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Apple MacBook Pro A1278 Intel Core i5 2.4GHz 4GB RAM 500GB HDD DVD-RW 13.3'' Screen Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Webcam

Add to BasketApple MacBook Pro A1278 Intel Core i5 2.4GHz 4GB RAM 500GB HDD DVD-RW 13.3" Screen Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Webcam£849.00

Renowned for their stylish looks, stability and easy to use interface, Apple is the perfect purchase for business, education and home users alike.

This MacBook Pro comes with a 2nd generation Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

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About our Refurbished (second hand) Macbook Pros

The MacBook Pro is a line of Macintosh portable computers introduced in January 2006 by Apple Inc., and now in its third generation. Replacing the PowerBook G4, the MacBook Pro was the second model, after the iMac, to be announced in the Apple–Intel transition. It is also the high-end model of the MacBook family and is currently produced with 13- and 15-inch screens, although a 17-inch version has been offered previously.
The first generation MacBook Pro appeared externally similar to the PowerBook G4, but used the Intel Core processors instead of PowerPC G4 chips. The 15-inch model was released in January 2006, a 17-inch model in April, both of which received several updates and Core 2 Duo processors later in the year.
The second model, known as the "unibody" model, has a more tapered design and a casing made from a single block of aluminum. It debuted in October 2008 as the 15-inch MacBook Pro and the 13-inch aluminum unibody MacBook. The following January brought the design to the 17-inch model, along with the built-in battery that joined the rest of the MacBook Pro line in June, including the 13-inch model which Apple absorbed into the MacBook Pro line. Subsequent updates brought upgraded Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and introduced Intel's Thunderbolt technology.
Apple released the third generation of MacBook Pro in June 2012 as a 15-inch screen size only. At the same time, slightly updated versions of the previous 13- and 15-inch unibody models were announced that will sell in parallel, although Apple has delisted and possibly discontinued the 17-inch variant. While dimensionally smaller than its predecessor, the similarly styled third generation model still retains a unibody form factor. Specification-wise, the most substantial differences in the next-generation MacBook Pro are the fitting of a significantly higher resolution Retina display, the elimination of the optical drive, and replacement of hard disk drives with solid-state drives. A third generation 13-inch MacBook Pro was released on October 23, 2012. As with the 15-inch, it includes a Retina display.

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Customer Reviews Of Our Refurbished Laptops
X230 with good battery life
Wednesday, 17 December 2014  |  Simon

Fast delivery, laptop in excellent condition.

HP Elitebook
Monday, 15 December 2014  |  Colin

So far very pleased with the purchase. Customer service is excellent with sound advice about the possible upgrades to the laptop. Fantastic value considering an equivalent new machine would be in the order of 1000. The laptop arrived within a few days of ordering and is living up to expectation.

Accepting that the laptop shows some cosmetic wear and that it has had a previous life, the screen and keyboard are in excellent condition.

Whilst I had some reservations about purchasing a refurbished laptop, my experience to date has changed my views. The service from the Laptop Centre has been excellent and the computer is first rate. I had one of these laptops in my last job but was not prepared to stump up a large sum of money to own one. For just a little over 400 including an upgrade to the RAM, a SSD and an external hard drive I am more than pleased. I would certainly recommend the Laptop Centre based on my experience so far.

Monday, 15 December 2014  |  Oisin

Was looking for a 'new' more durable laptop, so went for this older version with a core I5 and 4 gig memory. The refurb unit I've received is very solid and works well. It's a touch on the heavy side, but very sturdy, which I wanted following death of my last 15.6 inch laptop. Note that the unit I got has a HDMI socket rather than a displayport as listed - I've checked and it works fine hooking the laptop up to the tv.

Just what I wanted
Thursday, 11 December 2014  |  Andrew

Thank you all at The Laptop Centre. The IBM T400 was just what I wanted. Very well described, a very clean example of a second hand laptop. Everything works as it should and I've not had any problems with it at all.
Thank you again.

Delivered as promised
Wednesday, 3 December 2014  |  Oliver

Laptop is as specified. Great condition, no real visible wear at all. IPS screen upgrade installed and looking great.

Well satisfied, would use again.

Great laptop, great value
Sunday, 30 November 2014  |  Paul

I had a Dell Latitude E5400 just over a year ago and my son needed a laptop to replace his old one... this was the nearest to what I had ... so he now has a smarter one than i do... prompt delivery, well packed, keen price... Dell quality... what more can I say?

highly recommended
Sunday, 30 November 2014  |  Darren

This is the second Dell refurb business laptop I've purchased. I'm a supply teacher so my PC needs to be reliable and immune from knocks and bangs. Generally dell latitudes are perfect. This model continues to impress me. They are not the last word in computing esp given they are a good few years old, but they work faultlessly and feel great to use. Esp impressed by the speakers and sound in the e series too.
In terms of condition this was delivered with some paint chips and scratches on the edges and corners where you'd expect to see signs if use but they truly do not detract from the ownership experience. Once there's a few finger smudges and a bit if dust on the unit of your own previous signs of ownership are not something you even notice.
I will surly continue to buy refurb Dells in the future.

Lenovo X220
Thursday, 27 November 2014  |  Edward

Refurbished X220 laptop delivered quickly and in good condition. Its a great laptop. Thank you!

Great Service and laptop
Sunday, 23 November 2014  |  Thomas

Sometimes when you mention the word "refurbished" people give you a look of pity. After this purchase I'm the the one who will be giving the people who pay big money for their new Laptops a look of pity. Its unlikely I will ever be buying a new laptop while this site is in existence. Apart from some keys being slightly faded I have no complaints. I was kept well informed with delivery and all went smooth.

Lenovo Thinkpad T420 i5 2.5GHz 4GB RAM 250GB HDD Windows 7 Pro DVDRW Wi Fi
Wednesday, 19 November 2014  |  Denis

Great buy good price works straight out of the box, very well packaged me back online after my old laptop died would recomend these guys no problems at all...10 outta 10