1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    Apple Thursday started selling refurbished versions of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display that was introduced in October of 2012. They have been made available on Apple’s Online Store Web site and will be 15% cheaper than the new version of the machine.

    At the refurbished prices, the 2.5Ghz Core i5 MacBook Pro with retina display that has 128GB of flash storage is $1439, which is normally priced at $1699 new. The 2.5Ghz Core i5 MacBook Pro with retina display that has 256GB of flash storage is $1699, which is normally priced at $1999 new. Finally, the 2.9Ghz Core i7 MacBook Pro with retina display that has 512GB of flash storage is $2289, which is normally priced at $2698 new.

    Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display is a good productivity computer, however it lacks the powerful graphics that come in the 15-inch MacBook Pro with retina display, as it only comes with the integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display has a resolution of 2650 x 1600 and comes packed with the latest Ivy Bridge processors from Intel and 8GB of 1600Mhz memory, which delivers a zippy experience for the user.

    Apple’s refurbished machines come with the same warranties as a new Apple machine, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to pick up a refurbished model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display if you’ve been craving one, and save some money.

    Sources: Apple via MacRumors
    2013-01-17 09:52 PM
  2. Fimeg's Avatar
    15-inch is also available.
    2013-01-17 10:11 PM
  3. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
    15-inch is also available.
    Yes, they've been around refurbished for a couple of weeks now. The 13-inch models were just added.
    2013-01-17 10:14 PM
  4. mustard05's Avatar
    That seems fast to have refurbs. I wonder how the 13inc is selling? I
    I've my 15inch, but I would never pay what they see asking in terms of price for the 13 inch model.
    2013-01-17 11:56 PM
  5. docmagoo2's Avatar
    Wonder how apple fare in replacing components? Given the difficulty servicing them (glass glued to screen / memory soldered to motherboard etc) wonder do they just replace the entire component that's faulty...?
    2013-01-18 01:13 AM
  6. mustard05's Avatar
    Wonder how apple fare in replacing components? Given the difficulty servicing them (glass glued to screen / memory soldered to motherboard etc) wonder do they just replace the entire component that's faulty...?
    My 17 inch rMBP lost pixels so they replaced the whole lid. When I got the machine back, I had to peal the plastic off of the lid.
    2013-01-18 01:29 AM
  7. HovikGas's Avatar
    My 17 inch rMBP lost pixels so they replaced the whole lid. When I got the machine back, I had to peal the plastic off of the lid.
    How long did that take? The lower right portion of my screen seems to have lost a few pixels too, but haven't gotten around to getting it fixed...
    2013-01-18 11:46 AM
  8. mustard05's Avatar
    How long did that take? The lower right portion of my screen seems to have lost a few pixels too, but haven't gotten around to getting it fixed...
    I took the machine to the Genius Bar. They looked it over, and 2 days later they called to tell me my parts where in. I dropped the machine off on a Monday and had it back Thursday. Overall it was quick.
    2013-01-18 04:33 PM
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