I’ve gotten a lot of tremendous feedback for my last post regarding the untimely death of my MacBook Pro. So, I’m going to clarify a few things. First, and to my chagrin, I did not purchase AppleCare when I purchased my MacBook Pro. At the time, I didn’t even consider AppleCare, which is Apple’s extended […]
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The Death of a MacBook Pro – Postscript [UPDATED]

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I’ve gotten a lot of tremendous feedback for my last post regarding the untimely death of my MacBook Pro. So, I’m going to clarify a few things.

First, and to my chagrin, I did not purchase AppleCare when I purchased my MacBook Pro. At the time, I didn’t even consider AppleCare, which is Apple’s extended insurance policy on the product you are buying. I did not have the money, nor did it occur to me that the machine would fail in two years. Me being naive I suppose.

Secondly, I’m being asked what I think of the MacBook Air, and iPad. And to that, I have to argue, at least for me, that each device has it’s own place. I could do most of my work on an iPad alone. I can write, review applications, answer emails, and other assorted computer-y tasks. The iPad is one of the best computers I’ve ever owned. Period.

As for the Air, it is what I need to do my graphic design-based school curriculum, and some of the freelance work I do. That’s not the only reason, but certainly one of the biggest. Also, even though I can write on the iPad, I traditionally don’t. It’s more out of habit than anything.

And yes, I will be buying AppleCare within the 30 day window allowed after making the purchase. To be on the safe side.

UPDATE: As pointed out by one of our readers, AppleCare can be purchased up to one year after the original purchase date. It will extend coverage up to three years after the product’s original purchase date. This applies to Macs at least. My mistake.

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