I'm debating what to do, hoping someone may be able to guide me in the right direction? I ordered the midrange macbookpro 13" last weekend, so I'm still in my two week window to exchange this for the newer models. My main use for the machine is to encode vhs video via imovie, and then encode the dv files to mp4. I have hundreds and hundreds.....and hundreds of tapes, so this is a very long term project. I've gotten very frustrated with my current macbook pro (2007 model) and pretty much gave up on the project because of the encoding times with visual hub, and it pretty much brought my computer down to its knees. Is it worth the upgrade to the new 15" midrange at $2k, or for what I need to do is the 13" core 2 duo good enough for the job? My instincts are telling me that I could benefit by the newer technology of i5, but confirmation would be appreciated before I shell out another $500 when I go back to the Apple store tonight. thank you for any insight!