I know everyone here has probably asked, answered, pondered, or read about this question at least a dozen times, but I want to get as many opinions as possible cause it's a huge investment. Right now I'm using a PC, a Dell, and while it seems to have stablized now, it absolutely snapped while I was still away at school (during finals week of all times). My brother thinks I can probably squeeze one more year out of it, but I didn't want to go through that again. It was an enormous amount of stress for me and I only have one more year to use my education discount anyway. So I was all set to buy a new computer, a Powerbook, because I love macs and I swore I'd never buy a Dell again. HOWEVER, now I'm hearing all these scary rumours about how if I buy one now, I'll be screwed in three years because of this whole Intel thing. Should I tough it out on my PC for one more year? Or I guess the better question is: Does anyone have any information on what the transition will be like in terms of time? How many years will I get out of my Powerbook if I buy it now? I need it to last me at least five without becoming obsolete or spontaneously combusting or anything like that. I just need it to work. I also use a lot of intense programs like Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and other graphic/animation programs as well, so that's something else to consider. Please help me out here. I'm poor and if this turns out to be a mistake I'll be screwed beyond repair . Thanks!