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Have you been wishing you could join the ranks of the Mac-enabled mobile workforce, but not wanting to spend the money to buy a MacBook? Now might be the time to reconsider, because Apple has updated their Refurbished Mac page with some fresh deals, including: MacBook […]

The Apple Store (U.S.) -  (Build 2008070206)Have you been wishing you could join the ranks of the Mac-enabled mobile workforce, but not wanting to spend the money to buy a MacBook? Now might be the time to reconsider, because Apple has updated their Refurbished Mac page with some fresh deals, including:

  • MacBook Air markdowns from $1800 to $1400 and $2100 to $2300
  • 15″ MacBook Pro models starting at $1700 insead of $2000
  • 17″ MacBook Pro models starting at $2300

They also have regular MacBooks as well as a variety of desktop Macs for sale. All of these machines are refurbished, which means Apple has tested, cleaned, and repackaged them with full documentation and original software. They come with a 1-year warranty. Of course, you won’t be on the cutting edge when new models are announced – but sometimes it’s worth avoiding the cutting edge to get substantial savings.

  1. Wow, $2100 marked down to $2300? Those darn Apple guys are so good at finding ways to make money! ;) I’m sure that will get fixed quickly.

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  2. They are indeed a good deal. My current Macbook Pro is a refurb bought just under 2 years ago. If the laptop hadn’t come in a box marked ‘REFURBISHED’, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between it and a brand new non-refurbished one. The unit was immaculate.

    I’m now looking to upgrade, and am considering yet anohter refurbished model.

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  3. I rather just buy a cheaper PC laptop, and put Linux on it. Sorry but I am still not going to jump on the bandwagon just because of all this hype that is being broadcasted about Macs. If there is anything else I need from one of the other OS’s I will just run it through VM. I feel Macs are still are a much better computer solution for the non-techy, or new to computers crowd though, as they usually are willing to spend more money on something they have no clue about.

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  4. Wow, just Linux. Non techie, not usually how I’m described. As a web designer I also support an industry that uses Macs, not to mention Adobe products I have to have.

    Maybe you could tone down the prejudice just a tad. Its a Unix based OS and certified Unix at that, probably could run a VM on it for your beloved Linux.

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  5. Jason – Yeah, because my mac is so ill suited for web development. I barely get by building my sites using django with only TextMate and Coda… horribly inferior tools to say the least.

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