From Apple Confidential 2.0 book I'm reading... "When the first volume shipments began ......... Approximately 20% ....... dead on arrival ....... Those that did work often failed after minimal useage thanks to Jobs' insistence that the ........ would not have a fan .....he reasoned..... The aluminium chassis would conduct heat and keep the delicate components cool. He was wrong. Compounding the problem was that Jobs dictated the size and shape of the case without concern for the demands of the electrical engineers, who were then forced to cram boards into small spaces with little or no ventilation. As the computer was used, its chips got hot, .............. At which point the computer simply died." Apple III, 1981 Please don't flame, I'm just about to buy an Air, I'm in love with the thing, and I'm prepared to swap a few if needed till I get one that doesn't have issues. I have sold my Trusty MBP for the love of air.... Just found the above in that book today, and thought some things were familiar The ...'s are where i'ved removed references to chips physically popping out, or mentioning the Apple III by name, etc. Much has changed, much hasn't I guess. BTW, the Apple III was 2Mhz, twice as fast as the Apple II!