Sorry for the really stupid question, but I just want to make sure that Final Cut Pro can run on the 17" MacBook Pro -- pimped out with 3GB RAM and the 200GB hard-drive. The person I spoke to at the store today (not an Apple store... we don't have one where I live) was pretty clueless (like me, haha).
I know I should get some sort of desktop unit but I'm going to be going to move out for school (which includes editing classes -- it's one area I wouldn't mind working in) and would really prefer to have a laptop. Help is appreciated!
Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 works fine on my MBP w/2GB RAM 2.33 ghz Core2Duo. 3GB of RAM is a good idea, maybe consider going for the 100GB hardrive as well. It has a smaller capacity but has a higher RPM than the other hard drive options.
Motion works fine on my MBP, as does the rest of FCS.