Apple is now selling refurbished models of the 13-inch MacBook Air and lower-end 13-inch MacBook Pro on its online store. Are they worth the buck? Here’s why those looking to buy a great Apple product should choose to buy Apple-refurbished units.

Cupertino has added the 13-inch MacBook Air and lower-end 13-inch MacBook Pro to the list of devices available via the Apple Refurbished Store. Here’s a quick look at each of the devices:

13-inch MacBook Air

The updated MacBook Air features, among other specs, a True Tone display and an updated butterfly keyboard. MacRumors noted that this butterfly keyboard version is more durable compared to the one released with earlier models. The 13-inch MacBook Air, as a refurbished unit, is also cheaper compared to new ones and is sold starting at $1,099.

13-inch MacBook Pro

The updated MacBook Pro, on the other hand, also has a True Tone display and adds better processors, a Touch Bar, and Touch ID. This entry-level model is cheaper compared to other models, and is sold for prices starting $1,299.

Now why should people consider getting a refurbished unit instead of a new one? Here are a few reasons:

  • They’re like brand-new

Apple tests and inspects units down to the last detail before selling them. Units are tested for full functionality and are inspected thoroughly for damages or defects. Defective modules or components  are replaced with genuine Apple parts. After testing and inspection, the units are then cleaned thoroughly and repackaged as if they’re brand new.

What’s more, the refurbished 13-inch Macbook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro were both released just in July. This means that these devices, although refurbished, aren’t old yet. Buyers won’t be able to tell if they’re brand-new and refurbished model at first glance. They also come with a one-year warranty extendable via AppleCare+.

  • Same specs as the brand new units

Every refurbished MacBook Air and MacBook Pro model hass the same specs as that of brand new units. They have the same chassis, processors, displays GPUs, memory and storage configurations, and so on. They’re well able to do what new units can do.

  • They’re cheaper

Here’s the biggest reason why: they’re cheaper. The refurbished 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro are more affordable compared to their brand new counterparts. Why not get a device that Apple refurbished to standard for a lower price?

MacBook Air Screen A new patent indicates that future MacBook Air models might be thinner than ever. (Pictured: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple unveils a new MacBook Air during a launch event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on October 30, 2018 in New York City.) Photo: Getty Images/Stephanie Keith