What does 15% save you? Consider a refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.6GHz 6-core
Core i7, 32GB of memory and a 512GB SSD. If you build that rig on Apple's MacBook Pro page, it'll cost $2,799. I found the same machine on Refurbished Mac for $2,379. That's a savings of $420, or 15%. Not bad -- feel free to spend the difference on a pair of noise-canceling headphones.
Of course, you're not limited just to the 16-inch models. To see all the refurbished hardware Apple has to offer, visit Apple's Refurbished Mac page. And before you buy any Apple product, be sure to check out Cheapskate Rick's article on how to save by getting a refurb.
Unlike third-party refurbs, these
are Apple certified, and therefore come with Apple's usual one-year warranty. They're also fully eligible for AppleCare Plus, which extends the warranty to three years and costs $379. Are these the cheapest refurbs around? Not by a long shot. But you're paying for the Apple's certification, which should make these laptops as close to new as you're likely to get.