You can save the cost of a MacBook Air by buying a refurbished Mac Pro
What you need to know
- You can now order a refurbished Mac Pro for the first time.
- The cheapest refurb Mac Pro costs $5,349.
- That Mac Pro cost $6,299 new, saving $950.
Buying a refurbished Mac is a great way to save some money and when you're buying things like Mac Pros, that money adds up. The Mac Pro is now available to order as a refurbished product starting at just $5,349 (opens in new tab).
That particular Mac Pro would have retailed for $6,299 when it was sold as a brand new product. A saving of $950 isn't one to be sniffed at, and if you throw in another $49 you can pick yourself up a new MacBook Air, too!
You'll get a lot of Mac Pro for your money with a 3.5GHz 8‑core Intel Xeon W processor, 48GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD starting things off. Graphics is handled by a Radeon Pro 580X with 8GB of GDDR5 memory.
These things aren't cheap no matter which way you slice it. But if you're in the market for a new Mac Pro and want to save some cash at the same time, this is probably the time to get your order in. Delivery is available in just a few short days as well!
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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.
NO, you can save the cost (almost) for the stand for your new apple monitor. Or buy two LG versions of the same monitor.