After investing in MacBooks, businesses might not want to invest in protective MacBook cases for their employees as well.
While MacBooks are well known for being more secure, they’re not any more physically secure than any other laptop. Relying on your employees to just “be careful” isn’t enough protection.
If you’re on the fence about spending a little extra per MacBook, take a moment to consider the ROI of investing in the long term physical protection of your business’s MacBooks.
Preventing Lost Data And Customers
Take a moment to think of all the data currently stored on your MacBooks. Also, consider how much your employees rely on them for customer service, pitching to new leads, traveling to meetings and more. What would happen if a MacBook was dropped or their bag was kicked or bumped hard? It only takes a second for an impact to permanently damage the hard drive.
If this happens, you could lose irreplaceable data. This is especially true if an employee is in an area without Wi-Fi and isn’t able to back up anything to the cloud. Plus, without their MacBook, they can’t access important files, even if they are cloud-based. This could mean the difference between converting a lead into a customer and the lead choosing someone else. Investing in protective MacBook cases helps your employees present a more professional front and always have access to the important files they need.
Carefully consider the value of your data. If something happened, how quickly could you recover? Even if the data is backed up, you’re still faced with reinstalling apps and downloading data back to the repaired MacBook, which wastes valuable company time.
Cost Of AppleCare Repairs
The MacBook Air starts at $999. AppleCare+ for Mac is $249. On the surface, this seems like a no brainer. You spend $249 for three years of protection against damages to your MacBooks. However, it’s not that simple.
Not only will you spend $249 for protective insurance, you also have to pay for each incident. You’re only covered for up to two incidents during the AppleCare+ coverage period. Screen and external enclosure damage costs $99 per incident. Other types of damage cost up to $299 per incident.
While these costs are significantly less than paying for repairs upfront, you’re still looking at paying at least $447 more per MacBook for two incidents over three years.
A protective MacBook case, such as the Hexpact, starts at less than $50. These cases are a one-time fee and prevent damage from occurring to begin with. Plus, they last through multiple impacts. Over a three year period alone, you could save nearly $400 per MacBook.
Loss Of Productivity
While this will vary based on your business, you also have to consider any costs associated with the loss of productivity when a MacBook is damaged. For instance, if an employee drops their MacBook, how many hours are lost to getting them setup on a new MacBook and waiting for the other MacBook to be repaired? How much could they have accomplished?
Not only do you have to consider their salary, but how many customers they could’ve helped that didn’t get the service they needed. For larger companies, you’re looking at a higher rate of lost time as you’ll have more employees potentially damaging their MacBooks.
MacBook Cases – The Smart Investment
On the surface, protective MacBook cases might seem like a needless expense. However, these aren’t cases that are made just for show. They offer long lasting protection to save your business time, money and hassle. When you consider the value of your data and employee time, spending $50 now pays for itself the moment someone first drops their MacBook and no damage occurs.
Add this to the cost of AppleCare+ for Mac and you could save your business hundreds per MacBook every single year, even before the three year coverage period.
Interested in learning more about how protective MacBook cases work? See how our protective Hexpact cases work to drastically limit potential damage to your business’s MacBooks.
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