I'm dealing with the exact same thing Ham. Both companies seem to be really good. I don't know how valuable the extra year at powernotebooks is though. Since I can't do the cash option, mine is $106 more at powernotebooks. It would be worth it if something that was determined to be equipment malfunction happened, but if nothing happens, $106 is a lot to throw away. Hmmm, I'm just not sure what I am going to do yet. Just make sure to let us know.