i feel i need to explain first...i currently use a 500mhz with 256mb of ram machine [windoze] to edit video...it.s slow but it does the job...i render overnight and it.s done. i.m looking to swtich to a mac...MONEY IS AN ISSUE! I.m a college student paying for art school, i can.t afford a PB at all. I want to use FCExpress...i only need to do elemenatry editing...i don.t make sci-fi flicks, i don.t make anything complicated, i tell stories and will need to edit together a few scenes...that.s it [think like a woody allen film...that kind of editing]...so i don.t need a FAST computer to render layers upon layers of effects, i just need to capture, edit, and mess with the soundtrack...i have an external DVD burner so the combo drive on the ibook isn.t a problem....the system i.m looking at is the 1ghz model with 640mb ram and airport built in...my question is how fast is that? i.m perfectly content with how editing is on my 500mhz windoze machine...so i don.t need G5 power...i.m just asking if FCExpress is okay to use with an ibook...or if the program itself will be slow [i don.t care about rendering times but if programs TAKE FOREVER to load, that is what pisses me off] i don.t want to click on itunes and seven mins. later for it to pop up [my current situation]...so how fast is the ibook? a lot of questions, i know, and i.m sorry...any help would be great!