a 30 day warranty on a notebook is not enough. A video card or the LCD could turn out to be defective (or the hard drive) and unless you do very intensive use you may not even discover these items until much later
All quality notebooks used to have 3 year warranties and you can still get that as an option but 1 year (or 2nd year free if you have a gold or platinum credit card that offers that upgrade for free) is adequate for most if not being moved a lot If that is the case a 3 year accidental coverage (not just limited) warranty is worthwhile
I bought a used Presario 2700US from a small computer shop today and everything seemed to be going very well for the first thirty minutes of use. However, while I was loading an old game to test out the computer a bit, the system just went dead. At first I thought it was the battery, a/c adapter, or both, but it has the same problem with only the a/c connected or only the battery connected. When it shuts itself off and I restart, it usually will do the same thing either during the start-up process or when I get into Windows, and seems to get worse each time. However, when I leave it for a little while, it works perfectly for 30 minutes - 1 hour, then shuts down again. I think it might have something to do with heat because it seems to first crash when I am doing CPU intensive processes and using other things like the DVD drive at the same time.
Specs are as follows:
ATI Mobility M6 8mb
cd-rw (separate drives)
20gb hdd with only Windows XP Home Loaded
I have a 30 day warranty and already gave the shop a call and they will look at it tomorrow, but any help is appreciated in the mean time.