BTW, by "basic video editing" I mean splicing segments together, adding basic titles, and adding background music.
I may also use it for slide shows.
I'm looking to get a new laptop or desktop for $500 or less to do basic home video editing (not HD, by the way). I'm not going to play games, watch DVDs or Blurays, or anything that is memory or speed intensive.
Here are the specs on an HP currently on sale for $479:
Processor Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T3400
Memory (RAM) 3GB
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Expandable to 3GB
Hard Drive Size 250GB
Hard Drive Type SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti 8X DVD