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Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models With 10th-Generation Intel Processors

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Apple this week began selling certified refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro models with 10th-generation Intel processors for the first time, a few weeks after refurbished 8th-generation models became available.


Apple's refurbished store currently has 2.0GHz quad-core Core i5 and 2.3GHz quad-core Core i7 configurations available in Space Gray or Silver in the United States and Canada, with prices discounted by around 15 percent compared to brand new. These models were originally released in May 2020 and feature Apple's improved Magic Keyboard.

Apple says refurbished MacBook Pro models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a USB-C power adapter and USB-C cable in the box. In our view, a refurbished MacBook Pro is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new model, so this represents a good opportunity for savings.

A refurbished MacBook Pro comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty, which can be extended to three years with AppleCare+ for $269. AppleCare+ includes up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to an additional fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage or $299 for other damage.

Keep in mind that third-party resellers frequently offer better deals than Apple's refurbished prices, so be sure to monitor our deals roundup.

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I'd buy one, but after 40 years of playing with computers I own absolutely nothing with a USB-C connector of either sex (or more sexes if that's a thing now). My Mid-2012 13" keeps cooking and I have a backup. Sometimes almost every port has something plugged in.
 
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I'd buy one, but after 40 years of playing with computers I own absolutely nothing with a USB-C connector of either sex (or more sexes if that's a thing now). My Mid-2012 13" keeps cooking and I have a backup. Sometimes almost every port has something plugged in.

Odd reply? They are your choices, and easy answer is don’t buy if you don’t want change. Personally, I fully support USB c / thunderbolt and have had no real issues, but I have only been using computers for 30 years, so you get me there.
 

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The Apple refurb store has been my go-to place to buy Apple hardware for years. I've been consistently pleased with the quality of their refurbished products, whether it's laptops, iPads, or iPhones (or even Airport devices, back when they still offered those).
 
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10th gens are in the Canada refurb store as well:


Looks like the UK Refurb Store could use a MBP 13 restock, so maybe there'll be some 10th gens once that happens.
 
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Maybe the upcoming Mid 2020 Macbook pro 16 will still use intel? I am one of the few that still use bootcamp.....
I think it’s likely to have another Intel model.

I’ll repeat this sentiment for the next year or so - if you want to get one of the last Intel Macs, get one now. The closer we get to Apple Silicon, the more buyers remorse you’ll have for buying and not waiting.

I’m not saying Apple Silicon is going to be a revolutionary change, but being months away from having stood on the fence is worse than years.
 
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You know, um .... all the details are listed if you scroll down a little. The chip generation is under Tech Specs ...

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I mean the page BEFORE you click! With the 30 thumbnails similar to below.

I'm saying you should be able to see if it has 32GB or 4TB before you click (and then have to scroll).


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At least they tell you if it's an i7 or not, that cuts down on the redundant clicking...
 
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I mean the page BEFORE you click! With the 30 thumbnails similar to below.

I'm saying you should be able to see if it has 32GB or 4TB before you click (and then have to scroll).


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At least they tell you if it's an i7 or not, that cuts down on the redundant clicking...
OK, yup I agree, that would be nice, although using the filters on the left helps a lot.
 

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$1699 for a 13" MBP with
- 2.0GHz quad‑core 10th‑generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
- 16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
- 1TB SSD

is quite tempting.

EDIT...

Oh. Dang. Even better... $1699 for

- 2.3GHz quad‑core 10th‑generation Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz, with 8MB shared L3 cache
- 16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
- 512GB SSD

Don't need a 1TB SSD. Or I can save some money and for $1529 get

- 2.0GHz quad‑core 10th‑generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
- 16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
- 512GB SSD
 
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$1699 for a 13" MBP with
- 2.0GHz quad‑core 10th‑generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
- 16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
- 1TB SSD

is quite tempting.

EDIT...

Oh. Dang. Even better... $1699 for

- 2.3GHz quad‑core 10th‑generation Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz, with 8MB shared L3 cache
- 16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
- 512GB SSD

Don't need a 1TB SSD. Or I can save some money and for $1529 get

- 2.0GHz quad‑core 10th‑generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
- 16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
- 512GB SSD


Best Buy has been selling the 10th Gen. MacBook for $1,599 brand new for a few months now. Not a huge savings buying refurbished. You can usually bundle some extra discounts with Best Buy as well.

Most Apple laptops are out of stock with kids and e-learning, but I think we should see even more discounts closer to late September or early October.
 

