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Grab this refurb Mac Pro for just … $43,000


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Hey, big spender. Act fast and you can snag a refurbished 28-core Mac Pro — for just $43,859.

It’s totally tricked out, so it’s the most expensive Mac Pro currently in Apple’s refurb store. Grab your credit card, and it can be sitting on your desk by Wednesday!

With powerhouse specs capable of handling professionals’ most demanding tasks — all crammed into a distinctive-looking tower that made some people trip out — the Mac Pro hit the market in 2019. After the “trash can” Mac Pro languished for years, the arrival of the shiny, stainless steel monster served as proof that Apple still cared about creatives.

The base model starts at “only” $5,999, but options can take a top-of-the-line Mac Pro to an eye-watering $53,000. (Some experts call that hefty price tag a steal for such a powerful machine.)

What’s in a $43,000 refurb Mac Pro?

This refurbished Mac Pro costs $43,859.
Yes, that $44,000 price tag is a bargain!
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Still, spending $43,000 on a used computer sounds kind of bonkers. How does Apple justify charging that much for a refurbished Mac Pro?

For starters, this monstrous machine comes with the aforementioned 28-core, 2.5-GHz Intel Xeon W processor, with Turbo Boost up to 4.4 GHz. That top-end option alone jacks up the price of a new Mac Pro by $7,000.

The 28-core build is also one of only two Mac Pro models that lets you max out the memory. And this refurb takes it to the limit, packing 1.5TB (12x128GB) of DDR4 ECC memory, according to the product listing. That alone would add $15,000 to the price of an equivalent new Mac Pro.

A pair of Radeon Pro Vega II Duo MPX modules, which retail for $5,600 each, give this Mac Pro the capacity to connect to a whopping 12 monitors in a surprising variety of configurations.

The refurb skimps out on storage, though. It packs only 2TB of solid-state storage. That adds a paltry $800 to the price of a new, base model Mac Pro. However, it does come with a $2,000 Apple Afterburner card to speed up video processing.

Finally, this mean machine sits on $299 stainless steel feet (which come standard when you build a Mac Pro for online purchase) rather than the $700 wheels (which add $400 to a typical build).

It also comes with those rad Space Gray accessories (Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard) that fetched silly money on eBay when they debuted in 2018 as iMac Pro accessories. And, since it’s a certified refurb straight from Apple, it comes with
a “one-year warranty and the Apple Certified Refurbished promise.”

Actually, it’s a bargain

All in, this beast would cost you nearly $52,000 new — it’s basically the most powerful computer Apple makes. So that eye-popping $43,859 price tag comes in at Apple’s traditional 15% discount for refurbs.

Get it while it’s hot! Shipping’s free (at least in the United States). But I’m guessing that at this point, you won’t balk at paying an extra $8 for express delivery.

Buy from: Apple refurb store


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