Want a new MacBook Pro? Sell your old model for fast upgrade cash

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It’s a great time to pick up a 2019 MacBook Pro, with B&H Photo offering up to $500 off 13-inch models. And Cult of Mac can help make yours even more affordable.

We pay great prices for used Apple computers (and other Apple devices) — and we make the whole process quick and simple. We also cough up real cash that you can spend anywhere you like.

Save hundreds on 13-inch MacBook Pro refurbs today only

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The biggest discounts yet!
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Need a high-performance notebook that’s small enough to go everywhere with you? Look no further than a 13-inch MacBook Pro refurb. Woot is blowing out 2019 models with hundreds off the usual price today only.

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Cost of 13-inch MacBook Pro RAM upgrade doubles

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Giving the newest base-model MacBook Pro a RAM upgrade used to be a bargain.
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In the weeks after the new 13-inch MacBook Pro debuted, upgrading the RAM from 8GB to 16GB cost a mere $100. But no more. The price is now twice that.

However, this isn’t an unprecedented price for the upgrade. Quite the opposite.

2020 MacBook Pro hits lowest price yet after $199 discount

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Quick! They're selling fast.
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Amazon is already offering generous discounts on Apple’s newest MacBook Pro. You can bag the 13-inch model with 512GB of storage, introduced just last month, for just $1,299.99 — $199.01 off.

Pricier models are also discounted by the same amount. They’re selling fast, so claim yours while you still can.

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5 MacBooks hit Apple’s dreaded ‘vintage and obsolete’ list

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Remember the 11-inch MacBook Air? That was a long time ago.
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MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models that launched in 2013 and 2014 moved onto Apple’s list of “vintage and obsolete products” at the beginning of May.

Despite what the name implies, this doesn’t mean these devices just became useless. It might be harder to get them serviced, though.

MacBook Pro ‘Flexgate’ flaw fuels demands from angry owners

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These cables can wear out and cause your MacBook Pro’s display to fail.
These “delicate” cables can wear out and cause your 2016 MacBook Pro’s display to fail.
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A law firm accuses Apple of forcing customers to fix the malfunctioning displays in the 15-inch MacBook Pro that launched in 2016 even though the failure is a result of a design flaw. The problem is common enough that it has a name: Flexgate.

The Parris Law Firm is hoping to force Apple to fix all affected computers, and refund the cost to anyone who already had this problem repaired.

Apple’s hated butterfly keyboard is officially extinct

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Taking it out on your problematic MacBook butterfly keyboard will only make things worse.
The MacBook butterfly keyboard could be horribly frustrating. But now it’s gone. Mostly.
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MacBook buyers, your long nightmare is over. It’s now safe to buy a new Apple laptop without having to worry that someday the butterfly keyboard will jam up, rendering your computer useless without a significant repair. Monday’s release of a redesigned 13-inch MacBook Pro means every new laptop available through the Apple Store includes the more-reliable Magic Keyboard.

Still, Apple held onto the flawed design for too long. Anybody with a MacBook that uses the older design must live in fear of potentially jammed butterfly keys for years to come.

Save hundreds on the newest 13-inch MacBook Pro today only

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Bag yours before they're all gone!
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Another day, another crazy deal on Apple products from Woot. This time it has 13-inch MacBook Pro (2019) units, refurbished by Apple, available at hundreds off their usual prices. You can get yours for as little as $899.99!

This sale is good for today only, so enjoy it while you can.

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