So... exactly how many times do you have to return a Mac for repair before they replace it? I have to send my 12" powerbook back now for the 4th time in the 5 months that I've had it. The screen failed (turned all green-tinged) so it had to go back. Then they broke it during that repair (and switched the new battery for an old one!), so it had to go back again, and they sent me a new battery. Then the hard drive failed, so it went back. Now, the screen has failed again, same as before. Nearly a week lost each time. This hardware record is worse than the cheapest generic PC I've had... not to mention Apple's casualness and general lack of concern about the repeated problems. This must be some plan of theirs to force me to spend nearly the cost of a mini just on AppleCare for this laptop. Time for me to find a new hardware platform. OSX is nice and all, but it's not worth the hassle of the poor hardware it's running on, at least for the portables. I can do it all with Linux for a fraction of the cost and hassle, and with more speed. And only occasionally with less style or simplicity. Further. there's some small pc-compatible laptops out there that are much nicer than a 12" powerbook. Hopefully we can run OSX legally on non-Apple hardware soon, too, but I doubt Steve would allow that. Until then, I'm now a former switcher, and my "don't buy a Mac" line gets re-inserted into my standard purchasing advice spiel.