I have a black macbook that a friend want's to buy. Thought I would get a loaded up aluminum macbook. No firewire? I have a sony HDV camera that is three yrs old. I have 2 choices, buy a new AVCHD camera that records to flash drive and use usb with new macbook or upgrade to macbook pro 15'. Either way, I'm spending a thousand bucks. I like the smaller size of macbooks.