Hello fellow Mac users, I own a mid-2010 13" Macbook Pro, the basic model with Intel C2D 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM, 250GB. It has served me very well for nearly three years: it has travelled all over the world, and scratches all over to prove it. Though with nearly 800 battery cycles the battery capacity is not what it used to, hovering at 70-75%. I am also finding that having both a Mac and a Windows partition, 250GB is not really enough anymore. Performance-wise, I don't use any heavy apps except for the occasional game, when it does indeed feel strained. A few days ago, I spilled a little water on the side of the laptop. I followed the steps you're meant to in such cases, and to my surprise after over 48h of rest it came back to life and turned on. Well, not quite. The laptop will now often randomly shut down, sometimes after 2 hours of usage, sometimes immediately after turning on. It doesn't matter whether it's running on the battery or on the mains, and is completely unpredictable. I went to the Apple Store, where they pointed out a small dot of corrosion in the middle of the logic board, and quoted me the standard £360 to replace it. But with a Macbook Pro refresh expected in 2 months, and the fact that as a student I get a 14% discount + free Apple care +£70 credit for the App Store, I am debating whether to spend the £860 that it would cost me to buy a brand new laptop (FYI, this is compared to the £1200 that MBP+AppleCare would cost me were I not a student). So therefore, my question is: do I spend £360 to fix a 3-year old laptop, and give it about a year of extra life back? Or do I spend £860, 2.4x as much, to get a brand new laptop? Thanks, P.S: It is worth pointing out that being a student with no savings, either way it would be a significant financial investment to be financed by (interest-free) credit card debt.