Well, my dad has a six year old Dell running Windows ME. And as you can guess, it might be time for an upgrade! I've been helping him to appreciate what a Mac can do and how it's 100x better than any PC that he could buy. So, I am trying to get some ideas on what he could buy. My dad is not into video editing, or any intensive game playing, things like that. All he wants is a good up-to-date computer that is powerful and will last him for as long as it can. Surprisingly, when I told him the price of the mac pro, and it's expandability, he was not opposed to thinking about it in the future! But, I'm not sure how much money he'll have to spend once he gets a good sized bonus sometime next year. So, now I'm a bit stuck with where to point him to. Should he get a 20" iMac, or perhaps a Mac Pro? Keep in mind that he's probably not going to get a computer until the summer of next year. By that time, the iMac will be a year old, and hopefully the Mac Pro will be available on the refurb page on apple.com and that might be the way to go. He's lasted this long with a Dell running ME, so my guess is if anyone can use a computer and make it last longer than the expected 5 years, he could do it. Not because he's a power user or anything... But because he's not pushing the limits of the computer and wanting it to go faster... Also, he's mentioned that conventional CRT monitors hurt his eyes, and he uses an LCD screen at work which he just loves. And since the Mac Pro does not include a monitor, maybe we should get the iMac since it already has an LCD screen and we wouldn't have to buy one separately. So do you think the iMac would be a better option? I used to own one. I was so incredibly fast, even with just a 1GIG stick I had in there. Ah yes - I probably should mention that he also will need Windows installed with Boot Camp, which I am guessing will be available on the Mac Pro, especially with Leopard is released. The only downside with the iMac is that really only the RAM is upgradeable, and only to 2GB. Compare that with the Mac Pro, and how you can upgrade a lot of things - the HD's, RAM, video cards, Intel chips, etc. So what would you recommend he do? I would welcome any kinds of advice. Thank you very much!