I had a dual 2.0 G5 which really can't hold a candle to this new iMac in asthetics or performance. I guess that the comparison isn't completely fair as I added 512MB more RAM for total of 2GB and a 7600GT video card, but for the same money, it can't be beaten. I got the whole thing for $2279 including tax, with a $100 edu discount and $30 Apple discount. I sold my G5 and 20" Cinema on eBay for $2130. My wife freaked out at the size of the screen. She has a Mac mini with 17" LCD...HA!! HAA!!!! Whoever said that the brightness was excessive, man they weren't kidding. I had to turn it down to the lowest setting. The remote control is kick ass as well. I've got two 250GB Lacie externals, one for a bootable backup and the other for Windows XP which is fantastic. I like to have Windows for games but need to keep it seperate. Can't let that crap infect my OSX. The 7600GT will shine in that regard. If you are thinking about getting one of these, don't hesitate. It really is one fantastic piece of hardware. Thanks Apple!!!!!