I will be going to college next year so keep in mind it will be with whatever is out by then. Feel free to make your decision based on your expierances. The description of the way I will use my new Mac/Macs will be for very small amount of gamming, alot of Garage Band, I want to get into some video editing, Internet, Word, Aim ect.. Take into acount: the difficulty of taking the G5 home every six weeks, cant really use a 17" in class, If im gonna get a moniter might aswell just get a G5 cuz how much more work are u actually making by bringing it home if yor going to bring a moniter home anyway? ect... Just post your suggetstions on which one of these options I should go with.. Plz Give me your first and second choice and some reasons why. Thanks! 1)17" pb(maxed out) 2) G5(almost maxed out) 3) ibook(cheap) and less fast G5 with 20" moniter 4) 15" pb(maxed out) with external 20" 5) 12" pb(maxed out) with external 20"