Here's a little bit of my history. I have a dell laptop which is great for my everyday needs (school, web browsing and music) but I need a computer that I can edit video on efficiently. I've tried with my laptop but it's slow and I can't preview my movies unless I set them on crap and I can't tell how smooth the final product is going to be unless I transfer the movie to my harddrive and play it through media player. By the way I use Sony Vegas 8 to edit my movies. I'm going to get an HD camcorder soon (sony SR11) and I want to be able to edit the HD content without skipping a beat. I have a 40" samsung HDTV that's 1080p and I intend on using that as my monitor so I don't need to purchase a monitor. I was thinking about getting a dell xps 720 or 630 but I've heard so much about apples OS and I actually tried it recently and it looks nice. Plus I've heard that apples are the superior video editing computers so I'm not sure what to do...Should I save a little longer and get the mac pro 2008 (and I would get the quard core rather than the 8 core) or should I go with something else for my needs. Oh one more thing the only games that I play are games that virtually need no video card like (sims 2, sims 3 in the future, CSI and some board games) not much of a gamer but I want to have the option. The fact that you can load Vista on a Mac is very appealing but I feel it might be a bit much to get the mac pro, apeture, final cut, and different keyboard, a wireless mouse, VM software and Vista. I'm not sure if I should go through all of that trouble to switch my OS but I really want to own a mac....I just need some guidance. Thank you guys for your help.