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Apple is the world’s highest-selling laptop brand, and MacBook Pros are among the most popular laptops that money can buy. Sleek design and advanced technology are only the start of the MacBook Pro’s many benefits. These highly secure, easy-to-use laptops are known for their superb storage, specs and features. It’s a given that, like most Apple products, these devices aren’t cheap when they first hit the stores. Luckily you can save a lot of money by buying a refurbished MacBook Pro in Australia.

The MacBook Pro was first introduced early in 2006 when Apple began moving into the field of Intel Core processors. While early MacBooks had similarities to their predecessor, the PowerBook G4, the fourth generation of MacBooks in 2016, shook things up. These models completely re-imagined what the MacBook was capable of and introduced the OLED touch bar. Now as the latest 14 and 16-inch MacBook models make waves in 2023 with their M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, you may wonder if it’s time to experience the benefits of the MacBook for yourself.

While the MacBook Air and Pro are great computers and certainly worth your time, there are other options for getting one besides buying new ones. Buying a refurbished MacBook Pro in Australia saves you potentially hundreds of dollars while still providing you with one of the best laptops you can currently find on the market.


How Is A MacBook Pro Refurbished?

“Refurbished” is a word you may have come across when you’re trying to buy smartphones online, and you may have gotten the impression it means something more than just second-hand. While a refurbished device has usually had a previous owner, there are some crucial differences that set a refurbished device apart from a regular used one.

While used devices usually come directly from the previous owner in whatever condition they’re in, refurbished devices are sold through a third-party retailer. The retailer has checked and tested every element of the device, from the screen to the microphone to the battery, to make sure it’s still in good working order and repaired anything that needs repairing. While refurbished devices are usually sold in grades according to what condition they’re in, a lot are pretty close to new – sometimes, a few superficial chips or scratches are all that is evident on a device that is refurbished.

The refurbishing process usually goes like this: a company like OzMobiles checks the device to make sure it isn’t lost or stolen. They perform a factory reset and erase all the previous owner’s information and data. They remove software and hardware customisations and put the device through a testing process that ensures every little part of it is still in full working order. If anything isn’t, it’s time to conduct repairs.

One of the biggest differences is that you get a warranty. Whether you’re buying smartphones online refurbished or you’re buying a refurbished MacBook Pro in Australia, you’re covered if anything goes wrong or you don’t get what you paid for.

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Benefits of a Refurbished MacBook Pro

Some of the biggest advantages of buying a refurbished MacBook Pro in Australia are:

Lower cost

This is a big benefit and probably the main factor that drives customers towards buying refurbished devices. When you buy refurbished, you can save hundreds of dollars or up to 40% off the recommended retail price.

Light and sleek design

MacBook Pros are well-known for their slim, elegant designs. Light in weight, they’re easy to carry around.

Apple ecosystem

One of the biggest benefits of buying Apple products is that everything works together. You can connect your MacBook Air or Pro to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV etc. You can start work on one device and finish it on another or move images and other files around with the use of the Apple Universal Clipboard.

Battery life

It’s hard to work in a public place when your laptop quickly runs out of battery and sends you scrambling around for a charging port. Fortunately, you won’t have this problem when you buy a refurbished MacBook Pro in Australia. Depending on how you use your MacBook, you can expect it to last, on average, anywhere between 10 and 22 hours.  

Cutting-edge technology, new features

Apple is always introducing new features and updates to help you get the most out of your productivity, your creativity and your apps. Whether it’s the Spatial Audio feature which lets you enjoy music in a more immersive way, or the communal convenience of the iCloud shared photo library, these machines offer something for everyone.

Better for the environment

Buying a refurbished MacBook Pro in Australia isn’t just a win for you and your bank balance. One of the biggest benefits is on the planet. You may be familiar with e-waste (electronic waste), the fastest-growing form of waste in the world. About 57.4m tonnes of e-waste ends up in the world’s landfills annually, a weight that exceeds the Great Wall of China. E-waste causes hazardous chemicals to leak into the surrounding soil and air, damaging the environment and human health. Buying a refurbished laptop reduces your carbon footprint and promotes an economy based on recycling and sustainability. It prevents a laptop from being thrown away and another one from needing to be manufactured, protecting and preserving resources.

Get a warranty

A laptop bought from a stranger on the Internet won’t come with a warranty, but a refurbished laptop will. So how do you make sure you get a high-quality laptop with a decent-length warranty?

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Where to Buy a Refurbished MacBook Pro 

The OzMobiles website is one of the easiest, most convenient places to pick up a refurbished MacBook Pro in Australia or to buy smartphones online. Check out our refurbished MacBooks, including the Apple 13" MacBook Air 2020. Whether you prefer MacBook Air or Pro, the savings you can score by buying a refurbished MacBook make it well worth your while.

OzMobiles is an Australian-owned and operated company dedicated to making sure you get a good deal without having to buy brand new. At our Melbourne headquarters, we put every single device we get through a strict testing process to make sure it meets high Australian standards. This includes battery life – always an important consideration – which we make sure is at least 80%. All of our devices are 100% fully functional and sold with 12-month warranties and 30-day money-back guarantees.

We offer free and fast shipping. If you order before 12:30 pm on a weekday, we’ll put it in the post on the same day so it gets to you quickly.

We don’t want to let financial concerns stop you from scoring the perfect laptop or smartphone. If you’ve found the right device for you but can’t afford to pay for the whole thing straight away, you can pay in instalments through ZipPay, AfterPay or PayPal Pay in 4.  If you’ve found a better deal elsewhere on the same device, we can beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply).

Whether you’re looking for refurbished MacBook Pros in Australia or the chance to buy smartphones online for less, the opportunities are there with OzMobiles!

If you have any questions or just need a little help finding the right MacBook Air or Pro, get in touch with the friendly OzMobiles team!

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