Something for your next laptop?
Make sure you get an ExpressCard slot! 🙂
Just discovered a new add-on for laptops that have the new ExpressCard expansion slot technology (successor to PCI based CardBus). The Asus XG Station allows you to connect desktop grade video cards to your laptop!
Looks like Creative also has a nice sound card upgrade option for laptops.
ExpressCard on a laptop gives 2 Gbit/s (250MB/s) of bandwitdh over a PCI Express x1 lane.