I have to spend $200 -- I get a small discount -- for AppleCare for a MacBook Air by Thursday or I go commando without an extended warranty. I never bought extended warranties until a few Macs back, when for some reason I got paranoid. So, should I? Details: One year old, single owner MB Air, no problems, the thing hasn't even looked at me funny. It's a laptop, but it's mainly a sofa mobile, not the Mac I take to climb K2, if you know what I mean. In the past I've never used AppleCare beyond the first 12 months. Not once. And I've had all of one Mac, a Mac Plus, fail out of warranty and it was only the power supply. I still have a PowerBook 100 that boots up when plugged into the mains. Also, if the MB Air were to make it another year and fail, I would try to replace it rather than repair it. Probably w/ a unibody MacBook. I like the Air, but I miss an extra USB port w/o using a hub, an audio line in and a handy optical drive more than I thought. My iPhone is really more my laptop, if you get what I'm saying. And because the Air is extremely light, it's just not suited to passing along to our younger kids. Even taking good care, the boys would probably inadvertently damage the thing. I've pretty much talked myself out of AppleCare this time around, but wanted to see if anyone pipe in with, Oh your MB Air will definitely fail in the second year if it hasn't failed yet, or something like that. Some known defect or something. Far as I can tell, despite controversy over the utility of the Air, and waning interest in it after the first six months, it's been a problem-free design.