Anyways, the usual manufacturers warranty doesn't only suck ass, they are too expensive, and while I might look like a jerk I ain't one. The point of sale also wants to sell you a warranty. Something breaks and they have to fix it, the manufacturer chips in just so's Wal-Mart or Best Buy doesn't take too big of a hit. Everyone makes out except for the little guy who listens to all the hype about how good a product is, how fantastic the Quality Control happens to be, how millions of people the universe over are delighted to own one, then is told oh but you shouldn't think of using it for more than a year.
That's why I do my warranty business over at SquareTrade. No fuss, little muss, and the price isn't only competitive its usual 2/3 or less than what Acer or Wally World wants to hit you up for.
You fill out an easy form, then if you wish to, also send an email of the receipt for your purchase which they'll file. Something goes kerplooey, then its one less thing you have to worry about.
Just got a new laptop and added it to the list which includes my new Kindle. This way, when my bi-polar shrink asks if I've been obsessing I can honestly say no. Everything's covered.