After using my intel imac and subsequently taking a few days off from my powermac dual core 2ghz, I thought it couldn't get any better. The intel imac has isight, front row!! How cool!?! Some of it might have been that I just had the 512MB RAM on it, but I could not do it anymore. I thought it was going to work out but the intel imac was just sluggish, especially while running apps in rosetta. To say, I CAN do most of the things on the intel imac as i can with the powermac (azereus won't run, Flip4mac is troublesome) i went back to the powermac g5 and it is lightyears ahead. It really isn't a close one here folks. As smooth as I THOUGHT everything was just wasn't the same after going back to the dual core G5. I just wanted to take back all my statements saying the intel imac is as good as a dual core powermac. The Powermac IS $500 better.