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AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
 
4.8

(based on 361 reviews)

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    (41)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (167)
  • Useful features (90)
  • Easy to navigate (60)
  • Good power output (43)
  • Manages software collaboration well (21)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Hard to install or upgrade (3)

Best Uses

  • Educational purposes (33)
  • Multimedia (31)
  • Graphics & publishing (28)
  • Home (3)
  • Warranty (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (199), Budget shopper (114)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (240), Business (88)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (253)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent coverave, worth every penny

If it were desktop computer, I would probably not purchase an extended warranty, but for notebook computers, iPod Touch, flat screen display, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this extended coverage, especially when...Read complete review

If it were desktop computer, I would probably not purchase an extended warranty, but for notebook computers, iPod Touch, flat screen display, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this extended coverage, especially when it's 30% cheaper than MSRP. what bargain!

I have owned several PowerBooks/iBooks and have purchased applecare for all of them (in comparison, haven't bought AppleCare for desktop). If you have even one repair on one of these things out of warranty, you will make up your purchase price. and for items that have little ventilation/heat sinking capabilities (laptops, iPod Touch, etc), risk of something going bad within 3years is pretty high. I have had to get my Powerbook repaired three times (bad optical drive, bad keyboard buttons, etc), iBook once (case cracking, dead HDD), iPod Touch twice due to bad battery life and intermittent power, and the display repaired (power mangement unit died). Every time either Apple would repair it, or replace the unit with either new or refurbished unit, no questions asked (unless there is obvious signs of abuse). You can take it to any Apple Store, or call their 1800 number and have them send you a shipping box. Turn around is typically 3-4 days (!!) from the time you call them and have your part back in your hands.

Included in the hardware warranty is if you have any Apple OS issues or Apple software install/operation issues during the warranty period, you can get free service via phone to help you fix the problem. Best service ever.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

just in case?

I now have 3 fairly new apple products and thought I'd better get it t if I need help on something one day. So far I've been able take care of questions on my...Read complete review

I now have 3 fairly new apple products and thought I'd better get it t if I need help on something one day. So far I've been able take care of questions on my own. I think that for a laptop you might need more help than with the other products. It's a good three years and BH takes out a bit of the sting with their better price.

Lower price w/o tax rocks

Will I ever use it.....?

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5.0

Cheap!

By Tantlusking01

from Honolulu,Hawaii

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

    Cheaper than buying from [@]!Great thank you.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    it was a very good deal

    By Amjad

    from Dublin, CA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

        got a very good deal here, even with employee discount was not able to get the same price. I couldnt think twice so I placed the order and today I activated it, it was very easy and straight forward

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        It's AppleCare

        By Marc

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Does It
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • All

        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

        Important to have for a laptop. Great that it's discounted at B&H.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Perfect

        By Ben

        from London, UK

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

              Great value and does exactly what it says on the tin

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great value when ordered from B & H

              By Larry

              from Hardy, VA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Saves A Lot Of Frustratio

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Educational Purposes

              Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

              Everyone has their own opinion regarding extended warranties. Mine is this one is totally worth the cost just to have access to the Apple support techs. Given this is an Apple product, I expect not to have any problems with the computer hardware, (one never knows though); but as new MAC users my wife and I have LOTS of questions regarding the applications. The techs could not be more friendly, nor more helpful and we have called them a bunch of times. And, they are all located right here in the US!

              I am also very pleased with B & H. Extensive product selection, great prices, and wonderful service. I couldn't be happier with the whole experience!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great support for cheap

              By Yee

              from Lynchburg, VA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cheap

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                I like that B&H offers the same protection for my Mac at a much lower cost compared to getting it from Apple.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Best Deal for AppleCare

                By TD

                from Augusta, GA

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                    Best deal anywhere for AppleCare! Received the product in timely manner, activated it via internet, laptop covered. So simple and trouble-free.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Great price. Fast Delivery.

                    By Joe

                    from Nashville

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                    This was the best value I could find. Registering the applecare protection plan was easy once it arrived. I registered online through the apple website. Got a confirmation email the same day. I highly recommend B&H Photo to anyone looking for the best price and value. I've never been disappointed.

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                    4.0

                    Insurance for your MAC

                    By Leslie T

                    from Sammamish, WA

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Useful Features

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                        I usually go with SquareTrade for extended protection plans, but B&H's price on AppleCare was just too good.

