I am new to editing and recently discovered that none of the laptops I currently own can process the HD footage I have of various family outings, and have ordered a laptop based on some of the reading I have done on this forum.
I am looking for input on the machine I ordered and also input on which software to use. Through research on the inerwebs it looks like Cyperlink Power director 10 ultra or maybe Corel Video studio pro x5 ultimate.

The The footage to sort through is several hours of GoPro HD, and the machine specs are as follows...

Order summary

Item description
Product # Qty. Unit Price Your extended price
HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC

  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
  • NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]
  • FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
  • 750GB 7200 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
  • NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
  • Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
  • No additional security software
  • 30% off 9 cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 17.3-inch diagonal Full HD Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
  • FREE Upgrade to Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam
  • Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R)
  • Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad
  • Included 2 Year Warranty
  • HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

Estimated ship date: August 13, 2012

A3G47AV 1 $1,594.99 $1,116.49
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Your customized HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC will be built by August 13, 2012