Reliability - Apple Refurbished MBP

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  1. mcomp112 macrumors regular

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    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 604

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    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

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    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 macrumors 68040

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    Only Apple could say for certain, but refurbs *seem* to be even more reliable than original machines.
     
  5. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    Without splitting hairs I would say equally reliable
     
  6. mcomp112 thread starter macrumors regular

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