I was going to get a PB or iMac a few months back but I'm going to hold out until next year when the PB's come with intel inside. I'm installing Linux on my windows xp laptop to hold me over. My big beef is the outdated components in the ibooks & PB's. The new ibooks still only 32mb of video, that will get me through what another year before the latest & greatest programs/OS run too slow. For that kinda cash you should be talking about at least a 128mb video card. Same with the top of the line PB's, yeah they are nice but I don't want to spend $2500 bucks on yesterdays technology. Regarding the iMacs, way too many reviews about the power supply burning up, components inside melting/poping.... I hope the switch to intel also means a safer investment. I always thought Apple was the 'Toyota's' of computers, meaning they will always work, 100% reliable. I guess Dell would be up there in the PC world, even if it breaks, customer support is always there. Not in the mac world right? I have seen way too many stories as well about apple putting up a fight and trying to band-aid the problem instead of just resolving your problem. I understand the pluses that come with a Mac on the software end, but the hardware seems a little too iffy. Anyway, I'm not bashing Apple but just want them to put out a better product line up & would not fear when I turned on the machine cuz it might not work.