Apple Adds 2016 MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar to Refurbished Store [Updated]

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    Apple recently updated its online store for refurbished products to add the 13-inch 2016 MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar, which was originally released in October of 2016.

    There are a limited number of models available for purchase with various processor, storage, RAM configurations. Prices are discounted by up to $390, with Apple offering 12 to 16 percent off depending on a machine's configuration.

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    Only higher-end models with upgraded processors, RAM, and storage are available at the current time, but earlier today, at least one lower-end machine was available for purchase. Apple's refurbished stock fluctuates often, so if you're hoping to get a specific configuration, it's best to keep a close eye on the refurbished store.

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    13 and 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar are not currently available from Apple's refurbished site, but could be added soon based on the availability of the non-Touch Bar model.

    All of Apple's refurbished products go through a rigorous refurbishment process before being offered for sale, which includes inspection, repairs, cleaning, and repackaging. Refurbished Macs come with a one-year warranty that can be extended with an AppleCare purchase. For more tips on purchasing a refurbished product, make sure to check out our dedicated guide.

    Update 3/20: Apple's refurbished store is also now offering 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro models for a 15 percent discount.

    (Thanks, Nick!)

    Article Link: Apple Adds 2016 MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar to Refurbished Store [Updated]
     
  2. SoApple macrumors regular

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  3. themcfly macrumors regular

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    13 inch, no touch bar, dual core, no dedicated graphics, refurbished.

    2k$.

    Seems a bit steep.
     
  4. atlas_0 Suspended

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    when like new 2014-2015 15" models are up for grabs around 1k all day, it's bordering on obscene.
     
  5. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    Eh with that much storage not really. Also has its ram maxed, which isn't nearly as expensive but still.
     
  6. SeattleMoose macrumors 65816

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    $1200 tops...this is truly a lost version of the MBP. And its used!!!
     
  7. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    especially when they have more ports and are in general more "pro"
     
  8. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    Bah, you can walk into most any Best Buy and get an open box (just a return) for like $1200. Ask for an extra 10% off, they usually do it.
     
  9. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502

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    Looks like a few people went for them. There were 3 models like 10 minutes ago now there is 1.
     
  10. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    The most terrible MBP for many years. Apple Fail.
     
  11. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a

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    Really! I had thought about a 15 refurb, but none available. However, now, looking at what's available, 2 year tech at those prices?
     
  12. macfacts macrumors 68020

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    You forgot no glowing logo ;)
     
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  14. DanGoh macrumors 6502

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    Wow. +$1800 for a refurbished intel U processer powered laptop.
     
  15. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. Not even the extra RAM and SSD is making the $2k easier to swallow, especially for what you could be getting in the Windows Camp.
     
  16. meteoreos macrumors regular

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    Genuine question, is this earlier than usual?

    Haven't been around the Mac scene long enough to know. Just curious.
     
  17. Johnny907 macrumors 6502a

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    Anecdotal I know, but it certainly seems like it.
     
  18. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    tim cook's motto: it's all about the margins and profitability. innovation? too risky
     
  19. canadianreader macrumors 6502

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    Still it is very expensive and it's not a pro machine with that intel iris graphic chip.
     
  20. KPOM macrumors G5

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    How so? Which ports on the 2015 are capable of 40/Gbps?
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    No. They have been on sale for 4.5 months now. Usually we see refurbs about this time. Remember most are hardly-used returns. The holiday return period ended 2 months ago.
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    For those not interested in snark, the refurbs aren't a bad deal. They are nearly as good as new and come with a full warranty. I bought a refurb MacBook Air a few years ago and had no issues with it whatsoever.
     
  21. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    And not enough ports. No thanks
     
  22. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

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    Is the pricing a joke? Is Apple really getting this smug?

    I configured a Mini ITX tiny case (Thermaltake Core V1) with Core i7 6700K + MSI Mini ITX mobo + GTX 970 + Samsung 960 Pro + 32 GB DDR4 4000Mhz RAM + Modular PSU + Dell 24" 4K monitor for under $1500. Installed Sierra on it using few usb3 and nvidia tweaks in clover.
    Done.
    This hackintosh literally screams and tears apart any crap Apple has dished out in the last few years.

    What is wrong Apple?
     
  23. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It's got 2 TB3. That's plenty.
     
  24. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    They really just don't see the mac as a growth sector anymore, they are just banking on the loyal fan base to pay outrageous margins for inferior hardware.

    I love my MBA, but I refuse to buy another mac until I see a value for my dollar. Having iMessage on my desktop isn't worth 2k.
     

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