Apple today began selling Certified Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro models with the M1 chip in the United States and Canada for the first time since the laptop was launched in November 2020. As usual, Refurbished models are discounted by approximately 15 percent compared to equivalent new models.
Apple’s online refurbished store has the base 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip available for $ 1,099 in the United States, for example, compared to Apple’s regular price of $ 1,299 for this model. This configuration includes the 8-core M1 chip with 8GB of unified memory and 256GB of SSD storage in silver or space gray.
Apple says refurbished MacBook Pro models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a USB-C power adapter and USB-C cable in the box. In our opinion, a refurbished MacBook Pro is practically indistinguishable from a new model, so it represents a good opportunity to save money. However, keep in mind that third-party resellers may offer better deals over time, so be sure to monitor our summary of offers.
Apple Refurbished Macs are covered by a one-year limited warranty and have a 14-day return policy. AppleCare + coverage can also be purchased.
(Thanks, Ryan gregg!)