I'm a college student who does video editing, some graphic design, and a lot of writing. I already have an ASUS Gamer's Republic laptop, but it's 17.3in and very bulky/heavy, so taking it places is very difficult. Not to mention it has awful battery life. So several friends have urged me to switched to Apple products. Since I need decent processing speed for video editing, I figured the Macbook Air is out of the equation. So is a Macbook Pro worth spending over a grand even with the student discount? Which model should I get? And is Final Cut Pro (the editing software) very good? I know a lot of video-related jobs and interns require knowledge of Final Cut.