Apple Canada Now Sells Refurbished M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pros
Apple unveiled the 2021 MacBook Pro back in October of last year, going back to its “for professionals” roots by bringing back a whole bunch of I/O ports and equipping it with some hefty processing power.
Getting a refurbished 2021 MacBook Pro instead of a new one can knock anywhere from $250 to $440 CAD off the sticker price, depending on the model you go for. The base model 14-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 Pro chip (8-core CPU, 14-core GPU), for example, will run you $2,249 instead of $2,499 for a brand new unit.
It’s only been five months since Apple announced the 2021 MacBook Pro models, but it’s good to see machines this performant becoming available at more affordable price points straight from the manufacturer.
The entry-level 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, which is also available refurbished from Apple.ca, is expected to get a refresh sometime this year with the next-generation M2 chip. However, Apple’s M2 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) will be an update to the base M1 and is not expected to outperform last year’s M1 Pro or M1 Max processors.