I think the 3 year warranty is a complete waste of cash... In a year the computer becomes pretty much obsolete... There will be much better systems out next year, the tech is constantly changing.
I would never considered a laptop purchase an investment... It loses about 1/3 of the value the day you take it out of the box. 6-12 months later you'll be lucky to recoup 50% of the original cost, by that time it will be best to part with it and buy a new one.
I just feel that warranty is a complete waste of money...just my opinion. Unless you are completely clueless on how a computer functions inside... then maybe its worth it.
Sorry for the rant... Gratz on the purchase, looking at getting one myself here soon.