Hey everyone. So I've been holding off on purchasing a macbook pro to see what the new models were like. I like the new models, but I believe I would be better off saving some money and purchasing the last model version. I found it online for $1,450.00. The specs are: * 15.4-inch matte widescreen LED-backlit display * 1440 x 900 resolution * 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (Penryn) * 2GB (2x1GB) of 667MHz DDR2 memory * 200GB 5400-rpm SATA hard drive * NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB GDDR3 memory * Multitouch trackpad Money is an issue, or else I'd just get the new macbook pro. Spoke with a sales rep at my local Apple store and he assured me this previous model would suit my needs nicely. Here are the 3 projects I'm looking to create with this computer (in order of importance): 1. My acting reel 2. A short film I wrote that I'll be producing and directing 3. A video compilation of my mother putting together some signature meals I'd be using imovie most likely for all these projects. Maybe FCE for the short film. So what do you all think? Should I go for the previous model? The money I'd be saving on the previous model would go to a new Canon video camera. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks! PS. Any suggestions Canon video camera wise would be great too. Is an HD camera the way to go?