Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 MacBooks With Kaby Lake Processors

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    Apple has added its latest 12-inch MacBook, originally released in June 2017, to its refurbished store for the first time. All models feature Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors and faster graphics options.

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    A refurbished base model with a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor, 256GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 615 is available for $1,099 in the United States, reflecting savings of $200 off Apple's regular price of $1,299. Available colors include Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

    The base model with a faster 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 615 is available for $1,189 in the United States, reflecting savings of $210 off Apple's regular price of $1,399. Available colors include Gold, Rose Gold, and Space Gray.

    The base model is also available with an upgraded 16GB of RAM for $1,269, or $230 off Apple's regular price of $1,499.

    A refurbished higher-end model with a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 512GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 615 is available for $1,359 in the United States, reflecting savings of $240 off Apple's regular price of $1,599. Available colors include Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

    The higher-end model is also available with an upgraded 16GB of RAM for $1,529, or $270 off Apple's regular price of $1,799.

    Other built-to-order configurations are available for between $1,099 and $1,659 in the United States, including models with up to a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, 512GB flash storage, 16GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 615.

    Apple says refurbished MacBook models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged, including the manuals and cables included in the box. The notebooks are each given a new serial number and undergo a final quality assurance inspection prior to being added to Apple's refurbished store.

    A refurbished MacBook 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 $249 for the the 12-inch MacBook in the United States.

    Apple has also added refurbished 2017 MacBooks to its Canadian store, with prices ranging between $1,459 and $2,069.

    Related: Guide to Buying Refurbished Apple Products

    Article Link: Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 MacBooks With Kaby Lake Processors
     
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  4. RGomezPhotos macrumors newbie

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    Fantastic deal. The 1.4GHz versions are nipping on the heals on CPU performance of the base 2016 MacBook Pros... Seriously tempted.
     
  5. robeddie macrumors 68000

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    A 2017 laptop that's significantly less processing power than their new phones (and still more expensive, even with the refurb discount).

    What kind of upside down world are we living in?
     
  6. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    Alternative reality just like back to the future.
     
  7. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    $200 OFF a used and repaired computer is not really a 'good deal'.

    And I wouldn't buy any portable computer with less than 1 TB storage, and much less if it only has that crappy Intel HD Graphics garbage video chip.
     
  8. brofkand macrumors member

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    Good for you.
     
  9. NMBob macrumors 6502a

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    And it probably has fewer ports than the new phones, too.
     
  10. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    i won't even consider the normal macbook until it supports thunderbolt 3
     
  11. sza macrumors 6502

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    Hope Apple will release the MacBook pro without touch bar same powerful as the touch bar model. Currently you can’t configure better hardware for the non touch bar model. I just don’t care about that touch bar.
     
  12. a.gomez macrumors 6502a

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    Meh... Crazy that Apple still using this CoreM garbage and Huawei/Microsoft putting i5 and i7U series in passive cooling shells. Apple needs pick up the game, like yesterday.
     
  13. Hectx macrumors newbie

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    In an age where people read single miss representing tech articles (from yesterday) that improperly compared the two. It's true the phones are getting pretty powerful, but part of that is due to the amazing optimization of the iOS with their chips. If you imported OSx to the phone, the numbers wouldn't even come close.

    P.S. I'm also not tech savvy enough to explain the full difference
     
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    So $1099 for a refurb MacBook with 256GB or $1149 for a 256GB iPhone X. Can't believe these prices.
     
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    Still rocking my 2012 MacBook Pro with 8 gb of ram and an upgraded 1tb SSD, it has every port you need.

    Oh, not to mention a superdrive :D
     
  16. dmylrea macrumors 68000

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    As long as people line up to buy these overpriced toys, Apple will keep raising the price little-by-little. It's a great marketing ploy. The prices are crazy, but some people just have to have them and will pay anything. Enough people, apparently, that Apple keeps selling record numbers of these overpriced toys.
     
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    Still waiting for the 15" to be available refurbished...
     
  18. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Don't forget the part where lots of people can't see past their own usage model & priorities to understand that some things are designed and marketed towards different usage models and priorities. :)
     
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    "Well it's not high margin. I wouldn't use that word."
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    And they probably die a hot death even faster.
     
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    I have a 2015 MacBook. It's a wonderful computer. Yes, it's underpowered but it's very portable and runs OS X (unlike computing ultrabooks running Windows). If I was in the market for a new laptop, I'd really consider the middle (1.3 GHz i5 with 16 GB RAM) model.

    I have 3 27" iMacs to use if I need more power. Occasionally I wish for more power on the go but my laptop has plenty of power for running my statistical software, coding, and writing research articles.
     
  22. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    yep, similar here. I have the 2015 and it has plenty of power for what I use it for. I didn't buy it to be a powerhouse. Nor did I buy it to store all my stuff. I bought it as an ultraportable super-light laptop. I have a 2012 quad-i7 mini with dual displays for when I needs ports/storage/screen/power.
     
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  24. citysnaps, Sep 14, 2017
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    A world where most people want a compact lightweight laptop with decent performance and great display, instead of a phone, for doing their work.

    Most of Apple's customer base are not tech-nerds who need the fastest CPUs in order to perform their day to day work tasks.
     
  25. a.gomez macrumors 6502a

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    Na... the i5 7300U barely throttles with passive cooling in the SP @15w. This is the same thing Windows people told me about the PowerBook Ti ages ago - 16 years later it still boots.

    Apple just getting lazy. This is the easiest solution for fanless.
     

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