For quite some time now, I've been in doubt whether to buy a new Macbook or Macbook Pro (after Leopard is released). I'd really prefer a MB Pro but my budget won't really allow that. I guess I'll have to settle for a Macbook. A black one, no white in any case. But a MB, though fast and 'cool', remains a consumer notebook. I've always had pro machines : a G3/400 pismo powerbook, quicksilver Powermac G4/800. Now, I've been looking at some second hand Powerbooks, especially the last models (1.67Ghz, dual layer sd and high res screen) are of particular interest to me. I've always wanted a machine like that, but I didn't have the money when they were released at the end of 2005/beginning 2006. Now I do. And it's hard to resist. I know that a Powerbook G4 quite a bit slower than a Macbook, not to mention a Macbook Pro. But it's not all about processor speed, but rather the whole 'experience' of working on such a notebook. I also believe that a 1.67Ghz G4 Powerbook will be a lot faster than my Powermac G4/800. My question is whether it's worth it buying a G4 Powerbook when Leopard is about to be released. It'd be foolish to buy a new mac right now ; better to wait until Leopard is released and save myself some money. However, if I should opt for the powerbook (they came with Tiger and iLife 06), I'd be happy with Tiger which will be supported for quite some time, still. I use my computer for Word, Excel, some web design (rapidweaver), imovie, idvd, iphoto, quicktime pro, keynote, macmame and some older games like WC3, RTCW, Jedi Knight 2, etc. No heavy stuff. Would I be right in saying that such a Powerbook would keep me happy for the next 3 to 4 years ? Is it wise to pay almost as much for a second hand powerbook as for a low end macbook ? Will I ever sleep again of be in doubt forever ? Am I crazy ?