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Apple Now Selling Refurbished 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar

Apple has added the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, originally released in October 2016, to its refurbished store for the first time.


The base model with a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Graphics 550 is available for $1,529 in the United States, reflecting savings of $270 off Apple's regular price of $1,799. Available colors include both Silver and Space Gray.

The base model is also available with an upgraded 16GB of RAM for $1,699, or $300 off Apple's regular price of $1,999.

The higher-end model with a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 512GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Graphics 550 is available for $1,699 in the United States, reflecting savings of $300 off Apple's regular price of $1,999. Available colors include both Silver and Space Gray.

The higher-end model is also available with an upgraded 16GB of RAM for $1,869, or $330 off Apple's regular price of $2,199.

Other built-to-order configurations are available for between $1,949 and $2,459 in the United States, including models with up to a 3.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, 1TB flash storage, and 16GB of RAM.

Apple has also made refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models available in Canada for between $290 and $350 off.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 13-inch model with standard function keys were added to Apple's refurbished store in March.

Apple says refurbished MacBook Pro models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged, including the manuals and cables included in the box. The notebooks are each given a new serial number and undergo a final quality assurance inspection prior to being added to Apple's refurbished store.

A refurbished MacBook Pro comes with Apple's standard 1-year warranty effective on the date the notebook is delivered. The warranty can be extended to three years from the original purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan, which costs $279 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro in the United States.

Related: Guide to Buying Refurbished Apple Products

Related Roundup: MacBook Pro
Tags: refurbished, Apple retail
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1 week ago

Nice discount, but still overpriced. I'll wait for Kaby Lake.


Fair and reasonable MacBook pricing died with Steve Jobs.

2011 lineup
Rating: 39 Votes
1 week ago
Must be ones damaged from all that intense deejaying people have been doing.
Rating: 18 Votes
1 week ago
Just purchased a new Non-Touch bar version and like it a lot . I think the Touch Bar has a lot of potential, but I couldn't justify the price point for something I likely wouldn't use.
Rating: 17 Votes
1 week ago
Nice discount, but still overpriced. I'll wait for Kaby Lake.
Rating: 16 Votes
1 week ago
Interesting...though I'm more interested in when Apple upgrades the MacBook Pros to the next chipset. They have some things to iron out with this product line, not the least of which is price.
Rating: 16 Votes
1 week ago

Yep... same warranty. Apple reportedly checks them out pretty well and lots of people on here buy refurbs with no issues. I would not worry about it.


Apple refurbished MacBooks go through a very stringent and rigorous inspection. In some respects, you're less likely to have issues with a used MacBook over a new one.
Rating: 12 Votes
1 week ago
How funny. The refurb price really should be the new in the box retail price. Still a bad deal.
Rating: 8 Votes
1 week ago
A Mac "Pro" featuring Intel Iris Graphics. I still can't stop laughing when I see that.
Rating: 8 Votes
1 week ago
I'll purchase my next Apple laptop when Apple comes out with a laptop that I want and at a price I am willing to pay.
Rating: 6 Votes
1 week ago
Still overpriced for what it is. 2013 Macbook Pros are better value.

Do refurbished MacBooks have the same warranty as the regular ones? If I buy one do I have to worry about it not working as good as a brand new MacBook?


Warranty is the same. Should work the same. Only thing you're not getting is a brown box instead of a shiny white box. (And some refurb purchasers get the shiny white box anyway.)
Rating: 5 Votes

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