I'm looking to get into doing some video editing (HD diving videos, only 5-10 min each), and because I also need a good computer for uni I'm looking at getting a 2011 MBP. How will the 13" i7 fare with FCP X? Will it be usable and effective? The geekbench score (~7500) is pretty beastly, but I do realise that it doesn't exactly correspond to real world applications. Also, would an SSD or external TB raid be a big improvement, or not really? I would definitely be upgrading my RAM to 8 GB, by the way. And I'll be getting myself an HD monitor.