Well, as I reported in another post , I went to the Apple store to see how much it would cost to repair my Macbook Pro and they told me that it would cost almost $700. Since I don't have that money I decided to sell it instead and sold it for $430. Aside from the video card issue the Macbook Pro was fast for me. Since I sold it I decided to look for something else instead. I sold my iPod touch and so now my budget is almost $600. On eBay they have Powermac G5 (dual 2.0GHz) with 2GB of RAM. My Macbook was 1.83Ghz Core Duo. Does that Powermac match the CPU performance of the Macbook or is it slower? I was thinking about getting an original Core Duo 20 inch iMac but I was shocked to see that none of them are available at that price and they are from 2006! The only models availabel for $600 are all 17 inch. Lastly, I looked at Powerbooks G4's but, from what I understand, they are much slower than what I had. So now I am thinking more about the Powermac G5. Is it as fast as the Macbook Pro I had or should I look into something else? Thanks.