So here is the deal... I want to get a laptop to use as a mobile DAW/electronic(midi)insturment/effects processor. I have the Presonus Firpod and use a Cubase/Reason combo and a variety of plug-ins (Waves, Amplitube, etc.) to do most of my recording/production. I was wondering if it would be better to get a multi-core comp (c2d or X2) or get a single core processor. As far as I know (but this is part of my question, so if anyone has info it would be much appreciated) Cubase is not written as a multi-threaded application.... and neither is Reason. The programs are written to work together, and when I open both and link them (via rewire) they sync up (tempo/cues/etc.) and run together. Does anyone know, if I had multiple cores, if Cubase and Reason would run on different cores when linked via Rewire? Also, what about plug-ins? Will they run on a different core then Cubase/Reason (as this would greatly increase the amount of plug-ins that I could run without getting glitches)? I know that a muli-core processor would be more "future-proof", but I want to use this comp specifically for music performance/production and budget is an issue. The point of this is, if these programs will utilize multiple cores I will get a C2D laptop... but if they will only use one core I will get a single core and save some money. Any help would be appreciated!