Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 MacBooks With Kaby Lake Processors
Sep 14, 2017 7:06 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple has added its latest 12-inch MacBook, originally released in June 2017, to its refurbished store for the first time. All models feature Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors and faster graphics options.


A refurbished base model with a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor, 256GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 615 is available for $1,099 in the United States, reflecting savings of $200 off Apple's regular price of $1,299. Available colors include Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

The base model with a faster 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 615 is available for $1,189 in the United States, reflecting savings of $210 off Apple's regular price of $1,399. Available colors include Gold, Rose Gold, and Space Gray.

The base model is also available with an upgraded 16GB of RAM for $1,269, or $230 off Apple's regular price of $1,499.

A refurbished higher-end model with a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 512GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 615 is available for $1,359 in the United States, reflecting savings of $240 off Apple's regular price of $1,599. Available colors include Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

The higher-end model is also available with an upgraded 16GB of RAM for $1,529, or $270 off Apple's regular price of $1,799.

Other built-to-order configurations are available for between $1,099 and $1,659 in the United States, including models with up to a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, 512GB flash storage, 16GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 615.

Apple says refurbished MacBook 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 comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the notebook is delivered. The warranty can be extended to three years from the original purchase date with AppleCare+ for Mac, which costs $249 for the the 12-inch MacBook in the United States.

Apple has also added refurbished 2017 MacBooks to its Canadian store, with prices ranging between $1,459 and $2,069.

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10 months ago
A 2017 laptop that's significantly less processing power than their new phones (and still more expensive, even with the refurb discount).

What kind of upside down world are we living in?
Rating: 17 Votes
10 months ago

$200 OFF a used and repaired computer is not really a 'good deal'.

And I wouldn't buy any portable computer with less than 1 TB storage, and much less if it only has that crappy Intel HD Graphics garbage video chip.


Good for you.
Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago
Still rocking my 2012 MacBook Pro with 8 gb of ram and an upgraded 1tb SSD, it has every port you need.

Oh, not to mention a superdrive :D
Rating: 9 Votes
10 months ago

In an age where people read single miss representing tech articles (from yesterday) that improperly compared the two. It's true the phones are getting pretty powerful, but part of that is due to the amazing optimization of the iOS with their chips. If you imported OSx to the phone, the numbers wouldn't even come close.

P.S. I'm also not tech savvy enough to explain the full difference


Don't forget the part where lots of people can't see past their own usage model & priorities to understand that some things are designed and marketed towards different usage models and priorities. :)
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago
$200 OFF a used and repaired computer is not really a 'good deal'.

And I wouldn't buy any portable computer with less than 1 TB storage, and much less if it only has that crappy Intel HD Graphics garbage video chip.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago

In an age where people read single miss representing tech articles


Miss Representing, my favorite Garbage Pail Kid
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago

better to buy it brand new, never used before


*shrug* Each to their own. I've bought several different apple refurbs over the years. Everything has been completely indistinguishable from brand new. The only differences were the box they came in and of course the price. Same warranty. Can't really see why someone would want to pay more. But whatever works for ya I guess.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago

A 2017 laptop that's significantly less processing power than their new phones. What kind of upside down world are we living in?

Alternative reality just like back to the future.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago
Hope Apple will release the MacBook pro without touch bar same powerful as the touch bar model. Currently you can’t configure better hardware for the non touch bar model. I just don’t care about that touch bar.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago

A 2017 laptop that's significantly less processing power than their new phones (and still more expensive, even with the refurb discount).

What kind of upside down world are we living in?


In an age where people read single miss representing tech articles (from yesterday) that improperly compared the two. It's true the phones are getting pretty powerful, but part of that is due to the amazing optimization of the iOS with their chips. If you imported OSx to the phone, the numbers wouldn't even come close.

P.S. I'm also not tech savvy enough to explain the full difference
Rating: 3 Votes

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