I bought a PowerMac G4 used for $300 at the beginning of the year and was very happy with it. I also bought a NEC 15' monitor. I am going to college soon and would like a new comp because while my comp works fine I think I found its limits. I was thinking G5--to expensive, then G5iMac, doesn't sound much better, then eMac. Anything is better then what I have, and an eMac at $800 (1.2 GHz, Combodrive, 80 gb, 512 ram) is at least 2x better then what I have now. The only thing is, the gfx isnt great but I dont really play games on computers. Even so Mac Addict claims the eMac runs better in nearly all realworld tests than the iMac G4. WIth a mini monitor adapter + the hack to allow for 2 screens to work rather then just mirror it sounds even better. I am a heavy Photoshop CS user, and use many other CS programs, Word, iTunes, Safari, run a website and so on. I was also interested in dabbling in 3D, not a whole lot just to try. I am a art major btw if that means anything. Also income is a factor and while I would have loans, job, etc I also need to have money for a California trip to a gaming trade show next year. Also I had a question about iPod--can iPods be taken from Mac to Mac without it erasing everything on the iPod? Including music, files, backups and so on?