Hi there. I'm going to start off by saying that my girlfriend has had some awful experiences with her past laptops. Hard drive failures, all different kind of failures (keyboard, digitizer, trackpad, etc). Given she was using some off shot Gateway/Acer laptops previously, I figure its just because of the brand. She got an Asus about a year ago and basically it ended up being a heap of crap. She treats her products mostly well, and I basically trust that most of it isn't due to user error. I'm heavily suggesting that she gets a 2014 MBPr, the 13 inch with the i5 2.6ghz/128GB SSD, and to upgrade to 16GB of RAM (to make sure it won't become outdated too quickly). Now that I'm done giving a somewhat irrelevant history behind it, I have three questions about these newer MacBooks (I own an mid 2012 MBP/i7/8GB ram, very very happy with it). 1. Are there any common issues with the MacBook model described above? 2. What are some tips you would have on general care to avoid issues with this MacBook? 3. Would you suggest paying for Apple Care? What is your experience with it? I trust Apple's laptops quite a bit, so I've never bothered getting it. Thanks in advance! Kind of typed this up in a rush since she needs a laptop pretty soon for school, so feel free to call me out on any parts that weren't too clear.