Advice needed about insurance/price/extras

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by britneyfan, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. britneyfan macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2010
    I'm getting a MacBook pro right after Christmas.
    I'm going to order it on with an education discount.
    I want to be protected against accidents and spills along with manufacturing defects.
    Would SquareTrade be a better bet than apple care?
    I also want Microsoft Word.
    Advice please :)
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    No. SquareTrade is there to cover things that Applecare won't. You get both. They complement each other. If you MBP breaks down, you send it to Applecare. If it gets stolen or you toss it down a flight of stairs, you call SquareTrade.

    Then get it. iWork is an option. If you are in higher learning make sure your school doesn't offer it to you at some sort of discount.
  3. Mag1c22 macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2010
    at my university, i got office 11 for mac for 9.75

    so check with your university! haha
  4. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2010
    Thanks guys :)

    I'm not in college, LOL.

    What exactly does squaretrade cover?
  5. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    plus cost of
  6. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2010
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    Yes it will ... Office for Mac
  8. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2010
    so it doesn't matter if it's 08 or 11?
  9. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
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    Squaretrade covers all that AppleCare does plus you can get accidental damage coverage. In my opinion squaretrade is superior. You get a free year of AppleCare anyway. The downside to squaretrade is that you can't take your item to the apple store.
  10. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2010
    OH and I have 15 inch hp Dv6 from 2009 that has all the upgraded specs. I just want a mac. what differences can I expect? will it be a big upgrade?

    and if i get an education discount will my school be able to see what I do with my computer?
  11. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Check to see if your household insurance already covers you for damage. My policy specifically covers items like laptops for loss/theft and accidental damage in or away from my home and gives new for old replacement.
    (Directline Insurance in the UK).
    No point paying again if you already have cover.
  12. sp86 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2010
    Actually you can take your iPhone to the apple store under a squareTrade warranty. My friend took her phone for a swim with her was beyond repair. She took the phone into apple - got a replacement and SquareTrade reimbursed her with it.

    I hope I never have to use my warranty - but it's good to know the company is decent. Only if they covered loss and theft now!


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