Hi - I'm a first time MacBook Pro buyer trying to decide between the base 13" and the base 15" (the reason the high-end 13" has been discounted is that if the base 13" can't handle my needs, I think the jump has to be to the base 15" but perhaps I'm wrong!). I've read hundreds of threads on this topic which have answered most of my questions but I still have a one remaining and I wondered if anyone could let me know their thoughts. My MBP will be my main computer (I have an iPad as well) and I will use it as follows: file storage (photos, music, video etc.), photo editing in Photoshop (very, very light use) and, the main concern, video editing in iMovie and potentially Final Cut Pro in the future. Movie editing is not my line of work, it is just a hobby at the moment, although I would like to take it further. I have previously created hour-long videos of holidays, events etc. and have a couple of projects I'd like to undertake that would be of a similar length. On my previous laptop, the projects became unwatchable in the program I was using due to the footage being HD and the length of the project - they were very choppy and out-of-synch with the sound. My question is, will the base 13" MBP be able to handle projects of around 60 mins in length using HD footage smoothly and without the problems I experienced on my old laptop. I know that the base 15" will be much more suited to this type of use. However, a lot of the threads in this forum talk about the average user needing nowhere near the amount of processing power this range offers - if the base 13" can handle my needs fine, it would save me £500 (half the cost of the 13" MBP!) which perhaps could be better spent on a higher-spec laptop 2-3 years down the line when my video-editing needs may be greater. Many thanks in advance for any guidance you can provide.