The Apple Store offers discounts on its selection of factory-refurbished MacBook Pro laptops, with models starting at $1,059, as listed below. With free shipping on each, they're at the lowest total price we could find for these systems with a 1-year Apple warranty (the same as new units). Notables:
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.