Hi all, Now this is something I will eventually have to decide for myself but thought I'd gauge other peoples opinion.... I will be in the states (from the UK) at the end of October for 2 weeks and have being eying the i5/256. Microsoft sales chat tells me the warranty is not international and that warranty is only valid in the country of purchase...including the extended Microsoft complete warranty. The question is would others risk it or are others in a similar position? I bought a DELL laptop last year when I was over there and didn't really think much of it (works perfectly but ironically recently sold it to help fund a SP3) but obviously a few people have had issues with the SP3 and knowing my luck I would probably be one of them. Thanks for any comments.