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Cineform makes a codec called NeoScene that is specifically designed for AVCHD usage. It converts .MTS files to .avi files, which are very easy for even a slow, older computer to edit. It also restores Chroma. It costs about $120.00. So it might be possible to continue to use your old computer.
For example, it uncompressed my footage about seven times:
[File] 00000 AVI416,200 KB
[File] 00000 MPEG TS File 62,358 KB
So that explains why it is so much easier to edit, is that the processor has to do seven times less work real time during editing.