At just 15 months old it has lost its bottom and two hinge cracks. Apple wants $149 plus tax to fix a know defect in its product. This is very sad. I have 5 HP laptops. Not a single defect except batteries life is a wee bit short and runs windows. But I have Linux and freebsd on them too. But the top hinge and bottom rubber are common defects in this model and apple says I should have gotten the apple care warranty. I have several apple products ipods ipads and Macs. The boy wanted a new Mac mini for his birthday…I’m thinking not. I like the operating system. But to say your product is out of warranty sorry when I check the message boards and this is class actionable (over 100 folks same issue) apple I’m sorry but if you wont fix it my rants will. This isn’t my first MacBook but it is my first one that after a year of use has a nasty design flaw. I will hope my nice communicade to cuppertino might perk some ears. For the cost they asked to fix the problem is a bit more than what the clerk wants for the law suit. So I’m wondering if they are going to take me and the 17 other folks serious about this defect.