These MacBooks Go Vintage: Do You Have One?

These MacBooks Go Vintage: Do You Have One?

These MacBooks Go Vintage

Apparently, the first MacBook Pro model with Touch Bar, originally launched six years ago, is preparing to enter Apple's "vintage" product list. In fact, the well-known American company sent an internal memo to the Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers (as reported by MacRumors colleagues) in which it announced that the MacBook Pro 13 "and 15" with 2016 Touch Bar will be considered "vintage" starting next July 31st. The other devices that will enter this category on the same date are:

MacBook Pro (13 ", 2016, Two Thunderbolt ports) MacBook Pro (13", 2016, Four Thunderbolt ports) MacBook Pro (15 ", 2016 ) MacBook Air (13 ", Early 2015) MacBook (12", Early 2016) iMac (21.5 ", Late 2015) iMac (27", Retina 5K, Late 2015) iPad Pro (9.7 ", Wi-Fi) iPad Pro ( 9.7 ", Wi-Fi + Cellular)

We remind you that the MacBook Pro 13" and 15 "with Touch Bar of 2016 marked an important change in the notebook line up of the Cupertino company. In fact, in addition to the Touch Bar, which replaced the first row of function keys on the keyboard, the laptops featured a lighter and thinner chassis, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a wider trackpad, Thunderbolt ports only (in addition to the audio jack 3.5mm for headphones) and the much criticized (and problematic) butterfly switches.| ); }
The new MacBook is now in stores. Air with M2 chip, the pre-orders of which started last Friday. For more information, we recommend that you read our previous dedicated article.

Get a $600 MacBook Air for only $289 by buying refurbished

Deal pricing and availability subject to change after time of publication.

TL;DR: As of June 12, you can get a refurbished MacBook Air 11' Core i5, 4GB RAM 128GB SSD(opens in a new tab) worth $599 new for just $288.99. That's savings of 51%.

Upgrading means something different to everyone. For some, it means snagging the latest and greatest devices on the market. For others, it means ditching their ancient device for another one that works, regardless of how new it is. If you fall into the latter group and you’re looking to upgrade your laptop(opens in a new tab), consider this deal on a refurbished MacBook Air.

The MacBook Air in question hails from 2015, has 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD storage. It’s on sale for only $288.99, which is practically unheard of for a MacBook of any kind. Considering it originally retailed for $899 and is currently worth $599, that’s a pretty solid deal. Plus, you can pat yourself on the back for reducing waste by buying someone else’s pre-loved product. Win-win.

The 2015 MacBook Air runs on a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, has an 11.6-inch widescreen TFT LED-backlit glossy display, and integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam, all packed into a razor-thin, 2.3-pound aluminum case. Speaking of which, with a grade “B” refurbished rating, the case itself might have some light scuffing or scratching, but nothing too drastic. The actual inner makeup has been refurbished to work as good as new.

While 2015 seems like centuries ago, it’s not really all that long in the grand scheme of things. The laptop hasn’t hit Apple’s vintage or obsolete list of products yet, so it’ll still be eligible for hardware repairs at Apple should anything go wrong. Plus, third-party providers can still order parts for repairs if necessary.

Rather than paying $2,000 or more for the top-of-the-line MacBook when you don't necessarily need it, snag a refurbished MacBook Air(opens in a new tab) instead for a mere fraction of that price. Upgrading doesn't have to be a costly endeavor.

Prices subject to change.