I am curious as to why Apple would refurbish something but not provide any warranty - really curious as to why
Thanks Woot for providing a year
I think that the best play is to get a M1 MB Air or the M1 MB Pro.
I had a 2012 MB Pro, a (maxed out) 2012 MacMini and I traded in a 2017 MacBook 12" for the M1 MB Air. The MB Air is amazing. I’ve been using it for 4+ months. Initally I was going to upgrade to a 16GB Ram model, but Covid limits at our Apple Store have not let me upgrade yet. The 8GB of RAM has not been a problem. It was the only model available in November when I bought it.
I still would opt for a Maxed-out MacBook Air over the Intel models of Air or Pro. The way the M1 uses RAM has made the number not nearly as important.
If you’re a Pro user, doing lots of video editing, I would wait for the next generation MB Pro, with more ports and RAM.
Here is my review of the M1 from last year.
Sometimes as part of the deal, the manufacturer will take a lower price if the reseller offers the warranty themselves.
(As many know, Apple has been moving away from Intel processors recently in favor of their own M1 CPU.)
Comparing this to the M1:
Not sure what the processor has to do with the warranty.
FWIW, I bought an iPad here about a year ago that was listed as not eligible for AppleCare. When it arrived, it was perfectly happy to let me sign up for AppleCare, and I had no trouble using the coverage when I needed it. That’s not a guarantee, obviously, but my experience may not be the exception.
Without a dedicated Video Card how would this handle Photo/Video Editing ? Anyone have the experience with running that type of software with the onboard video and 16 Gigs Ram ? I do light editing using Affinity or DXO Photo Lab 4. Amateur photographer and was wondering without a dedicated Video Card how would this perform ? I do not do video rendering Thanks if anyone would chime in.
Apple might not want to support it 3 years from now as they’re fully committing to their own CPU nowadays. This is not the first time Apple changed CPU architectures; from 68k to PPC, then later to x86. As the transition progressed, support for the old was cut off.
This is a great deal. I bought a new, open-box MacBook Pro in Jan from Woot without Apple warranty either. I couldn’t pass up the steep discount on the price and yeah I wondered too what was the catch. So I took a leap of faith and I wasn’t disappointed. I use the laptop daily for trading and it works well. The only minor defects I’ve noticed so far: a small scratch in front, the left shift key would sometimes not work (so I use the right shift key), and the battery only last 3 hrs until I have to plug in for a charge when I have multiple Chrome windows open, YouTube TV, and a Java application (trading platform) running simultaneously. I can live with all those since I saved $500 off & MB Pro integrated perfectly with my Apple TV, watch, phone & even my smart LG TV.
Good to know - How much would you estimate I would save here?
You would save about $450 by buying it from Woot instead of apple; OR if you compare it to the refurbished section of apple - you would be saving $190.
A number of people suggest going with the M1 series - the specs are great; but I personally shy away from bleeding edge tech. I prefer something tried and true vs. latest and greatest. I don’t just follow this philosophy for my personal computers - but also for my business computers and for the computers that I sell my clients.