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 Рand over here in France the cost of Applecare Рjust over 300 euros would be covered by buying one less c up of tea in a caf̩ each week Рnot too great a sacrifice for computer peace of mind?