Here's my situation. I am in Broadcast and Video Production at my local college. I'm on my way to becoming a working professional and I need a laptop. It would be for professional needs, school, and personal needs. I want to buy a Macbook Pro, and I'm just trying to decide what is best for my future and my situation. I have $1000 right now. I would be able to buy a used Macbook Pro 1st gen for the $ I have now. Would this be enough computer to run the newest versions of Final Cut Pro and Logic ? How long could I stay up to date with new software on a 1st gen Macbook Pro ? I would love to get a new MBP, but I feel like the longer I wait, the more $ I'm going to spend. lol I'm a full-time student, so it's not like I'm ballin. Even if I had enough $ to get a new MBP I wouldn't know to buy a current one or wait until the new ones come out in October. I'm really stuck, so I guess my first question is would the 1st gen Macbook Pro run the latest versions of FCP and Logic ? Any advice on what to do would be helpful. I know I can get like a $200 student discount. Hmmm, I'm just not sure what to do.