Does Applecare care about my Apple?
January 31, 2011 12:44 PM Subscribe
I have a potentially rather silly question about Applecare as I purchase a new Macbook Pro.
posted by Ash3000 to computers & internet (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My job is sponsoring my next computer - and I'm going up from a Macbook purchased in February 2008 to a 13-inch Macbook Pro. Work is covering the most basic cost of the most basic Macbook Pro, I'm paying for anything in addition to that.
Rather than pay the extremely high Apple prices for extra RAM or an SSD drive, I was going to install the extra RAM and, eventually, a SSD, through Crucial.com
. Am I am risking my Applecare warranty in a serious way by doing so?
Speaking of: if I'm reading Apple's materials correctly, I have the entirety of the one-year limited warranty to transfer over to Applecare - however, they "strongly [recommend] that you purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan when you purchase your Apple product to maximize the additional benefits provided under the plan." Am I making a serious mistake to get the limited warranty first and transfer over to AppleCare in a few months? I don't believe work is covering any warranty aspect, and the budget is a bit tight at the moment.