Unfortunately, while the OLED Touch Bar and Touch ID-equipped models are currently unavailable, if you can manage to get by without that feature you’ll stand to save a large sum of money on the Apple’s most powerful 13.3-inch MacBook Pro models ever.
If a 13.3-inch model without an OLED Touch Bar model will work for you, Apple is offering discounts of up to $390 off.
You can pick up a refurbished 13.3-inch model in Silver or Space Gray featuring Intel’s latest 2.0 GHz Dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD for as little as $1,269 — a generous 15% savings over the model’s $1,499 MSRP.
The same model, in either color, is also available with either a 512 GB SSD OR 16 GB of RAM for $1,439.
Other options include the 13.3-inch model with an upgraded, 2.4 GHz Dual-core i7 CPU with 16 GB of RAM, and either a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD for just $1,699 or $1,869, respectively.
You can also snag the fully decked-out, 13.3-inch MacBook Pro in Space Gray, complete with Intel’s i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a whopping 1TB Solid State Drive for $2,209.
Two things are worth noting here: first of all, Apple’s inventory of refurbished Macs is somewhat transient, and changes from day-to-day based on volume and availability. This is good news for those who might want to hold out until the Touch Bar-equipped models begin showing up.
Second, when you buy a certified refurbished Mac from Apple, you’re not getting a ‘used’ machine but rather, one that’s been thoroughly cleaned, inside and out, boasting the same luster of a brand-new model.
Also, if you were ever skeptical about throwing money into a refurbished machine, rest assured that you can do so confidently, knowing that your purchase will be backed by Apple’s standard 1-Year warranty — which can even be extended for two more years with the purchase of an AppleCare+ protection plan.
Will you be treating yourself to one of Apple’s most recent, refurbished MacBook Pros? Let us know in the comments!