Get a great computer and save dough with refurbished Macs

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Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch: Save money on refurbished Macs, from MacBook Pro to MacBook Air, Mac mini and iMac.
Save money on refurbished Macs.
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There are plenty of reasons we might want another computer. If you’re not saving up for one of the new Macs with the M1 chip inside, you can save some scratch with one of these four refurbished Macs.

Going with a refurb means some tradeoffs: Most of these won’t run the new macOS Big Sur, for instance. (You can check compatibility on Apple’s site.) However, they can deliver things you just can’t get anymore. The MacBook Pro, for instance, comes with a built-in SuperDrive.

Get a certified refurbished iMac for $800 off the MSRP [Deals]

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Don't break the bank with this 21.5-inch refurb Apple iMac.
This 21.5-inch refurb iMac won't break the bank.
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Macs are remarkably future-proof. After years of use, assuming they’ve been well cared for, they can still hang with the latest in the line. And if you refurbish them, there’s no telling how long their useful life can be, so getting a refurb is a great way to score a solid machine at a crazy-low price.

Take this certified refurbished 2011 iMac, right now, you can get one for just $379.

Week’s best Apple deals: More refurb and open-box MacBooks and iPads

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Embrace "new to me" and you'll save big with refurbished and open-box Apple gear.
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Discounts on not-new laptops and tablets continue to shine this week, with Apple itself offering its legendary factory-refurbished MacBook Pros, and eBay offering an open-box 10-inch iPad Pro. You’ll find these deals and more in this week’s roundup of best Apple deals.