Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Bee



592 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 109


Topic # 58931 23-Mar-2010 16:44
Send private message

So in just 10 months Ive had to make 2 warranty claims on my Dell Inspiron laptop.
First the LCD died and then the Power adapter...

To their credit they have replaced both parts within days - excellent service!  but Im seriously wondering if I should take out the extended warranty and whether this whole experience is good or bad???

Should I be buying another dell laptop at all ever?

Do laptops just seem to be like this or is dell just not as good as others?

I personally have never had a PC faulty at all in the last 15 years - my desktop is at least 5 years old and still going perfectly... 
Have I just been lucky? 




Create new topic
1942 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 720

Trusted

  Reply # 310301 23-Mar-2010 17:03
Send private message

I own a Dell M1330 and I got the extended warranty on it after I read about the problems with it's graphics card. I have to say, it's been worth it.

My screen died once, then later the graphics card died. Both times replaced and quickly.

Really the question to ask yourself is: How long do you want this laptop for? My M1330 I got spec'd as high as I could get it. I use it all the time and I'm happy with it, I don't need another laptop. So I got the extra cover to protect it for the life I hope it will live.

Laptops tend to fail more often than desktops etc because you're always moving them, they're small and they get HOT which is what makes things fail.

If you think you'll want it around for another couple of years, I'd buy extended support. It'll be cheaper than it would be to get Dell to replace bits if they do fail out of support.

Just my experience with my Dell. Hope it helps somewhat.




It looks like I'm using an adblocker. I should consider whitelisting Geekzone in my adblocker or a subscription. The Quick Reply box will appear for me when Geekzone is whitelisted. Hooray for me! If I want to reply to this topic I should click on Compose Reply.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41


New Privacy Trust Mark certifies privacy and customer control
Posted 10-May-2018 14:16


New app FIXR connects vehicle owners to top Mechanics at best prices
Posted 10-May-2018 14:13



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.