I've been thinking about investing in the Apple Powerbook G4 to edit my home videos. I'm completely dissapointed with both of my desktop computers, one which is a Sony and the other a Compaq, when I try to do any video editing with either of them. This really puzzles me because both have fast processors. The Compaq has a 1600 megahurtz processor and the Sony has a 2.6 gig processor, but when I try any video editing with either of them, such as putting transisions or special effects, the video looks jerky and there are frame drop outs. I've been told by several people that Macintosh computers are specially made for video editing and even my brother has one in which he showed me an advertisement he put together for his camera shop in which there are a lot of effects and it looked fabulous. He of course had the top of the line powerbook G4 17", which sells for close to $3000. What I'm worried about is that the one I'm looking at is the G4 12.1, which only has an 867 megahurtz processor, and I'm wondering if this small of a processor will work when it comes to editing video and doing all the effects I want to put in with that small of a processor. I also want to know if you can feed video in and out through the firewire, because when I'm done editing, I'll want to record it back onto my dv camcorder. The G4 12.1 does not have a dvd burner with it. Anyway if anyone can give me any information on this particular model, I'd appreciate it. The reason I want a laptop is because I've already got two desktop computers and I don't want something that's going to take up a lot of room. Any replies are welcome. Tunes Man.