I'm trying to decide what computer, and I was thinking base macbook (install 2x2gig ram myself) but it only has a combo drive, and I might need to burn a DVD for a speaking competition, plus maybe some video work with some friends. I can't afford, and wouldn't ask my parents to afford, the extra $200 for a superdrive in the macbook if there is another option. I know that I get a processor, RAM and hard drive boost in the deal, but I have explained the RAM, I plan on getting an external hard drive, and the processor boost isn't worth the money to me. So, finally to my question, I guess: Can I get an external superdrive for 'inexpensive' (inexpensive as apple products go, at least.) or will just a regular external DVD burner work ok? I don't know why it wouldn't work, but I'd rather check with someone that knows (and save the gas of driving to the Apple store) better then just assume. I'd rather just get the more expensive computer now and not be regretting not getting it for 3+ years, but again, I don't want to spend the money if there is another option I can use for cheaper/when I need it. Something that came to mind while writing this post is this: Does anyone know if Apple employees get any kind of reward or commission off the computers they sell? I mean, besides maybe having a sales person of the month award or something. Thanks everyone so much. Sorry it was long and maybe confusing. I write confusingly I think, so if I need to rewrite it and explain my situation better, I'll give it a shot. Thanks again!