Looks like I'm gonna have to invest in a new computer interface. I can go firewire, and use the thing both with my studio computer and my laptop, or go PCI, but of course, I can't use a PCI interface with my laptop. I want pro quality, this stuff will be used on whatever ad campaigns still trickle in. I have been a longtime MOTU 1296 user, unfortunately, thinking I was not going to do more studio work, I got rid of the 1296 (yes, I'm stupid, too). The new MOTU Traveler and the 896HD look interesting for the dual-use, but I'm worried about issues like latency, track count, and sound quality with a Firewire based unit. But being able to use my laptop would be cool. On the other hand, I could go with the higher end PCI based system. I can't do both. Gotta pick one. I see that even Apogee now has firewire interfaces. Does anyone here know how firewire stacks up to PCI?