I bought a MacBook last fall, and have had nothing but grief with it. I guess it is isn't bad when it is working, but I have had 3 catastrophic failure in under a year. The hard drive crashed (thank goodness for time machine), some chip crashed (i think it was RAM, it wouldn't boot up, it beeped loudly instead) and had to reinstall the OS b/c it was running super slow (i mean slow, maybe 2 minutes to open any file). Each time my computer was out of service for quite some time as I would have to book an appointment, go to the apple store, and leave it while they repaired it. I am not bitter, I am not anti-mac, I am not trying to ignite any debates, and I can accept SOME issues (although my Dell doesn't do this to me). What I am wondering is: Is this is what i should be expecting? Or was my particular computer started on a friday afternoon and finished on monday morning?