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    Just ordered a new Retina Pro
    I finally ordered a 13 inch retina pro this evening and cant wait to get it. I just sold the machine it is replacing, a 2010 13 inch pro. Instead of doing the base model, i went to the 3.0 GHz i7 and 512GB SSD. I was reading that some people were having issues with them, i don't beat on my machines and my old pro hardly ever left my desk. My question is, do you think I should purchase the extended applecare for it or not. I had it on my old pro and iMac never had to use it.

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    I wouldn't think twice about buying the AppleCare on a Retina model, considering how non-serviceable they are. They're built to be disposable, so anything that goes wrong will likely net you a new machine.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Just ordered a new Retina Pro
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    I just talked to my friend at apple and he told me that they have been having some screen issues with the retina model, i am going to go a few months on the complementary warranty and make my choice then, i most likely will get it. do you have one?

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    Just ordered a new Retina Pro
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    My question is, do you think I should purchase the extended applecare for it or not. I had it on my old pro and iMac never had to use it.
    Absolutely! As our Administrator pointed out, it's a disposable machine - no user upgrades. (As of right now.)

    You can purchase Apple Care discounted from B&H Photo in New York City. They're an authorized Apple reseller and provider. Their Apple Care prices are 20% below what Apple charges. LINK

    I purchased my Apple Care from them for my iMac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitjetta View Post
    I just talked to my friend at apple and he told me that they have been having some screen issues with the retina model, i am going to go a few months on the complementary warranty and make my choice then, i most likely will get it. do you have one?
    Nope, and if this is the way the MacBook Pro line-up goes, this will be my last Apple notebook.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Just ordered a new Retina Pro
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    Noticed you posted this in the off-topic forum - I went ahead and moved it to Apple Notebooks, since this is more fitting there.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Just ordered a new Retina Pro
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    Thanks for moving it, i didnt quite know where it would fit in. My friend was looking to see if he could get a discount and he said the best way was to get it with my education discount, I just looked it up and it was $183 dollars. would that be cheaper then the B&H photo you mentioned?

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    Yes it is! If you can get Apple Care for the Retina at $183.00, go for it. B&H charges $244.00 which as you know is below what Apple charges.

    As for the display problem with the Retinas.... do your homework on this. There are several long blogs describing the problems. It has to do with the two display providers: LG and Samsung. I believe the defective units were equipped with the Samsung display but am not positive. Do some searching and you should be able to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitjetta View Post
    I finally ordered a 13 inch retina pro this evening and cant wait to get it. I just sold the machine it is replacing, a 2010 13 inch pro. Instead of doing the base model, i went to the 3.0 GHz i7 and 512GB SSD. I was reading that some people were having issues with them, i don't beat on my machines and my old pro hardly ever left my desk. My question is, do you think I should purchase the extended applecare for it or not. I had it on my old pro and iMac never had to use it.
    Congrats on selling your old MBP...and WOW...you really went all out on your new purchase!!! Retina MBP AND a 512gig SSD (that's one pricey upgrade)! I imagine you must have gotten a lot of ram as well.

    I second "chscag's" recommendation regarding getting Extended Applecare via B&H photo. A small price to pay for an extra 2 years of Applecare (three years total)...compared to what you're paying for that new computer!

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    @rabbitjetta

    Go to the link I provided and disregard my previous reply about the $244. That was for the 15" and 17" models. The 13" MBP is $179.99 which would be less expensive than the $183.00 you were quoted.

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    @pig003 thanks! I sold it for 750 i think i did good on it, there were a few small scratches and dents, it still had 4 months of AC left on it. I threw in Office 08, iWork 09, ML, Speck case, 8gb ram upgrade and the iLife 11 upgrade.
    I went all out on the upgrade because I would like it to last me to college and maybe a little into it, I am a sophomore in high school now. I am doing an internship at my grandpas family business in the IT department and needed a machine that can easily run some virtual machines as well as i use mine to do some light photo and video editing. I really loved my old pro, it was my first mac but it was getting slower with the Core 2 Duo.
    @chscag Thanks for letting me know about that, i will have to get it sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitjetta View Post
    @pig003 thanks! I sold it for 750 i think i did good on it...
    Yes...I think that you did good on it as well!

    I'm actually looking for a 2009 or 2010 13" MBP to replace my 2008 MacBook (believe it or not...just for the backlit keyboard). I checked the value of your old MBP...and Mac2Sell said it was worth around $650 I believe. More than I wanted to pay.

    So again...congrats on both selling your old MBP...and your new MBP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Yes...I think that you did good on it as well!

    I'm actually looking for a 2009 or 2010 13" MBP to replace my 2008 MacBook (believe it or not...just for the backlit keyboard). I checked the value of your old MBP...and Mac2Sell said it was worth around $650 I believe. More than I wanted to pay.

    So again...congrats on both selling your old MBP...and your new MBP!

    - Nick
    Too bad you're not looking for a 2010 15"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCL View Post
    Too bad you're not looking for a 2010 15"!
    Are you selling a 15"?

    I also have a 17" MBP...and when I don't need the 17" display...I really like the footprint & lightness of a 13".

    One day when my 17" gets totally obsolete...and if Apple still has similar offerings as today (15" has dedicated graphics & 13" doesn't)...I may finally settle for a 15"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Are you selling a 15"?

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    Yeah, the one in my sig. I just need to get off of my laziness and get it listed somewhere.
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