Refurbished 15-inch MacBook Air gets you Apple's latest and greatest Mac for less

At home with 15-inch MacBook Air, on a mosaic balcony table and on a wooden floor.
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Picking up one of the best Macs around right now just got cheaper if you live in the United States or Canada.

We're big fans of the 15-inch MacBook Air and now you can pick one up of your very own for less after Apple started to sell the laptops in its refurbished store for the first time.

After previously offering refurbished 15-inch MacBook Air units in Europe last week, Apple is now also offering a number of different configurations in the United States and Canada.

More Air, less cash

Buying from the U.S. refurbished store means paying $1,099 for the base model 15-inch MacBook Air in a variety of colors right now. That's a $200 saving over the usual $1,300 that particular specification would cost. For your money, you'll get an M2 chip with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU as well as 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.

Looking to upgrade? The most expensive refurbished 15-inch MacBook Air currently on sale comes with 24GB of RAM and a whopping 2TB SSD for $2,199. That's a lot of laptop.

Buying a refurbished Mac from Apple is a great way to save money while getting a solid discount. These discounts were first spotted by MacRumors, with multiple colors also available for those who like to accessorize.

Each refurbished MacBook Air comes with a full one-year limited warranty and you can top that up with AppleCare Plus if you want to. Each machine has been thoroughly inspected and comes re-boxed as well. In fact, it's almost like buying a new machine in a lot of ways.

However, it's worth remembering that new laptops are often found on sale elsewhere so keep an eye on our collection of the best Mac deals before placing an order anywhere, including Apple's refurbished store.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.