Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar

I have been needing a new laptop and have been deciding if I wanted to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. While I was deciding (and took a long time), there was an upgrade to the MacBook Pro this WWDC. However, apparently, the upgrade is not really that necessary and that caused me to think that I should just save a few dollars and see if I can get a refurnished set.

And there were many available on the Apple Refurbished Store at https://www.apple.com/sg/shop/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro/13

I have been looking at this site for a while and been monitoring for a good deal. In the end, there was an unit appearing “Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 with Retina Display – Space Grey” with 16 GB RAM. When added with an AppleCare, it cost about $500 less than the latest 13.3″ MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM.

Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

16GB RAM.. Me like.. Me want more RAM (even if it is not necessary…horrible me)..

This is my first refurbished Apple MacBook Pro and I am a little nervous about it. So far so good.

Unboxing !!
Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

And it is clear that it is refurbished. The Box said so :)
Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

Power:
Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

Hello pal.. my best friend for the past 3 years (and more I hope)
Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

It booted up once I opened the lid.. is it normal ? :(
Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

I guess the most important thing to me (before I get used to using it and that might change once I get used to it) is the Touch Bar:
Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

And time to set up the Touch ID fingerprint !
Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar
Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

Siri at the end of the Touch Bar..
Refurbished 13.3-inch Macbook Pro Touch Bar

Hope this will serve me well ! :)

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