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Best Buy has been selling the 10th Gen. MacBook for $1,599 brand new for a few months now. Not a huge savings buying refurbished. You can usually bundle some extra discounts with Best Buy as well.

Most Apple laptops are out of stock with kids and e-learning, but I think we should see even more discounts closer to late September or early October.
Unfortunately that MBP at Best Buy for $1599 is out of stock. And from Apple, at least here in the Northeast US, it's only the lower end MBAs and MBPs that are not available for in-store pickup or have a week+ shipping delay. The higher end machines are available for in-store pickup or two-day delivery.
 

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Maybe the upcoming Mid 2020 Macbook pro 16 will still use intel? I am one of the few that still use bootcamp.....

If there is a 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh THIS YEAR, then yes, it will most likely still use Intel. But do bear in mind that 10th Gen H-series Intel CPUs suitable for the 16-inch MacBook Pro are not that much (if at all) faster than 9th Gen versions. If there is to be any meaningful update here, it would be in newer AMD discrete graphics. We're almost guaranteed to not see a Mac with 11th Gen Intel Core processors in tow.

All that to say that, especially given its maturity, you're probably safe buying a 16" MacBook Pro now. Certainly there will be no Apple Silicon Mac releases PRIOR to the public launch of macOS Big Sur.

Must be from unhappy user plagued from 5500 series GPU issue...Navy GPU are problematic since day one....

You do realize that these are 13-inch MacBook Pros and not 16-inch MacBook Pros, right? 13-inch MacBook Pros have never had discrete graphics processors in tow (and, at this rate, most likely never will).

I think it’s likely to have another Intel model.

Considering its Apple Silicon replacement will need at least nine more months in the oven, I'd say that's pretty likely, though I wouldn't expect 10th Gen to do much more than give Apple an opportunity to further stabilize the final Intel 16" MacBook Pro going into the transition. The MacBook Air and 13" MacBook Pro replacements, however, are definitely almost ready.

I’ll repeat this sentiment for the next year or so - if you want to get one of the last Intel Macs, get one now. The closer we get to Apple Silicon, the more buyers remorse you’ll have for buying and not waiting.

I’m not saying Apple Silicon is going to be a revolutionary change, but being months away from having stood on the fence is worse than years.

...Unless you still need Intel inside for things like Boot Camp or x86 OS virtualization. You're not going to get either of those things on Apple Silicon. Even if Apple and Microsoft join up and Apple reverses course on a Boot Camp for Apple Silicon, it won't be with the x86-64/x64 versions of Windows 10, but rather Windows 10 for ARM64.

I'd like to see a mac mini with one of those 10th gen processors, please.

Please?

sniff.

It's not going to happen. But part of me thinks you're probably already aware of that. Take heart though, 8th Gen Intel based Macs will be ready to make the jump soonest. Two 8th Gen based Intel Macs (the 2020 Intel Two-Port 13" MacBook Pro and 21.5" iMac) are VERY likely going to see replacement with Apple Silicon models THIS YEAR. The Mac mini likely won't be far off in that regard. All 8th Gen Macs (and, really, all 2020 quad-core 10th Gen Intel based 13" Mac notebooks, for that matter) are going to be ready to move to Apple Silicon as soon as Big Sur is out. The question is how ready is Apple to launch.

That said, if you, like me, need Intel, I'd either get the current Mac mini, or an iMac if what you need is an Intel Mac desktop.
 

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10th gens are in the Canada refurb store as well:


Looks like the UK Refurb Store could use a MBP 13 restock, so maybe there'll be some 10th gens once that happens.

After submitting US-only I meant CA also, but too tired to edit. But yes, only those two.

Also, maybe someday Apple will you make "Price: low to high" formatting actually mean something on on your refurb store websites. I've give feedback about the issues for the page organising option that works intermittently and unpredictably from month to month. Currently for example, it's doesn't seem to be working on the MBP sections for any country. Set price "low to high" and view the MBP subsection and visit pages 1-3 and see for yourself. The reason why it's important this works is because budget is most people's initial concern and allows the user to organise the pages with that initial concern in mind.
 
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lambertjohn

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I mean the page BEFORE you click! With the 30 thumbnails similar to below.

I'm saying you should be able to see if it has 32GB or 4TB before you click (and then have to scroll).


View attachment 948452

At least they tell you if it's an i7 or not, that cuts down on the redundant clicking...
Don't you get it? They want you to click. Click, click, click. That's what lures in "lookers" and increases the chances that you'll become a buyer. It's all part of Apple's grand plan to take your money out of your pocket and put in in theirs!
 
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