Macbook Pro enough to drive PT and Plugins?
I will soon be upgrading my computer from an old iMac but I am not sure which route to take in doing so! My favorite option right now looks like a Macbook Pro (QuadCore i7) with two thunderbolt cinema displays and just leave the macbook on a stand acting as any other computer tower would. I am still not sure how thunderbolt works though, will it be replacing FireWire (I've heard this somewhere), I thought it was just another Hi-Res screen connection, why would it replace FW? I need a FireWire port to hookup my Profire 2626 and External Drive, so if thunderbolt is to replace FireWire, I can't go that route.
If I still indeed get my FW ports along with thunderbolt, I'd love to go this route because of its portability if I need to take a laptop somewhere. The real question is though, can a quad core i7 MacBook Pro handle Pro tools with ease?
I've also noticed that the difference between the nicer 13" and the 15" is just a nicer graphics card (AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB GDDR5). What would I benefit from as an Audio Engineering Guru from a nicer graphics card? Oh and the 13" has 2.8 GHz rather than the 15" 's 2.2 GHz, more options to weigh in. What is my best choice?
Thanks in advanced for any insight, as a computer upgrade for me is not considered a cheap or lightly taken investment. If it boils down to it and all that I can make work efficiently is a Mac Pro, I'll just have to suck it up. I'd really like for a Macbook to work though.