jzydek wrote:Oh sure, the hp laptops are all so exciting and wonderful, until just after the warranty wears off and you need a new hard drive and a new wireless card, and then even after you get those replaced, it won't stay online, and you have to tip it sideways to get it to go to a website. LOL.....guess who that happened to. I'm posting from my Macbook Pro.
I think a 3-year 3-day Onsite Warranty from HP for ~$150 is cheaper than a MacBook Pro... ALL HP warranties go thru phone support first, then parts mailouts if easily replaceable, before you have to send it back anyways, so the warranties available differ in length or minor coverage differences, so I went for 3 years. There's also a 2-year w/accidental coverage for the same price, and a "Pick Up & Return" 2-year warranty that's even less.
I have a slightly different version, the one with 1080p, 4700MQ quad-core processor, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and 2x2/AC WiFi, Touchscreen, Backlit Keyboard, etc., and then I bought a genuine HP 8GB module for around $60 to replace the 4GB module, to get me to 16GB total.
Hope this helps!