Refurbished MacBooks - Unibody MacBooks
Apple hasmoved the 13-inch aluminum unibody MacBook into the MacBook Pro line of products. This move now completely separates the polycarbonate notebooks with the aluminum unibody notebooks. The MacBook family of laptops now constitute solely on those with white polycarbonate enclosures. The MacBook Pro family of laptops include all those with aluminum unibody enclosures. Three display sizes make it easy to differentiate the various MacBook Pro models. They now come with a 13-inch, 15-inch, or 17-inch LED backlit LCD display.
Consumers can still purchase aluminum unibody MacBooks from Apple through the company's online store. Under the special deals section, a list of Apple Certified Refurbished Macs is available. These MacBooks come from recently returned or canceled orders. Each has been refurbished by Apple for resell and include a 1 year limited warranty. All original accessories, cables, DVDs and manuals are included. Apple Certified Refurbished Macs are not available at any of Apple's retail stores.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Apple give me a New Macbook over a Refurb macbook for free if....?
I'm planning on buying a refurb macbook, however its currently out of stock and says it'd be available within 1-3 buisness days. If after 3 buisness days and its still not there, and I call Apple and calmly tell them how anxious I was and how I was saving up, do you think they'd just give me a brand new macbook for the price of a refurb? Thanks
no probably not, i don't know about other people but for me apple has really bad customor service.
should i take this new macbook back and get a refurb macbook pro?
the refurbished macbook pros on apple.com are only 19 dollars more than the new regular macbooks. I actually got the macbook for 900 instead od 999 with a teachers discount. im wondering why the refurb are priced so low because from what ive heard they are nothing short of perfect. I just dont know if i want to do this because of the discount i got, i feel like id be giving it up.
Well you should compare the specs of each machine. Getting a refurbished one is pretty good if you dont mind on how it looks but if you are a person who wants everything to be perfect then dont get a refurbish. I would take the one with the better specs. For Example if the new macbook has 1.8 ghz core while the macbook pro has a 2.4 ghz core I would take the one with the 2.4 (this is only an example) hope this helps
Where can I get a good refurb macbook?
I want a macbook, but i hear you can get them refurbished. Are there any other sites besides the apple one that sell them this way?
I would go with apple, because you know they are inspected properly and you get all of the warranty and security.
When you buy a refurb macbook pro does apple replace the old battery with new batteries?
Can you charge it up to 7 hours?
The battery is replaced, as are any major cosmetic issues. The whole unit is tested against factory specs, including power lifetime, and recertified with a specific warranty.
is buying a refurb macbook pro from apple.com a good idea?
Will there be blemishes or scratches on it? Because if there's any signs of previous use I would sooner pay the extra for a new one.
Refurbished laptops are not "used" laptops.
They are laptops that were returned because of a hardware failure, then the part was replaced and everything was retested and resold.
Now, that is no guarantee that it will not have any blemishes or scratches, but the chances are very slim that there will be any cosmetic defects.