ALIENWARE Extended Warranty DELL Premium is it worth it?

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  1. VERGEPROPCBUILDER

    VERGEPROPCBUILDER Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    So recently i bought a used Alienware 15 R3 2017 model like new for 1000 euro. I was wondering if buying a extended warranty on it is worth it ?

    DELL said it's 750 euro for 3 years Premium Support and onsite.

    But I've been reluctant to purchase it as there isn't much feedback about it other than negative feedback and any positive feedback is towards the premium plus warranty.

    I know Dell laptops are usually literal tanks but not always.

    The laptop specs are:
    i7 7820hk
    gtx 1070 8gb
    16gb 2400mhz ram
    120hz fhd display
    256gb m.2 ssd
    1tb hdd
     
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    soulfly2020 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guy , yes I do , is the best...


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  3. Kalen

    Kalen Notebook Consultant

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    I would definitely recommend it as they are fantastic for their support. However, don't take first offer. Some people have received it for dirt cheap (check on here and reddit) so keep strong and you can get a good deal on the warranty.

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    ThatOldGuy Notebook Virtuoso

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    No, just get 1 year accidental damage. You can buy/extend the normal 1 year warranty to premium at any time if you wish. Just keep extending accidental damage though
     
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    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    There's a waiting period between purchasing aftersales warranty extension and being able to claim btw.
     
  6. VERGEPROPCBUILDER

    VERGEPROPCBUILDER Newbie

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    I'll call them and ask, the original warranty ended just this august. I guess you cant trust what they tell you because they haven't replied to any questions and keep pushing dell premium support on me
     
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    SMOKE_SKULL Notebook Deity

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    That math doesnt sound reasonable to me. 1000 Euro for the laptop and another 750 in case something goes wrong? I would save the money towards another laptop. Unless it catches fire it will always have some resale value to someone to add to the 750 you already have. High performance laptops are getting cheaper all the time. Sure they dont have aluminum and carbon fiber but who cares. Its the hardware I care most about. All these things become obsolete so damn fast. Why commit to old technology?

    I will agree 100% that Dell warranty is fantastic. If the laptop is working good then dont take it apart and mess with it unless your good at that type of thing. Also dont let anyone spill any liquids on it.
     
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    VERGEPROPCBUILDER Newbie

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    I repasted it because the owner did bad repaste job. One core was hitting 85-88° degrees and above while the rest were hitting about 76°-78° degrees , its in like new condition I bought it used the original warranty ended in August 2018, and if I want to buy a similar spec machine it would probably cost me around 1700 euro here used . So I want to protect my investment I guess. But im really doubtful of it's life expectancy even with the care and maintenance. I've been hearing the Alienware 15 r3's get mobo failures often luckily not as often as the skylake model but still makes me nervous. Its running perfect ,no errors in diagnostics, no issues whatsoever even with heavy load. It was power limit throttling so i changed it in my bios mode to Performance mode now it does not power limit throttle when running a heavy load and I run my laptop at stock clocks in performance mode. I play a bit and my temps never exceed 80 degrees. I maybe might sell it and make profit then buy a brand new laptop with the 750 on top. I've been taking apart laptops and desktops since i was 10 built my first desktop when I was 11.
     
  9. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Sell it before it starts giving you more problems. Without a warranty its damn expensive to replace parts.
    Maybe its worth looking at Overpowered Laptops from Walmart which carry 2 year warranty.
     
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    VERGEPROPCBUILDER Newbie

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    I live in Ireland we don't have Walmart, Bestbuy, target or any of those stores here we litrally went mad when we got a Krispy kremes that opened up a few months ago. Also many places here sell overpriced tech you find very little of deals other than Amazon UK every blue moon
     
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