Originally Posted by 8-Ball
"It Just Works" you fell for the bait.
I worked as tech support at a high school where all the students were loaned MacBooks, every day basic issues were brought in, and the majority had hard drive issues, which eventually died and had to be replaced.
I didn't "fall" for anything. See my sig, I don't OWN an Apple... in my experience however, I have found that the usability of their products is far easier than the PC counterpart. Microsoft has just now caught up to OSX in terms or stability and sleekness with Win 7.
So your experience tells you that hard drive failures happen in MacBooks used by teenagers... well Apple doesn't make the HDD's, and of all things to fail in a PC or Mac, the HDD is the #1 component to fail.
In the end, a MacBook is still a PC internally... you pay for the interface (if that appeals to you), the package (if that appeals to you), and the support, which we all can agree is almost always lacking on the PC side of things, save EVGA perhaps...