And it works fine. I know I few peeps have been interested in what spec will or won't work so here's one more bit of info..
I have techie issues with software because i've never done it before BUT this lappy plays and edits AVCHD fine.
Its a laptop with a 16" screen
vista premium 32 bit
250 gig HD
256 mb graphics card
AMD dual core 2.1 ghz processor
It plays and edits fine with Sony Pmb, and Corel video studio
best bit was it cost £429 and if the screen gets too small for my taste i'll plug into a bigger monitor. I saved 30 mins worth of DVD and burned to DVD with no probs... so AVCHD is possible to edit with a new but basic spec lappy.
I'm sure it will become less of an issue as in 6 months time even the most basic laptop will have 16gb ram 2 tb harddrive and 2 quadcore 6ghz processors and cost half as much
but hey, thats technology.