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What Mac to get for Final Cut Studio?

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I've been doing most of my video editing for the last year or so in Sony Vegas on a PC. I'm looking to get into it a bit more seriously and want to make the switch to Final Cut Studio.

Can I run it on a Macbook Pro? Can I run it WELL on a Macbook Pro? Currently I'm running Sony Vegas on a PC with a Q9350 quad-core CPU, 4gb ram, and an 8800GT graphics card, and I'm not fully satisfied with the way it runs (encoding times are fine, but it's difficult to preview within the software with any semi-complex effects added). What should I be looking for in terms of processing speed and whatnot here? Could I get away with the 13 or 15 inch Macbook pros and still run things well?

Hard drive size is not an issue, as everything will be archived to a server.
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Im kinda new to Mac also, but im not sure it makes a difference as long as the unit meets the system requirements,
I have a 2009 13" Macbook Pro, 4gb, 500gb hdd, and its running it fine.
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I was running FCP on a Macbook Pro. A lot of cussing coming from me. Didn't cut it, so I've purchased a Mac Pro to run FCP on. Much happier now ;-)
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Either MB or MBP duel core with plenty of HD space and atleast 4gb ram will be fine.
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