1) price: $299
2) release date: June
3) no interruption for rendering. everything (including transcoding) is done in the background.
4) sample level precision for audio (FINALLY!)
for more insights, check out the logs of @fcpsupermeet as he was live tweeting (via text) better than even a teenage girl during the announcement, or just look anywhere on the internet. It may just end up being big news…