Reliability - Apple Refurbished MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mcomp112, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. mcomp112 macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2017
    Hi all. Quick question - I'm likely going to pick up a refurbished base 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro. This will be a back up machine (I already have an upgraded 2016 MBP) as I have a lot of work this summer and can't afford to be without a computer for even a day.

    It likely will never be used but in case I need to use it, I need it to be 100% reliable. Are Apple Refurbished MBPs as reliable as the regular ones? Would be helpful to hear about your experiences before I pick it up. Thanks in advance!
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    If anything, the refurbs are more reliable. They're tested heavily before going into the refurb channel. New units generally aren't.

    Worst case scenario, it's DOA and you'll get a new one. So no cause for concern. :)
  3. mythdemon macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2011
    San Diego, California
    Got a 15" 2016 refurb last week. Loving it so far. Seeing none of the issues reported on these forums *touchwood*. The reduced price made the hole in my pocket appear nicer :)
  4. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    Only Apple could say for certain, but refurbs *seem* to be even more reliable than original machines.
  5. SteveJUAE macrumors 68030


    Aug 14, 2015
    Land of Smiles
    Without splitting hairs I would say equally reliable
  6. mcomp112 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2017

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