So I am about to change my life, go for a mac. (actually writing this post on my girlfriends Mac air 11, that I bought for her) I love to video edit movies on youtube etc. my movies are 3-15 minutes long. I normally use PowerDirector (which works great, except that there are no good color calibrating tools). I want a mac foremost for video edit, but also blog a lot, and it would be really cool to have a mac air. But I think that for Final cut pro x, I will probably need the iMac 27 inch. My questions are as followed: 1.) does final cut pro have support for quad core, does it help to have quad core compared to dual core? 2.) How does the ram change things? where does it help, if you go 4 gb, or 8 gb, or does one really need 16gb? 3.) Does the graphics card make a difference in Final cut pro?' 4.) What about the SSD, does it make much difference in final cut pro? I would love to have the macbook air 13, but I get a feeling I will need the iMac if I want the full potential of Final Cut pro. What do you guys think? ps. I did try a 40 sec clip on my gfs mac air 11.