Is this a decent computer for editing AVCHD? I'm new to video editing, and I did NOT know that my iMac wouldn't be able to handle AVCHD that well.... so, I need a cost effective way around this problem. Any help would be great.
Inspiron 570, AMD Athlon II X4 630 (2.8GHz, 8MB)
6GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 3X2GB
AMD Radeon 5450 (1GB)
1TB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM
AMD is not suitable for editing. For AVCHD you want to start with an i7-930. A single disk will not work, you need at least 2 but better 3.
This choice of yours is around 20 - 30 times slower than a properly configured Intel machine.