My current computer is a 1999 G3 333Mhz Powerbook. the computer came with 64Mb RAM and a 4Gb Hard drive. I have since bought a 32Gb 5400rpm Hard drive 256Mb RAM Firewire PCI card and Skyline Wireless PCI card. Even with these upgrades my computer is definitely on its last leg (especially considering the wonderful exploding logicboard 6 months ago). I will be prepared to buy my next computer in Fall 2003, and will have approximately $6000 for the system. And this leads me to my point. What will my computer/s look like then? I would like a good desktop laptop team (hence the $6000). I enjoy the portability of my laptop too much to go completely to a desktop system, but I really need the power and expandability of a desktop. It would also be nice to still have access to a computer when my desktop is working on a data set (takes about 3 weeks of processing time with dual 500s now) Im also hoping to throw a pda into the mix maybe. ive used a newton before though... so im ruined for anything that doesnt have apple's handwriting tech. I wasnt going to post this now, but here is my idea of a perfect laptop/desktop design (this will never happen). All the processing power is in the desktop. The laptop will essentially be a monitor, keyboard, optical drive, battery, wireless card. The laptop will recieve screen dumps from the desktop via its wireless connection. When in short range it will use an airport type connection, and when long range it will use a cell phone type wireless connection. The dektop will contain the major cpu, hard drive, and software. The laptop will essentially be a wireless terminal providing screen dumps from the desktops in real time. But in 2003 im guessing I will be buying a G5 desktop system around 2.0 Ghz with firewire2 usb2 etc (basically the rumors weve been hearing for january but a small bump up later). The laptop will be a powerbook (need the video connections and largest possible monitor so no ibook). But im unsure if the powerbook will be G4 (with a speed increase and no more heat issues) or a G5. And then I must also wonder about the enclosures (because frankly I love the black cases of the G3 powerbooks and will greatly miss it).