I have been debating back and forth between a low level MP and a 17" MBP. The use will primarily be Final Cut Express. Just how much slower will the MBP be compared to a dual 2.66 mac pro? I know everyone will talk portability.. obviously I prefer portability, but I already have a older macbook 1st gen. How about the issue of dropped frames? I will have an external drive and firewire connection to the dv deck. Is there only one firewire bus on the MBP? Do I need a second firewire express card? This is confusing because so many threads say that the MBP can do video editing, but then everyone says the Mac pro is the video editing machine, and the MBP will not be very good. How bad is the MBP at video with FCE, and what about the dropped frames and firewire bus issue?