Feeling good about being one of the first devotees to purchase Apple's latest gadget? Well here's a real reality check: If you had spent lets say the price of a $5700 PowerBook G3 250 on Apple stock instead, you'd have $330,563 today, cash-in-hand.

That's what  UC Berkeley computer science major Kyle Conroy put together in this thorough spreadsheet of the amount of money consumers would have gained if they had purchased Apple's stocks in lieu of its products.

Read it and weep here.