I've been editing on a desktop PC for a while now and the bigger the projects are the slower it seems to be getting (after the 30 min mark it gets to be a pain in the bum), also I've got myself a HDV camcorder (Sony Z1E) and I doubt its going to like using that properly (so far I've been downconverting or just shooting in DVCAM). Because of this I think its time for a new system to edit on I don't want to get rid of the PC because its fine for my other computer needs. I figure I need a separate system purely for editing that won't get clogged up with junk. However, I'd really like to get a laptop so I can edit wherever I want and show clients my work in progress etc. But I was wondering which laptops could handle HDV and outperform my PC (few years old P4 1.7gHz, 512 MB RAM, 256MB ATI 9550 graphics card)? I've been advised many a time that a Mac is the way forward, and I'm quite a Final Cut Pro fan, but is this all talk, would a high end PC-based laptop do the job just as well? I'm presuming Apple's new MacBook Pro's will be the sensible option for me, but I'm wondering if some earlier (cheaper) models or a powerful PC-based laptop will do the job satisfactorily/? If anyone has some advice or ideas I'd appreciate it.