I used to work for IBM and provided sizing for midrange computers - so computer sizing isn't new for me, but I'm just finding it hard to get my head around this Mac thing. I've been working in Video Production with Adobe Premiere for the last years and now need to improve the quality of my work for a more professional product. I create 3-5 Minute promotional materials in a documentary style. My Win system has a dedicated Matrox video production card for rendering, etc, so I am used to this level of performance. I have the funding to upgrade my software and hardware. From what I understand, I believe that the learning curve for FCP will be worth it to provide a much better product than Premiere creates. I am, though, , a little hazy on the hardware. I would love to get a 17" MBP D2C 2.33 with 2GB of memory, but am I selling myself short by getting the MBP? Funding for a mac pro would not be a problem, its just the portability of the MBP is a big draw for me. Any video pros that would tell me that I'm making a wrong move with the Macbook Pro? As far as I understand it, the 160GB internal hard drive should be sufficient for video work - is this correct? Will this MBP have the capability to pull off the full fuctionality of FCP for 3-5 minute shorts? As I understand it, the best storage option that I can get is an external enclosure for some Sata 7200 RPM hard drives, keeping all video on these drives and off from the system hard drive - does this make sense and does someone have a recommendation on a good enclosure? Please let me know your thoughts.