So I recently declared a Film major at school and since I will be commuting in the fall, I've determined I'll need a MacBook Pro to replace my Toshiba so I can have home access to Final Cut Pro. The school definitely has labs their but traveling 30 minutes just to do my homework and then having certain times to do it in does not sound ideal.
Regardless of the conditions, I'm in the market for a 15" model. My friend currently has the previous iteration of the MacBook pro, the all silver model and says it works really well, handles HD excellently with 4GB RAM, does everything he needs it to, etc.
I know very little about MBP's so I'm hoping someone can help shed some light on the story. Is the unibody model worth the upgrade over the generation before it. The difference is around $400 so it's pretty significant. If there's someone out there with an opinion on if it's worth the money or if it's smarter just to spend the saved money on, say, AppleCare, I'd like to hear either argument.