No, years ago when I was replacing an office PC, I asked my local IT guy whether I should spend the money on a Dell extended warranty. His reply was no, that's why I had him around the corner. First off, he was in town, he could come to the office to do the repair- that in itself was a deal breaker on paying for an extended warranty. As it was I would have wasted the money if I'd bought the extended warranty, that computer is still in use - have expanded the RAM on it - runs XP Pro, do not want Win 8. Never needed it. I've heard horror stories about Dell computers but I'm a very happy camper, thru the years I've bought 4 laptops and 3 PCs. This is for office and home, there has been 2 other Dell PCs for the office prior to my starting the purchasing and they are still in use in various arenas. They were Win 98s and are in use for ham radio operations now. Something that doesn't require the most up to date software and little RAM so they are still in constant usage.
If you are buying an off-brand, you may wish to purchase the extended warranty - but if you are buying an off-brand, please do some hard homework on that brand before purchase to make sure that it's not just the lowest priced computer you can find, but that it will also hold up for you. You do not want to have your computer quit just when you need it the most. And as others have said, back up, back up, back up. Profs won't take the excuse that you computer crashed and lost your homework.
Was this reply helpful? (0) (0)