updated 03:20 pm EDT, Tue July 18, 2006
Refurb glossy MBPs
Apple is offering refurbished MacBook Pros with glossy displays--with a $300 savings on both the 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo MacBook Pro (512MB/80GB) for $1,699 and the 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo MacBook Pro (1GB/100GB) for $2,149. Interestingly, Amazon.com is offering a slightly older 1.83GHz MacBook Pro (512MB/80GB) for $1650 after a $150 mail-in rebate. In addition, non-glossy refurbs of the MacBook Pro with 512MB of RAM and a 80GB drive are available for $1,550 (1.83GHz model) and $1,699 (2.0GHz model), while the 2.0GHz MacBook Pro with 1GB RAM, 100GB drive and 256MB Radeon X1600 is only $1,949 (and the faster 2.16GHz model costs $200 more at $2,149). All refurbished Apple products come with free shipping and a standard one-year warranty. Apple also offers extended AppleCare Protection Plans for customers who purchase refurbished equipment, lengthening the warranty to three years.