Hey everyone, This is my first post on here. I'm Loving this forum already. I'm a kid in a knowledge candy store. So my question: I have started an Audio Engineering Apprenticeship and through my Vocational Rehab counselor I have the capability of getting: 1. A new Laptop 2. A new portable Digital recorder. I've had no experience with working on the run. I'd like to keep this strictly PC only because that's where I mainly work.(nothing against mac's). I know the required specs for PT 10(which is what i will be running) My question is mainly; whats the most convenient laptop to be working with(opinion)? how truly useful was the experience? what is your person feelings towards certain brands of laptops? where do you usually end up working on the run? Last of all, any advice with using mbox 2micro/ is this still available? Also what are the better Portable digital recorders?