Yes, I'm a newbie. I searched for this particular question and didn't find it - Yesterday, I found a MacBookPro Mc 118LL/A for $1299. In the box, never opened. I bought it but before I open it, I just want to make sure it was the right thing. It's my first notebook, I need something basic, in a few years if I love it - I'll probably upgrade. It has a 15.4" screen, 4 GB, (only) 250 mb HD. No Firewire - is that a deal breaker? Thanks for your help!! I'll take it back for a refund if I screwed up!