i know the answer must be pc, its what i use for at home recording, a very beefy one with a dedicated hd for recording programs and os, then an external for recording compilations. i laso use a laptop for on the fly. i generally use cubase. my singer wants to get a laptop, but he really doesnt have a great desktop that he can work with so i suggested a desktop first,.but he wants to be mobile with it. i explained the difference in harddrive speeds etc in laptops. i currently use a toshiba a75s229 which has an 80 gb hd, 1gb ram upgrade, pent 4 ,3.2 ghz, radeon 9000. 15.4 screen. the thing is a screemer and works well. 1 do you folks think he should just have a laptop as a primary pc, or 2 if so with a laptop, what can he get away with that you folks are having good luck with. any deals out there at this time. any help on 64 bit systems with recording would be helpful also. thanks all!