YOU Should Buy a Refurbished MacBook Pro 16 in 2020, and Here’s Why!

by birtanpublished on November 26, 2020

Computers can be very expensive ee so when you're talking about Apple products so can you save some money and still be relatively secure in your purchase by buying a refurbished macbook let's find out what's up everyone I'm their dad and if I can figure it out you can figure it out so I've been talking a long time I've always said during most of my videos hey you can always save money by buying used or buying refurbished used camera used camera and I really wanted to kind of put my money where my mouth is and show you the process of buying a refurbished macbook and just see like what do you get and is it worth buying

So let's get to it oh and for those of you that always ask what this thing is this is a screen recorder I've had problems screen recording large files in the past on my macbook so just to save myself some trouble screen record on this so it's very easy to find refurbished gear on apple's website you just go to their search bar and when you can figure out how to type refurbished Mac it'll pull up everything so this storefront doesn't always have everything in stock it's constantly being refreshed with IMAX MacBooks iPads iPhones there's all sorts of stuff

That you can find on here that could be just a generation old or some of this current gen which is what we're gonna check out here pretty soon and so if you're looking for a good deal you need to come back here often if you don't find what you're looking for so you can see today we have the option to buy a 12-inch MacBook which I don't recommend you can also buy a MacBook Pro 13 15 or 16 ya the 16s are refurbished now they've even got an old iMac on here and what's crazy is you could buy a Mac Pro refurbished I mean it's still gonna cost like thirteen thousand dollars

Twenty-five thousand dollars that's more than my truck cost but you could if you wanted to buy one refurbished you could find it here so what I really want to show is where you can kind of save some money buying a refurbished MacBook Pro 16 because that's kind of like right now that's the standard recommendation if you're looking for a Productivity MacBook that's really the one to go with so MacBook Pro 16 so let's compare it to how much a brand-new MacBook Pro 16 would cost just to see are we actually saving any money and what are the benefits or the risks of going

Refurbished so as of today as of the making of this video the base model MacBook Pro 16 comes with a 2.6 gigahertz I seven processor 16 gigabytes of RAM and 512 SSD for $2,400 how much can we get that for over here on the refurbish side so it looks like the cheapest one they have it normally runs $23.99 it comes with the 2.6 is still with the i7 but some of these when you go into it you'll see maybe it has some better specs so this one is the base model and you will get it for 360 dollars off the thing is the reason I started looking at

This and the reason I recommend this is you can see right here Apple certified refurbished products you still get apples one-year warranty still covered with the 14 day return policy they basically treat these like they're new so what is the next rung 2.3 gigahertz I 9 processor Radeon Pro 550 and one terabyte of storage for $2,800 how much is that over here on the refurbish side this is the same one it will run you 2379 for savings of 420 dollars so an even bigger savings if you go up to that next base model the next higher base model let's say we want to start

Specking stuff out that's what I really that's what I'm kind of curious about is if we want to get a better processor we want to get a little bit better memory how much is that gonna run us so let's do the processor the 2.4 gigahertz i-9 let's do 32 gigabytes of RAM we'll even do the 5500 graphics card we'll leave it at one terabyte of storage that's about what you need and that'll be $3500 that is an expensive laptop but let's go back over to the refurbished now hopefully they have one of these in stock and I probably should have done my homework and checked ahead of time to see if you

Know to save us all some time okay so 16 2.4 gigahertz this has 32 gigabytes of RAM this has the 5 this has the 5508 gigabytes so how much did this cost 29 69 so about five $600 cheaper to buy it refurbished and here's another benefit that I want to show you is if you order this today it will be here on June 9th if I order this like custom made one it will take until June 18th at the fastest so one of the benefits of going refurbished is you could get it much faster so you can get it cheaper you can get it faster it's still treated like new it's got the warranty got the return

Policy if you don't like it so let's go ahead and order one we've talked about what you could get let's see what you actually get so I'm gonna order one of these and then we just have to wait around for it to show up I wonder how long that will take wouldn't it be great if we'd like pre-established this oh my goodness what is this is this a refurbished MacBook Pro 16 it's like magic so we have this now I'm let's get this out of the way so we're not going to do like a full unboxing impressions I just kind of want to show you what you get does the

