I've been using Apple laptops for years now - going back to the Pismo and first 'consumer' iBook. On Christmas Eve, my MacBook Air broke the hinges on both sides of the screen - a known issue - and it's now booked in for a Genius appointment tomorrow. However, I have an old iBook G4 which has been acting as an office server since I got a first gen. MacBook, so that was pressed into action. Have to say, although it's a heavy old beast compared with the Air (or even the polycarbonate MacBooks) - the build quality is streets ahead of the latest kit. The only issues I have with the G4 are letters rubbing off the keys (a,s,l,m and c have all worn off!) and a Firewire port I managed to burn out with a dodgy iPod lead (no longer an issue, since everything went USB2). I'm almost tempted to keep this in use, even when the MacBook Air is fixed.... it just feels so solid and substantial compared with later machines.