OK- I have spent the last several days reading over these forums, and I am still stuck...what I really want to know is: Is video editing really IMPOSSIBLE with the MacBook Air? I know everyone suggests a MB/MBP for people who want to do this, and I realize they do the job better, but CAN it be done with the MBA. Here is my situation: Currently using a half-dead Powerbook G4. I am in a Master's program abroad, and do a LOT of traveling, both for fun and because I am a high level athlete. Computer always comes with me, it is like a vital appendage. I also carry my computer back and forth between home/class/lab on a daily basis. MBA portability is HUGE for me. Uses: 90% of the time- regular stuff like Internet, email, word processing, excel. Stuff like that. However, I've really enjoyed being able to occasionally use video editing to post my sports/travel highlight clips on my webpage/blog. Not on a daily basis, but occasionally. I really would hate to lose this function completely with the MBA. Even though I KNOW that isn't what it is designed for, it is something I enjoy. I also realize that I don't do it often, so I could "lose" the option of video, it would just make me sad. My question- can I do basic video editing? Think short clips, iMovie, no special effects kind of stuff. I really want the MBA- I've been stealing my dad's all summer (but sadly do not currently have a video camera capable of inputing via USB, so I can't test drive that aspect), and it is FANTASTIC. Has anyone tried basic video editing? Is it impossible, or just slow? I realize it would be better with a MB/MBP, but my question is: do I really have to lose this function forever, or just compromise on how much I can do with it. Also- is HD video totally out of the question (seriously, not just slow but impossible), because it looks like that is what the USB videos cameras are doing these days. Plus they are just cooler cameras. jen PS. I am probably going to wait for rev. 2, in case that might be any help. If the Powerbook doesn't die, which it might...any day now.