Unlike the name implies, Apple's MacBook Air laptop is not lighter than Air nor does it float on Air or any such nonsense. It is actually quite prone to falling and the minimalist nature of the laptop does not protect internal components as do the larger MacBooks. I accidentally put this theory to the test when I dropped my MacBook Air two feet onto a hard surface.
The result was a deadly blow to one of the corners near the hinge, placing undue stress upon the screen and cracking it. Fortunately, the hard drive and everything else inside the Air seem to be fine. Unfortunately this accidental damage is not covered by Apple warranty. For the time being I will be using it solely connected to my external display until I figure out what to do.
What would you do, other than not accidentally drop it?