Hey everyone, sorry for the nondiscriptive title I am asking this question on behalf of a tech. teacher (middle school) in my town. The music teacher at the school is quite interested in GarageBand. He would like a computer that could run it so that would require a 600mhz+ G3, or a G4/G5. The schools computers consist of 500Mhz G3 iBooks, 333MHz to 400Mhz G3 iMacs, 400MHz Gigabit ethernet PowerMacs, and 700Mhz eMacs. So obviously the only options are the G4 PMs and the eMacs. Anyways how would the 400mhz PM G4s with 256mb run GarageBand or the eMac 700mhz with 256mb of Ram. What would the speed difference be of an upgraded 1ghz PM vs. the 700mhz eMac? It would be very hard to justify buying a new computer such as a 1.25GHz Mini or eMac in that the school is converting mainly to PCs. It may be hard to justify the cost of taking the eMac and buying the accessories for it- bigger HD, iLife '05, usb music keyboard, better speakers, etc. To upgrade the G4 would be pretty pricey I am figuring $500 - $600 and a new mac mini is $800. I think some points that can help justify this purchase is that it will never become obsolete because the teacher will not be doing extremely advanced stuff with it. What do you guys suggest?