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Abaganov

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I got an offer of $2100 for my 15 2017 MBP

my one year of of warranty was about to expire and I planned to buy apple care to extend the warranty to another 2 years for about $400

a new 2018 15 MBP with similar specs (but with the base GPU) would cost me $2700 where I live right now (with edu discount)

so basically if I sell the 2017 MBP, save the $400 I was about to pay for AppleCare and just add $200 I can just get this year model with the improved keyboard and all the other small improvements.

what do you guys think, is the $200 extra worth it?

(I know it's not exact figure for overall value as with the apple care for the 2017 Model I would get another year of warranty overall - but trying to think more about money I would spend right now)
 
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Ma2k5

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I got an offer of $2100 for my 15 2017 MBP

my one year of of warranty was about to expire and I planned to buy apple care to extend the warranty to another 2 years for about $400

a new 2018 15 MBP with similar specs (but with the base GPU) would cost me $2700 where I live right now (with edu discount)

so basically if I sell the 2017 MBP, save the $400 I was about to pay for AppleCare and just add $200 I can just get this year model with the improved keyboard and all the other small improvements.

what do you guys think, is the $200 extra worth it?

(I know it's not exact figure for overall value as with the apple care for the 2017 Model I would get another year of warranty overall - but trying to think more about money I would spend right now)

I think $200 is worth it, but the actual cost to you isn't just $200, you are also giving up AppleCare on top which to me isn't viable on either the 2017 or 2018 model.

These are products >$2000, to not have it covered for the 3 years when a repair can cost 1/3 of your machine is suicide.
 

Abaganov

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I think $200 is worth it, but the actual cost to you isn't just $200, you are also giving up AppleCare on top which to me isn't viable on either the 2017 or 2018 model.

These are products >$2000, to not have it covered for the 3 years when a repair can cost 1/3 of your machine is suicide.

it's true. if I will buy AppleCare right now I will get 2 more years of warranty on my 2017 machine and if I will buy the 2018 model right now I will get 1 year warranty.
so basically overall I'm giving up on 1 year of warranty.
 

iMacDragon

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I'd jump on upgrading for $200, but as that's not actual amount talking about really.. I don't know.
 

The Mercurian

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Biggest difference is 2 extra cores. Are 2 extra cores useful for you ? If not then no not worth it. If yes then maybe but have others point out its not just $200
 

Abaganov

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Biggest difference is 2 extra cores. Are 2 extra cores useful for you ? If not then no not worth it. If yes then maybe but have others point out its not just $200

for me also the keyboard thing is pretty important. I haven't had any problems yet But I'm living in a place with no real apple repair place so any problem down the road means no Laptop for few weeks. (shipping it to a repair centre in a different country, etc)
 
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maflynn

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for me also the keyboard thing is pretty important.
I think you have layers of protection (lack of a better term), first is the the 3rd generation changes, but also if problems do arise, you have the repair program. I was hesitant to buy the 2018 model, on faith of the repair program alone, but when word got out about the changes in the 3rd generation that gave me the peace of mind needed to spend $$$
 
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