Hi, first thread here. I've been lurking these forums for a week now. I like this place. Well anyway, my PowerMac G4 has finally died. It lasted 7 years. My dad said it would be better to just buy a new computer, instead of repairing it. So, why not? I've been looking at mac minis and macbooks. I am usually just surfing the web, IMing, and alot of photo editting. I am aware of leopard and the santa rosa thing to come out, but puzzled with which to get. I'd perfer one that will last a long time, and i'm guessing the mac mini would last longer than a macbook. But the macbook is appealing to me. If i were to hook up the macbook to a display for a majority of the time it is being used, will that increase it's lifespan? I'm stuck on this.