Ok so i think i need to be reassured... I need some info on if i made the right decision. I bought a macbook in Feb of 08 with 2 gigs of ram, 100mb hard drive and a 13 in. monitor. I paid 1300 dollars roughly. My friend just bought a Compaq CQ50-139WM Laptop PC w/ Intel Celeron Processor 575 at wal mart for 300 bucks. Already I've seen some things on his laptop that i'm envious of. His laptop has a bigger brighter monitor, better sounding speakers, and more USB ports. Now granted i dont have to deal with the anti-virus garbage and I have a built in camera and a firewire port. But I cant see where my extra 1000 dollars went. Both laptops have a dvd burner (which i primarily use my mac for editing and burning dvds). What else should i know? Do i have the more superior product? I always like Mac's elegance and sleek designs.