Ok, first off - I have searched the forums many times. I'm a true newbie. Anyways, I am a PC user (Ahh!) but I am switching to Mac in roughly 2-3 months, planning on getting a 15 inch Powerbook with all the features, pimped out, etc etc. If anyone has any specific reccomendations, let me know. My primary use is digital software which obviously needs a lot to run on. The reason for getting a mac is the software and the "simplicity" and all the good things that Mac has to offer and all the crap that the PC offers - basically, I'm fed up with the PC and I need a good notebook for digital video editing as well as digital audio editing. I use Final Cut Pro for video because I love it and know it relatively well. That's what I plan on using on the new Powerbook. This brings me to my first question, how well can the new powerbook handle FCP? I assume pretty well, but I want to know. Secondly, I plan on pursuing a digital audio program (as a hobby, video is my career). I'm confused on what the hell to use. I'm a songwriter, I play guitar. What's the best program to learn and use for apple? At first, I was thinking to get an MBOX which comes with Pro Tools and go with that. But I've been reading so many different opinions. What audio editing program should I get, and which works best on the mac? Am I going to be able to incorporate my vocals and guitar easily with the mac? What's the best way to go? MBOX w/pro tools or is there a better/easier solution? Let me know! Don't be shy. I know thats lots of questions, but if anyone can help me out that'd be awesome. I mean... I am joining your team aren't I?