Alienware Notebook for badass video editing
I came across this article that compares an Alienware Notebook against several top-of-the-line desktops. Of the five computers in the benchmark, it is the cheapest at a mere $3075. What is really surprising is that it beats out the Mac Dual G5 which has 2x the CPUs, 3x the RAM, and it costs over $1300 more than the Alienware's laptop! I remember a time when DV editing was one of Apple's strong-points but it get's smoked by the laptop in just about every area. They do still shine in the "starving artist" category where artists who use the Macs will be starving after coughing up all that dough and not being able to put out work faster.