Applecare 3 year extended warranty for Macbook pro 22% off - £217.25 @ Ballicom
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Applecare 3 year extended warranty for Macbook pro 22% off - £217.25 @ Ballicom

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Found 26th Jan 2015
I've been looking since Christmas a good price for this product with not much success.

I know that this might look like a lot, but most manufacturers charge around £300 for a 3-year warranty for their top of the range ultrabooks.

There are a few other Applecare plans with a discount.

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You could buy another laptop for that price... a Windows PC of course

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coony

You could buy another laptop for that price... a Windows PC of course


You would be surprised, the windows models I was checking were around the same price as a macbook pro.

eldaras you were looking at the wrong ones

Yes you could buy one for just a little more, but what spec? People love to throw in the cost of Apple laptops but you do generally get a decent spec, no it'll never beat a windows/linux laptop for the same price, but that's not typically why people buy Apple laptops - they're after the make and the OS.

As an ex-Mac engineer from the 90s (when we had to repair boards etc) it's a shame Applecare still costs so much.

I bought some Applecare from eBay quite a bit cheaper than this. As long as the code is legit' that's all that matter, so just pay with PayPal and buy from someone with feedback.

TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN POUNDS, wow

Original Poster

I need a beefy laptop... the contender was a Thinkpad W540 (16gb ram, 1/2TB ssd, beefy core i7). I'm happy with the macbook, especially because the keyboard is centered and the touchpad is excellent.


The other brands I tried were rubbish (Dell and HP). Plenty of hardware and driver issues.
Macs do have their own problems, but luckily the current macbooks are on their 3rd or 4th iteration, so most of the problems were sorted. Dell needs one or two more iterations to polish the XPS 13/15 (and they are not exactly cheaper than macbooks), and HP is beyond redemption.

I've got to be honest. I've had my macbook for seven years now and it is still running well. I did upgrade the RAM but I have done nothing else to it. My wife's macbook is also working well. We also have iPhones and and iPad and have had no problems here either. I have never bought any applecare for any of them because I don't think macs break much. I am sure others have had different experiences but for us, it's been ok.

eldaras

You would be surprised, the windows models I was checking were around the … You would be surprised, the windows models I was checking were around the same price as a macbook pro.


Lightning shock of a surprise if you added up your entire household care packages and realise it is circa £2000 per annum and then cannot recall if you ever could spend that much on replacement without care.

g3legacy

I bought some Applecare from eBay quite a bit cheaper than this. As long … I bought some Applecare from eBay quite a bit cheaper than this. As long as the code is legit' that's all that matter, so just pay with PayPal and buy from someone with feedback.



Thats the problem, there's no way to know if it's legit and Paypal only cover you for the first 45 days. People buy the cards, sell the code on and then cancel the cover with Apple 2 months down the line, get the refund from Apple and have the money off you too.

Daylight robbery!

Purchased a MBP to run Windows (only) on after getting a DOA Dell (and suffering the farce they call customer services) - have to say the hardware is excellent - I may evn use OSX at some stage

Mbshrekito

Purchased a MBP to run Windows (only) on after getting a DOA Dell (and … Purchased a MBP to run Windows (only) on after getting a DOA Dell (and suffering the farce they call customer services) - have to say the hardware is excellent - I may evn use OSX at some stage


That's the best bit imo. It takes a few minutes to acclimatise, but then you're away.
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