i'll be searching to get an other laptop in the other class for recording and mix. i operate samp 9 pro with a RME FF800. i would LIKE to have a FW800 interface, but at least 1 FW400 if that is non potential, 2 home HDs would be good, multiple reminder help, 1GB RAM (elastic) and Intel Core 2 Duo placed. i'm in Ireland then will likely tell from the UK. not involved in a Mac. sturdyness and dependability both welcome. any suggestions? still of a specific retailer/maker? budget will be 2K, possibly EX VAT if i can get it through job (fingers covered) more thanks, merry christmas, richie.