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  1. #1

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    Nov 29, 2008
    quality of refurbished macbooks from apple store?
    I'm considering buying a refurbished "black" MacBook from the Apple store.

    What's the quality like on these? Are they "like new", or do they have physical evidence of being used?

    Likely to have dead pixels or other technical problems?

    Do Apple refurbs generally have lots of problems, or are they about as reliable as new ones?

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    walkerj's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 13, 2005
    New Orleans, LA, USA
    13" Macbook Pro 2.26Ghz Unibody 4G RAM 160G HDD Superdrive
    No difference from brand new, other than they come in a plain brown box rather than the slick neat-o one you get new from the Apple store. Also come with the same 1 year warrantee.

    I haven't bought a refurb Mac but I have bought refurb'ed iPods and they've been stellar with the same Apple quality one would expect.

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    Nov 29, 2008

    For those who've bought refurbished models: do you know if they include OS X install media, or just what's already installed on the drive?

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Purchasing a Refurbished Mac from Apple is almost like getting it brand new. New packaging, and everything that comes with a New Mac. I think they come in a plain box though instead of a normal Apple one.

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    Sep 25, 2008
    I bought mine refurbished. Has OSX 10.5 installed on it, and looks/feels brand new.

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