Any downside to an October 2013 refurbished 13" model?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whitedragon101, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    No downside at all

    There were and are still issues with Image retention for a small number of people (all message boards are full of complaints but thats what they are there for and they can scare you if you read too much into them millions of these computers are sold some will have issues).

    Many people seem to be very fussy about warmth in their screen but as far as I can tell, apart from a few with genuine concerns, these may well be easy to sort with some screen adjustments or calibration.

    I have a late 2013 2.6 512GB 13 inch bought in january and it is just marvelous.
  3. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2010
    The downside is that I am using my mint condition, October 2013 refurbished RMBP while you don't have one. ;) Marvelous machine.

  4. jg321 macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2012
    Late 2013 13" here. Love every aspect of it. Gorgeous screen.
  5. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    The late 2013 and mid 2014 rMBPs seem to be great computers. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a refurbished one.
  6. TBFoxRDMS macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2007
    I've had mine a little over a week. It's outstanding.
  7. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    The IR problems were big with the 2012 models; the number of cases severely dropped with the early 2013 models and definitely with the late 2013 one in question. I would say it will likely not be an issue.

    And to reassure you, refurbished models actually go through a more in-depth quality check, since there was a problem with the computer in the past. Apple is great with quality products, and I would recommend pulling the trigger and getting the refurb 2013 macbook!

    If there are any defects, I do believe the refurbs still have the 1 year warranty that new macbooks have, if that helps to reassure you.

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