I really need your help! Yesterday, i made my final plans to buy a mac. The g3 i have chosen from before. My parents were not keen about buying the AU $800 computer an offered me a chance of a liftime... and NEW mac.! I was excited but the problem is they say i would be able to get it next year when get have a holiday in Hong Kong. I should them online the iBook and the Powerbook which my mum like becuase she like the LCDs. I would be able to get it next year for my 15th Birthday in May. The real problem is i will not be able to buy the g3 now and wait nearly a year to get a new computer. 1 year is a long time... I wanted to buy the g3 as a computer that will do most of my work and when to learn more about my favourite computer the Mac. It would last me to about year 11 when i get serious about graphics design (if i get into it). Right now i am in year 8 so the g3, if i buy it would have to last 3 years. If i buy the new mac next year, i would be be certain to not buy anthing until uni... 3 1/2 years! The g3 specs are here... PowerMac G3 400Mhz G3 640 MB RAM (2 x 256 + 2 x 64) 60 GB Hard Drive Internal Zip drive (plus 6 zip disks) External SCSI CD Burner 4 MB Grpahics Altec Lansing speaker setup Modem OS 9 and Jaguar (orignals) and PANTHER!!! Alot of really good software All for $800 AU$800 = USD $518.001 = GBP$323.18 What should i do? Should I buy the g3 now or wait a year to get a new mac? Throw me your thoughts about anything! Thanks for reading the long post and thank you so much for your help so far.