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Understanding refurbished Mac

Refurbished or second-hand macbook

Investing in a MacBook is an exciting decision, but choosing between a refurbished and a brand-new one can be bewildering. Let's delve into the nuances of each option to help you make a well-informed choice.

What are Refurbished MacBooks?

Refurbished MacBooks are a used MacBook that is repaired and restored to like-new condition. These laptops undergo Mac.Infinity rigorous refurbishment process to restore them to like-new condition. The unit are thoroughly tested for faults, repaired, cleaned, and wiped of any data – meaning you’re buying a ‘like new’ device at a fraction of the cost. And it come with warranty!

How about Second-Hand MacBook?

Second-Hand MacBook are usually sold directly by individual. The laptop is sold-as-is condition with no aftersales service.

Benefits of Refurbished MacBooks

Cost Savings

One of the most enticing aspects of refurbished MacBooks is the cost savings. You can often purchase a high-quality MacBook for significantly less than the price of a new one.

Environmental Impact

Opting for a refurbished MacBook is also an eco-conscious choice. By giving these devices a second life, you contribute to reducing electronic waste.

Thorough Testing and Warranty

Mac.Infinity's refurbishment process involves extensive testing and restoration whenever required. These laptops are inspected, repaired, and tested to ensure proper working conditions.

Drawbacks of Refurbished MacBooks

Limited Availability

Refurbished MacBooks may not always be readily available. You might have to wait for the specific model you want to become available.

Potentially Older Models

Refurbished models could be slightly older in terms of technology. While they're still powerful, you may not be able to update to the latest OS depending on the hardware specifications.

Who Should Consider a Refurbished MacBook?

If you're budget-conscious, eco-friendly, and don't need the absolute latest features, a refurbished MacBook could be an excellent choice.

Where to Buy Refurbished MacBooks?

Visit Mac.Infinity online shop for the available products. Monthly payment installment (by Atome) are available too.


In the refurbished vs. new MacBook showdown, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. It boils down to your budget, your tech needs, and your environmental values. Take your time, do your research, and you'll find the MacBook that's perfect for you.


1.Are refurbished MacBooks reliable?

Yes, they are reliable. They undergo Mac.Infinity extensive testing and come with warranties.

2. Do refurbished MacBooks come with a warranty?

Yes, they do. Mac.Infinity provides Mac.Infinity Certified devices sold with a 30 days limited warranty from the sell date of the device.

3. What's the environmental impact of buying new vs. refurbished?

Buying refurbished has a lower environmental impact since it extends the life of existing devices, reducing electronic waste.

4. Can you upgrade a refurbished MacBook?

Yes, as long as the parts still available in market, you can upgrade such as RAM and storage of a refurbished MacBook to improve its performance.

Want to do your part in reducing electronic waste?

If you have an old phone or Mac that is no longer functional and cannot be repaired, you can bring it to our store and we will ensure that it is safely recycled by our partners. To protect your privacy, our engineers will personally delete all of your personal data before disposal.

Or you can also get Cash for your pre-loved device, send us your device specifications for estimated quote or direct visit Mac.Infinity store for final valuation.

Get your Mac from Mac.Infinity

Check out what we have ready in-store for you. All devices are checked and re-conditioned to perfect working conditions.

Mac.Infinity offers expert Apple iPhone and Mac repair services that are both reliable and affordable. With skilled technicians, genuine parts, and a commitment to quality, we are your go-to destination for All Things Apple service and repairs.

Funan Mall #03-24

107 North Bridge Road,Singapore 179105

Shop Tel : 9169 1257

Opening : 11Am to 8PM

[included weekend&Public Holiday]

Connected by underground pathway from CityHall MRT Station.


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