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The best refurbished laptop deals in January 2022

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The best refurbished laptop deals of the new year offers significant savings on today's best configurations. So if you're short on cash, you've come to the right place for savings. 

We're rounding up the best deals on factory refurbished coveted laptops like the Apple MacBook, Dell XPS 13, and more. 

As retailers make way for new inventory, now is a great time to score a good-as-new laptop for less. Besides discounts on factory fresh notebooks, we're also seeing considerable markdowns on open box and refurbished laptops.

If you're strapped for cash, a good refurbished laptop deal affords you a steep discount on even the priciest machines. Unlike open box deals, refurbished deals are returned to the manufacturer for repair and re-instated to like new condition.

Generally speaking, refurbished or "renewed" laptops are reconditioned to look and perform like new. They often include all the accessories that you normally get when you buy a brand new laptop. Just about the only difference is that it may arrive in generic packaging. 

Right now, we're seeing solid deals on reconditioned models of the industry's best machines. From MacBooks to the Dell XPS 13, here are the best refurbished laptop deals you can get right now.

Best refurbished laptop deals

Apple MacBook Air 13" 2020 (Refurbished): was $1,199 now $929 @ Apple

Apple MacBook Air 13" 2020 (Refurbished): was $1,199 now $929 @ Apple
Now $270 off, this refurbished MacBook Air packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) display, 1.1-GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i5 4-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Plus graphics, and a 512GB SSD. 

Apple MacBook Pro M1:  was $1,499 now $1,269 @ Apple

Apple MacBook Pro M1: was $1,499 now $1,269 @ Apple
This refurbished laptop deal takes $230 off the MacBook Pro with M1 chip. Besides a Apple's M1 8-core CPU, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, an 8-core GPU, and a 512GB SSD. It scored a rare 5-star rating from us, making it one of the top laptops on the market. 

Dell XPS 13 (Refurbished): was $1,164 now $792 @ Dell

Dell XPS 13 (Refurbished): was $1,164 now $792 @ Dell
For a limited time, save $392 on the Editors Choice Dell XPS 13 which is the best overall laptop to buy. The laptop in this deal features a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 1.6-GHz 10th Gen Intel  i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a speedy 256GB SSD. 

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop (Refurbished): from $267 @ Dell

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop (Refurbished): from $267 @ Dell
Dell has various configurations of Inspiron 15 3000 series refurbished laptops up for grabs. The model we recommend has a 15.6 inch (1920 x 1080) display, 1.7-GHz Core i3-1115G4 dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD.

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Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.