I bought my loaded Dell E1705 Jan 2006 with 4 year warranty + Accident Protection for $2650 or so. But I remember the warranty wasn't too expensive, and I got it through EPP. Warranty Service was excellent. I had many repairs and a laptop rebuild after it fell down a flight of stairs, so Dell Warranty repair and service is top notch! The problem is that they now charge too much for a 4 Year Warranty that I don't want to buy their laptops! And Dell has been losing sales and profits lately... bad stock report.
So now if I wanted a new 765M Haswell laptop I'd go MSI. I'd extend the basic 2 year warranty to 1 more year, then I'll have to pay for any latop repairs after 3+ years.
How about you? Don't you think Dell has gotten too expensive lately?