so basically the question is, which one? my uncle is selling his 14" iBook G4, 1.42GHz, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD for $500. my dad is interested in buying it because we could use a laptop instead of another desktop. origionally, he was interested in, or at least i interested him in a Macbook. now, we're "test driving" this iBook for a week and it is in excellent condition. it seems like a great computer for word processing, internet, email, music etc. but my question is, how would it handle the occasional graphic design work? i would use Photoshop and InDesign on a casual basis and was wondering if paying almost double for a computer with a dual core intel processor, double in graphics memory, even though it's shared and this is 32MB dedicated on a 2 year old comp is worth it. my dad is basically buying the computer for the internet, word processing etc and as a laptop to use outside of the office, so my opinion doesn't matter as much as the $500+ difference, but i am curious to know how it would handle such tasks. so far the iBook has only beachballed on me a couple times for a few moments, nothing big. i had to explain closing windows and quitting programs to my sister so now there aren't any beachball issues anymore would a 32MB dedicated GPU be better than a 64MB shared? also, would the added intel speed be a $500+ difference that is "needed" to actually get work done in those programs? i have a friend who used Photoshop CS3 in a TiBook 400MHz whithout a real problem so i'm sure this iBook is fine, just need the extra assurance. also, what is the maximum, non Apple documented, amount of RAM this iBook can utilize? currently 1GB seems fine but if a 2GB stick could get 1.5GB, that'd be awsome. all thoughts and opinions are really appreciated!!! thanks!!!