[citation][nom]jacobdrj[/nom]Uhh, since when? I had a cracked LCD. They said something to the effect of free 1st year warranty coverage... But they didn't follow through. It cost me more than 20 bux to ship it to Asus only to find out that they were going to charge me 200 dollars for the repair, despite what they had me believe. I had them ship it back, and decided to just repair the thing myself... Only 70 bux... But either way, they could have warned me that it was going to cost, but they led me to believe it was a warranty repair...[/citation]
Its possible you purchased a model at Best Buy or some other retailer who purchases them in volume in a "Special" configuration so they can sell you their warranty on top of it. Price looks better, but its an illusion. you are getting a stripped down version.
As a rule, Asus sells them with 1 year accidental warranty, and 2 Year global (with Shipping included). Unless some company asks for them without those and other goodies, that is what is standard.
The only exception is netbooks.