I'm a baby-boomer, I'm not a techie, but I'm not a novice computer user either: I just retired an 8-year-old G3 iMac and jumped to a new Intel iMac (17", Core 2 Duo, Superdrive, 2 Gig processor), and I think I am in love. What a revelation! and what a revolution in computer technology that Apple has created in the 8 years from my G3 til now. Not just beautiful to operate but beautiful to look at: sophisticated, subtle lines (much more subtle than the earlier 'table lamp-shaped' iMac iteration); half hidden Apple logo, softly pulsing 'sleep light', elegant snow white and clear 'cased glass' look of the body. OS-X is a marvel and the iLife programs keep offering up new capabilities and wonderful tricks. I have just now completed digitizing my first vinyl LP using GarageBand and playing back on iTunes. And just today a new widgety discovery on iTunes: the 'Vizualizer' thingy with its psychedelic light show pulsing to the music. It is a good thing I am single (again!), because godknows when I will get out of this chair (perhaps setting up the iMac in front of a stationary bike is the answer to the physical inactivity it might be blamed for). I am unabashed that to some this may sound like a bare-faced commercial, and I've never promoted anything like this before. It's just that everyone should have one of these. Don't get the laptop (unless you absolutely need one, of course), get a desktop, get the Intel iMac. Sure, it's all about the Apple OS, but it's also about screen size, and the iMac's unmatchable esthetics.