How to choose a Macbook pro ?

Ah! So you want a portable computer, and have settled on the gold standard of laptops, Apple's cherished MacBook Pro collection. Great choice! Pretty back-lit keyboards.. a smooth multi-touch track pad, and an overall enjoyable user experience. What's even better? Apple has abandoned those flimsy Butterfly keyboards (a carpal nightmare, weren't they?) and replaced them with the super intuitive Magic Touch Keyboards.

Refurbished macbook pro

Here's a quick lowdown on the various refurbished MacBook Pros available:

  • MacBook Air (Retina)
  • 13 inch MacBook Pro (Two Thunderbolt)
  • 13 inch MacBook Pro (Four Thunderbolt)
  • 16 inch MacBook Pro

refurbished and affordable MacBook Pro

First things first - what do all of these guys have in common?

  • the highly-lauded retina display
  • a high-quality 720p FaceTime High Definition Camera
  • support for Dolby Atmos Playback (movie nights anyone?)
  • and the Backlit Magic Keyboard, among other features.

Type away on the bouncy "magical" keys of your refurbished MacBook Pro keyboards (Bye Bye night lamps and eye strain!) Touch IDs on each of the models makes unlocking the systems a breeze (you'll never need to look over your shoulder to check who's sneaking a peek at your password).

A closer look into the details of each refurbished MacBook Pro model

MacBook Air Retina

Sensuous, sleek, and very, very light - all true. But if you think the Air is "all looks - no performance", you're quite wrong. The 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 processor comfortably powers hours of browsing, seamless conference calls, a smooth movie-watching experience, and games. The sound is surprisingly crisp too, and you can connect it to some powerful refurbished blue tooth speakers up for grabs on Back Market. Don't fret too much about the two USB-C Thunderbolt with 3 ports, as a dongle works just fine to hook up additional peripherals. While it's tempting upgrade the RAM, we recommend considering the 13 inch refurbished MacBook Pro instead.

Who is the refurbished MacBook Air Retina for?

It's ideal for students, professionals on the go, travelers who live in and out of airports, digital nomads (not programmers and movie editors though), and those with basic computing needs.

The 13 inch MacBook Pro - An All-Rounder Par Excellence

If sluggish processors annoy you, the 13 inch refurbished Mac BookPro's 10th Gen Intel Processor will deliver the goods. This model is, let's say, the "middle child" between the MacBook Air and the 16" MacBook Pro. A nifty mix of portability and power, it'll fit snugly into your bag.

Expect lightning SSD and transfer speeds, and a good ten hours of battery life. So touch up your videos and photos. Or get into a dual with gamers across the globe! Either way, you're assured bang for your buck with a 13 inch refurbished MacBook Pro.

The 13 inch MacBook comes in two variants :

  • 13 inch MacBook Pro with Two Thunderbolt (8 and 16GB Memory)
  • 13 inch MacBook Pro with Four Thunderbolt (16 and 32GB Memory)

Upgrades are possible, and you can check out more here.

So what's the deal with the "Two Thunderbolt" and "Four Thunderbolt"

Both MacBook Pros look almost similar with the classic glass and aluminum body however the Four Thunderbolt option will fetch you twice the storage and RAM, faster processing, and oh yes, twice as many ports that can accommodate chargers, mice, external hard drives, flash drives.. the list goes on.

Who is the 13 inch Mac Book Pro for?

It suits anyone who's not keen on lugging around a heavy Pro, or who needs faster processing than the Air is capable of. Leave the 16 inch Pro to movie professionals and programmers. This one's perfect for the rest!

Filmmaker's Delight - the 16 inch MacBook Pro

You could very well be the next Spielberg with the 16 inch refurbished MacBook Pro as your trusty editing companion. Lightning fast CPUs (2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9), a crystal clear immersive display, and a long battery life of over 10 hours makes this model a hit with programmers, designers, and just about anyone who values speed and performance. The four Thunderbolt with 3 ports will let you plug in several devices at once.

What about sound though? You might soon ditch those tinny blue tooth speakers after experiencing this model's high-fidelity six-speaker system. The force-cancelling woofers just add to the eargasm!

Back Market gives you the chance to enjoy the MacBook Pro's 8TB of storage and the AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics at a throwaway price. Still undecided? Well, here's a link to Apple's official page that'll let you draw comparisons. Once done, come back to Back Market. Your excellently refurbished MacBook Pro awaits!

And finally, why a refurbished MacBook Pro when you can buy a new one?

Let's be honest, the pandemic has us clutching at our purses, mulling over purchases, big or small. With us, you can expect a good-as-new refurbished Macbook Pro at a deep, deep discount. Think 30 or even 50% cheaper. But will the product last, you ask? Yes, it will, because if it didn't, we wouldn't be offering you a one-year guarantee. Still too good to be true? Well, our 30-day no-questions-asked return policy should have you convinced that we believe in our products. You'll be typing away on your Back Market refurbished MacBook Pro years to come.

Money ain't the only motivator here. There's the environment too. We refurbish thousands of laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and game consoles among other gadgets, that would have otherwise made it to the landfills, adding to the catastrophic e-waste crisis that big tech doesn't want you to hear about. Our refurbishers work hard to ensure that every product you buy is top quality, and you can sleep peacefully at night, never doubting your purchase. One more thing, check out our 60-second video on how Back Market is the new People's Tech Revolution - we're getting back at Big Tech, big time. No more mindless consumerism.

You and us, we're in charge of making the planet green again. Your refurbished MacBook Pro awaits.

By Brian, Marketing Manager Back Market UK

When not talking about the latest eco-friendly tech and reducing our carbon footprint, Brian enjoys the odd game of football, a classic horror (book or film) or just to kick back with a beer or a proper Scottish whisky. Slàinte Mhath!

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