I am planning on getting a Mac as I have said. I do plan on getting a MacBook (maybe the new aluminum one, but unless I can find a way to get the video from my MiniDV camcorder onto it, I will go for the cheaper polycarbonate MacBook), but I might also like a desktop Mac. I do not want spend a lot of money on one though, such as the new Intel iMacs. I figured I could either buy a new Mac Mini, find a used Apple keyboard and Pro Mouse, get either an older Apple Cinema/Studio Display or a newer Samsung monitor for a low price... OR I could buy an iMac G4 or an eMac G4, complete with keyboard and mouse, and upgrade some of the components myself. These are price factors I know... A new Mac Mini with educational discount would be $779, then I'd upgrade the RAM to 2 GB and increase the hard drive to 160 GB, raising the price to $892, but then I'd need to get the keyboard, mouse and monitor, raising the price to roughly the same as the MacBook. An older iMac G4 like THIS looks tempting... http://www.dvwarehouse.com/iMac-G4/1.25Ghz-512mb-80GB-DVDR/CDRW-17---Pre-Owned-p-32980.html Then I'd just have to upgrade the RAM and the operating system and any other additional software, and I'd be all set for basic Mac purposes (massive multimedia purposes would be handled by the MacBook). Does anyone have any comments/suggestions on this?