13-inch Retina MacBooks now available in Apple’s refurbished store

Craig Lloyd - Jan 17, 2013, 2:11pm CST
13-inch Retina MacBooks now available in Apple’s refurbished store

If you’ve been waiting for the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros to hit Apple’s refurbished store, you’re finally in luck. Apple has several refurbished models of the 13-inch Retina variant in stock and ready to ship to those who want to save a little bit of cash when buying their next laptop.

The 2.5 GHz Core i5 model with 128GB SSD is selling for $1,439 refurbished, compared to $1,699 for the brand-new model — a 15% discount. The 2.5 GHz Core i5 version with 256GB of storage is priced at $1,699, compared to the same model that’s $1,999 brand new, and the 2.9 GHz Core i7 with 512GB of storage is $2,289, compared to $2,689 brand new.

All three models come with 8GB of RAM and Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, and all three are listed with a ship date of 1-3 business days. As with all of Apple’s refurbished products, these 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros have been thoroughly tested and carry a one-year warranty that equals that of brand-new MacBooks.

If you’re interested in the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro models, a few different versions are available in Apple’s refurbished store as well, and they were first released in the store just a couple weeks before the 13-inch models landed today. However, the 13-units took a bit more time to reach the refurbished store, hinting that not too many users are returning their smaller Retina MacBooks to Apple.

[via MacRumors]

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