I made a thread on the MB section where various users convinced me to buy a MB even though it really is stretching my budget even with my HE discount. Anyway, the other day my father stopped me from buying it and said that if I waited until August (my birthday ) he'd get me an MBP as a birthday present from him and mum Awesome, right? Only problem is I'm worried about this expanding battery problem I keep hearing about. I've noticed it seems to be mainly on MBPs purchased from 2-3 years ago. Have Apple fixed the problem with the new MBPs? I've also heard that another problem with them is the heat and that could possibly cause some components to malfunction. I'm thinking of getting a cooling pad to help keep it cool. There's loads around these days that are both efficient and portable. Can anyone recommend a particular one?