Hello everybody, Looking forward to buy a new PowerMac (Dual 2.7) soon. Currently I´m using a PowerBook G4 1.5GHz (1GB RAM), that seems to be overstrained with my stuff (Software Development: Java/Python etc., Photo editing - iPhoto is so slow with 5000+ photos..., video editing and authoring: mpeg-coding an so on). I think, that a fast desktop machine will handle those tasks very well (faster bus, hd, cpu etc...), also looked at the iMac, but it is not that extendable and I have a Cinema Display already. Thus it should be a Dual Power Mac. Since I´m not a frequent machine switcher and use my machines 4-5 years, I´ll probably go with the 2.7 - I think that it should be OK for those next 4-5 years. I also though about the 2.0 model, but I don´t know if it would last those 4+ years - of course I could switch in 3 years to a Rev.B Intel machine, this could be an option. But the 2.0 model has only 4 memory slots, and only PCI (not -X). Since I´m planning to put in 2GB+ RAM inside, I could use 8 slots. However, there are rumors that the 970MP is about to be launched soon (a dual-core chip), and this worries me a little bit. I mean I do not need the machine so urgently - I could probably wait until fall. And the dual-core is a rumor, so it could be also possible, that there are only some minor speed updates for the current 970FX, no 970MP at all. Another question is the performance gain of a dual-core, and if dual dual-cores (quad-cores) are realistic (and affordable)? I mean, I would surely be very happy with the 2.7, but would be somewhat angry if dual-cores or even quad-cores would come out soon. And I´m being concerned about the frequent power supply noise issues that were reported with the G5 Power Macs. I mean, of course the desktop is louder than my PowerBook, but I would be fed up with strange noises from a 3000$ computer. I would be happy about any comments that could help me a little bit. Thanks! salmacis PS: Does anyone know if the Power Mac BT-option is a 1.1 or a new 2.0/EDR?