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Depending on your processor, but it should be fine. Last November I upgraded to a 24″ iMac, 2.8ghz dual core, 4 gigs of ram. It works very well, never had any trouble with it editing SD footage from a DVX.
In June I picked up an HMC-150, I was concerned about the computers ability to handle the AVCHD footage. Fortunately it handles it with no problem. Install all the recent FCP updates, and the AVCHD footage transfers straight in to FCP and is converted to Apple Pro Res.
I also bought my iMac refurbished from apple, and saved about 500 bones on it. Your iMac should have no trouble doing what you want to do.