We finally bought a new MBP 15.4 non-retina yesterday for our Anniversary. Man sooo sweet. Anyway, all four of our iMacs have had applecare. The two 2007 24" ones paid off as they both had a HD failure right around 2.5 years. It was one of the easiest things I could think of. We bought our iPads from BestBuy and went with their protection plan. I picked up the MBP from BestBuy and I am debating on what if any extended warranty I should look into. AppleCare doesn't cover any accidents. With a laptop being a mobile device I can see that might come in handy. Especially, with kids in the equation. Though, ours are pretty responsible for their age. Now my nieces are another story. BestBuy covers accidents, for 2 years I think. Not sure the process if there is an issue with spillage/electrical/drop. But now I am reading up on SquareTrade. That looks like a good option and for about the same price covers 3 years. I am not worried about Technical support. What would yall recommend? I am leaning towards SquareTrade. Though, I just sent my homeowners insurance to see if that can be added to our rider. I believe my friends had similar coverage with his USAA insurance. Might be cheaper if it is an option, and would cover a longer period of time.