There are a couple of good laptop audio setups on the market. Check the ones from EMU or better yet from EGOSYS. I would definitely go with the one from EGOSYS if I were to try using a laptop... but... I don\'t think you will ever get a laptop to run Giga. Laptop harddrives are God awful slow. I only use Giga in my studio, not live because I\'m not ready to buy a second copy, but that is a whole different discussion. By the time you get a HD fast enough, which will probably mean getting a scsi pcmcia card and outboard drive, you will have more than justified buying a lunchbox style portable computer. The lunchbox is what Nemesys recommends and having put Giga on my laptop for an evening just to check it out, I totally agree.