So I'll be in the market for a new Mac soon, and I was wondering about which direction I should go in. I'm currently using a late '08 unibody MacBook Pro, and the 9400m has been causing flickering, and frankly, the 2.4 GHz C2D is starting to be a little sluggish for my taste. I primarily use my system for media. I stream Netflix and Hulu, but more importantly, I rip a lot of movies and do a lot of Handbrake conversion. I also do some Matlab work. I've been sitting tight waiting for the Sandy Bridge MBPs to show up, but I got to thinking. I don't really go mobile that often, and I know that a Mac Pro would handle video conversion a lot better. A decently spec'ed (to my liking) Mac Pro will, however, cost almost $1000 more than a fully spec'ed MBP. I was wondering if the difference in performance and my specific needs warrant spending the extra money on a workstation. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!