Why is AppleCare for laptops so expensive?

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  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    I've looked at the AppleCare prices in the Australian store, I wonder why the AppleCare for the laptops are so expensive?
    The MacBook's AppleCare is $419, the MacBook Pro's AppleCare is $419 for the 13" and $579 for the 15 and 17".
    The iMac's AppleCare is $268, the Mac Mini is $229, the Octo Mac Pro is $419.

    Perhaps the reason is because the laptops are more prone to problems?
    Anyone have any idea's?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Laptops are more prone to general wear and tear as most people don't move their Mac Pro's around on a daily basis. Even things that won't void your warranty still cause significant wear and tear.
     
  3. Scippy macrumors regular

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    Because laptops typically take more abuse than desktops.
    You don't usually carry your iMac in a backpack, but you would carry your macbook in a backpack.
    Which do you think is more likely to wear and tear?
     
  4. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah great thanks guys, that's what I was thinking. I think $429 for the MacBook AppleCare is shocking though, it's 1/3 of the price of the default MacBook lol.
    Mac Pro in a backpack :eek::p:D
     
  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Out of 10 desktop Macs, 1 has been repaired (logic board replaced), 1 has had a new HDD and graphics card and another has had just a new graphics card (damn ATI X1900XTs).

    Out of 2 Mac notebooks one has had a new battery, charger, 3 new keyboards and a sensor and the other is currently in with battery, trackpad button, display hinge and fan issues.

    My experience would seem to suggest that AppleCare on Mac notebooks is worth every penny! It would also seem to explain why AppleCare on notebooks is as expensive as it is.
     
  6. Scippy macrumors regular

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    That would just hurt. :eek:
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Any backpacks that wide...haha...
     
  8. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thx guys

    Oh yeah, more than just your pocket too :D

    Interesting, are these Macs you own/have owned?
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Great dialog going here wherein the first post asked and then answered the matter questioned! ;)
     
  10. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, I wasn't sure, so it was just a guess :p
     
  11. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I got mine from eBay and paid half price for my Apple Care
     

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