Since I've been lookin into buying a new laptop soon, insuring my purchase has become more of a concern. I've never bought exteneded warranties or insurance for my many dektops, but laptops are more susceptable to theft, and damage (or so I've read), so I decided to start a thread about it since I'm sure a lot of others are thinking about the same thing (especially since the awesome release of the MacBook ). So these are the ones I've been lookin' at. The obvious warranty for us Apple people is AppleCare. But is it really worth it? AppleCare 2+ Years MacBook/iBook - $249 MacBook Pro/PowerBook - $349 AppleCare Protection Plan extends your computers 90 days of complimentary support and one-year warranty to up to three years of world-class support and provides you with long-term peace of mind. mind. AppleCare Support It's basicaly what it says it is, an extended warranty. I couldn't find any official documentation about what it actually covers on the Apple's website so if anyones find any please post. CompUSA was another that i've read about CompUSA Technology Assurance Program (TAP) 2 - 3 years $159.99 - $349.99 For the cheapest plan you get: -Component Replacement Guarantee -Parts and Labor Protection -Power Surge Protection - Up to $1000 -24/7 Technical Support -Transferable to New Owner -Carry-In Repair Service CompUSA TAP And what I'm most impressed by is Safeware Safeware Designed to cover laptops, desktops, tablets, PDAs, peripherals, and other portable devices against accidental physical loss, which can easily render a system inoperable. Also covers software included with the purchase of your system. Equipment is covered against the perils of Accidental Damage, Theft, Vandalism, Power Surge, and Natural Disasters at any location within the United States, Canada, and while in transit. You can get an estimate on how much it costs here SafeWare Quote Mine came out to be $45/yr for a $1400 investment. --------- I hope this helps out people, and hopefully I'll get some more feedback about these policies and others. What do you guys suggest? I was really set on AppleCare, but after reading through the forums, it seems like there's better options out there. I want to hear some experiences with different policies. Here's a good thread that was previously made.