My ibook g4 is dying slowly, but I can't afford a new laptop for another 2-3 months. The combo drive doesn't work and neither does the fan, which means the computer shuts itself off whenever it gets hot. It's off warranty and the repair is too expensive to be worthwhile. I noticed the old graphite 466mhz g3 ibooks are inexpensive and can handle extra ram to run os X. I think one would meet my short-term needs for web surfing and email, but I have a few questions: -- Are they cumbersome to use with an external hd? Would it take longer to move files from the laptop to the hd & vice versa? Could I play video files straight from the external hd? -- It's a longshot, but is there any chance of replacing the screen with the one from my 12" g4 to get a higher resolution? (I know the answer is probably no, or someone would have done it already.) -- Is it feasable to use photoshop or edit small movies from my camera on it? Not high-end work, just basic editing on digital photos/30-second home movies so I can put them online. Thanks in advance for any answers!