Buy a Refurbished Studio Display from Apple and Save Big

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Save big on Apple’s Studio display by buying it refurbished.
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Seven months after its launch, Apple began selling refurbished Studio Display units through its certified refurbished store in the United States. The company announced the standalone monitor in March this year.

Apple’s refurbished store offers a great way to save money on Apple products. Prices for refurbished units are typically about 10-15% below MSRP.

Get a refurbished Studio Display and save up to $290

A brand new Studio Display will set you back $1,599. As spotted by MacRumors, Apple’s Refurbished Store is currently listing the model with standard glass and an adjustable tilt stand for $1,359, which is $240 off its retail price. The nano-textured glass variant is listed at $1,609, down from its retail price of $1,899. You can use the money saved for an AppleCare+ subscription or other accessories for your Mac.

Refurbished products sold on Apple’s online store, covered by its standard one-year warranty. You can extend coverage even further by subscribing to AppleCare+. There is also an option to return the product within 14 days. The Studio Display will arrive in a white box with a 1m Thunderbolt cable.

Apple Studio Display is great but not perfect

Apple’s Studio Display packs a 27-inch display panel with 5K resolution. Its slim chassis houses a six-driver system, including four force-cancelling woofers and two high-performance tweeters. The monitor features a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with center stage support and a studio-grade three-mic array for video calling. Apple also sells the Studio Display with an optional nano-textured glass that further reduces glare.

The monitor suffered from audio issues and other bugs on launch. Apple has since rolled out several updates to address this. But the webcam’s performance remains below what Apple promised at the launch event. And this despite a firmware update improving its performance to some extent.

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