On a $650 Gateway i5 laptop I can edit native AVCHD from an HMC150 (or HMC40) as if it were DV! This little jewel came with my HMC40 so I thought I'd try it on my laptop and when I did I was amazed! On my i7 920 desktop I can edit 4+ streams in RT.. This is TRUE RT guys.. Not a RT "preview" at 1/2 rez.. we're talking full rez on a standard laptop!
Oh.. btw... Also edit native Canon 7D files just the same.