Normally I get applecare up front to just get it out of the way. i put a 640gb hd and 80gb ssd in there that i will swap out in case it ever needs service. But I got this last year, 1 year warranty expires June 1st. would you get apple care to re-up it another 2 years? The computer was, without my upgrades, $900 something after selling the free iPod touch. And I think apple care is close to $200... used to be able to buy it off eBay for like low $100 but now i think you have to buy it in the Apple Store itself because they changed their methods.