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Is Applecare worth $250 on a new Macbook Air?

by lehnhart / July 25, 2011 7:23 AM PDT

I am going to order a Macbook Air and need some feedback on whether Applecare is generally worth the $250.

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Personally, Yes.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 25, 2011 10:28 AM PDT

Need a replacement logic board? There's your money back, right there.

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Yes
by pranks16 / August 30, 2011 10:27 PM PDT

It's not very much to pay for peace of mind. Apple can charge a lot if you are out of warranty....

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I am thinking not
by Meharin / January 9, 2012 2:33 PM PST

Some reasons why I am thinking of skipping extended warranty
- simpler set of hardware components: no DVD drive, no hard drive (solid state more reliable)
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Some reasons why I would consider it:
- If Mac laptops run hot. I do not know how hot the MBA is but I have read of some software issues that look like it heats up. I also read about a guy who plays games for hours with his laptop CPU running at 99C. (If I was him I'd consider it.)

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