I saw the most ridiculous claim in another thread on this page. A forum member made a comment along the lines of the fact that Mac portables can withstand a liquid spill. This is DEFINITELY NOT TRUE. Please, everyone reading this, do not for a minute think that a Mac (or any notebook) can take a direct spill and survive. Regardless if there is some sort of protection for the keyboard being able to take a spill (which there ISN'T), there are multiple openings all over the cases of a MacBook Pro. Liquid as many portals of entry, and it will destroy your notbook if enough liquid gets through. I destroyed my old PowerBook G4 when I accidentally spilled a mixed drink on it. I turned off the computer immediately, but it did not matter, because the liquid will instantly fry the innards. I am posting this because I would advise people to use caution when drinking around their electronics. Just a friendly bit of advice.