I'm in the market for a new Mac. I've priced both of these machines using my Bank of America employee discount, and here's what it comes down to: 1.42 GHz eMac G4 ($1324 after tax) 1 GB RAM 8x dual-layer Superdrive 160 GB Hard Drive Airport Extreme Bluetooth & Wireless Keyboard/Mouse ATI Radeon 9600 w/ 64 MB VRAM 1.8 GHz iMac G5 ($1322 after tax) 512 MB RAM Combo Drive 160 GB Hard Drive Airport Extreme Bluetooth (no wireless accessories) ATI Radeon 9600 w/ 128 MB VRAM I'm planning on doing normal tasks (surfing the web, word processing, minor gaming, etc.) as well as some light photo and video editing. Not at the level of Final Cut Pro or Photoshop, but mainly just some dabbling in iPhoto/iMovie and possibly Final Cut Express. The catch here is that I'd like to be able to burn my movies/photos to a DVD, and the eMac is the only option with a Superdrive. I'm not willing to fork out the extra $300 for the iMac G5 with Superdrive, although I might invest in an external burner sometime down the road. My main concern about the iMac is the RAM. 512 is getting to the point where it's soon to be the new standard minimum, and I think the eMac's full gig will last me longer. But, the iMac does have more video RAM and takes up much less space. Is a G5 really that much better than a G4 for what I'm planning on using my Mac for? Or will I regret it if I purchase the eMac with its crippled processor? Looking for any advice from other Mac users who own/have owned one of these machines.