Just after Apple started selling the refurbished M1 MacBook Pros, Apple has now also listed several refurbished M1 MacBook Air variants on its online store. A brand new M1 Macbook Air is priced at $999, but the refurbished can save you around $150. The Intel-based version of the MacBook Air is also available for sale.
Refurbished M1 MacBook Air models are available in the following colors: gold, silver, and space grey. The configurations are listed below:
•8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 8GB unified RAM, 256GB SSD for $849 [Original price $999]
•8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 16GB unified RAM, 256GB SSD for $1019 [Original price $1,199]
•8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB unified RAM, 512GB SSD for $1059 [Original price $1,249]
•8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16GB unified RAM, 512GB SSD for $1229 [Original price $1,449]
•8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16GB unified RAM, 1TB SSD for $1399 [Original price $1,649]
The advantage of getting a refurbished M1 MacBook Air from Apple is their claim of all the refurbished products going through a ‘rigorous’ refurbishment process along with a 1-year limited warranty covering manufacturing defects.
AppleCare can also be purchased with the refurbished M1 MacBook Air. A 14-day return warranty is also offered to return the product in case you are not satisfied.
Tips When Buying Refurbished Apple MacBooks
You must keep a few things in mind if you’re planning to buy refurbished Apple MacBooks from online sellers like Bits & PC’s Refurbished Shop or brick-and-mortar computer stores in your local area. They are as follows:
- Check for Competitive Pricing: Most consumers consider the price when shopping for refurbished Apple products. It’s best to compare the prices of items from third-party merchants to what Apple has in store in its website’s refurbished section. You might be surprised that your savings can range from 10% to 20%. Furthermore, compare the system configuration and the refurbishing process.
- Choose Authentic Refurbished Computers: The functionality of authentic refurbished Apple computers is comparable to a brand-new device since they’re tried and tested by reputable third-party retailers. This also means the operating system has been reset or restored to factory settings. With this, you know that your refurbished Apple computer purchase adheres to strict quality standards.
- Deal With A Reputable Seller: Check online reviews of third-party sellers. Determine how long your prospective computer store has been selling Apple products and what verified customers have to say about their products.
- Check The Return And Warranty Policy: Most reputable sellers offer a 14-day return policy with a full refund. Some stores may charge a restocking fee. On the other hand, most shops offer a one-year hardware warranty.
Finally, don’t forget to check the accessories included in your Apple product purchase. These accessories include a power adaptor and charger cable.