Gridman’s arguments assume you have the readies to buy a new machine within three years . . . .
If not and if you are dependent on the macbook for your computer needs, maybe something to be said for ensuring you have a machine for three years at least – and over here in France the cost of Applecare – just over 300 euros would be covered by buying one less c up of tea in a cafÃ© each week – not too great a sacrifice for computer peace of mind?