Originally posted by: Sonarcade
I was considering the same thing except I'd be using it for audio production. Any pointers regarding this?
Well, with audio, it's all about what you are doing with it. MIDI and real time recording of up to 8 tracks should be fine with modern laptop. Best to get a 5400 RPM drive (often listed as a performance drive), if you are trying to use WAV files a lot. What really eats up CPU power is real time DSP, especially things like reverb or quality compressors.
BTW, best to post a question like this in a seperate thread. It really doesn't have much to do with the original post.
Or post on the forums at a place like prorec.com
for detailed advice.