Only months after the initial release of the latest generation Mac Pro, Apple is now offering refurbished versions of the pricey workstations. This is good news for anyone who wants the new Mac Pro for its speed and power, without having to pay the astronomical price. Here’s everything you want to know about the refurbished Mac Pro, how much you could save, and how to get your hands on one.
Unlike other Mac computers, the Mac Pro lets you customize its potential performance. When you purchase a brand new unit, you can decide what processor and graphics card you want, how much memory and storage you need, or whether you want wheels or just the standard feet for the stainless steel frame. If you chose the most expensive options for each category, a new Mac Pro could cost up to $60,000 with a monitor.
Refurbished Mac Pro Features
The refurbished Mac Pro units are not customizable. They come with pre-set features for the processor, graphics card, memory, storage, and feet type. Each one comes with Apple Afterburner, too. Apple Afterburner is a type of accelerator card that helps with decoding and playback of ProRes and ProRes RAW video files. This is especially helpful for video editors.
Apart from these pre-set features, a refurbished Mac Pro also comes with a power cord, a mouse, a USB-C to Lightning cable, and a keyboard with a numeric keypad.
If you want to know more about the new Mac Pro’s specs, check out our detailed article here.
How to Buy a Refurbished Mac Pro
You can buy a Refurbished Mac Pro on Apple’s website. The units are currently priced at anywhere from $12,659 to $22,439. These prices give you a discount of around 15% off the original and brand-new value of the included features.
If you want to save even more on a refurbished Mac Pro, check out our article on the Apple trade-in program to see how much you could get for your old computers and electronic devices.
Why Buy Refurbished from Apple
Buying a refurbished Apple device saves your money. While you can buy refurbished devices from other sellers, like Amazon, it’s a lot safer to purchase them directly from Apple’s official Refurbished Store.
- Apple only offers products that have passed a rigorous refurbishment process, including functionality testing, thorough cleaning, and replacement of parts that are found defective.
- An Apple Certified Refurbished Product comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
- You have an option to purchase an AppleCare plan for your refurbished product. This plan gives you up to 3 years of support for a refurbished Mac Pro.
- An Apple Certified Refurbished Product is covered by Apple’s 14-day return policy.
If you’re looking to save money on a smartphone as well, check out our article on the refurbished iPhone here.