Right now I am on a powerbook G4 1.5 ghz 15 inch (2 gigs of ram) that is a pain to edit HD with. I just bought an HDR-HC7 and am planning on buying a new MBP in about six-8 months (I graduate from high-school spring 08 and want to buy a computer as close to my college entry as possible, but my powerbook is almost 3 1/2 years old and is getting slow for any intensive tasks). My mom just got a new blackbook (1 gig ram), basically standard equipment. I was wondering if it will be able to handle editing HD material from this camera in Imovie, and also should I invest in Final Cut Express for that laptop given it has no video card? Thanks, sorry if this has been asked before.