A one year warranty is a joke for a computer. How much do you fork out for a mac pro? And for that you get twelve months of protection against faulty equipment. I also read somewhere that Apple has fifteen billlion in the bank. I'm beginning to see where Apple gets it's $15,000,000,000. Then there's sites comparing Apple Mac's and their hardware to PC, stating that Mac's are cheaper. Do these sites ever include the cost of the Applecare warranty? No.