More often than not, when we buy a product, or in this case a MacBook, we do our research to see whether it would fit our use case or not. We read reviews and when possible, give the product a test run at the store. In my case, with the 12" MacBook, I got it because I wanted something highly portable that ran OS X and could run Windows if need be. Those needs were fully met, and i am a happy owner. Even so, sometimes certain features that may not have been advertised catch us off-guard in pleasant or unpleasant ways. Just today, I was caught off-guard by the macbook's built-in speaker. I almost never use the built-in speaker of any gadget I have, and I have always used headphones or external speakers to date. But today, I actually played a video and listened to the audio, and for something so small, the audio quality was excellent. Obviously it isn't probably studio speaker quality, but the sound was much better than I was expecting. What about other users?