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I’d go with a new Macbook Pro as well, or one of the new iMacs.
Regarding your question about viewing HD, you are going to want to send the video from the editing program, to an input/output device (BlackMagic and AJA will both be making some to accommodate the Thunderbolt connection), then to an HDTV. You don’t want to trust computer monitors.
I disagree about the new FCP. It’s completely re-written and it will most likely be buggy when it is first released. You’re better off getting what we all know works – FCS3.
Macs are a bit more expensive, though. But then again, you never informed us on your budget…