I have been waiting to buy a 24" iMac for the last few weeks now. A friend can get me a discount (a bit better than EDU) and considering I am loading it up, I can't pass it up. 24" iMac 2.33 2GB RAM 500GB HDD 7600GT BT KB & MM Applecare. Savings off retail = $475 after tax. He finally called me to order it the other day and had a problem and had to call me back and I still haven't heard from him. I'm chomping at the bit to get a new machine as my G4 is 6 1/2 yrs old and my wife's 12" PB has a full HDD and no superdrive either. At this point I am wondering how much longer I can wait. My dad wants to replace his 17" PB with something he can hook up to his 42" tv. I told him a Mini with a BT KB & MM. He's really in no hurry to get it, doesn't do all that much on it anyway. Also I have a real nice LaCie 19" CRT for my G4. Do I just get the Mini now, use it till March-April and then buy an iMac with Santa Rosa or whatever, more for Leopard and iLife '07 (save $200 there) and then give the Mini to dad, or hold out hope that I can order that iMac in the next week?