Hi, I recently learned from my father, becasue i passed my finals with honors that he will pay the extra money i need to get an apple computer. I currently have around 1400, and he is going to pitch in another 1000 dollars or so. So here is my problem. I cannot decide if i should get a powerbook 17 inch, or a powermac for $2400 and get a screen later, and deal with my ****** 15 screen. I was leaniing towards powermac g5 because i could keep it for a long time, and i wont be outdated, itl work with whatever i feed it for the next 4-5 years easily. I was lalso attracted by the portablility of the powerbook 17, and the closelid feature. Also, i live in Zurich, and prices here are outrageous! my brother is visiting me on thursday, and i was thinking i could ask him to bring me my computer, and customs with a powermac is sketchy. Ok so my main problems technical wise are: 1) (powerbook)Not that its slow, but that its a 32 bit processor. My problem is that im going to be keeping this laptop 3-4 years. And i dont eventually want to face a problem because i run on a 32bit processor. 2)( Powerbook )Can it last 3-4 years? I am a junor in high school, and i plan on using it my senior year, a gap year and spain, and through as much college as possible. 3)Can you notice, that it is slow ( powerbook )? I surf the net, listen to mustic, burn dvd's rip dvd's, some ocaisional photoshop. 4) How does the powerbook handle close lid, with bluetoothed keyboard and mouse, hooked up to a 20 inch screen? Finnaly, what do you think... powermac, or powerbook?