Looks like a nice laptop, designed to appeal to users who don't necessarily use or need many of the touted features.
If you feel like you will still like it in 2 years...I suggest taking the 2-year warranty coverage.
I'd take the money and apply it to building/assembling a desktop based on the premise that I will want something different in 2 years. I don't think I've ever kept the same system longer than that period of time because prices for components have steadily decreased and quality has increased (except for gamers, who pay more and more for better tech/games). I don't game so I benefit from the changes that take place.
When comparing the inconvenience factor of attempting/sending out for minor repairs (or major repairs), there's no contest, IMO, between owning a laptop versus owning a desktop.
If the portability factor
is removed, I see no reason why anyone wants a laptop other than as a "toy."
With the number of computer forums that can help resolve desktop issues (but not laptop issues)...and the easy replacement of parts (when necessary), I cannot see it any other way.
Edited by hamluis, 11 August 2010 - 03:45 PM.