Going to school = learning before you work full-time.
Why not get an affordable, not-so-expensive Macbook Pro to have when you go off to school to supplement your current PC. Better still, you could possibly snag a used high-end Macbook Pro for cents of the dollar vs. what it cost 1 or 2 years ago.
- allows you to gain experience in all things Mac and PC; this will serve you best when you are trying to get work. Unless you work for yourself, you will still find employeers that are PC and Apple focused. It would be a very rare situation in which they will ask the new employee what hardware and software they prefer to cut on!
- the PC you list would work fine for 2k probably your whole way through school and you may choose to get a more powerful laptop along the way
- hardware experts that have tested PCs and Macs have shared here that for Premiere Pro Mac OSX does not help (or hurt) vs. the Windows Operating System (kudos to Eric with ADK for this testing)
OSX does not use less resources with regards to media content creation than Windows. That unfortunately is not accurate. The PC system you have would far outperform any laptop especially a MBP. Most who use MBP in media content creation do so for limited work and have an editing workstation back at the studio or home office for the real work. Many are starting to use desktop sharing from the laptop to edit on the workstation back at the office remotely to retain the processing power as the DS sharing latency drops. Also keep in mind the cooling on an MBP is not designed for the heat generation of long renders. You will eventually thermal damage your CPU in those if you are constantly rendering media for 12 hours or more.
Yea, Ive decided to wait and see what my situation is in filmschool before making any decisions. Im really interested in this remote editing method, where can i learn to do it ?
Check around in the editing forums and see what people are using for the lower latency. There are as many DS clients out now as there are flavors of ice cream. However some will be more suitable for the latency of editing.