Originally Posted by Jolly_Rogers
Also, is there any disadvantage to laptops? Should a laptop not be used unless necessary?
The problem with laptops is that you never know in front whether they will work flawlessly for audio without dropouts. They all are consumer products with hardware revisions, one generation might work, the other maybe not. The manufacturer is not checking them for audio use since audio is a very small market for them.
When buying a laptop, get one from ADK (USA), AAVIM (Australia) or Apple.