I am starting to lose it waiting to buy a new MAC for home. I am hoping that Scarlet is going to be in my price range and I want to have a home computer that I will be able to effectively edit Red footage on. I waited all summer for a new Sandy Bridge/Thunderbolt MacPro to emerge and nothing. Then I red an article today indicating that a new MacPro is not likely to appear until 2012 due to supply chain on Intel server class processors that it would likely use (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/21/...st-early-2012/). It also looks like speed bumped MacBook Pros are coming shortly after the Scarlet announcement in November. During this wait I have been debating the power vs. portability of the two different machines for a while and the lack of spec vs. spec comparison has been a challenge. Do I give up the power of the desktop for the ability to edit anywhere or do I really need the power. So I am putting it to the community. Is the latest MacBook Pro able to get the job done for a Red workflow or is a MacPro a must? Keep in mind that I am looking at smaller projects like commercials and shorts opposed to feature length.
As an aside I am also looking for comments on where the Ivy Bridge processors would fit in this picture. Everything I have read tells me that the performance benefit will be in small mobiles like the MacBook Air. I haven't seen anything that tells me that it will be a huge improvement to the MacBook Pro and Pro lines. If it does perhaps the decision just got more complicated.