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    How much would you pay for extended warranty?

    On laptops I can see the benefit of 3 years warranty but I'm not convinced with desktops that are more easily repaired and parts are relatively inexpensive.

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    If the cost isn't excessive, get an on-site warranty. When it breaks, call an engineer and then forget about it. It honestly does make life so much easier.

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    I usually by NEC machines for my vanilla network that have three years on site warranty as standard. The service is great and an engineer is usually on site the next day.

    Saves a lot of headaches.

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    Same here. Dell NBD warrenty on Optiplexes upgraded to 5 years means piece of mind for very little extra cost.

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    we upgrade all our laptops for 3yr NBD with accident cover, its a little pricey but worth it. we dont bother with desktops as they rarely go wrong.

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    Stone desktops here with 5 year on site warranty - like has been said - any problems call someone out and get them to fix it - enough to do without wasting time replacing boards, ram, psu's, cd-roms - that's if you can find the part that fits...

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    I pay about 200 (ish) for the HP servers we have, each. I think the Dell (server) is about 260. - That's per year.

    I buy the desktops with 3 year RTB warranty, I don't know what they puts on extra, but most machines either fail DOA or last for 4/5 years.

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    Always get my desktops with min of 3 years On-Site warranty, usually adds about 30 to the machines price,and that gives 3 years peace of mind and 3 years of nearly no work for me to do on them which is great.

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