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I'm looking to get a new laptop for editing AVCHD video, not sure what to get, suggestions?

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The Macbook Pro and Final Cut Pro HD.

It doesn't get much better!

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I would recommend

I would recommend reconsidering the idea of doing any kind of video editing on a laptop, since that is almost infinitely better on a desktop for many technical and user focused reasons, if you insist.... To expand a little on Bob's post... I'd say the 17" MBP with the Core i7 CPU. Still won't compare to an iMac or Mac Pro doing the same task, but it's about as good as it's going to get for a laptop.

Some companies, like HP and Acer, will try and stuff a desktop CPU into a laptop. Do NOT buy these systems. I work in the warehouse of a national retailer, and these things will generate so much heat that they will cook themselves to death in a couple of months. It's also not too uncommon for them to generate enough heat that they will literally start melting the case. Apple at least has the sense to put in a mobile CPU.

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