I have had my Macbook since July and it has been running well minus the hardrive that died which was replaced free of charge at an Apple store in 5 minutes. So I've decided that my next notebook will again be Apple, not sure which kind yet, because I've been very satisfied with it. I was just wondering what the expected life of a Macbook is. Of course I know i can't get an exact date since it depends on many factors like how much I use it for example. I just want to know what the expected life of a Macbook is, excluding the hardrive which I can easily replace if it dies again. Thank you....and what part should i expect to die first....thank you! so much for your help.