Okay, I'm looking into buying a G3 Ibook cause the cost, and well... as mucha s I can say PC's own mac's for gaming... for power per mhz you cant beat an Apple. I'm going to go back to school. So I figured I'll go w/ an Ibook because #1. They perform better than laptops (power and stability). #2. I'm getting into video editing a lot and I wanted a Mac platform to experiment with some programs on (nothing pro so i dont need fast i just need something to learn the in's and outs). What type of Ibook would you recommend for both RAM and CPU speed? Its general use will be: 1) School (office apps) so it needs to be smooth enough for that 2) Some edit learning (it can be slow, just operable) 3) General net surfing at home and work (gotta love wireless at work) I want something that will mainly run general use smooth as butter (like a decent PC). I mentinoed video editing, but I primarily use my PC for that (adobe premiere) but there are so many GREAT programs for the MAC that I want an Ibook I can experiment with them on (just learn, not really do much hardcore with). The lower cost the better. I'm selling my paintball equiptment (if you knew me this is a big deal) to get some extra funds for it. A friend of mine might sell me her 500mhz Ibook w/ maxed out Ram, airport card, etc all included for a really good deal. Would this work well for these basic things? Thanks. D the Apple Newbie.