I should get $500 back from my laptop. Maybe a wee bit more.
They basically put it on a giftcard if I want to choose my own laptop (rather than them going "This is the equivalent of the one you had. Here."), so I pay the difference PLUS a new warranty so if I happen to kill it, I just repeat this process.
I would prefer to pay as little as possible. These numbers are WITH the money back from my Toshiba's warranty.
I would only have to pay $150 for the Asus, plus a $250 warranty. $400 total. Maybe a bit less.
I would pay almost $300 for the Vaio, plus a $270 warranty. $570 total, which is pushing it.