I just finished my bachelor of fine arts and will (finally!) be purchasing my first mac. It's main use will be editing video with Final Cut Pro, but for now just in DV, not HD. Price IS an issue for me; I'm on a fairly tight budget but need a computer to continue editing video on. I have been planning for a while to buy the 20" Core 2 Duo iMac, but I have the opportunity to buy a slightly used 17" Core Duo Macbook Pro with 2 gb ram for around the same price. I've always drooled over the macbook pros, but the new C2D ones are out of my price range. The portability would be super nice, but I'm not sure about spending long nights in front of a laptop (I've never owned one before). My question: Would there be a significant difference in performance between the 2.16Gz Intel Core 2 Duo 20" imac (is it important to upgrade to 2gb ram?) and the 2.16Gz Intel Core Macbook Pro (2 gb ram) in editing? Which computer would you buy?