I have had several Dells and have always bought extended warranties. And they have paid off by extending the life of my laptoip by 1-2 years. I'm looking at an ASUS U46E which appears to be available only at Bestbuy (Office Depot is backordered). Being a grad student, it will get a lot of use. Treated very well as I am a former IT professional but it will be well used.
Second choice is Samsung QX411 - also BBuy but am looking elsewhere and into the warranty.
Not to start a firestorm of replies or insults of Bestbuy...
But what experiences have people had with their warranties? 2 year especially?
Any decent experiences?
I know from talking to them that many GeekSquad agents aren't much more that computer users/salespersons promoted into a white shirt and tie. Some are extremely technical but they are just as rare. So I'm looking at the replacement and service value of the warranty.
I may just forego the BBuy warranty and rely on the one year warranty and 1 year extension from my Amex card. But the 1 year is still weak.