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Don't Sleep on These Refurb MacBook Deals, Including the Speedy M2 Max

It's easy to spend thousands on a new laptop if you're shopping for high-end models. These refurbished options are a great way to save some cash.

Oliver Haslam Writer
Oliver Haslam has been writing about phones, computers, games, and anything else that takes a battery or plugs in for more than he'd like to admit. With a focus on mobile and laptops, Oliver is never too far away from whatever social network is trending today and is never short of an opinion to share.
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Oliver Haslam
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Apple M2 14 inch macbook pro laptop

If you're a fan of Apple, you'll already know that the company has some incredible laptops on the market right now. Apple silicon has changed the game with superfast chips that won't hammer your battery. These options can be expensive if you like to shop for high-end models. Buying a refurbished model is one way to reduce the cost, and right now Woot is offering a ton of refurbished Apple laptops, with prices starting at just $210. That'll get you a pretty old MacBook Air, but plenty of options are much newer -- including some impressive M2 Max MacBook Pros. What's more, some of these laptops are brand new, although buyers won't get an Apple warranty.

There are so many deals available that we can't get into them all here, but we'll highlight a few worth looking into more closely. We'll mention the 13-inch 2017 MacBook Air just because any Mac laptop that costs just $210 is worth looking at, but it's important to remember the machine's limitations. If all you want is a super-cheap machine that runs Mac apps, it's worth considering.

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Much more interesting is the refurbished MacBook Pros powered by some of Apple's best chips. The refurbished M2 14-inch MacBook Pro at $1,500 is a solid option, but those who want extra screen space and processing power should consider the range-topping M2 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro for $3,400. It's costly, but this laptop is brand new (without an Apple warranty) and comes with 1TB of storage and 32GB of RAM. For comparison, the M3 Max with a similar configuration costs $3,499 at Apple but those who need GPU processing power should note that the M2 Max version on offer here has a 38-core GPU. The new M3 Max MacBook Pro we just mentioned only has 30 cores -- upgrading to a 40-core alternative means paying just shy of $4,000.

Not sure that one of these Macs ticks all the boxes? Don't worry, we're sure our list of the very best MacBook deals will have something for everyone.