Just a warning for those who want to get an IBM: There are four states in the US that do not allow a non-commercial extended warranty from IBM (as told by an IBM sales person). Two of these states (the most relevant) are FL (me) and New York. Which means if you want an extended warranty (which is vital) you have to buy it as a pre-configured base option. If it doesn't come with an extended warranty as configured, you won't get one. I was looking at the G series, and of all their models, only one G series has a three year on site warranty. Which means you are very limited in your options. Boo.