|Screen Size||15.4 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||2880 x 1800|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||16 GB DDR3 SDRAM|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||256 GB 256GB PCIe-based flash|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||9 hours|
Apple MacBook Pro MJLQ2LL/A 15.4-Inch 256GB Laptop with Retina Display (Certified Refurbished)
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- 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
- 16GB 1600MHz memory
- 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, Intel Iris Pro Graphics
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|Macbook Pro: MJLQ2LL/A||iMac Retina: MK482LL/A||iMac Retina: MK462LL/A||iMac Retina: MK452LL/A||iMac Retina; MF866LL/A||iMac: ME086LL/A|
|Type/Model Number:||Macbook Pro: MJLQ2LL/A||iMac Retina: MK482LL/A||iMac Retina: MK462LL/A||iMac Retina: MK452LL/A||iMac Retina; MF866LL/A||iMac: ME086LL/A|
|Screen Size:||15.4 inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina Display||27‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Retina 5K display||27‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Retina 5K display||21.5‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Retina 4K display||27-Inch w/ 5k Retina Display||21.5-Inch (diagonal) LED- backlit IPS Display|
|Native Resolution:||2880 x 1800||5120 x 2880 (5K)||5120 x 2880 (5K)||4096 x 2304 (4K)||5120 x 2880 (5K)||1920 x 1080|
|Processor:||2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Broadwell), Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz||3.2 GHz quad‑core Intel Core i5 processor||3.2 GHz quad‑core Intel Core i5 processor||3.1 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor||3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 Processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz)||2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 Processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz)|
|Graphics:||Intel Iris Pro Graphics||AMD Radeon R9 M390||AMD Radeon R9 M380 Graphics||Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200||AMD Radeon R9 M290X Graphics||Intel Iris Pro Graphics|
|Memory:||16GB 16,000Mhz DDR3||8 GB Onboard Memory (Configurable to 32 GB)||8 GB Onboard Memory (Configurable to 32 GB)||8 GB Onboard Memory (Configurable to 16 GB)||8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3||8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3|
|Storage:||256GB PCIe-based flash hard drive||1 TB fusion Drive||1 TB 7200 rpm hard drive||1 TB 5400 rpm hard drive||1 TB fusion Drive||1 TB 5400-rpm|
|Battery:||Up to 9 hours wireless web, up to 12 hours of iTunes Movie playback||None||None||None||None||None|
|Warranty:||1 Year Apple||1 Year Apple||1 Year Apple||1 Year Apple||1 Year Apple||1 Year Apple|
Operating System: Mac OS X v10.10 Yosemite
CPU: 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
Memory: 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Storage: 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Graphics Card: Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Communication: Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Dimensions (W x D x H): 14.1" x 9.7" x 0.7"
Weight: 4.46 lbs.
Resolution: 2880 x 1800
WLAN: 802.11ac Wireless LAN
USB: 2 x USB 3.0
Video Port: 2 x Mini DisplayPort via Thunderbolt port
HDMI: 1 x HDMI
Audio Ports: 1 x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
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Anyhow -- I opened the package, everything looks fine,.. a few scuff marks but nothing significant - most were able to be removed with a decent cleaning/microfiber/elbow grease.
Problem though.. a big one. - Immediately I noticed it didn't run very quickly. I thought it odd that browsing the web (first thing I really did to 'test' it) was painfully slow for an i7-Quad core with 16GB of RAM.
The processors at idle are running at 60% System in aggregate several hundred percent added together.
Thus the fans both Right and Left are running at ~6,000 RPM constantly. If I turn off the computer/shutdown completely , let it sit for a while.. Then boot it up -- It's silent for maybe a few seconds to 10-15 seconds. So the fans aren't locked ON. But,.. after that they ramp up to full throttle within 30-60 seconds or so and never stop running at full speed.
So I reset the SMC. I go to El Cap. OSX -- Then I decide to just delete the partition/drive and recover via apple's servers the original OSX Yos. with the C + R upon boot recovery mode.
Even in the Recovery mode the fans are going at full bore. I knew at that point there was nothing *I* could do to this unless I wanted to open it up (Which is what I do for a living, but not on a brand new MacBook Pro of my own just received). We shouldn't have to hassle with troubleshooting a computer that we paid $1500-$2000 for out of the box, even if you know 'how'. Just the point of it.
