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RE: [newtech-1] Re: Laptop available for the hardware-adept

From: Kervin P.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 10:00 AM
Apple does not absorb the cost of that replacement.

They're not replacing it because they're nice, they're doing so because they built in a mandatory extended warranty into the base price of their product.  Most other vendors make extended warranties optional.

Last year I bought a i5/8GB/500GB laptop from Dell.  Same industry standard components as more expensive brands and came with more bells and whistles than I personally need ( including an extended battery that still gives me 4hrs on moderate to heavy compiler/CPU use ).  It's my main workstation and it costs $1070, including tax and shipping.

Dell would point at me and laugh if I asked for a replacement because of a coffee accident.  But I'm ok with that since buying from Dell is still cheaper even after I factor in a 'coffee replacement laptop' every few years.

PS.  Besides this, I must be really old school because I believe if I break my property it's my responsibility to fix it.  But then again after a decade of working on the road, 1000s hrs working in coffeeshops ( this is no stretch ) and being permanently attached to my laptops 7 days a week, I've never lost one yet ( knock on wood ).

Best regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of ed potter
Sent: Tuesday, October 25,[masked]:57 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [newtech-1] Re: Laptop available for the hardware-adept

>>> When I sent it in to Lenovo they told me that the repair would not be covered by the warranty because liquid had been spilled on the motherboard.

I had a friend pour a quart of coffee on my MacBook. Fried. Apple
replace everything and then gave it a new case, just because the old
one had a scratch.

Cost $0.

There is no other computer company in the world that will do that.
None, zero, nada, no one.

AAPL $405.77 Up $12.90 yesterday.

Arm the kids with iPads. It is so simple, and then they will save the
world for us. Really.  :-)

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