has zero value for money.
Item was received in original packaging without any issues. I went for the silver because it was cheaper than the space grey. The Apple resellers in my city only had the space grey for display so I bought the silver sight unseen, although I did have a silver 13 inch MacBook Pro earlier. However, after receiving the product, I personally feel the silver looks much better than the space grey which simply looks dirty. Battery life can drain faster if the discrete GPU is running otherwise it gives ample battery throughout the day.
I use macbook as it is required by my company for running a few softwares and iOS based mobile applications. I hate apple as it wants vendor lock-in. You cannot use apple products without purchasing Apple Care and that means extra money for Apple. This macbook does not have a USB port and I can't use my wireless mouse directly and have to rely on USB adapter. Apple wants you to buy its magic mouse which is priced at 7500 INR. This product is definitely not value for money as it is heavily taxed in India. You get the same macbook in US or outside India in 165000 INR. The only thing Apple is interested in is Money !!!!
I'm Fullstack web and mobile developer and mainly i'm going to use(or using currently) this laptop for iPhone/Android and web development. I bought before 2 days and till now the experience is awesome, earlier i was using 2012 macbook pro 13 inch, 4GB RAM, 512 HDD, i5 2nd generation and iPhone simulator was taking almost 25 minute to start well in new laptop that is this product i7 8th generation, 16 GB RAM, 256 SSD is taking only 1.5 to 2 minutes (Approx). well i will write review after six month of use later again. (since i'm not native english speaker, forgive me if you found any grammer errors)
The product is good but it's software is not updating. It is showing some error message but once you visit your nearest service centre they will resolve your problem. It is having a heating issue. Apart from that the product is excellent. It's look or its performance is absolutely satisfactory. It got a touch panel on the keyboard along with fingerprint sensor to unlock the device
Awesome product.. you will definitely need some time to get used to with the keyboard.. best product for developer I've seen so far.. Performance is superb.. One can not simply outrun this model..this is the best product in the segment.. Go ahead and buy.