I bought my MacBook Pro summer 2007. About a year later I had to send it in, Logic Board replaced, $700. Early 2009, battery replaced, $130. Last month, display assembly replaced, $700. Today, power adapter replaced (no frays, kinks, just didnt work anymore), $80. I take care of my gadgets and my MBP hardly ever leaves the house. Bad quality control? I love Apple design but Im not sure if I will ever buy another Apple laptop again. I know I may get hell for this post, just a bit disappointed that I needed so many repairs done. I bought my wife a $550 Compaq R3000 laptop about 5 years ago, its still going strong with no issues... Summary: If you buy a Apple laptop, buy AppleCare! FYI - The prices above were taken today from iFixit.com. Could cost more or less depending on who repairs it, labor not included.