I am a 70 year old retired HR Manager with a passing acquaintance with computers in that I used one to write and produce a guide book to camping and caravan sites with a view of the sea in Britain. I also use other bits of software and am currently using a Mesh computer. However, I am still very much a novice. I recently decided to learn how to transfer the content of our family VHS tapes to DVDs and edit the rubbish out and loaded Pinnacle 10.6 onto my computer. I then had great difficulty in updating the ATI drivers but after a lot of trouble managed to resolve them. I was told that the most effective way to use the editing package was to disable most of the software running on the computer and disable the internet connection. This seemed very complicated so I decided to buy a stand alone computer to use just for video editing and building photographic slide shows. I was also advised that I would not find a laptop with a good enough specification for video editing because it would require a dual core processor, between 2GB and 4 GB of RAM and at least a 320GB hard disc. It was at this stage that I started to look a t the Apple Mac so I keyed, "Mac" into the Web, keyed my Post Code into finding a reseller block and sent three E-Mails setting out what I wanted to use the Mac receiving no replies. Needless to say I will not be buying from them. So, what specification would a Mac user recommend for editing video and building slide shows and as I spend a fair amount of time on the coast during the summer is there a Mac laptop that would meet my needs?