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Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is refurbished, good as new and 15% off

Apple is stocking the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro at its refurb site for the first time, and you can take advantage to save around $400 on a like-new laptop.

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Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro arrived late last year and made a lot of people happy with its excellent design. Despite Taika Waititi's Apple trash-talk at the Oscars last week, CNET's Dan Ackerman suggested in his MacBook Pro review that "new 16-inch MacBook will make you actually like MacBook keyboards again." But if the price has kept you at bay, here's some great news: As reported by MacRumors, Apple has finally begun offering an officially refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro model in its Refurbished Mac online store at a 15% discount.

What does 15% save you? Consider a refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.6GHz 6-core Intel 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 laptops 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. 

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