sorry if this has been discussed before, but I didn't see a thread on it... I'm looking in to buying a new mac on behalf of my mother. She wants a desktop, and is looking to not spend too much. A powermac is more than she needs as she wouldn't use the expandability anyway, and doesn't want to pay for an external monitor. So, that leaves an iMac 15" and an emac (probably the combo drive model). The imac 17" would be nice, but please don't suggest that she spend the extra $$ and "just go for it." That's not an option. The differences as I see them are this: emac: 1 Ghz G4 -- imac: 800 mhz G4 emac: 133 mhz fsb -- imac: 100 mhz fsb emac: airport extreme -- imac: airport emac: Radeon 7500 -- imac: GeForce2 MX emac: 128 base RAM -- imac: 256 base RAM emac: 17" CRT -- imac: 15" LCD They have the same cache, the same combo drive, the same max RAM, and the same HD. From these numbers, the choice seems clear: the emac has better tech specs in a number of areas, and costs $300 less. The base RAM isn't an issue since it will be upgraded past either 128 or 256. LCDs are nice... but at least with a CRT you don't get dead pixels. All the imac really has going for it, it seems, is a lot more sexiness. Anyone disagree? Other thought comparing these two machines? Thanks.