The reason I was thinking turnkey is because I Basically lack the time, motivation, and above all SKILLS to deal with any nasty Windows/Giga configuration issues that might come up.
I\'ve only found one turnkey laptop out there so far, and it costs some large bux, and always requires AC power.
So I\'m starting to seriously consider just going with the Toshiba Tecra 8200 PIII 850 (using the internal Yamaha sound chip and internal hard drive) that King has posted about here. It looks like it works without a lot of set up hassles, is relatively cheap now, gets lotsa voices, and is truly portable (I\'m more concerned with portability when traveling than I am with the quality of the converters, interfacing, etc.)Ahhh, orchestral composing out in the woods, or on the beach.
Hey Crispin, I\'d definitely love to hear about how your laptop config works out (BTW, you gonna be passing thru Seattle anytime soon?).