It's definitely time for me to get a new machine as my G3 pismo powerbook has hit the Final Cut Pro 4 wall. I'm torn between getting the 15 inch powerbook G4 (5400HD) and the G5 dual 1.8 with 17" monitor. My needs are as follows: I do some video editing, using FCP though it's not the main use of my computer, I will hopefully be doing more of this and need the capability, some graphics using photoshop, etc., Other than that, just the basics. I need mobility somewhat, though I'm not constantly "on the road" doing video stuff. the mobility factor is more for email, DJing/music, writing. I do want something pretty powerful as I tend to keep machines for a while, so the "you're buying beyond your needs, save the money and get an iBook..." doesn't really apply, plus I've set aside the $ to put into the thing, and the PB 15 and the G5 are pretty much exactly the same amount. I'm currently leaning toward getting the G5 and putting a bigger faster (7200) HD in my G3 and keeping it around for the mobility factor. Though the g4 15" can certainly cover all my needs in one, and it's been so long since I've had a desktop machine. I can wait a few weeks for price drops, but I really cant' wait til summer-or-maybe-christmas for mysterious G5 powerbooks and I wouldn't buy the first generation of them anyway, I'm sure they'll have bugs and be crazy expensive. So any advice would be most appreciated as I'm tearing my hair out over this: g5 dual 1.8 or pb 15? thanks!