Apple Adds 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models With Radeon Pro Vega Graphics to Refurbished Store

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    Apple's online refurbished store is now offering discounted versions of the 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Radeon Pro Vega graphics, allowing the higher-end machines to be purchased at a discount.

    Apple announced plans to add AMD's Radeon Pro Vega graphics to its MacBook Pro lineup in October when the new MacBook Air models were announced. MacBook Pro models with the new options were able to be purchased in November.

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    Only the higher-end 15-inch MacBook Pro can be upgraded with the Radeon Pro Vega 16 (+$250) or Radeon Pro Vega 20 (+$350), so purchased new, machines with the new graphics options are priced starting at $3,049.

    Apple has a wide selection of MacBook Pro models with Radeon Pro Vega 16 and 20 graphics available. One of the most affordable options, which is a Core i9 model with the Radeon Pro Vega 16, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD, is priced at $2,849, a $500 discount.

    A base level Core i7 model with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and the Radeon Pro Vega 20 is even cheaper at $2,679, a $470 discount.

    There are a number of MacBook Pro configurations available with different RAM, SSD, and processor upgrades, all of which are equipped with the new graphics cards. With the wide range of configurations available, people looking for a discounted MacBook Pro with the Radeon Pro Vega should be able to find what they're seeking with today's update.

    Apple even has a maxed out MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor, 32GB RAM, Radeon Pro Vega 20, and 4TB SSD for $5,989, a discount of $1,060.

    Apple's refurbished stock does fluctuate, however, so available stock of refurbished MacBook Pro models could sell out quickly. Apple refreshes the refurbished store on a regular basis, and it can be handy to keep an eye on a tool like Refurb Tracker to find specific configurations.

    All of the available MacBook Pro models are listed on Apple's refurbished site.

    Purchasing a refurbished MacBook Pro from Apple is a good way to get a like-new device at a lower price point. All of Apple's refurbished products are tested, certified, cleaned, and guaranteed with a one-year warranty that can be extended with AppleCare+.

    Article Link: Apple Adds 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models With Radeon Pro Vega Graphics to Refurbished Store
     
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    Still feels like these things are over priced.
     
  4. seeforyourself macrumors regular

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    Wow how could you not turn that deal down?

    Maybe it’s forshadowing the update!


    I know I’m desperate.
     
  5. macdos macrumors regular

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    That would be less expensive.
     
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    for the longest time i was certain that these were used and refurbished... silly me)
     
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  8. Glideslope, Mar 14, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    I'm going to have to respectfully disagree. The line between Cheaper/Less Expensive has never thinner in todays Apple. :apple:
     
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    Massively overpriced.
     
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    Now people can buy all the T2 bridgeOS MacBook Pros that were returned.

    I usually buy from the refurb store when I can but there is no way I would ever buy a refurbished 2018 MacBook Pro.
     
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    Why do you say that? Apples Refurbished Process is pretty strong and still comes with the exact same warranty along with AppleCare to be purchased so they do stand behind it.
     
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    o_O Wut?
     
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    At least from my experiences buying refurbished macs, they are impossible to tell apart from a new machine other than the box they are sealed in, which is why I always buy from the refurbished store. Everything inside the box is the same as opening a brand new product and you can add AppleCare. Never had any issue with cosmetic abnormalities or damage from buying refurbished.
     
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    It’s unfortunate that you can’t repair On your own.
     
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    Comparing windows machines and macs is a pointless exercise. It’s about the os.
     
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    You're not calculating in the value added by the inclusion of that awesome Touch Bar™! The Touch Bar™ easily adds $1000 to the intrinsic value of a computer - because it's so Awesome™!
     
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    A word with no real meaning. If you're broke then a used 2009 Mac Mini is over priced, if you're wealthy then a maxed out Mac Pro is cheap, and if you're an average person who values quality hardware then it's priced just right.
     
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    One little key fails and it costs $800 to fix. Pass. I won't upgrade my 2013 MBP until these products are sane, and I'm not charged a $400 premium for a Touch Bar that I don't want. My 2013 MBP is 5.5 years old and no KB issues. I'll stick with this for ever if I have to.
     
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    So what? It might as well be powered by nuclear fusion and brew espressos. As long as it runs on Windows it's a deal breaker.
     
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    It's sad, but the recent MBPs suck. They are not pro because they still thermally throttle to an unacceptable level. They are sealed and cannot be easily serviced. An otherwise inexpensive part breaks that requires hundreds in repair costs. Cook has led Apple astray from its core competency, which is the Mac. Apple has ignored the Mac for too long. At this point, losing market to Windows is the only way to teach Apple. Speak with your money. Windows isn't that bad.
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    Exactly right. It’s just a way to whine and complain about expensive things with some sort of manufactured righteous indignation.
     
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    Yeah but it’s made by Razer. Enjoy that wretched customer support when it inevitably fails.

    And woo, ports! USB 3.0 which can be used for... USB! Not like those stupid “portless” 40Gb/s TB3 connections that can be daisy chained, charge the laptop, and support any legacy port — all at once, if you were so inclined. You got it skipper, USB 3 is where the Pros are at.
     
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