I was in an Apple store today and the lad who was selling me my copy of iLife11 was kind enough to (and enthusiastic enough) to fetch the 11.6" MacBook Air down for me to play on. Firstly so very impressed with it. It was the base model and it handled applications very well, and also animations like expose were very smooth. Boot time, well that's just something else. I'm so very tempted by one now. Anyways onto my point. We were talking about the flash memory and about what happens if anything was to happen to it and it needed replacing or something. And he was explaining that it is incredibly rare for flash memory to fail, and because its on the logic board, it is more likely the logic board will fail and if it needed replacing then the memory can be taken off the old one and placed onto the new one so no files etc were lost... I could imagine this being pretty costly to do so surely the £199 for AppleCare is top priority? Just for peace of mind?