My Vaio laptop is a bit more than a year old. It's on and running between 12 and 17 hours per day, at least 5 days a week, often 6. Suddenly today, a white vertical strip of 4 pixels appeared on the right hand side of the screen, let's say 40 pixels from the edge. Extremely annoying... But fortunately, I had the good idea to invest a couple hundreds euros into a 3 years of on-site day+1 complete care. So Sony tech support is coming to my offices tomorrow to change the LCD panel.

Conclusion: better spend 200 euros a year ago than 500 euros today...