Apple's laptops are great, no-nonsense work machines. They're not has powerful as a gaming rig or as portable as an on-the-go 2-in-1, but they're the default when you need to get work done on the web. They're also very expensive with even the cheapest models piercing the $1,000 threshold.
But if you're patient and know where to look, great deals can be had that make Apple's work machines much more affordable. Today amazon is taking $400 off the price of a mid-2017 Macbook that has been refurbished to work like new. This is backed by both a 90-day supplier warranty and another 1-year warranty, so you have piece of mind. It's also the perfect work laptop if you don't need to do any heavy lifting like video editing. It's 1,000, down from $1,400.
But if you need to get a bit more serious, Amazon is also discounting Core i7 Macbook Pros (a laptop we consider "best for nearly everyone"). Complete with Apple's new Touch Bar capability, this is a premium laptop that can handle anything you throw at it, and it's available in ($1,550). And if you need a bit more storage, you can upgrade to the 512GB model that's $1,750, down from $2,200.