No, the computer just has to be purchased from Best Buy. I would get another Toshiba, but I dislike all of their new designs and they've stopped making mine. My Toshiba was abused..the poor little thing. It had taken quite a few tumbles from my couch, but that time it landed wrong and took a hit.
I think the only thing I like about HPs are their aesthetic appeal. They look pretty, but I haven't really ever heard good things about them.
Hey! I joined the Apply vortex when I got my 3rd gen iPod nano. It's about 4 years old and it's still going strong!
And the warranty I'm talking about is a warranty provided by Best Buy that, as I was told by the Geek Squad guy when I took my laptop in, covers everything you could possibly do to destroy it. As long as they don't see tire treads, anyway. Then they just replace it.