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AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension)
 
4.8

(based on 403 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (348)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (178)
  • Useful features (96)
  • Easy to navigate (63)
  • Good power output (46)
  • Manages software collaboration well (22)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Hard to install or upgrade (4)

Best Uses

  • Educational purposes (33)
  • Multimedia (31)
  • Graphics & publishing (29)
  • Extended warranty (3)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (214), Budget shopper (118), Tech savvy (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (263), Business (96)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (273)

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

Everything was perfect

By jpc17

from Argentina

Verified Buyer

Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

I hope not have to use it.

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5.0

Always worth the price

By JR

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

Apple care has always been worth the investment for me.

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5.0

Always a great price

By Richard

from New York, NY

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

B &H always offers competitive prices

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

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5.0

AppleCare

By Brooklyn Blake

from Brooklyn

Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

Works as they said it would

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5.0

Saved a bit as opposed to Apple direct

By Van

from Nashville Tennessee

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

Well, it pretty much is what it is. Extended peace of mind for your expensive Apple product and less expensive through B&H.

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

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5.0

Great protection

By somacoul

from Boston

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

      Great insurance for my MacBook Pro

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

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      5.0

      Great deal for AppleCare

      By DeeGee

      from MA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

      After some research I found B&H to have the best deal on AppleCare extended warranty for my almost 1 yr old Macbook Pro w/ retina display. As long as you purchase & register your AppleCare before your device is a year old your warranty is extended 2 more years. Highly recommended.
      My AppleCare was overnight shipped. Instructions for registration were clear & easy to follow.

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

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      5.0

      Perfect plan to extend your computer warranty

      By Andrei

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Useful Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

          Macs are quite fragile, so having this really helps save some money in the future. Unless you want to repair your macbook for a price of a new one.

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

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          5.0

          Value is there if you look for it!

          By Mike the mac guy

          from Garden Grove, CA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

              Great product that came quickly and worked just as it is supposed to as it is just a code. Once I entered the code to Apple. it went thorough almost immediately and showed that on my support profile.

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

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              4.0

              A No Brainer

              By Keith J.

              from Orange County, NY

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Useful Features

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Service Support

                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                I titled this review "A No Brainer" because in my opinion, that's what Applecare is. I've never owned an Apple product without buying Applecare for it. Monitors, computers, ipods, iphones, laptops, etc. Why? Because one expensive repair could cost the same as all the Applecare's I've purchased combined. One logic board replacement can make you wonder if you should throw the computer out and just buy a new one? Applecare (for the MBPr) gives an additional 2 years of service and support, instead of 1 year service and 90 days of phone tech support. One call to support outside of the 90 days is 1/4 of the price of Applecare. So overall it's definitely a good value and if you need a repair or phone support, it'll pay for itself almost immediately. Oh, and by the way, B&H has the best price for Applecare!!!!

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

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                5.0

                Great deal for AppleCare

                By SMac

                from Honolulu, HI

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Useful Features

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                    This was the best deal on AppleCare from a reputable seller.

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

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                    5.0

                    great price, just what I needed

                    By kevinmac

                    from los angeles

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                    easy to activate, great cheap price!!!!

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

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                    5.0

                    Just awesome

                    By Donvitto

                    from Los Angeles

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                    I could not find a better price for this product anywhere else. It took about 5 days to get all the way to Southern California. I am very happy with the price.

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                    5.0

                    Good Expericnce

                    By joe

                    from NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                    good

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                    5.0

                    AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" MacBook Pro

                    By NV7ST

                    from Reno, Nevada

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                        A must have for an Apple laptop. This is the 2nd MacBook I have purchased a B&H AppleCare Protection plan. A good B&H value.

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

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                        5.0

                        Just as advertised

                        By Geoff

                        from Wichita ks

                        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                        The product was just as advertised worked great and cheapest price I could find.

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                        5.0

                        AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook

                        By Ghost

                        from Virginia

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Useful Features

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                            Product was as described. Fast shipping.

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

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                            5.0

                            Amazing Price!

                            By AboudMan

                            from NY

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                                I bought the Apple care Plan from B&H and it was way cheaper than Apple store! great Deal and a money saver!!!

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

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                                5.0

                                BH Photo has best prices on Apple Care

                                By Sam

                                from CA

                                About Me Value Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                                    ...especially for CA residents and for now is my go-to place to purchase AppleCare.
                                    (Sigh). It used to be that you didn't need AppleCare for Apple desktops, so I previously got only for laptops and iOS devices. But Apple's quality controlled has slipped over the decade, so now I buy AppleCare for everything (including one macMini and and iMac). I'd say overall that we've broken even in dollars and come out ahead where the hassle factor is concerned.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    BETTER DEAL THAN ANY PLACE ELSE

                                    By Donny Brook

                                    from California

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Easy To Navigate

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan Extension for 15.4" MacBook Pro & 15.4" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2-Year Extension):

                                        Can't beat this deal on bonafide AppleCare Protection. I've tried other protection plans but always come back to Apple. For one, some other protection plans will stick you when they say, "replace with like kind"-- which could mean a PC with same RAM and features as your MacBook or other Apple product. With AppleCare you have the confidnce of always knowing you will have Apple products and parts.

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

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