I am not sure if you are interested in purchase suggestions, but Here is an Acer that I recently purchased for my son. This thing is fast, 1TB HDD, and is really a beautiful machine. I purchased an older model of this Acer 5 years ago for my son at college, and it was super with no problems at all. He was still very happy with it but it was stolen. He runs ProTools, a pro audio editor for his band, he records then edits, etc., web creation programs, Photoshop, etc. and it never glitched. Bear in mind that this new one runs super fast (boot into Windows 8.1 in 15 seconds with internet access fully loaded and ready to go).
As far as extended warranties go, it's your decision. I, personally, never get them, for any purchase including cars. If I count up all the money through the last 40 years that I saved by not purchasing these warranties it would go into the thousands. Even if one item fails and needs repairs, think of the thousands I have saved already. BTW....Newegg gives you 30 days for a full return/refund.
Also bear in mind that all computers come with loads of garbageware/adware/trialware that you must remove. In addition, remove all the "helpful" overlays Acer adds to "help" you run your computer "easier". Just remove anything listed in Remove Programs that has the name Acer in front of it, and finally the computer will jet fly.
Edited by ranchhand_, 09 July 2015 - 07:14 AM.