Packaging look any different are you really missing out on anything by going review so let's crack this thing open and see can we tell can we tell that this is even a refurbished computer I have not looked in here yet so very nice packaging MacBook Pro 16 I did get the upper and base model with the you can see right here it's got the 2.3 gigahertz i-9 it's got the 5500 the 4 gigabytes of memory macbook pro the only thing that you can tell that this is refurbished is because it says Apple certified refurbished the packaging looks identical otherwise and I don't

Know why I even grabbed I grabbed the the Box opener it's like oh yeah it's a MacBook you don't need one of those that's old school thinking Gary so what do we get anything extra in the box I doubt we get anything else in the box so looks looks like a MacBook Pro 16 designed by Apple in California you continue to get V this is the 90 watt charger right this is still the same charger that you get it feels like a brand new charger I see no issues nothing looks broken or scuffed me nope that was probably just a mark for my hand that looks fine

You still get the USBC cables and that's about it so if you're disappointed in what Apple gives you in the box hey there's no difference between being disappointed in a brand new one or the refurbished one so let's check out the actual computer itself this is I forgot I had a 16 inch MacBook on hand in a while and this is so much bigger than the 13-inch that I'm used to but it looks good I don't see any defects I don't see any issues let's look on the bottom yeah yeah I mean it looks like it might be a little bit of a ding here or there

Might be a little bit of a mark there but I mean it looks really good I'm not seeing any substantial issues on here I forgot just how it's so big we got the speaker grilles nothing looks I mean it does look you're definitely not gonna be able to see this but it does look like there's some dust built up in here already maybe that's just because this has been I don't know how long this one was on the shelf before they refurbished it or what they're refurbishing process is but I see no scratches I see no major manufacturing defects on it let's crack it open that

Is beautiful man I forgot just how gorgeous and gigantic that track that is that's like the trackpad that could eat other track heads I did get the silver model because I would just wanted to try a different color out for once but everything looks I'm not seeing any issues I don't see any problems with the screen it is dusty but all of these screens are like dusty at first the keys all feel fine I don't see any scratches dents nicks or anything on any other part of the computer I'm not seeing any problem with the body of the computer at all let's check out the ports the two

Thunderbolt three on this side and the headphone jack look fine the other two Thunderbolt three look fine it doesn't look like anything's misaligned I don't see any like bulges it looks just like a brand-new MacBook Pro 16 so let's connect to the internet real quick let's set this thing up I'm sorry you don't you don't get to know my home Wi-Fi password but I'm really impressed I'm very very impressed that it I could not if they did not put certified refurbished on that box I probably would not have been able to tell the difference so let's not

Transfer now now it's it's been a minute since I've had a 16 inch MacBook in but I don't remember being able to hear the processor that's kind of weird like I can it could just be that this room's super quiet to make these YouTube videos but that's kind of like it's loud enough that I could hear it from up here which is kind of weird but so the fingerprint scanner we set it up the keys feel just as good as they do on the macbook pro 13 I'm not feeling any issues with the trackpad let's pop open a note and do some typing really quickly so let's do a

Quick typing test let's add a new note typing yes okay it seems like this keyboard that's all good to go so no major issues okay so the keyboard feels great I don't have any issues with it so let's check real quick and make sure that we got all of the things that we were supposed to get so we did two Mac OS Catalina 2.3 gigahertz Intel Core I 9 16 gigabytes of RAM we got one terabyte of storage so everything looks to be pretty good well obviously they'll have to be more videos that we make and we will do some more follow-up videos on how this is

Holding up as a refurbished laptop as we go on so would after this whole process what I still recommend buying a refurbished MacBook if you're in the market yes absolutely this thing looks like it's brand new there's only two ways that I would have been able to tell that this was refurbished one it says refurbish on the box and two I saved about 400 bucks buying this over buying it brand new and everything else is the exact same and if you liked this video and you'd like to see what my initial thoughts were like what six months ago I'll leave a link to that video right

Here so you can go check it out you can click here to watch click click click click click click click thanks for watching

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