I'm looking for a PC laptop good enough to use for transferring files on-set when shooting with a Red One (and soon the Epic).The specs for that are discussed here http://reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?t=44142 What it amounts to is having two firewire 800 ports or USB 3, or an express card slot to allow for the expansion.
There's only one Mac http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro?mco=MTAyNTQzMzk that meets this spec, and it's the 17", which is a bit big for lugging around on a set. I'd rather have a 15" laptop. Fact is, I'm currently a PC user, so I'd rather stick with what I know.
I also want to be able to run Premiere and AE CS5. Adobe specs here http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/systemreqs/ A VGA port would be good to to get dual monitor.