Hello all! This is my first posting here -- sorry it is so long, but from what I gather, more details are better than none. I am an Art Director for an ad agency and my wife and I also own a small graphic design business that we run from home. At my "real" job I'm using a Dual 2.0 G5, 2.5GB RAM and a 23" cinema display... Needless to say I love the setup, being a longtime Mac user this truely is a dream machine. However at home (my 2nd "real" job), we're using a 500MHz G4 sawtooth with some upgrades: 120GB HD, 8x Superdrive, 1GB RAM, Geforce MX graphics running a 20" cinema display. We got the computer bartering services, so the HD and superdrive upgrades were minimal expenses. Needless to say, this machine is getting long in the tooth (pun intended). We are also in need of a second system, since we are getting busier. This machine needs to be a laptop (we are already working out of an armoir for the first machine and we like the portability). We have a budget of $2000 give or take a little bit. Now is a good time to buy for tax reasons (end of the year). The three options I'm looking at are: #1 - Buy a refurbished Dual 1.8 G5 from Apple Cost - $1700 + 1GB RAM (OWC) $175 = $1875 + tax #2 - Buy a refurbished 15" powerbook from Apple and refurb airport extreme BS Cost - $1700 + 1GB RAM (OWC) $238 + Airport $130 = $2068 #3 - Buy a 1.25 GHz 12" ibook G4 with amazon rebate, refurb airport, G4 1GHz upgrade card, OWC neptune 160GB firewire HD Cost - $900 + 1GB RAM (OWC) $238 + Airport $130 + 1GHz $230 + HD $140 = $1638 I'm kind of leaning towards #3 as the best bang for the buck. Next year I would like to do a complete upgrade if we have the money, so I'm not worried about long term obselecence. What would you do? Thanks for the help and feedback!