I have the application running on an aspire one d250 running iatkos 10.5.5. I used FCP 4.1 and the HD upgrade, deleted the qmaster folder it created, and it worked. I have not messed around with capturing yet, but I am sure that you could capture via USB. The netbook itself costs less than $300. The only catch is that you will not have internet access without a USB dongle or a wireless card upgrade. Good luck!