In the new year (probably with some Christmas money), I'm hoping to get a laptop which I will primarily use for video capturing and, possibly, DVD authoring. I am in the early stages of digitizing all my old VHS tapes, and I'm getting really tired of disconnecting my VCR from my home theater whenever I want to start a new project, lugging into the home office, and hooking it up to my PC. I hope that with a laptop, I can just run a cable from a spare A/V out on the back to a Pinnacle Dazzle or similar device, then just hook up the laptop via firewire or USB. Take the mountain to Mohammed, as it were. Here's my basic question: Am I kidding myself? Are laptops fast/powerful enough yet to handle this work? Note that I am not going to be capturing anything like broadcast quality video: this will be from VHS tapes anywhere from 5 to 20 years old, so I'm not expecting miracles. I just want to be sure before I drop something like $1000 (probably all I can afford) on a laptop that I won't wind up with half my frames lost somewhere in the ether.