Well my job is economy based right now, and well sucking... So to come up with some extra cash i was thinking of selling my mac pro system for the new 17 MBP with the 24 inch display. Currently i have a quad 2.8 with 1.82TB of storage and 4gb of ram. In my sale i was going to include both my 24 inch HP displays in the deal. Now my question is, and maybe obvious, but i wanted peoples input before i do it is this; How much am i going to loose in FCP performance? I do mostly editing in FCP and motion. I also encode a lot of videos, so i know processing power will go down the drain. But how much? Am i going to be hating life? I hope someone that has a newer, not the newest MBP, and a Mac Pro can shed some light for me. Something tells me i know the answer already, but i just wanted to hear it from someone with experience with both machines. thanks for everyone's help.