I know this matter has been discussed several times in general and while I normally would refrain from buying AppleCare (as Apple do their maths so it statistically works out well for them), I've two factors to consider that give me a hard time deciding whether I should add AppleCare to my new MacBook Pro. i) It's going to be a Retina model which is known to be user-irreparable. Even though Apple is aware of this, AppleCare for the Retina model is not more expensive than for the standard model (in opposition to the optional battery exchange). ii) My college grants a price reduction of 34 % onto AppleCare. I'm sure my MacBook Pro will be of decent build quality (else I'd just exchange it) but it's technology after all and as such is known to be subject to a certain rate of failure. Also I plan to carry it around nearly every day for the next few years which is going to increase wear and tear. Long story, short question: Is AppleCare worth the price in this scenario? Thank you for your advice.