My dad is pretty metro'. He wants it to edit pics' and videos pretty much exclusively. A PC is too much for him - it'll be in Kitchener or something so I won't be able to fix sh*t for him, so an Apple would save a lot of headache. The only Mac available for near 1k Canadian is a sh*tty eMac. That'll get you a LOT of PC these days (17" flat screen, ~2.5 gighertz, 500mb ram, 80gig HD...). The new 17" iMacs start at 17-hundred bucks!!! (as nice as they are), and you can't get into a PowerMac for under 2 grand w/o monitor!!!