I just recently bought a Dell Studio Xps 16, but since the Macbook Pro's have been updated, I am looking into getting the 13" version. My first question is for the AppleCare Protection plan. Is this 3 year warranty really necessary? What benefits does it give and what would happen if I did not have it and my laptop broke down? My second question is regarding heat and noise under gaming or the computer being stressed. What would you compare the heat on the palm rests and under the laptop to? And what would you compare the sound of the fans to, when they are going full bore. Thanks in advance to anyone that could help answering my questions.