I am a newbie to the forum, I have a Sony TRV245 digital 8 camcorder. For certain reasons I am constrained to use a laptop for video editing. I am planning to buy a new laptop. I do not intend doing heavy editing but am certainly interested in capturing my videos onto DVD without lost frames, etc. I have identified a laptop that fits in with the general requirements for video editing.( ..specs at Acer 1356 LMi at click here).
My only concern is the IDE ATA100 hard drive which is a 4200 rpm drive. Is it suffecient for capture of video without dropping frames ? Would appreciate any comments..