My 7-year-old daughter's old computer is beginning to die, and she's wanting to switch to a Mac, so I'm looking at getting an iMac for her. (I was originally thinking about a Mini, but the keyboard and monitor are ancient and could probably stand to be replaced too.) Getting a new one seems like overkill - all she'll be doing on it for now is playing web games, using the equivalent of MS Paint, maybe typing up some school papers and/or playing educational CD-ROMs. Nothing very processor-intensive, I don't think. I expect that she'll want to do heavier stuff on it when she gets older, but by the time that happens we might want to upgrade again anyway. I'm not sure what kind of iMac to get for her. The G4s are quite cheap these days, and would probably be sufficient for what she wants to do, but they're only slightly newer than the one she has now and I'm afraid they wouldn't last much longer. The G5s don't seem much cheaper than used Rev. A Intels and those seem like more bang for the buck - they are faster, would run Leopard and newer kid games and maybe Windows if we ever needed to, and would probably last longer in all senses of the term. Should I be looking to the future, or going with the cheap one now? Any advice or insight would be much appreciated! Thanks! ETA: Or would an eMac work better? Too many choices....!