Apple’s latest Mac Pro arrived at the end of 2019, but it’s not a product for most consumers. It’s created for professionals who need all-out horsepower while editing media or designing video games. Starting out at $5,999, the Mac Pro aims to attract studios who can afford big-budget expenses. But, if you’re still clamoring to acquire one of these, Apple has decided to offer the full-fledged workstation at a discount. There’s just one catch: it’s not a very steep discount.
MacRumors discovered a base configuration with upgraded memory available for $5,349. That appears to be Apple’s least expensive configuration in stock.
As for the top-tier configurations, there’s a refurbished Mac Pro selling for $22,439. It normally costs around $26,000. Of course, the online store’s refurbished section also features configurations with specifications and prices that fall in-between. Potential buyers can decide which configuration fits their needs the best before pulling the trigger on a still-expensive unit.
All discounts should estimate close to 15 percent. They’re also certified to meet Apple’s expectations. Units that get resold are tested for full functionality, see defective parts replaced, and undergo a deep cleaning prior to shipment. When opened, customers will find manuals and cables as if it’s an entirely new product fresh out of production.
Since it’s sold directly through Apple, these refurbished Mac Pro units include a 14-day return policy and a standard 1-year limited warranty. Apple also sells AppleCare to unlock one-stop service and support. Regular consumers might not feel an urge to grab one anyway, but small businesses could see the refurbished units as a perfect opportunity to get the Mac Pro into their workflows while saving some money.