Hi all. I am researching notebooks for a group who want full mobility with a small recording rig. This will involve bus power or even battery packs of some description obviously. My search is telling me there aren't any PC notebooks which supply BUS power to and audio device via 6 pin firewire. Apparently only Macbooks provide this fabled connector that allows true portability for a mobile studio. Is there a pcmcia card or something that can be chucked into a PC notebook that can allow 6 pin FW? This is crucial, we all run PC's and have done so for over 16 years. All the software owned is majorily pc driven, particularly plugins.(and i mean owned, nothing is stolen everything is paid for and i'm not about to give up approx ten grands worth of plugins to switch platform) . Second question: is there an option for some kind of small portable rechargeable battery system that would essentially allow any device to run with full mobility? The option most appealing now is a novation x station because it runs usb and is a keyboad with two mic pre's in and since isn't firewire....is an option for pc. I'm not too keen on the pre's or possibly the conversion though. I currently run Fireface 800, dynaudio BM15a's and Sebatron and other such preamps so i'm no sucker for crappy gear. But at this point the xstation seems ideal just because it will actually WORK with a pc. Also looking at things like tc electronic konnekt 24d, motu traveller / ultralight, and especially the yummy metric halo systems and RME fireface 400. I'm amazed at the lack of info about this on the net. But here is the best place i've returned to by far so far for info on the topic of true mobility in a studio. If anyone knows any dedicated mobile recording resources it would also be appreciated. This is something we want to get right into to the point of being pioneers in the field. Just though maybe some others had done a bit of pinoeering before to save some sore feet! All the best all.