Hello, I have owned the G4 Dual Desktop (1ghz/80 gb hd) and a 15 inch PowerBook G4 running on Tiger since 2002. The desktop is hooked up with a 20 inch Formac LCD monitor with a 9 x 12 Wacom tablet. Both machines run great except that the desktop is starting to concern me due to its age. It almost died out on me and I had to take it to Small Dog Electronics to have it looked it. Turns out to be the power switch that needed to be reset. So it's working good, but I'm getting leery as time goes on. I don't use the desktop for games but solely for graphic work on Illustrator, Corel Painter, and Photoshop, along with 3-D apps such as Maya PLE, Poser, Bryce, etc. I also have Final Cut Pro (as a gift) but have not found time to learn it. Both machines run those apps just fine except the laptop only has the main apps (Painter, Adobe Creative Suite--original package, Dreamweaver, etc), but not the 3-D apps. I'm aware that some iMacs today are 3 to 4 times more powerful than my G4 desktop BUT a G5 is so tempting to get. What I'm trying to figure out whether today's top of the line iMac is more than enough to handle my graphic applications which can be maxed out to 4GB of RAM. Or if I should go for the G5 when prices get cheaper. I was thinking of getting the Wacom Cintiq when the time comes in the future but not now. I don't plan on replacing my laptop since it's still running great. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.