[ubuntu-uk] WTB: Ubuntu Laptop

Mac Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 3 09:18:51 BST 2008

Jai Harrison wrote:
> Then I figure I need the 3 year warranty and might as well add a
> fourth year as it's only another £18 on top of the 3 years (total for
> 4 years warranty: £83.40).

Jai >>> I've bought several Dells (desktops and laptops) over the years, 
and I've never felt the need to pay for more warranty on top of the 
one-year warranty Dell gives you anyway.  My thinking on this has been

(a) Anything that's faulty is likely to fail fairly early on in the life 
of the machine;  otherwise the probability of breakdown is low

(b) Dell's extended warranty is a very expensive way of insuring against 
a low-probability event.

So in my view the risk is not worth the expense.  I have had one or two 
failures within the first year, and Dell have fixed them for free.  But 
the *very* few things I've had to get fixed myself within the next three 
years have cost me nothing like insurance premium Dell charge. 
(Actually, the only thing I can think of is a NIC that cost less than a 

That's been my experience.  But let's see what others think.


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