any cons to buying recertified from apple?(any refresh soon?)

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  1. kofman13 macrumors regular

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    Currently on 2015 13 inch rMBP, and its a great laptop but i love being on latest and greatest so I am looking at 13 inch 2017 rMBP touch bar.

    brand new is 1799 USD but recertified is 1549 USD which is a nice discount. any downsides to recertified? do you still get apple care 1 year standard warranty?

    ALSO, on mac rumors buyers guide it says dont buy MBP, refresh soon... so when does apple usually do macbook pro refreshes? planning ahead financially
     
  2. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

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    I take it your are referring to the Apple Refurbished Store? If so, have no fear. I purchased my 2017 iMac that way, and yes, you get the same 1 year warranty, and you can even purchase AppleCare for it. My iMac works and looks like new, with new accessories. It even had the "new Mac smell."

    All that said, yes, there should be a product refresh soon. Many expect to see the CPU core count go up on all models. With that in mind, consider that you won't be seeing these revised 2018 models in the refurb store for some time, so that savings potential won't be any time soon. If you were buying anything other than MBP, I'd say make your move now, but the 2017 MBPs seem to have some finicky keyboards, and many hope that will be revised in 2018.
     
  3. kofman13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    maybe ill just hold on to 2015 rmbp for now then
     
  4. jerryk macrumors 601

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    WWDC is early June. Many suggest an upgrade to quad core 13" and hex core 15" systems at that time.

    Windows notebooks are already shipping with the new 45W (the same TDP as a current 15" MacBook Pro) i9 hex processor.
     
  5. oldhifi macrumors 65816

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    I have purchased several Apple products from them, no problem, as new
     
  6. smallcoffee macrumors 65816

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    I would hold on. I would also suggest changing your perspective of having the latest and greatest. I get it, but it's a much more wise decision to use what you have and save money for some other purpose. Unless you're wealthy - then who cares?
     
  7. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

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    I agree, but for slightly different reasons. If you wait, you can see what problems other people have with a brand new product, like with the 2017 MBPs and the keyboard complaints. With exception to iPad, I don’t think the latest hardware update is ever that monumental for most users. I get that some are power users demanding the best, but that’s not most people.
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    "Currently on 2015 13 inch rMBP, and its a great laptop but i love being on latest and greatest so I am looking at 13 inch 2017 rMBP touch bar."

    My advice:
    Don't do it!
    Stay where you are (with the 2015) until the 2018 models arrive.

    Too many problems with the 2016/17 keyboards!
    And the "repairs" are VERY expensive (once the machine is out-of-warranty).
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    People are expecting (hoping) that WWDC will bring new laptops. I for one am one of those hoping to see new laptops in June
     
  10. jerryk macrumors 601

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    Good advice. I would add, wait a few weeks after the new units ship to see if the keyboard is OK and if there are any other issues. These days you do not want to be a Day One buyer of an Apple product.
     
  11. kofman13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah im going to wait for 2018 refresh and see how the keyboard is
     

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