Since my work flow changed a bit and I sometimes need to edit on the road, in a hotel andwhatnot, I decided to build a portable editing suite and DIT station.
Screaming i7, 16 Gig of RAM, 2 Gig Nvida for Mercury, 1920×1080 display,
Two USB3 4 Gig RAIDs, multicard reader and HDD/SDD docking station, Laptop cooler plate with silent fan.
Everything in a nice (Chinese) Pelibox.
Hell I can even edit RED RAW and uncompressed HD in real-time on that baby.
Just need to make a sun/rain shield.
Just updated my suite-in-a-box with a BlackMagic Studio HDMI, SDI in/out capture and playout box.
So now I can capture, monitor and play back/out uncompressed, compressed (motion JPEG) and even Cineform via SDI/HDMI.