Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5) I have one of the original black MacBooks which I bought around 2007/08. I also purchased apple care. Unfortunately I have had 3 hard drive failures, the latest one only yesterday in the time I have had my MacBook. Thankfully i backup regularly. Typically my apple care has expired as well. Since this is the third time it has happened I'm not going to waste the money paying for a new hard drive. Being a student I was wondering whether to go for the MacBook pro (even though the next update is potentially a major refresh of the MacBook pro line) or the air as it uses SSD and to be honest I'm fed up with hard drives! Only problem is will the air be powerful enough for typical student multitasking with several large programs open at once. I was also wondering as this is the third hard drive failure will apple be nice and refund me in any way or give me money off? I doubt it personally but it's always worth a shot. Any help would be greatly appreciated.