My plan that I will purchase a brand new MacbookPro 15". I will do heavy HD video edting the final cut pro and do some animation. I am on tight budget to buy MacbookPro. I review the requirement FCP that it require least 256memory ram videocard and it did say require least 17" MacbookPro the correct color and resouliton size. I am thinking about external second 24" LCD monitor for viewing at home office. Other wise the mbp will use on road or at motel.. Have any one use FCP with their brand new MBP the 2.4ghz or 2.53GHZ ??.. I will say thanks for feedback so it will help me to determine which will fit my need. I know next few months the new MBP 17" will be replace and possible Quad 4 with blueray or other fancy stuff. It will be probably pricey too.