This evening I was on my way out to a photo shoot at church. I was prepping to shoot a bunch of high school kidz. Loaded everything up and picked up my backpack and BOOM! The MacBook landed on the floor (carpeted) from a height of about 2.5 feet. I didn't have time to boot up at that moment but later in the evening I did and everything seems to be in tip-top shape. I had read in some other posts with someone complaining about the HD parking? I think that's what was being discussed. My understanding is that the HD parks so that if there is sudden movement the drive doesn't get trashed, yes? The point of the thread was that that HD parking causes premature failure of the drive. Seems to me the parking worked as intended for me so I think I'd rather have it park. I offload and backup to external drives so even if something untoward should happen I hope to lose only a little bit of stuff. Bottom line is my MacBook appears to be pretty sturdy. Being almost a month and a half into my first Apple computer I'm pretty satisfied.