Jurisprudence, My wear exists on each corner of the plastic trim that is around the screen. It is especially bad under the word 'asus' and under the LED indicator lights on the right hand side of the plastic trim covering the screen. I think this is due to a slight rubbing between the base (particularly the area of the base that contains the 'holes' where the speakers are mounted. I also have significant wear around my wireless 'on/off' switch. More wear exists all around the keyboard where the base makes contact with the plastic trim around the screen when the tablet is closed...I'm assuming it has to be from some sort of friction that is created when the unit is opened and closed. Once again, not covered by warranty, but I will check my touchpad area later to see if it is level. I'll also post some pictures of the wear if I think to do it this weekend so I can see if anyone else is experiencing wear in similar places.