I'm not a mac newbie, but this is my first post, anywhere, ever. Anyway, I get the following deal through work: 50% toward the cost of a computer (up to total $1250 subsidy) every two years. If I buy a laptop, I'd be eligible for an additional $300 outright for external display, keyboard, etc. So, obviously, I'm itching to take advantage of the deal. Basically, I'd like to have a speedy desktop and adequate laptop in rotation (or possibly two laptops?). So, to take maximum advantage of the subsidy, I'd have each in a 4 year replacement cycle. Currently, I have an 867MHz 12" PBG4 (640MB RAM; 40 gig HD) and a long-in-the-tooth Sawtooth PMG4 (originally 350MHz, upgraded to 800MHz; 896MB RAM; 120gig +13gig HDs; Superdrive, stock ATI rage128; 15" Samsung SyncMaster display) both running Panther. I'm leaning toward a 20" iMac. But then again, a mini with a 23" ACD would give me a great display and cheap CPU replacability (of the retire it and start over variety). Of course a low-end dual core PM looks tasty, too; or a refurb DP PM. Or perhaps I should wait for a rev A intel PB plus a display. And maybe I should consider resale residual value. These are tough times for a Gemini. My typical needs aren't too processor intensive: some photo/video but it's not my livelihood. But I also want to avoid the spinning beachball of death when the machine is late in its replacement cycle. So, basically, what would you do? Thanks.