Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2018 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models in United States and Canada

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Apple has added 2018 models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to its refurbished store in the U.S. for the first time. Prices are discounted by roughly 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models.


A refurbished base model with a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB of flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 is available for $1,529 in the United States, reflecting savings of $270 off Apple's regular price of $1,799. Available finishes include Silver and Space Gray.

A refurbished maxed-out model with a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 2TB of flash storage, 16GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 is available for $3,139 in the United States, reflecting savings of $560 off Apple's regular price of $3,699. This configuration is currently limited to Space Gray.

A variety of other models, including built-to-order configurations, are currently available. Quantities are limited, however, so we recommend acting fast or using Refurb Tracker to monitor when inventory is replenished.

Apple says refurbished MacBook Pro models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged, including the manuals and cables included 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.

Note that third-party resellers sometimes offer better deals than Apple's refurbished prices, so be sure to monitor our deals roundup.

A refurbished MacBook Pro comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the notebook is delivered. The warranty can be extended to three years from the original purchase date with AppleCare+ for Mac, which costs $269 for the the 13-inch MacBook Pro in the United States.

Apple has also added refurbished 2018 models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro to its Canadian store, also at a 15 percent discount.

Update: 15-inch models are now available as well.

Article Link: Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2018 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models in United States and Canada
 
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Soterman

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Personally, I would never buy a refurbished product. Each and every refurbished Apple product I owned (five iPhones, two Macbook Pros) was either faulty from the very first moment or broke down soon after I got. I think that their 'testing' process cannot detect many flaws...
 

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Personally, I would never buy a refurbished product. Each and every refurbished Apple product I owned (five iPhones, two Macbook Pros) was either faulty from the very first moment or broke down soon after I got. I think that their 'testing' process cannot detect many flaws...
I bought a refurbished iMac (27-inch, Late 2013 with NVDIA GPU) when I saw Apple switch to AMD video cards, and it's still my main machine for video editing.

I upgraded my refurbished 2011 MacBook Pro to 16GB RAM and swapped out the spinning HD for an SSD. Aside from being too old to install Mojave, it's still running just fine.
 
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mattopotamus

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Honest to God, the 13" Pros with Retina display are the worst laptops I have owned. The only reason for this is that the GPU is still not powerful enough to drive the retina display. I see that damn spinning beach ball more times a day than I care to count, and I am only using Safari and the office suite. I never had this issue with the Air line or the 15" line. I am specifically talking about the Pros since the redesign.
 

magicschoolbus

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I have my eye on these but honestly my cMBP with the upgrades I have done still works well; and with the lack up updates the mac line has gotten, it actually holds its own against some of the lower end newer models pretty well.. aside from the terrible display, it's still a great machine.
 

ilikewhey

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If u r interested in this deal plz buy apple care, got a refurb 15 from apple and for 3 years it gave me hell, apple finally replaced it after sending in for repair 4 times
 

kakinc

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I am actually considering returning my MacBook Pro 15 2018.
The fullscreen video playback glitches out. (short multi coloured line popping in and out every so often.)
To test this, just playback some youtube video in safari in fullscreen mode.

*Tried with my friends MBP 15 2018, they all do this. And Googling it reveal people having this issues from the beginning of release. Don't know if Apple is ever gonna fix it. If not fix soon, I am returning it before its too late.
 

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Personally, I would never buy a refurbished product. Each and every refurbished Apple product I owned (five iPhones, two Macbook Pros) was either faulty from the very first moment or broke down soon after I got. I think that their 'testing' process cannot detect many flaws...
If we’re talking anecdotes then I’ve had the opposite experience. Almost every new Apple product I’ve had has had an issue, save the Apple Watch Series 3. All of the refurbished devices I’ve owned haven’t had an issue yet and I’ve bought a lot of refurbs.
 
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WannaGoMac

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Personally, I would never buy a refurbished product. Each and every refurbished Apple product I owned (five iPhones, two Macbook Pros) was either faulty from the very first moment or broke down soon after I got. I think that their 'testing' process cannot detect many flaws...
Funny, I have mostly only bought refurb and recommended to at least 10 people over years. none have one problem with a refurbed by apple product.
 

cardfan

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If I were buying a new MacBook, I’d get a refurbished one. The prices are crazy high for brand new and Apple has one of the best refurbished policies and quality control.
The prices are crazy high for used hardware. I can usually buy new for less. Depends on the deal or I want a custom configuration. I’d still prefer a consumer Mac Pro that I can build off of. Use my own monitor etc. I really don’t want either mbp or iMac. What’s the purpose of an all in one when you need usb hubs, speakers, and have cords running everywhere.
 

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Personally, I would never buy a refurbished product. Each and every refurbished Apple product I owned (five iPhones, two Macbook Pros) was either faulty from the very first moment or broke down soon after I got. I think that their 'testing' process cannot detect many flaws...
I only ever had a problem with a refurb iMac which blew the PSU and HD after a few months. Apple fixed no questions asked. All my other dozens experience with refurbs have been top notch to the extent that I would never buy brand new Apple products in most cases.
 
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