Apple Adds 2017 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Refurbished Store

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    Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add a selection of 15-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar, which is the first time the new machines have been available through the refurbished store since their June 2017 release.

    As of the writing of this article, Apple's refurbished store has six different 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro models available for purchase at a discount of approximately 15 percent.

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    The base model 15-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM, 256GB of storage, and a Radeon Pro 555 graphics card is available for $2,039, for example, a discount of $360 off the price when purchased new. Both Silver and Space Gray models are available in a handful of different configurations.

    All of these machines are listing shipping estimates of 30 days, which may be in error as they have just recently been added to the refurbished store.

    The addition of 15-inch MacBook Pro models to the refurbished store comes two months after Apple began offering refurbished versions of the 13-inch 2017 MacBook Pro models.

    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 tips on purchasing a refurbished product, make sure to check out our guide.

    Article Link: Apple Adds 2017 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Refurbished Store
     
  2. JosephAW macrumors 65816

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    That's probably the one I bought last month and returned the next day because it couldn't even hold my iTunes music library without having to carrying around an external 2TB drive. I never even got to my photo library. Useless.
     
  3. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    THAT'S the price that should start when new.
    Thew new macs suck because they AREN'T for Pro use.
    It's a disappointment and failure.
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    If only there were some way to know ahead of time that your 2TB of data wouldn't fit on a laptop with a 256GB drive.
     
  5. sza macrumors 6502

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    Mac is getting more and more expensive year by year.
     
  6. flat five, Oct 10, 2017
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    wow.. tempting.. that's a nice price.

    (not actually tempting.. definitely waiting to see the next MBP release first.. but am in the beginning of thinking of upgrading (from a mid2013).. basically just waiting for the low power ram until upgrading)

    [edit]oh wait.. my current laptop is mid2014..
    yeah, i'm in no rush.[/edit]

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    lol
    so is my..
    hmm..
    so is my everything
    :)

    (that said, i've been paying $3000 for laptops for nearly the past two decades so.. not really sure if i agree with your statement)
     
  7. ThisBougieLife macrumors 65816

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    "30 Days Shipping" better be in error! :eek:

    Last time I ordered a refurbished Mac it came in two days.
     
  8. scrapesleon macrumors member

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    if refurbish going for that price might as well pick up a brand new one
     
  9. alien3dx macrumors regular

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    i'm buying 200 dollar laptop and it's still work and add some money 8GB ram and SSD +100 dollar. hehe
     
  10. PickUrPoison, Oct 10, 2017
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    The pros I’m familiar with love them. They have a Thunderbolt 3 dock at work (and a TB3 or USB-C dock at home) often multiple monitors, sometimes an external keyboard/ mouse/ trackpad/ Wacom, large hard drives/arrays, Gb Ethernet, etc.

    They move between home and work, typically plugging in only one (or two) cables, yet still have a very light, powerful, long-running machine, in a relatively small package, when traveling or otherwise on the go. Most only use MacOS but some also run Windows, usually using VMs. Everyone seems to love the display.

    I know some people complain about not having a touch-typable escape/F-keys, but most I’ve talked to actually like the low travel keyboard after an initial adjustment period.

    But I’m sure they’re not ideal for all pros; what’s your beef?
     
  11. JohnnyApple$eed macrumors member

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    Still too much! Their entry level MBP 15" should start at $1,999 brand new.
     
  12. otozuz macrumors member

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    I read the title in a hurry and for a millisecond my brain processed "Apple adds 17 inch..." — I was already cheering :rolleyes:
     
  13. flat five macrumors 601

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    nice.
    sounds like a great price for a working laptop that does what you want it to.

    :thumbs-up:
     
  14. CaptRB macrumors 6502a

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    Spare yourself. The new keyboards are prone to failure. Wait if you can.


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  15. Mr. Dee macrumors 65816

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    Got a new gig going and I have the money saved up right now could splurge on one of these. But, my Early 2015 is doing just fine and I want to get the lamination issue resolved before I ever give Apple money again. The technology has gotten so good enough right now, I feel like Apple and many other companies should be in crisis mode. For the vast majority of users, these new machines are overkill and offer little in improved dramatic performance to justify upgrading even on a regular 3 to 5 year lifecycle.
     
  16. flat five, Oct 10, 2017
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    what happens to them?

    the 'G' key (for example) stops working? the whole thing stops working? keys fall off?


    (i haven't paid much attention lately)

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    i'm currently teaching Rhino to a guy with a 15" 2017.. idk, i like it as far as i've been able to tell with a few uses of his.. or, it's sweeter than my laptop at least and i like my laptop.

    oddly enough, the thing i worried about most was esc since i use that key a lot and i read a bunch of people complaining about it around here.. tried it out a few times and it seems totally fine and usable imo.

    i'll keep an eye out for any weird keyboard issue i may see over the next few months.
     
  17. PickUrPoison macrumors regular

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    Though beloved by some (but not enough), that form factor will never be back. With its high res display, the 15” fits more desktop real estate than did the 17”. It’s easier to sit a couple inches closer to the display than dealing with a larger, heavier machine.

    It still is a nice and rather capable laptop, 6 years later, but few want to lug a 7 pound machine around anymore. I could see Apple doing a 14” MacBook, but not a 16” or 17” MacBook Pro... I just don’t think the sales numbers are there. (Similarly, the iPad mini and maybe the Mac mini’s days look to be numbered, but I’m still holding out hope for both!!)
     
  18. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    Why? An Apple refurbished item is just as good as a new one. Same 1 year warranty and blemish free. You just don't get a pretty white box with it; You get a plain brown box. Is the pretty white retail box worth $360?

    I've never had any problems buying from Apple's refurb store.
     
  19. MH01 macrumors G4

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    So have I , though £4K + (dongles and AppleCare ) for a laptop, I think it came to £4500.... and I got the top spec 2015 return from apple for £2300. Poor value in my eyes
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    Some reports they are prone , and certain to loose the ESC key :p
     
  20. Westside guy, Oct 10, 2017
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    I buy from the Apple refurbished store almost exclusively now - even for iPhones and iPads.

    As far as laptops go... the refurbished 2015 MacBook Pros are a steal, when you can find them in stock (and they actually are, or at least were earlier today). I recently had to do without mine for about a week and a half, and was using one of the 2017 ones for work. I was very happy to pick up my "old" laptop this past Saturday - I much prefer the keyboard and the dongle-free life. :D
     
  21. flat five macrumors 601

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    wait, i'm not following exactly.
    £4500 in all?

    what's the £2300?

    ha. yeah.. i've heard about that one.
    : )

    (i edited the quoted post a little bit ago and spoke of ESC.. maybe you were typing as i was editing..
    but yeah, to me, i don't find the virtual key to be an issue.. that said, i can see how it may be irksome for people as it's no longer a mechanical press)
     
  22. larryg1do macrumors newbie

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    Looks like all the 2017 models were just pulled - hopefully it’s just temporary!
     
  23. Winni macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, and I don't care how much a liter of gas costs. I only gas up for 20 bucks anyway.
     
  24. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    That's one possibility. But it's more likely that they were sold. There were only 6 when this was posted.
     
  25. flat five macrumors 601

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    cool.
    i don’t worry about gas prices either..
    i don’t own a car.
     

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