Hello, new Mac user here. Last Saturday, I purchased the 15" 2.53 GHz Macbook Pro (the new one that has the battery built into it). Everyone in the store told me it would run FCS2 fine, but after I checked online, it seems that may or may not be the whole truth. Since I'm a Mac n00b, I figured I'd ask the experts. Here are the specs: 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) SD card slot Built-in 7-hour battery2 NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics I need something portable so I can take the projects I'll be working on along with me and due to financial reasons, I neither want the 17" or the 15" (2.8 GHz) MBP. I have a 1TB Firewire 800 WD external HDD, so I'm not worried about space. What I am worried about is rendering speed and such. So, my questions are: 1. Is this MBP sufficient enough to run FCS2? 2. Should I keep this same MBP but upgrade to the 7200rpm drive? 3. Should I pony up another $300+ and get the 2.66GHz MBP with the 7200rpm drive? 4. Taking into account what I've said, what is my best configuration to run the FCS2 suite? All responses are greatly appreciated.