Hey guys, looks like my other thread may have been lost with the downtime, so I'll post another. This is a copy of what I posted at Birds and Moons so I can get more opinions and suggestions. Thanks! What's up guys. I'm looking for recommendations on a good laptop. I would like to use it for some simple recording tasks, like making my backing tracks, getting down solo ideas, recording a live band etc. Also for just general computer stuff, like internet, printouts every once in a while. So it won't be a stand alone thing just for recording. Can you guys let me know if I'll need a soundcard built in, certain processor etc? So far I've been looking at the Dell Inspirons with the Intel Core Duo processors, and also the Apple Macbook. Both have options for up to 100gb hard drives. The Macbook already comes with Garage Band. Generally, I see a lot of people who record seem to use Macs. Can anyone tell me why? Are they just built better for music? Can a PC be turned into a great recording machine? If you feel like giving me the pros and cons of using both, please do. Price range I wanted to stay within is probably about $1500 or less if possible. I don't need it to be professional quality, just something to break me in to the recording thing. Plus I'll be using this for general computer stuff too. Thanks!