Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2020 MacBook Air Models

Apple has begun selling certified refurbished 2020 MacBook Air models through its online store in the United States for the first time, with prices discounted by approximately 15 percent compared to brand new models.

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Apple says refurbished MacBook Air models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a USB-C power adapter and USB-C cable in the box. In our view, a refurbished MacBook Air is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new model, so this represents a good opportunity for savings directly from Apple.

Keep in mind that third-party resellers frequently offer better deals than Apple's refurbished prices, so be sure to monitor our deals roundup.

A refurbished MacBook Air 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 refurbished purchase date with AppleCare+ at a cost of $249 for the MacBook Air.

(Thanks, Shanmugam Senthivel!)

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Top Rated Comments

Bill Harr Avatar
50 months ago
$1099 for refurb or $1049 new at Costco. Think I will go Costco on Wednesday when that have an additional $100 off.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Awesome Avatar
50 months ago
The Air is a great laptop, but these price drops aren’t enough to justify not getting a new one, in my opinion.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Vandam500 Avatar
50 months ago

$1099 for refurb or $1049 new at Costco. Think I will go Costco on Wednesday when that have an additional $100 off.
Apple one is 16GB of RAM, the Costco one is only 8GB. Much rather pay $50 more for double the RAM.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roncron Avatar
50 months ago
So soon suggests a much higher than normal return rate.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aston441 Avatar
50 months ago

Thats a deal, though occasionally you can get the 2018 model (with the crappy KB and no true tone) for $679!!!
2018 model had a terrible screen. Dark, splotchy yuckiness. I couldn’t believe how bad it was. Current model screen is MUCH better.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yg17 Avatar
50 months ago

So soon suggests a much higher than normal return rate.
Yep, mine was one of them.

So glad I spent the extra money for the 10th gen 13".
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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