I'm trying to get back in to video making after graduating with a Radio/TV degree several years ago. I really don't need a top of the line mac since I'm just starting out with basic editing again. I would like to use Final Cut Pro 5.1. I was thinking of keeping my budget around $1500. I'm pressed for cash because I'll probably eventually purchase a new HD camera (Vixia) later on. Currently I just have a Sony Digital 8 (DCR-TRV460). I'm torn between purchasing something like a macbook pro 2.4ghz vs something a little older. Any suggestions?