I'll be retiring this iBook G4 in a couple of months, but I'm not sure what to replace it with. I'll be running Dragon NatuallySpeaking Preferred on it through XP almost all the time (using VMware Fusion so I can use both OSes at the same time). Not planning to do anything particularly heavy with it, just Microsoft suite, Photoshop, and lots of browsing and video watching. No games or anything. I do like to have a lot of programs open at once though -- not unusual to have Firefox, Word, PDF reader, iTunes, iPhoto, Skype, iChat and iCal all going at the same time. I was planning to go for the Macbook (lighter, cheaper) but my father reckons that since I'll be using the voice recognition most of the time I should get a MBP instead, because the higher specs would mean it'll work better for longer. When I tried to use MacSpeech on this G4 a couple of years ago it wouldn't work at all, there wasn't enough grunt to handle it. Do you think he's right? Or would it be better to use the $900 price difference to buy a big monitor, mouse and keyboard to connect a Macbook to when I'm at home? I would expect to be using it for the next three years or so.