I have been stuck in the quagmire of Windoze desktops and notebooks, and I recently went to an Apple store to check out Apple's offerings. I liked the interface of OS X so much that I am ready to switch. I am particularly interested in converting my entire analog collection of home videos for editing and burning to DVD. I would also like to do the same with all my MiniDV tapes. I would like to purchase a portable that can adequately manage the task of hours of video editing. I have read through various threads in these forums, and I am concerned that a Powerbook 17" 1 Ghz may make for a painful undertaking due to speed. I would appreciate some assistance in this regard to be sure I am making the right decision before I plunk down a fat wad of cash on a Powerbook.