Buying a Macbook can be expensive, with many now opting for a Mac over a PC. Apple has continued to create more advanced models of the Macbook, and with more advanced technology comes a greater price. For most people though, older Macbooks are sufficient, although newer models have more advanced features, you can save a lot of money by purchasing a refurbished model.

Buying a refurbished Macbook doesn’t mean paying out for a battered old model, there are many out there in good condition. Some refurbished laptops appear brand new and are only sold as ‘refurbished’ due to a manufacturing issue that has now been repaired. Many sellers of a refurbished product also provide warranty, usually for a period of 3 months- 2 years. Opting for a refurbished Macbook doesn’t necessarily mean buying an older model, although it is cheaper if you do, you can often find the latest models in refurbished condition. Buying a current model in refurbished condition usually means that you will receive a computer that appears untouched for a fraction of the price. If you are looking for newer models you can usually save between 10 and 20 percent on the current retail price. Older models offer a greater discount, but may not be suitable depending on your needs.

If you are looking to buy a refurbished Macbook there is a lot of information online about different models available and their key features. You can find more information on which Macbook is best for you here.

The Benefits Of Buying A Refurbished Macbook

There are a number of benefits of buying a refurbished laptop instead of purchasing it brand new:

  1. It’s Cheaper – Spending less initially frees up additional funds for buying accessories or software. Software and accessories can add a significant chunk to your initial payout, buying refurbished gives you more money to spend on making the laptop the way you want it.
  2. Warranty – Most refurbished models will come with free warranty for a limited period, some companies will also allow you to pay to extend the warranty.
  3. Selection – You should be able to find the latest models in refurbished condition shortly after they are released. You can also buy refurbished models that are no longer in production.
  4. Quality – It is often difficult to tell the difference between a refurbished model and a brand new one. Most providers of refurbished laptops will ensure that the product you receive is in the condition it would be if you had bought it brand new.

You can find further information on Macbook models and features here.