Apple has updated its online Apple store to start offering refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar, marking the first time this year’s Touch Bar-equipped models have been available to buy refurbished. The laptops were first launched back in June.
At one point today, Apple was offering 2.8GHz, 2.9GHz, and 3.1GHz models in Space Gray and Silver color options, although when we checked a couple of these models had sold out. Still, if you’re in the market for one of Apple’s next-gen MacBooks, but don’t quite have the cash to spare for a new unit, it’s worth keeping an eye out as new models get added to the webpage.
Apple typically sells refurbished models for around 15 percent off the full retail price. In the case of a base model 15-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage, that equates to a saving of around $360. As with all refurbished Macs, you get a fully inspected, repaired, cleaned, and repackaged computer, which comes with a one-year extendable warranty.
If your money can’t quite stretch to a new 2017-era MacBook, however, Apple also has some of the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, referring to the first laptops which came with Apple’s innovative Touch Bar.