Sigh, it's been too long. I wish I had more time for forums. Well mates, I've been thinking. I have a Rev. D 1.67GHz PowerBook G4 17" (100GB/2GB/128MB), a solid machine by any account. I had planned on using this more or less forever (okay, through college), but this was before the Intel debacle. I haven't had time for my Photoshop projects; I even sold my copy of CS2, because I wasn't using it. Basically, I've been writing papers, chatting and surfing. I'm a Psychology major with ambitious plans for graduate school. I've written off gaming for the time being. Get this, I even sold my iPod mini so I could buy a voice recorder for lectures (temporary ). My rig feels very underutilized. Which leads me to my question: should I sell the PowerBook before it depreciates even more? If the answer is yes, I need to save as much as possible for a future 17" MacBook. I'm a power user at heart, which is why I need to move to Intel. I also have a love affair with Apple's biggest laptop. I would wait for Merom and CS3, so for 6-9 months I'd need a simple computer. I was thinking about a refurbished iBook or Mac mini. The 12" iBook is barely tolerable, given the price. The display is dim, uneven and low resolution. However, the portability would be a godsend, because I'm a commuter student. I have a monitor for a Mac mini, but it's an old CRT, and I would need to buy a keyboard and mouse. This is decidedly cheaper. For $429, I could get a refurbished Mac mini: 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 512MB DDR333 SDRAM ATI Radeon 9200 with 32MB DDR video memory 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive Combo drive (DVD/CD-RW) DVI or VGA video output Built-in 56K Internal Modem Which seems like a ripoff, considering a new Intel is only $150 more: 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo processor 2MB L2 Cache 667MHz Frontside Bus 512MB memory (667MHz DDR2 SDRAM) 60GB Serial ATA hard drive Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0 Apple Remote What do you guys think? Thanks for your help!