Refurbished MacBook Pro Question

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  1. Oviraptor323 macrumors newbie

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    Will a refurbished 2015 MacBook Pro function exactly like a brand new one? Will the SSD be just as fast and will it come with no damage? I want it to be exactly like a new one out of the box. Thanks!
     
  2. whodatrr macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, if you buy directly from Apple they are refurbished to the point of essentially being new. A few small differences:
    - Packaging - you will likely just get a brown box, vs the sexy Apple packaging
    - Charging cycles - Your battery may some with a few cycles already, if it was a return. But this id a drop in the bucket.. my last two refurbs had ~ 5 cycles, out of the 1,0000+ they're rated for.

    Other than those small items, it will be a new system.

     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Yes, in all honesty the refurbs go through a much more thorough QA process, so it's arguably a little better than new (in regards that you're less likely to have a DOA model).
     
  4. Oviraptor323 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So there will be no speed difference I have heard good things about the SSD and I want it to be fast!
     
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    Correct
     
  6. Weaselboy, Nov 23, 2015
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    It will be the same. Lot's of people here buy the refurbs and like them.

    The only downside is some of the free extended warranties you get with credit cards do not apple to refurbs. For example I have a BofA VISA that gives me one extra year of warranty coverage, but it does not apply with refurbs.
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I don't see why you'd think there would be?
     
  8. Oviraptor323 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well people say they slow down over time.. Since it used...
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Over time, we're talking years of use here. This shouldn't worry you one bit.
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The hardware itself does not slow down over time. Maybe the SSD would take a hit if it had been used HEAVILY, but it isn't something you need to worry about. Apple Refurbs are great.
     
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    It slows down mainly if you fill it up with data, not by wear...
    It takes years before cells start damaging ....
     
  12. iPhilPHX, Nov 24, 2015
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    I just picked up one to replace my stolen late 2013. I didn't want to wait for whatever new features or redesign are coming with the next iteration and doubt I'll find my new MacBook lacking. The only "sacrifice" I made was opting for 8GB of ram vs the 16GB I previously had which, given my usage, I also doubt I'll notice. I saved a fair amount over buying the same thing as new and, as mentioned, aside from the plain packaging the unit is indistinguishable to me from a new rMBP. The body and screen are flawless. There were only 2 cycles on the battery. I'm very satisfied with the purchase. I highly recommend the refurb.
     
  13. melpote macrumors member

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    I just got my refurb today. It did not come in the sexy apple packaging. It came in a plain white box. It was packaged very well. It is working amazing. I did have to upgrade it to El Capitan which took and hour or so. I think it is an amazing deal, so I would say go for it. I trust apple completely with their refurb program.
    I would just like to add that I got the 15.4 Pro with retina and I LOVE this screen! :)
     
  14. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    Got a refurbs 2014 here and it's amazing. It looks better than new!
     
  15. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    I got a 13" screen as the 15" is massive to look at.
     
  16. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    I got a Mid 2015 MBP early Sept and it came delivered absolutely flawless.
     

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