Hi, I am going to be making a new notebook purchase. I'm concerned with which type of video card will work well for audio software, such as smaart live (may be the most intensive on video?), nuendo, wavelab etc. I am looking into some lenovo notebooks, many of them have the nvidia quadro nvs card, will the 140 model be good for these applications. I've read these cards are geared towards business and running 2d application. Also, do I really need dedicated graphics or can I take the cheaper route and go with integrated. I will mostly be running audio programs, but may do the occasional photoshop. thanks for the assistance I notice most manufacturers are not listing what type of sound card is offered. If I cannot get a sound card that will playback at least 24 bit 48k, can I get an external sound card that will connect via firewire or usb, and then I should be able to tell nuendo, etc., to run off of the external sound card. Would that work? and what type of externals would you suggest?