well i had switched to mac about a year ago with a 1ghz ti book. Just sold that recently to start gathering funds to purchase a new desktop with. I love macs and the operating system is the most functional and stable os i have encountered, But i have started getting into final cut pro and more pro apps. I have also been doing alot of legal backups of my dvd collection into divx. I was wondering for my needs of final cut, motion, photoshop and divx encoding which machine should i use for pro video and encoding. mac or pc. for mac i was considering the dp 1.8 or 2.5 or 3ghz whenever thats coming in the next few months or a high end pc.