Hello all, About five months ago, I was making the big decision between getting a PC or PowerMac as my new desktop. For value reasons, I went with the PC, and have been very happy with it. However, having recently made the move to Los Angeles to persue a career in film editing, I quickly discovered (and expected, of course) that everyone out here is using Macintosh. I love both PCs and Macs, and really do not prefer one over the other; they both have their strong points. However, when it come to laptops, I firmly believe that Apple has the upper hand in overall quality and value over PC laptops. At my place of employment, I'm constantly doing a lot of assistant editing and logging for various projects, and having my own laptop to type, move files around, etc., would definitely help out a lot. We run Avid Media Composer (Meridien and Adrenaline) and soon several Xpress Pro workstations and an HD Symphony. I have my own retail copy of Xpress Pro which I use at home on my PC desktop, and I'd probably be useful to have it on my laptop as well (taking the USB Key with me where ever I go...). My main dilemma is budget and size. I really want to stay under $2000 (after tax as well) for my laptop, which restricts me to the 12" (trying to stay in the PowerBook line). I actually prefer the 12" over the other sizes, for it's size and portability...but I'm curious if it would be wise to install and Xpress Pro on the lap, given its small screen size, etc. I would mainly be using the Avid functions on the laptop for assistant editing and logging, nothing having to real with hard core editing with effects and whatnot. Should I wait for the next-gen Intel-Mac laptops to arrive? Or should I get something now? What do you all think? Thanks!