Hi, I'm relatively new here (I've been looking at macrumors and its forums for about the last year actually since I really don't want Vista and I am under the impression that the macbook is wellbuilt) and I'm really considering buying a refurbished Macbook. I have a few questions though: (hopefully I haven't overlooked these while lurking the forum) 1. If I bought a Macbook from somewhere like macmall and something happened to it, would I be able to take it to an Apple store for service? 2. My old laptop, a Thinkpad R40, hasn't aged too well, its really falling apart. Other than the tendency for the Macbook getting scuffed up (which is pretty much a fact of life), are Macbooks sturdy/good to travel with in book bag? 3. Can anyone recommend a good computer insurance program that might give a bargain to a college student? 4. Can anyone recommend a good security cord to tie a macbook down to my desk with? 5. Do the screens on macbooks offer much viewing space, or do you macbook users on here prefer using an external monitor? Thanks for any help, I'd really appreciate it.