Concern about ASUS F556UA-AS54
If this laptop battery goes bad after the warranty period, it looks like it will have to be shipped back to ASUS to replace. That's a turn off for me. Even more so, when I pressed one of the tech guys at ASUS for an estimated cost to replace this, he said it would cost $330 today. Who know what the cost will be in 3-4 years when the battery will likely need replacing.
If the battery were to fail after the warranty period, I would like to be able to buy one myself or have my vendor do so. Maybe then he could fix it for a lot less money and time; however, as of now, my vendor cannot promise me he will be able to do either of those things.
What are your thoughts about this? Right now, it is the primary obstacle standing in my way of purchase. I do wish the product were sold locally, too, and not just by Amazon.
Thanks for your feedback.