i bought my G4 Powerbook almost two years ago and got AppleCare because I figured it may come in handy with a laptop. I feel kinda silly for buying something that made me feel "safe", yet not knowing exactly what I was dropping the extra $100 for. So if any of you have found AppleCare to be of use...let me know how, because Im just wondering what I could possibly get out of it. In a related note - my battery is soooo awful that i was considering buying a new one. It goes dead in like a half hour. My buddy, who has religiously used macs for over 10 years, said that because he had AppleCare, they gave him a new battery at our nearest Apple Store. I don't think he's a liar and I'm not sure exactly what he told them over there, but I'm just wondering if you all feel this an awful battery can somehow be covered by AppleCare.