Hi Dudes - I do a fair amount of home studio recording, currently using a PV14-USB mixer run to a Boss BR1180 digie studio (live mixing to a stereo pair on the digital studio). I'd like to get an affordable laptop for home use, and may as well be sure it can do a good job recording too. Can anyone suggest some basic "must have" components to look for in a laptop? Meaning, the mixer I have has USB I/O for a stereo pair, so I can use that as a last resort...but should I look for a laptop with:__________ to be sure I can handle better mixers (or multi-channel input box, etc) and plug-ins as the studio evolves to pc-based mixing/mastering? Oh yeah, and i'd like to spend less than 1000$ What should my new laptop have onboard?