Hi, didn't asus already had an accident happen warranty for this device? (seen this on a retailer website, it is for the netbook but it was put in bold: Accidents Happen
You have extra protection when they happen to your ASUS notebook purchased in the US or Canada. ASUS will fix it or replace it for you at no charge during the first year after purchase in the event of damage from accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire.
Warranty covering accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
One-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost
24/7 toll-free phone support
One incident covered per notebook
So not sure about it but usually asus have a pretty good warranty...
**EDIT: OOps, just seen it is only for us and canada... so uk may be different...