Now, given the reviews I'm the exception here. I hate to be that guy, and trust me I hate to now have to go through the process of repacking, returning, and then being uncertain about even re-ordering/allowing replacement given what happened here. I'd want another *different* machine not this one opened up and repaired if that makes sense.
It doesn't give one a great deal of confidence in the Amazon trusted company here (Square Deals Inc) - As I was sent a couple thousand dollar Laptop that has a hardware failure (Nothing that was caused via Shipping, no damage.) -- This problem existed when this was packed up and 'certified/recertified'.
Anyhow -- I'll update how the return and if the company or at least Amazon makes things right with this faulty machine for any curious.
TLDR: Received a MacBook Pro 15.4" (2015/16) Model that was not damaged but had/has a hardware failure within the SMC/CPU/Cooling -- Best guess is the problem it was sent back for was never actually fixed.
These things happen - People get lemons of even the best products. Hopefully this is a 1% type of scenario for everyone else who is considering going refurbished via Amazon, the other ~16 reviews are very positive.
After reading every review there was of this product, I was still hesitant to purchase it because I wasn't 100% sure what I was getting. This is why I went ahead and made a video and took a couple hours of my day reviewing this product for all future buyers like myself. Note that no one has paid me to make this review. This is just something I wanted to do because we are spending a lot of money here and need to be as best prepared as possible.
Other places I considered, researched, and didn't end up going with were:
-Best Buy: New and Geek Squad Certified
-Base Exchange: (I'm in the military so the tax break was very appealing) New
-Apple: New and Certified Refurbished inventory
In the end, this came out to be the best price, even among sale items by about $80 (best buy geek squad certified). The cheapest new one I could find was on base which was $1798.99 on sale. Those of you in the military, always keep an eye on these. With that price and the random additional sales they do, this could be the way to go at the right time of year.
This is the most recent MacBook Pro I could find without losing all of the plug-ins I wanted. The touch bar didn't appeal to me, and even if it did, I don't know that the price difference could justify it. The one I received was a Mid 2015, Retina, with all the other details given in the item description.
I was nervous about 3 things which I will cover and then be done:
1. Version: Get familiar with model and serial numbers to ensure you know the correct MacBook you are looking for. Apple posts these on their website and I found this very helpful in finally landing on buying this model. It did end up being the correct product 'as advertised' but the reason I was nervous was a negative review said they actually got a 2012 version. I would not have been okay with that. Nonetheless, I received the item I was expecting and couldn't be more pleased.
2. Condition: This was critical. If this item had even a scratch on it, I would have returned it. The reason is, an 'Apple Certified Refurbished' Product has to be in mint condition. Read their specification for calling it a Refurb on apples website. If this item on amazon claims to be the same, then I was expecting the same. And WOW did they deliver. I have a video on youtube that shows every side to this bad boy... and its perfect. The only fingerprints I noticed on it were mine from unwrapping it. No scratches, no dust, no fingerprints, no dents, nothing. Immaculate. Also, the battery cycle count was 1. Yes, 1.
3. Apple Certified Refurbished: Was this just something they threw in the item description or was it really Apple Certified. YES, it really is apple certified. You can get a warranty on it if you like... though, they are not my cup of tea. If you are a worry wart... there is absolutely not reason why you shouldn't get this product for $1625, then pay the $350 for the AppleCare 3 year warranty, and you are still out the door for less than you would spend on a brand new one. You CANNOT beat that.
So, do I recommend Amazons advertised Apple Certified Refurbished MacBook Pro? Yes. Without question. Again, if it weren't in great condition, you simply send it back to Amazon for a full refund. So why not at least try it? I would recommend you do what I did which is videotape or photograph the unboxing in case you do get a lemon like apparently a couple people did. That would make the return process that much easier. Hope this review helps. Take the plunge! Search on youtube: "macbook pro 15-inch, mid 2015 version, amazon certified refurbished" and look for my video to view this specific item. Again, I am not getting paid by anyone for any of this... just trying to help out.
As skeptical as i am, i hesitated 100 times before buying this refurbished MBP. I finally decided to take the jump because i was saving a couple hundreds $$ in the process...Boy i tell you, i have never been so glad in recent years. Dude, the whole thing is BRAND NEW...beside the brown box, all is in mint condition...have had it for like 5 hours now and so far so good...fast, smooth, stunning...just delicious...if anything goes wrong, then i would update this post. Otherwise, it means the love story still goes on.