RazerCare announced: 3-year protection plans for PCs, phones

Razer is now offering a 3-year protection plans for gaming phones and laptops.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Nov 21 2018 10:38 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

Razer has just announced its new RazerCare Essesntial protection plans for gamers in the US, where it will bump the normal 1-year warranty on its gaming laptops to a larger 3-year warranty as well as 24/7 help, repair from authorized dealers, and free shipping for any repairs required.

RazerCare announced: 3-year protection plans for PCs, phones | TweakTown.com

The costs of RazerCare Essential protections plans break into these prices:

  • $100 - Razer Phone
  • $200 - Razer Blade Stealth laptop
  • $250 - Razer Blade laptop
  • $300 - Razer Blade Pro laptop

The full benefits:

  • Automatic Registration
  • 24-Hour Phone Support
  • Repairs by Razer-Authorized Centers
  • Free 2-Way Shipping for Repairs
  • Free Transfer of Plan to New Owner
  • $0 Deductible for Laptops
  • Low deductible for Razer Mobile Devices ($25 for Repairs, $150 for Replacements)

Not covered:

  • Accidental Damage from Drops, Spills, or Other incidents
  • Acts of God

There are deductibles that Razer has in place for its repairs, with a $25 charge for Razer Phone repairs and $150 for Razer Phone replacements, while all gaming laptops won't have a deductible. This isn't bad considering Apple charges a minimum $99 service fee on its PC replacements and repairs, while Dell and HP have slightly better and worse replacement/repair programs depending on what factor you're looking at.

Still, it's great to see Razer stepping up with improved warranty and protection plans, but sad to see it's only in the US for now.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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