Here is my situation: I have a MB, core duo, not core 2 duo. I need a vidoe editing rig, my budget is $3200. I originally was going with the pro 2.6, and extra RAm, drives, etc. form 2nd party. However, occasionally, I would need to be mobile. What I mean, is that I would need to be able to edit outside of my office. This may happen 1-2x per month for a few hours only. I use FCE. Not FCP. So, my dilemma is to get a 17"MBP vs the mac pro. I know the pro is a great machine, but for FCE, HOW inferior is the 17"? A lot or just a little? According to geekbench, the pro is twice as fast... That is great..but is 2x enough? Note, I already have a MB portable, but anything major cannot be done on it..but I plan to keep. Thoughts?