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The best refurbished laptop deals in September 2021

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The refurbished laptop deals of the season are here so if you're short on cash, you've come to the right place. We're rounding up the deals on factory refurbished laptops like the Apple MacBook, Dell XPS 13, and more. 

Labor Day sales are starting to surface with excellent deals on laptops in tow. For frugal shoppers, it's also 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

eBay Labor Day Sale: extra 15% off refurbished laptops @ eBay
For a limited time, save an extra 15% on select refurbished laptops via coupon, "SAVE15LABORDAY". The sale includes various configuration notebook PCs from Apple, Asus, Dell, HP, Razer, Lenovo, MSI and Samsung. View Deal

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. View Deal

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. View Deal

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop (Refurbished): from $399 @ Dell
Dell has various configurations of Inspiron 15 3000 series refurbished laptops up for grabs. The base model Inspiron 15 3000 packs a 14 inch (1366 x 768) display, 1.2-GHz Core i3-1005G1 dual-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD.View Deal

Dell XPS 13 (Refurbished): from $921 @ Dell
The Editors Choice Dell XPS 13 is the best laptop to buy. Dell is currently taking dollars off various configuration refurbished Dell XPS 13 laptops The cheapest model packs a 13.3-inch 1080p display, 1.6-GHz 10th Gen Intel  i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSDView Deal

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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,, 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.