<<...have any of you purchased an extended warranty...>> ...Just a thought on warranties. The conventional wisdom (per Consumer Reports) is that warranties are a waste of your money. Of course, that depends in part on how careful you feel you will be with your new slate. I purchased extended warranties on two of my tablets, and never had a need for warranty coverage on either one of them. (I tend to be careful with my toys, however). So far, my (Microsoft store purchased) EP121 has proven to be perfectly reliable. It's about 3/4 of a year old. I'm not going to recommend anything one way or the other, but that is my experience to date.