The Apple Store again discounts a selection of factory-refurbished 2013 MacBook Pro laptops with prices starting at $1,229, as listed below. With free shipping, that's tied with our October mention and puts each at least $210 off (and as much as $470 off) and still at the lowest total price we've seen for these systems with a 1-year Apple warranty (the same as new units). The deals:
B&H Photo Video offers the Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i7 2.9GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Laptop, model no. MD102LL/A, for $1,249 with free shipping. That's $51 under our July mention and the best price we've seen for a new unit. (It's a current price low by $80.) Features include an Intel Core i7-3520M 2.9GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3" 1280x800 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC card slot, FaceTime camera, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.