talk to your school then and see what they recommend. Getting an iMac is a better option unless you have to bring your computer to class in which case I guess a macbook pro? It is kind of a tough call cause editing on a laptop is less then ideal. You will probably want a secondary monitor as well, especially if you go with a laptop.
Other then the refurbished section on the apple website nope, try the education section on the apple site? You may get good deals cause you are doing a video editing program, not sure. Talk to your school though man, they have seen lots of laptops go through their program I am sure.
my MBP does the job just fine. if i wanted, which i dont at school, i can have an external monitor and FCP runs well with 4gb ram. If your going to school for it seriously think about the MBP
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i hate to turn this into a mac vs pc thread, but you have to ask yourself, "do i need a mac?" the answer is most likely no. for the same price as a macbook or macbook pro you can get twice the computer, and just run premier, its basicly the same program.