Hey, I have a tip I want to share: Always buy the best you can afford. After two years of using my faultless PowerMac G5, I now need a laptop to take with me to University in September. Looking around, not one of Apple's laptops surpasses my 1.8 G5. So, I think I'm safe in saying, when looking for a new primary computer, go for the best you can afford at the time and don't worry about updates because your machine can still beat others two years down the line (which is decades in computer technology). Another example: The January 2003 17" PowerBook (2.5 years old!) still beats the new 1.33Ghz iBooks. So contrary to my advice, I bought an iBook 1.33 last night with Edu discount. Currently the cheapest Apple laptop. Why? Because even 2 year old PowerBooks on eBay go for more than £656 and are without Warranty. For UKers: I bought it from CWOnline, the very same people I bought my first Mac from 5 years ago (the iBook 366). They phoned me 9:30am this morning (I ordered it on impulse at 1:30am), to say they're still awaiting stock - it appears everyone is out! Free delivery. I also bought an Apple wireless keyboard... odd or what?! hehe - it's for my G5.