Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 14-Inch MacBook Pro With M3 Chip in Canada and Europe

Apple today added the 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 chip to its certified refurbished store in Canada and select European countries, including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK, for the first time since the laptop debuted in October. Availability in the U.S. began earlier this month.

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As usual for Apple's refurbished products, the refurbished 14-inch MacBook Pro models are discounted by approximately 15% compared to the equivalent brand new models. A variety of configurations and color options are available.

Apple says it puts refurbished Macs through a "thorough cleaning process and inspection" to ensure they are fully functional and in good condition, and they are covered by Apple's one-year limited warranty and eligible for extended AppleCare+ coverage. The laptops are repackaged in a plain white box with all accessories and manuals.

In our view, Apple's refurbished Macs are virtually indistinguishable from brand new ones, providing a good opportunity for savings directly from Apple. However, larger discounts are often available from resellers like Amazon.

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CalMin Avatar
20 weeks ago

I'm curious who the target buyer would be for an M3 MacBook Pro with only 8gb?
Well first, I have to defend 8GB. It's an unpopular opinion in these forums, but 8GB really gets lot of things done very well with Apple silicon. A base spec Air is a great machine for most non-nerds i.e. if your main uses are Web, email, photos, short video projects, MS Office etc.. My wife has an 8GB M1 Air and it's more computer than she will need for YEARS!

With that said, in a Pro chassis, I tend to agree that 8GB is a little odd in terms of positioning. I mean, it's still a perfectly capable machine but one I would only recommend at a steep discount, otherwise I would steer people towards a MacBook Air which offers similar performance in a different chassis.

So who's buying it? Well... my guesses are:

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* Those who prefer the screen and port selection of the 14" body over the thin and light Air (e.g. if you need dongle free HDMI or SD card slot).
* The unenlightened who might think that the M3 'Pro' machine somehow offers more performance than an Air (this will be especially true when the M3 Air arrives). Sure it has a cooling fan which helps in some situations, but it's not night and day difference.
* Those who get it at a big discount.

Of all the machines in Apple's current line-up this is the most perplexing. It exists to hit a price point for the Pro, but it's really hard to recommend it over an Air.
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Steve-Jobz Avatar
20 weeks ago
For those in need, the official refurbished version may be more worth buying than second-hand machines from unknown sources.
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JordanCautious Avatar
20 weeks ago
I'm actually in the middle of the MacBook buying process right now with Best Buy using their Upgrade+ program. Funny thing is, I changed my mind from the Midnight MacBook Air (planning a return) to the $2k MacBook Pro since it was only a difference of $300 for a 120hz screen and a significantly better chip. So with Apple Refurbished, the $2k MacBook Pro M3 Pro is the same price as a 15" M2 MacBook Air with 512/16. That's crazy lmao
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phrehdd Avatar
20 weeks ago
So does anyone know, are these returned items mostly the lowest core model with the minimum amount of RAM?
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AND411 Avatar
20 weeks ago
Only M3 chip devices (8 core CPU), lame……..
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andrewxgx Avatar
20 weeks ago
so in other words, people return those like crazy?
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