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by: vpenna624 November 16, 2012 10:05 AM PST

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by vpenna624 - 11/16/12 10:05 AM

I was being impulsive due to needing a laptop as soon as possible, and I bought a laptop last night at Fry's. I bought a sony vaio i7 SVT113118FSX, 6G of Ram, and I had them put a 250 SSD drive in it. It was out of the box and was a display model not a return. I am concerned now since reading a few reviews saying that sometimes the windows system just no longer recognizes windows 7 and just crashes.

My dilemma is that there is a 15 day return policy, and I have no warranty. If I get the frys extended warranty for $250 for 2 years, it does not cover incidental damage but does cover if it just stops working, and wear and tear, or internal battery replacement. But most one year laptop warranties are also not covering incidental damage.

I am wondering if I should return this laptop and get a new one with a warranty, if I should keep the one I have and get the fry's warranty, or if I should just keep the laptop which is running fine and risk it with no warranty.

The laptop was $1099 then I paid another $260 to have the 250SSD installed ( parts and labor), the warranty is 250/2yr, 299/3yr.

I really just want a laptop that is a PC (has to be Windows 7 due to program requirements), super light, preferably solid state, superfast (but I don't game), i keep my files on dropbox, but like to have some extra storage (256G i preferable), and I like 13", and my budget is around 1300 since I paid 1500 for my sony vaio S series ( i7, 640 G, 8 G ram) and my dad agreed to pay for a replacement laptop. ( warranty cost I would pay for myself).

I just don't really understand if I am being ahead of the curve if I get a i7 or if I should get an i5 since i am not doing lots of threading. PLEASE HELP! what is the best option?!

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