This MacBook Pro is only $436, and it could be a great gift for your student

TL;DR: As of Nov. 19, you can get the Refurbished Apple MacBook Pro 13.3″ for just $435.99 instead of $1,499 — that’s a 70% discount.

School supplies look a lot different than they used to. It may seem like not so long ago that all you needed for class was a notebook and a pen, but many schools promote digital learning for students, and a laptop could be a useful tool for homework and fun. Whether you’re shopping for a student in high school or college, a laptop could be a huge help, but you don’t have to shell out for a brand-new, top-of-the-line model. Instead, you could get this refurbished Apple MacBook Pro on sale for just $435.99 (reg. $1,499). 

A great laptop for school 

Get to work on this refurbished MacBook Pro and see how much it can do. It may be used, but it’s hard to tell. The only signs are some light scuffs and scratches on the body, and that’s nothing a case or a few stickers can’t cover. 

Under the hood, this computer has an Intel Core i5 processor for smooth switching between apps and 8GB of RAM to power them. Store homework, movies, games, and apps locally with the 256GB hard drive, and enjoy a wide, HD view on the 13.3-inch display. 

One major benefit of buying an older-model MacBook is that it still comes with all its ports. That means you shouldn’t need to buy as many adapters to use things like flash drives or a wireless mouse that connects to a dongle. This MacBook comes equipped with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, a MagSafe 2 power port, two USB-3 ports, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and an SD card slot. 

Get ready for the new semester with a new-to-you computer 

Whether they’re going off to college or catching the bus in the morning, a computer can be a valuable tool for your student, and it’s nice when you don’t have to pay full price for it. For a limited time, get a refurbished MacBook Pro for just $435.99 (reg. $1,499). 

Prices subject to change. 

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