I'm trying to think logically here... I currently have a 2.16Ghz Macbook.... I can't stand the time i wait encoding video... especially using FFMPegX to convert avi to iPod.... or even having Toast convert the avi to DVD-Video. It feels like its forever! Anyways, I'm considering buying a 2.2Ghz Macbook Pro.... how significant would the encoding time lapse be? Faster? I'm thinking of purchasing the CURRENT generation 2.0Ghz or the 24" 2.4Ghz iMac... in hopes that the encoding time would be cut down. Would it? Alot? I'm also thinking... why not just add a little more cash and purchase a 2.8Ghz Quad-core mac pro....I know that would definitely cut encoding time down into a few mins. Right? If anyone can help me make a decision, I'd be very thankful.