Okay. So recently, I've decided that I want my own computer in the house (I'm 17 btw). However, since I don't really want to blow LOADS of cash, I just want something nice and simple for the moment. I listen to a lot of music, and plan to get into Digital Photography soon, buying a Canon 350D in the summer (that's where all my money is going! ) I use the internet a lot and also need to do a fair bit of word processing for school. And while I do enjoy video editing, it isn't a main concern at the moment at all. What is however, is the fact that I will need to run Photoshop, since I draw a fair amount and thats actually how I make money, doing commissions and stuff. So that is a must. Plus, I'd use PS to work with the photos I will be taking. Now, looking at what Apple has to offer at the moment, I'm not too keen on any of their current line up. Speed isn't a huge issue at the moment, but I really just want a space to keep my photos/music/work. I would get the Mini or an iBook at the moment, but I really would like to spend as little money as possible at the moment. The way I look at it, these machines are already 'behind the times' in terms of handling Core Image and H.264. So I might as well just buy something nice and cheap... just to tie me over until the funds hit the level where I can splash out on something REAL NICE (G5 nice) or Apple decide to bumb up the specs. Whatever comes first. So, looking around eBay, I find quite a few G3 iMacs. Sure, they are old, but they will get the job done for now, right? Plus, buying the all in one option means I don't have to spend money on a screen. Also, I've found one REAL cheap, though the owner states that an 'Error Type 10' appears at startup, and he can't seems to find a way around it. Sure, the portability of an iBook is tempting too, but these iMacs are sometimes around £60! Price>Portability! If he's supplying the original system discs, and I even have clean blank HD's that I can swap in.... will I experience the same problem? Also, is there a max on the G3 iMacs HD size? It's a 400mhz DV I believe. (with the DVD drive) Many thanks for the responses to this LONG WINDED post!