This is the laptop I have been waiting for, and it's available from a reputable reseller.
This is my first laptop and I was wondering if getting the 3 year warranty is worth the money. Having put together multiple desktops I am very familiar with troubleshooting and replacing(very rarely) parts with those systems. Inherently there is less that can be "replaced" with a laptop should something malfunction. My biggest concern is the motherboard, GPU, and CPU. With a desktop if any of these components fails it does not cost too much money or time to fix. I have never had a desktop motherboard, GPU, or CPU fail despite aggresive air-cooled overclocking. How prone to failure are laptop components?
The three year warranty is not a accidental damage policy like Dell's so there is one less benefit of an extended warranty. Also, is only difference between the DEPOT and platinum warranties is the hours technical support is available?
One last thing, is the No Dead Pixel guarantee a worthwhile expendature?