I've had 6 Intel macs come through my hands in the last year and a half. Every one of them had some flaw that I had to take back to Apple. There are a couple of minor ones, but my later laptops had some more serious issues. The following is an account of my 6 laptops and the issues I've had with them. To count them off in chronological order from oldest to newest: 1. Black Macbook Core Duo Problem: The "n" key wasn't work. Resolution: Replaced top case. Problem: A severe bussing near the bottom of the screen. Started off happening only when I tilted the screen back. Eventually it was always. Resolution: They replaced the inverter, the LCD and still didn't resolve the issue. They were nice enough to offer a replacement C2D Black Macbook. The replacement is machine #2. 2. Black Macbook Core 2 Duo Problem: Upper right hand side of the screen has a dark smudge. It was behind the LCD. Resolution: Since this was a replacement, I had a receipt for it so I took it back for an exchange. 3. Black Macbook Core 2 Duo Problem: Popping hinge. Everytime I opened the laptop, the top case would "pop" like the hinge assembly wasn't assembled properly and the LCD would rub agains the bottom of the laptop. Resolution: I took it back again for an exchange, I didn't want a hinge popping. 4. Black Macbook Core 2 Duo Problem: 3 stuck pixels. All around the middle of the screen. One red, two green. Resolution: Yorkdale said they weren't going to exchange it for me anymore which is perfectly understandable but after the ordeal I went through, I decided I no longer wanted a black Macbook. Left a sour taste in my mouth. I took it to Eaton Center and a genius was nice enough to upgrade me without charging the restocking fee. 5. 15" Macbook Pro 2.16ghz C2D (Pre SR) Problem: Initially there was a stuck red pixel but with some rubbing it went away. The power button was also sunk. After 4 months of use, it would start to periodically hang. I tried different RAM, different software and nothing. It only happend every week to two weeks and under load. I dismissed it. 8 months after getting it, it would randomly shut down at 80%. At this point my dad was using the MBP. Resolution: Took it in and they exchanged the top case and replaced the battery. It no longer crashes. Looks like the batter wasn't providing enough voltage thus causing the crashing. 6. 15" Macbook Pro 2.2ghz C2D (SR) Problem: Graphic corruption in the bottom 3/4 of the screen. It started off happening every week or so. It would disappear within half a second. Eventually it would happen almost everytime I opened the laptop and I couldn't predict how long it would stay. Resolution: Its at the Apple store right now. The geniuses don't know what it is but we're predicting its the Logic Board. Anyways the point of this post is to document the frustrating experience I've had with Apple products. I really like them but I can't have this much bad luck can I? Anyways I hope it comes back fixed and I can get on with my life. It just sucks being without your main computer for 2-3 days for hardware issues. By the way I don't need to hear about the perfect laptop you have, I know they are out there. I just wish I had one.