If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to purchase Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro, now may be the time to finally pull the trigger. Earlier this week, Apple added a few models of its 2016 MacBook Pro without the TouchBar to its online store for refurbished Macs. The savings are substantial, and if you aren’t particularly enamored by the TouchBar, you’ll definitely want to see the deals Apple has going.
If you act now — there’s no telling how big Apple’s current supply is — you can pick up the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro in either Silver or Space Gray for $1,269. The sticker price represents 15% in savings and is a solid $230 off the normal list price of $1,499.
Both of the above models feature a 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.
If you’re looking for a little bit more horsepower and bang for your buck, you can also pick up a refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for just $1,869. This is $330 cheaper than you would otherwise pay for a new machine with the same specs from Apple’s online store.
Again, there’s no telling how long supplies will last, so if you’re thinking about diving in, you’d be well advised to do so sooner rather than later.
Lastly, for anyone curious about what buying a refurbished MacBook Pro entails, here’s what Apple has to say about the process:
Apple Certified Refurbished Products are pre-owned Apple products that undergo Apple’s stringent refurbishment process prior to being offered for sale. While only some units are returned due to technical issues, every unit is evaluated to ensure it meets Apple’s quality standards.
Each Apple Certified Refurbished Product:
undergoes full functionality testing and any defective modules identified in testing are replaced.
Apple Watch devices that require replacement parts are not included in the Apple Certified Refurbished Program.
is put through a thorough cleaning process and inspection.
is repackaged (including appropriate manuals, cables, new boxes).
includes either the Operating System originally shipped with the unit or, in some cases, a more recent version.
is placed into a Final QA inspection prior to being added to sellable refurbished stock.
Incidentally, you can also purchase AppleCare with any purchase.