Certified Refurbished MacBook help?!

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  1. waquzy macrumors 6502a

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    I am thinking about getting the refurbished 2016's MacBook from Apple store. Now does anybody know if the certified refurbished products have a new battery installed, meaning the battery cycle count would be 0.

    Any help much appreciated.
     
  2. EugW macrumors 603

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    Don’t get a refurb 2016. Get a refurb 2017. Better keyboard, faster, and better multimedia playback support.

    As for the battery, I believe it won’t necessarily be 0, but will be a very low cycle count.
     
  3. waquzy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah ok, thx for your reply, the 2017 model is £150 dearer though...hmm
     
  4. EugW macrumors 603

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    It should be noted that the 2017 Core m3 is faster than the 2016 Core m5. What model are you looking at?
     
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    waquzy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    M5, 512ssd, £1169
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    The 2017 model is i5 and £1319

    Ps: I'm not fussed about speed, just want 512 storage as priority
     
  6. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought a refurbished base model 2017 12" MacBook, direct from Apple, and it came with one cycle on the battery. Nice little machine, perfect for writing and basic photo editing.
     
  7. waquzy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    excellent, thank you for the info :)
     
  8. cincygolfgrrl macrumors 6502

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    I disagree. When my granddaughter started college we got her a refurbed 2016 MB. There have been no keyboard difficulties whatsoever. My grandson starts college in September; a refurbed MB would be ideal for his needs, too. I'm pretty sure the defective keyboard stories began with the 2017 model and that's what's predominently available in the refurb store. The last thing in the world I need to do is bring a kid in from the dark side (crappy Windows machine) then have him pulled back by a bad Mac experience.
     
  9. EugW macrumors 603

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    No, we are talking about different things. The keyboard feel of the 2017 is way nicer. As Ars Technica put it, the 2017 keyboard no longer feels like you’re typing on a pizza box with the keys drawn on. Cuz that’s almost what the 2015 and 2016 feel like.

    As for the reliability, most of the complaints have been about the MacBook Pro. I have not noticed much difference in the number of reliability complaints with the various 12” MacBook models. Time will tell, but the 2017 is now a year old already.
     
  10. mj_ macrumors 6502

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    Nope, it all started with the 2016 MacBook Pro! Oddly enough the MacBook does not seem to be affected by this as badly as the MacBook Pro regardless of year. Even the 2015 model keyboards seem to be going strong still.

    However, as EugW has mentioned the 2015 keyboard feels incredibly mushy and soft when compared with the 2016 and even more so the 2017 model.
     
  11. robvas macrumors 68030

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    Sure it is. Heck my 2015 keyboard pooped out on me.
     
  12. polee macrumors 6502a

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    My 2017 keyboard has been acting up once in a while. Certain presses do not get registered at all.
     
  13. newellj macrumors 604

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    For comparison with the retina MacBook, the 2015 rMB was the first MacBook of any variety to have the new keyboard. I don't recall that it had the reliability problems that the rMBP models have had (both 2016 and 2017), but it was a horrible typing experience that was finally improved in the 2017 model.
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    MacBook Pro, correct?
     
  14. kcroyal macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 2017 i7, 16, 512 a few months ago from the apple refurbishment site and the battery had 7 cycles. I have had zero problems with this machine and really love the keyboard. I highly recommend the apple refurbed Mac hardware.
     
  15. polee macrumors 6502a

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    It's a macbook.
     
  16. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    The 2015 rMB I had also suffered from stuck keys on occasion, they're not immune at all.
     

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