Considering the nSP, i7, 16GB 512GB, Amazon & Microsoft both have deals that come to a little under $2,000. 1. The Microsoft Protection Plan is $148, for 2 yrs. 2. SquareTrade offers either a 3 yr for about $361, and even a 4 yr for around $448. Here's my experience: Bought my SP3 - an i5, when they first came out in 2014. (FYI, I take it with me almost everyday as a real estate agent going door to door. My SP3s are worked to the max!) Cracked screen 2x - once kneeling down and forgot my SP3 was in my crossbody as it tapped the concrete. Replaced no problem. After that, had to get it replaced ANOTHER 2x due to 2 problems: 1 - I had to attach & remove the keyboard multiple times before it would recognize the keyboard was there, and the second time the screen edge sort of discolored. Really have to give the MS store & support props. They ended up exchanging my i5 for an i7 when they didn't have anything on hand the last time! So coming up 4 years, I'm really on my FOURTH SP3. I don't need the latest & greatest, and only look to change when it happens to be on the blink. My current SP3 is showing a few hiccups every now & then, and I guess you never know. Also aware for SPs out of warranty, one can pay the $599 and exchange it. So here's my thought: SquareTrade at 4 years is an extra $300. If I only needed to use it ONCE in the 3rd & 4th year, which in my experience is HIGHLY probable, that's already cheaper then the $599. Thanks to the responses from my other post, it's my (very uneducated) opinion that going forward the jumps in PERCEIVABLE performance will become less & less. Like supercars costing an extra $150K for the top model to shave off 0.05 seconds from 0-60. What do you guys think? Thanks!