Hi! This is the second time I ever consider a mac except that this time isn't for fashion. Iam/was a PC person and I used to defend pcs at all cost, but now after working with macs at my not so new job (11 months) I concluded Macs might be easier for video editing. I usually work on a 5,1 17 inch mac and sometimes on a 2010 15 inch mac, and on Avid xpress pro (discontinued long ago) and those macs also have great text apps. I work at a tv station and I shoot with dslr (full hd) and my edits end up 3 to 5 minutes long. I was thinking on getting a powerfull PC but then I wouldnt be able to edit with avid xpress pro since it doesnt exist anymore and the upgrade to MC7 is kind of expensive, plus, such laptop is at least 1200, which I cant spend at the moment, especially since I would be using it on weekends and or perhaps if I get sporadic projects. After some research I ended up believing a Mac would be my best choice since I could invest in an old mac and not having to spend 1200 bucks. Now, the big question is, which one should I get? Avid Xpress pro's requirements arent as high as mc7, for macs it asks for tiger, 1gb minimun and 2gb for full h, graphics adapter supported by apple 128mb (or higher) memory on graphics quicktime 7.2 I am aware if its an old native tiger or older mac then there is a chance to partition the hd and install tiger on the partition hence xpress pro. Right? Now, you mac experts, what would you recommend? An affordable option that can run avid xpress pro and full hd. THANK YOU!