I know this post will draw a lot of critics from the Apple lovers, but I bought an iMac 24 inch in 2007. I was a PC converted user. Initially I was very happy about my purchase until for no reason the hard drive started failing. We have not moved the Mac, or done anything in particular when one day it started to fail. No signal, no error message, but the Mac will not boot. Anyway with all the hype about Mac, I found hard to believe that after spending over $2,800 and in less than 2 years the hard drive failed. Now to fix it, it is costing me the data recovery $400, the cost of replacing the hard drive $100, and all the hassles that come with it. I know there is lot said about PCs poor Microsoft software, but in 20 years and multiple PCs and laptops I never encountered a hard drive failure or hardware failure. I had multiple laptops and they were true road warriors. If PC is software poor, Mac is hardware poor. Once this hard drive failure happened, I started asking around and even though it was not a scientific survey I found that 1 out of 3 Mac or iBook owners had experienced a hardware failure. One of the theories that Apple wont admit is that they are trying to pack too much hardware in a small space, and that the hard drive tends to overheat and fail. My opinion is that Apple has a lot of hype, and they design great software, but the quality of their hardware is really lacking (I am not even speaking about Ipod failures). I would have thought that after spending thousands of dollars to buy a state of the art Mac, I would at least be entitled to buy a high quality machine I guess I was wrong.