Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


OEM International warranty included in base purchase ( 1yr MFGr ) of computer

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 drwmbt


  • Members
  • 98 posts
  • Local time:11:01 PM

Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:24 AM

Hey guys,



Back in 2006 we purchased a laptop for my father who needed a laptop that in the event it ever required service it was to have an international warranty because he lives outside the U.S. At that time there was only one OEM who gave an international warranty included with their required 1 yr parts & labor warranty and I believe that was Fujitsu only.


Fast forward to 2014 and im curious if any other OEM's are now offering international warrantys as part of their base 1 yr warranty, and, if not, whether any OEM's provide the "extra" warranty one could purchase which would include international warranty.


And also any information about OEM's and their warranties in general is greatly appreciated, such as:


-Acer: do they have a 1-800 number yet? any support phone numbers for that matter? I remember back in 2006 they did not....

-IBM/Lenovo for example offers a professional courtesy repair after an extended warranty expires0

-Macintosh/Apple do they offer an international warranty?


...this type of information is very helpful in choosing the right OEM warranty and subsequently the right OEM for my fathers imminent laptop purchase


What if any were your experiences with international warranties and other information of that type would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by drwmbt, 16 April 2014 - 10:27 AM.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 waldojim42


  • Members
  • 159 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Texas
  • Local time:10:01 PM

Posted 20 April 2014 - 11:20 PM

I do know that Lenovo offers international warranty service. However, I do not remember if I got that included with my W520 or not. It is also unclear from the website, other than noting that my machine certainly does qualify for it. The new w540 is listed as "qualified" as well - with no specific option to buy IWS extra. It would appear that as long as your machine qualifies, you get IWS. Now that is a guess, and one would have to ask them specifically.


Sorry, I know that isn't a lot of help, but at least we know it is available.

Laptop: Alienware 14 : Intel i7 4700mq : 8GB ram : Nvidia GTX 765 : 256GB Plextor M3 : 1080P IPS display

Test rig: AMD Phenom X4 955 @ 4.0Ghz : MSI 970A-G46 : 8GB Ram : 128GB Plextor M5s : 2x AMD 5770's (Flashed to 6770) : PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 : Pioneer BR

Hackintosh : Gigabyte GA-H61m : Intel Celeron @ 3Ghz : 8GB ram : EVGA GTX 550Ti : Patriot Torx 2 64GB : Silverstone Strider ES-50 : OSX Mavericks


#3 Kilroy


  • BC Advisor
  • 3,445 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Launderdale, MN
  • Local time:11:01 PM

Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:00 PM

I believe HP's business line has an International warranty, but it also has to be purchased where it will be serviced.  (I was unable to repair a machine from a different country when it was in the US, they had to wait until they got home).

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users