Currently I'm editing some HDV footage in FCP 5 on an older iMac. Render times are outrageous and my iMac has a hard time handling even the apple intermediate codec (which seems to help... a little) I also use After Effects from Cs3 and find render times are painstaking and slow. Looking to buy a new set-up but can't decide whether to go with a MBP (unibody or previous model) or go for a MP? Any advice for someone who is new to the MBP or MP...? Which has a better graphics card? I've been comparing these two as options: MBP (previous model): 17 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB / 320GB with NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT w/ 512MB VRAM or mac pro 2x Intel Quad Core Xeon 2.8GHz Computer with the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT I find it hard to imagine that a laptop can be used as a solid editing device - I've always been a desktop kinda gal.