I've been limping along with my 350 MHZ B & W Yosemite, using OS 9 but it's finally time to upgrade. I'm overwhelmed with the choices available and need some advice. I am a designer and use Photoshop and will be using Illustrator and possibly other graphic programs. I have an external 120 Gig HD that I run Photoshop on but it still freezes up quite a bit. I'm not into gaming but these graphics programs use a lot of memory. I added 256 MB or RAM to my 256 but still, 512 MB isn't enough to make much of a difference with this processor. MY 17" Apple Display is on its way out and I'm thinking of buying a new monitor as the machine runs OK, just a bit slow and I'd keep it on hand for backup. I'd either find a cheap CRT monitor or buy a new flatscreen monitor that could work for both the new computer and this old one. I visit a lot of graphics-heavy web sites, use some memory-heavy graphics programs and create huge graphic documents. I also share large graphic files with other designers and often have to email compressed photo files. I want a laptop for portability but would also consider buying a monitor that I could attach to it for home use as I am used to looking at my work-in-progress that way. *see previous paragraph* Would an iBook suffice or should I consider another Powermac like the MacBook pro? I don't have tons of dollars but it will be a huge expense as probably none of my software (Office 98, Photoshop 5.5, older Filemaker Pro, Corel) will be compatible. What about recent versions of Photoshop used by G4s and the new machines? Will it be compatible with th new chip? Do all of the new laptops have the Intel Chip? I know it's a lot of questions, but I hope someone can help. Thanks in advance!