That just about sums it up. I purchased a new MacBook air (2.0 i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) last Monday. Last night I was sitting with it on my lap. I picked up my cell phone and, while looking at a recently received email, I heard an arcing sound. Like that sound you hear in the winter time when you get zapped by a metal object. The screen went dead instantly and to my amazement, smoke started rising from the USB port on the left side. It smoked for just over 10 seconds. The smell was awful. A thick combination of plastic and hotness. I was over in no time. There I sat. With a $1600 paper weight. So i took a ride to my local Apple store and you would not believe what a hassle i went through. As soon as I mentioned that it basically caught fire, I had a barrage of questions and hoops that I had to jump through. A safety report that I had to complete. It seemed as though they were genuinely concerned about the overall safety of the situation. Then as the questions progressed, it was obvious that they were concerned primarily of getting sued. After all of the questions and about an hour later, I got a replacement machine. I have had lots and lots of macs. This is the first time I ever had a tragic failure of this magnitude. Thanks for letting me vent. Hopefully none of you have an experience like this. If you do, please chime in and let us know! Thanks for reading.