                        Being able to take it to a local Mac Store is also a really big plus

                        Hard to give it 5 starts without having to get the computer repaired and test that (but I hear good things).

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Amazing price for AppleCare!

                        By VPhoto

                        from Seattle WA

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                              AppleCare is a great thing to have on any new Mac item, and I love that you can buy it hear for even cheaper than you can buy it from Apple directly.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Convenience & Works Like It Should

                              By Y2K

                              from California

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                    Great product especially for the price I got from B&H. You do everything online and you get your confirmation almost immediately.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    AppleCare MBP Retina Best Price No Doubt

                                    By fjp999

                                    from Sharon, PA

                                    About Me Value Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast shipping
                                    • No-issue Registration

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                      As suggested by many many many other Mac buyers - BH IS THE RETAILER for your extended warranties!

                                      Ordered on Monday & received on Wednesday! Registered with Apple that day - Smooth As Silk! Requested Apple to snail mail my Certificate and received that about five days later.

                                      Could not have gone any better.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      SAME PROTECTION AS BUYING FROM APPLE

                                      By Eric

                                      from Conway, AR

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                                            Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                            I got this for a late 2013 Macbook Pro with a 15" Retina Display and I am NOW COVERED BY APPLE CARE! This is the same protection you would get from Apple except it is $[$] cheaper! BUY IT NOW!

                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Mac

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                                            5.0

                                            Worked as advertised, fast shipping

                                            By Adam

                                            from Seattle, WA

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Navigate

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                Bought AppleCare for a Mid-2012 MBP Retina 15" so I could extend my warranty by two years. Package came promptly and well sealed. Worked great through Apple's site. Best price I could find online.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                5.0

                                                Best AppleCare Option Hands Down!

                                                By AdamZ

                                                from San Diego, CA

                                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Install

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Extended Warranty Repairs

                                                  Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                  I've been building and maintaining my home computers, laptops for the past two decades and little did i know when I got my first MacBook Pro Retina 15". As soon as I received it I realized that fixing anything HW related on that machine was slightly beyond the DIY electronics enthusiast capabilities. My suspicions were reaffirmed right away when I encountered "LCD image retention" issue and I had Apple store replace entire flip on my 2 months old MacBook. I started shopping for the AppleCare Protection Plan right away and learned pretty quickly that it's a much more cost effective option to buy it outside of the Apple store. B&H Photo Video came to the rescue. Not only they offered free shipment/tax option, but the product equates in its quality and reliability anything that you would get straight from Apple, i.e. sealed retail box, instructions etc. Activating the plan was a breeze and now I have a peace of mind for another 2.5 years. Highly recommended purchase!

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • Mac

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Fast shipping

                                                  By 1 (425) 285-7550

                                                  from Seattle,wa

                                                  Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                  Thank you for the fast shipping. Easy to register

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                                                  5.0

                                                  B&H has the best price on the internet

                                                  By LarsBogart

                                                  from Arlington TX

                                                  About Me Value Oriented

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Install
                                                  • Useful Features

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                      Hard to beat, no, IMPOSSIBLE to beat this price. I even had [@] employee pricing and could not get a better price than B&H. Perfect. I'll be buying ALL my future AppleCare products here. Kudos !!!

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal
                                                      • Computer Platform:
                                                      • Mac

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Flawless experience

                                                      By JoJo

                                                      from Michigan

                                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Install
                                                      • Easy To Navigate

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                          Bought it, punched in the numbers when it arrived, no issues at all. A flawless customer service experience with Apple and B&H as always:) Great discount on B&Hs part too!

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Business
                                                          • Computer Platform:
                                                          • Mac

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Genuine and a great deal

                                                          By cajundeity

                                                          from NYC

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                          Genuine AppleCare product. Code number worked perfectly for my MacBook Pro Retina 15". Comes with full box, papers, everything.[$] cheaper than on Amazon or the Apple website.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Happy :)

                                                          By Gunveer

                                                          from PA

                                                          About Me Value Oriented

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Install
                                                          • Easy To Navigate
                                                          • Powerful
                                                          • Useful Features

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Educational Purposes
                                                            • Graphics & Publishing
                                                            • Multimedia

                                                            Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                            Worth money....

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Personal
                                                            • Computer Platform:
                                                            • Mac

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