About three months ago, I had a chance to buy a 15" Powerbook G4 1.67Ghz (the last Powerbook made with dual layer DVD-burner) for a couple of hundred dollars less than the cheapest macbook. Unfortunately, I took too long to decide whether or not it was worth buying a 1,5 year old computer. However, I have come across a new opportunity : again, it's one of the last powerbooks made, a 1.67Ghz Powerbook G4 with dual-layer burner, but this time it's a 17" model, even better ! And it's only about 50 (about $68) : more expensive than that last 15" model, and it's in perfect condition and it comes with OS X.4 and iLife 06. I'm not a power user : I do some light gaming (Warcraft 3, Jedi Knight 2, older games basically), use of iLife (esp. iMovie), some DTP, no heavy stuff so I suppose nothing that needs more than 2Gb of RAM . I was looking into buying a MAcbook when Leopard is released but I don't really NEED leopard (I'm still using Panther on my G4/800 Powermac and my aging Pismo), and I suppose Tiger will still be supported for some years to come. Seeing that this particular machine is 1.5 to 2 years old, I would like to squeeze 3 to possibly even 4 more years out of it. The asking price is 900 (about $1230) - the new Macbook (black) I want will cost me 1450 (about $1985), an entry level MB Pro 1850 (about $2530). I really should compare this PB with a MB Pro but I'm on a budget and can't really afford a Macbook Pro. So I guess this is between this Powerbook or the MAcbook. Yes, I know the Macbook is a lot faster, but I assume that I will already notice a huge speed boost coming from a 800 G4 Quicksilver Powermac with 1Gb of RAM and a crappy 32Mb Radeon 7500, wouldn't you think ? What are your thoughts on this ?