Refurbished MacBooks – Unibody MacBooks

Apple has moved the 13-inch aluminum unibody MacBook into the MacBook Pro line of products.  This move now completely separates the polycarbonate notebooks with the aluminum unibody notebooks.  The MacBook family of laptops now constitute solely on those with white polycarbonate enclosures.  The MacBook Pro family of laptops include all those with aluminum unibody enclosures.  Three display sizes make it easy to differentiate the various MacBook Pro models.  They now come with a 13-inch, 15-inch, or 17-inch LED backlit LCD display.

Consumers can still purchase aluminum unibody MacBooks from Apple through the company’s online store.  Under the special deals section, a list of Apple Certified Refurbished Macs is available.  These MacBooks come from recently returned or canceled orders.  Each has been refurbished by Apple for resell and include a 1 year limited warranty.  All original accessories, cables, DVDs and manuals are included.  Apple Certified Refurbished Macs are not available at any of Apple’s retail stores.

There are three specific Apple Certified Refurbished MacBooks that are listed.  They have the following stock keeping unit (sku) numbers and specifications:

FB466LL/A Refurbished MacBook

  • 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
  • 2GB Memory
  • 160GB Hard Disk Drive

FB467LL/A Refurbished MacBook

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
  • 2GB Memory
  • 250GB Hard Disk Drive

G0FV0LL/A Refurbished MacBook

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
  • 2GB Memory
  • 128 SSD

These three unibody MacBook models will be the last of their kind.  When Apple’s refurbished inventory runs out, consumers will no longer be able to purchase aluminum MacBooks from Apple.  They will have to look to the MacBook Pro line of notebooks, which tend to be more expensive.

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