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Don't buy a camera on Ebay. Buy a new one at a reputable firm like B&H. Do not buy a hard disk based camera. Only use a mini-DV type based camera. A hard disk camera is troublesome and the material is not suited for editing.
For SD you may be OK with the laptop. BTW, what loads of crap have you installed on your system? This is not an editing machine with all the stuff on your C drive. Is the internal 7200 RPM?
For HDV you better use a dedicated desktop with at least 3 separate internal HDD's. Externals are only good for backup, unless it is an eSATA external. For AVCHD the laptop is NOT suitable.
The 100B is one of the best standard definition camera currently on the market. You can't go wrong with it - unless you just don't need it's capabilities. In which case, save some money and get the GS500.
I agree with Harm. Stick to a mini dv format. I have an older Panasonic PV GS120. I think you would be very happy with the GS350. Check out http://www.camcorderinfo.com/ for some reviews. I'm pretty sure they are not biased.
I don't believe the GS350 has a microphone input (not even the little 1/8" plug style). That might be a deal breaker for you if you plan to plug in an external microphone.
Although E-bay can be attractive, I agree with Harm on this (not so much on HDV though). I also agree with his recommendation RE; B&H. I purchased my VX2000 and XH-A1 from them and most of the accessories as well as still cameras. Are you aware that B&H sells used equipment? This could be an option if $$$ is issue.
To emphasize on the others--by all means mini-DV transport. Yeah, its inconvenient to lug around a few extra mini-Dv tapes--they take up so much room in a jacket pocket. So, save the inconvenience of tapes and get a cam with HDD--then you can either stop shooting when the disk is full or drag around a laptop to take an hour from shooting to download so you can continue shooting--much more convenient!! (wink wink).