Looking for a new Mac but don’t want to put a dent in your bank account during the COVID-19-induced economic meltdown?
Apple added a bunch of 2018 Mac mini and 2019 Mac Pro units to its online refurbished store late Thursday, offering customers huge savings with the same warranty as a brand-new machine. In the case of the Mac Pro, you can save up to $4,000!
First spotted by MacRumors, the refurb 2019 Mac Pro listings offer a 15% discount off the price tag of new models. The cheapest unit is the baseline model with RAM upgraded from 32GB to 42GB. Apple charges $6,299 for new models, but refurbished models cost just $5,349.
If you’re looking for a Mac Pro with even more power, you can grab a 16-core model with 192GB of RAM, two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics cards, an 8TB SSD and Afterburner card for just $22,439. The brand-new model would set you back $26,399.
On the Mac mini side, you can get the baseline 2018 Mac mini for $599, a savings of $100. Apple updated the Mac mini line in March 2020. The only difference between the 2018 models and 2020 models, though, is Apple doubled the storage capacity. So you might as well go with a refurbish 2018 model. You can save $140 by going with the 2018 Mac mini with 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256BG SSD. That model costs $759. You can snag other options, too, with the most expensive refurbished Mac mini costing $2,499 (saving you $500).
The refurbed units are available online only and deliver within a week. All Apple retail locations outside of mainland China remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.