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Forget about AVCHD editing on such a system, not enough CPU muscle, memory and a severe lack of disks. A laptop for AVCHD editing is a serious challenge to begin with, but when using Cineform with it's triple disk requirements nearly always puts it out of business.
One suggestion: Edit AVCHD material on a properly configured workstation, not on a laptop.
Thanks for the reply Harm. You confirmed my suspicions about hardware requirements.
It does seem that the Cineform .avi "intermediate" files do require less power than the AVCHD originals, which is the whole point of NeoScene. I can sort of do a very rough edit with the Cineform .avi files on my system. But not much else.
So seems like new hardware is in order with AVCHD originals even after converting them with NeoScene.
Any suggestions on processor, gfx card etc?
I would seriously consider an i7 processor and at least two, but preferably three 7200 disks. That still leaves you the option of a notebook (Sager?).
Thanks for the suggestions. Guess it's time to upgrade soon.