With most of the nation still working from home, theres never been a more important time to update your technology to ensure you can work as efficiently as possible.
Apple MacBook Pro laptops are considered some of the best in the world – and for good reason.
The latest MacBook Pro model offers buyers some seriously high quality features (some of which are the most advanced in the market), but the high spec machine also comes with a hefty price tag (the latest 2020 model being 1,299 on the Apple website).
If you don’t mind refurbished options, a number of official outlets including Apple’s own certified refurbished online store provide consumers with top quality machines that have been restored back to factory settings with big discounts on the normal RRP.
Best deals for MacBook Pro:
Spec: If you’re after a performance boost, but still need that lightweight form factor, the new MacBook Pro M1 might be your best bet. The new M1 chip gives Intel a serious run for its money, and battery life doesnt even suffer for it.
Plus youre getting it all for the same price as the previous model which makes this the go-to laptop for everyday work and play. This is a great option if your old machine needs upgrading or you want, as Apple puts it, a premium ‘do-it-all notebook’.
- 13″ Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
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Spec: This popular choice amongst tech lovers, features the latest Touch Bar technology and state of the art super sharp Retina display, with a fast Intel Core i5 processor.
The updated keyboard and new Touch Bar functionality offers a smooth and instinctive user experience. There are three new versions: one at 128GB storage and 1.4GHz Quad-Core Processor, one at 256GB storage and 1.4GHz Quad-Core Processor and another at 256GB and 2.4GHz Quad-Core Processor.
- 13″ Retina Display, 8GB, 256GB SSD
Spec: The 16-inch MacBook Pro was released in 2019 to replace the 15-inch model, released earlier in the year. Top of the range specs bring you Touchuch Bar technology, 9th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and a Radeon Pro 5300M GPU.
The large Retina display screen is great for surfing the web and watching your favourite Netflix shows. As well as this, youll get 11 hours of battery life which is perfect for working from home, whilst giving you a few extra hours of chill time at the end of each day. But, if youre after a portable laptop to throw into a laptop, you might want to take a look at some smaller models as this one weighs 2kg.
- 16″ Retina Display, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
Spec: Apple updated its 15-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 with faster 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time. This MacBook Pro offers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro.
This model also comes with another update Apple’s keyboard – a Touch Bar and Touch ID which allows you to work more efficiently and access your laptop easily.
- 15″ Retina Display, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Should I buy a refurbished model?
Apple’s online certified refurbished outlet is one of the most trusted places to buy second-hand, and prices can be as low as 800.
Most retailers offer a warranty, which can range from 30-days to a year, giving shoppers greater peace of mind.
How much can I save?
This depends on the format of the sale. Is the item refurbished, used, secondhand, or ex-display?
If the item is purchased on auction or second-hand, there’s no limit on the amount you can save.
However, if the item is purchased as a certified ‘refurbished’ device, you’re likely to save around a few hundred pounds as it will be classed as almost new.
Where to sell your old MacBook Pro for cash?
If you’re looking to shift your current laptop, the following sites will pay to buy your device off you:
How to spot the sales before everyone else?
With rumours swirling online about impending updates for the popular Pro range this year, timing your new purchase right could see you capitalise on any forthcoming Apple upgrades.
The Apple store occasionally hosts offers, but you’ll have to be quick as they sell out in minutes.
KRCS is a premium Apple retailer often offering cheaper prices than rival stores, however they tend to sell the latest Apple devices, rather than older or discontinued models.