Buy refurbished Studio Display from Apple and save big


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Save big on Apple's Studio Display by buying refurbished.
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Seven months after its launch, Apple has started selling refurbished Studio Display units through its Certified Refurbished Store in the U.S. The company announced the standalone monitor in March this year.

Apple’s Refurbished Store provides a great way to save money on Apple products. Prices for refurbished units are usually around 10-15 percent lower than MSRP.

Pick up a refurbished Studio Display and save up to $290

A brand-new Studio Display will set you back by $1,599. As spotted by MacRumors, Apple’s Refurbished Store currently lists the model with standard glass and a tilt-adjustable stand for $1,359—a sweet $240 off its retail price. The nano-texture glass variant is listed for $1,609, down from its $1,899 retail price. You can use the money saved towards an AppleCare+ subscription or other accessories for your Mac.

Refurbished products sold on Apple’s online store as covered by its standard one-year warranty. You can further extend the coverage by taking an AppleCare+ subscription. There’s also an option to return the product within 14 days. The Studio Display will arrive in a white box with a 1m Thunderbolt cable.

Apple Studio Display is great but not perfect

Apple’s Studio Display packs a 27-inch display panel with 5K resolution. Its slim chassis houses a six-speaker system, including four force-canceling woofers and two high-performance tweeters. The monitor features a 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage support and studio-quality three-mic array for video calls. Apple also sells the Studio Display with an optional nano-texture glass that further cuts down on reflections.

The monitor was suffering from some audio issues and other bugs at launch. Apple has since then rolled out multiple updates to address them. But the webcam performance remains inferior to what Apple promised at the launch event. And that’s despite a firmware update improving its performance to a certain extent.

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