I have been a bit hesitant to consider the dual but went by a local Comp USA where they had FCP installed. I played around on it and was rather impressed. That Dual 1.42GHz really went a lot faster than I expected. Even though I'm still waiting for the 970s, I am rather impressed how the 1.42 Dual compares with a single 1 GHz. Wow. Pretty neat for FCP 3!