I am ready to convert back. I had a Powermac 7200 in college, but switched to Windows machines for work purposes. The news of the switch to Intel does not change my timeframe because my 5 year old Gateway AMD 750 has seen better days. Here is my criteria. 1. Edit home videos and digital photos 2. Internet and email 3. Quicken 4. Word Processing 5. Spreadsheets 6. Wireless networking 7. Sync Palm Tungsten E I do most of the above today except for editing video and I have a stack of home videos begging for work. I tried once on my current machine after installing a firewire card. It just could not handle the video upload despite Gatway's claims to the contrary. I plan on using the software that comes with iLife to work on the video. Basically, I am trying to decide if a mac mini with 512 RAM will work or if I need to pony up the extra money on the iMac. I will probably pass whatever I buy on to my kids in three years when they are old enough to play around on it. What is the consensus of the group?