I am an Apple user, FH is a Windows user. I have been planning to one day purchase an eMac with a Superdrive (sometime before I graduate in the next two years). It is one of those things that is not needed immediately, so I figured I would wait until I actually have the stuff I want to use the computer for (video camera to use iMovie and subsequently iDVD). In December, FH's grandmother wanted to start using a computer. We suggested she buy an eMac. For her, it would be more straightforward and the mouse easier to use for her hand which trembles significantly (Parkinsons). For us, easier to keep up from a distance as "how could you screw up a Mac?" No viruses, no crashes, etc. She had NO computer experience before. She followed my instructions as to getting on the net and checking email. I set up the printer. That is all she needed to know/needed to do. Then, her friend gets on it. Imagine a human virus. She "trained" herself from Windows 98 for Dummies. She gets on the eMac and somehow manages to eliminate the printer setup, internet connection, and the ability to send email. This lady asked me what side the CD goes into the tray. After fixing the computer, we told grandmother to NEVER EVER let this lady near her computer again. She let her anyway. Now, they hate the Mac. They want to sell it and get a PC. I wash my hands of it. However, fiance asked me if we should try to buy the eMac off of them (as they want to sell it and I want an eMac). However, I could get with student discount, a faster eMac with a superdrive. Can a superdrive be put in later? Is it worth looking at an eMac only a few months old?